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Kinect standalone for 119.93

or with a choice of Dance Central or Sonic Free Riders or Shape:Fitness evolved for £134.93

This is the cheapest I've seen, getting a game for an extra £5 on RRP.
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#1
pretty good, but i think microsoft have position the price a fraction too high, i think it should be 99.99 tops

nintendo did it perfectly....£80 was a fair price for what you get.....going over £99.99 is dodgy and will put alot of people off.
#2
other annoying thing is a cable to the kinect wtf....why not wireless?
#3
I agree, but I'm a sucker for technology. I've pre-ordered knowing that it stands a fairly good chance of being novel for a week or two and then resigned to gathering dust (much like my wii).
#4
I won't be getting one. Price is far too high and with Microsoft saying there will be a hardcore game in the space of EIGHTEEN months, I won't have anything but shovelware to play.

Good price from RRP tho
#5
methinks this will need an absolute KILLER game to have any chance of success-dance/fitness games just arent gonna do it imho
#6
I preordered from here. Best price atm so hot. I think kinect will come into its own in games that incorperate kinect controls in addition to contrler based gameplay.
#7
good price !
#8
My biggest gripe remains the same as with the Wii. No motion setup is anywhere near close to real-time, making your reactions less. They have to allow for this in games, meaning that games have to be easier. An obvious example is Mario Kart Wii. I can almost guarantee that none of the top players are using the wheel, or even the normal Wiimote, as the accuracy just isn't there.
#9
BimmerJimmer
I agree, but I'm a sucker for technology. I've pre-ordered knowing that it stands a fairly good chance of being novel for a week or two and then resigned to gathering dust (much like my wii).

same here....prob will get it....i use my wii sometimes...kids use it more....sm2 is superb as is wii fit and the ski/snowboard games.....the only thing that concerns me is the games, sports aside, look pretty naff and typical 1st generation titles, ie. rushed!!....sure things will get better
#10
barky
methinks this will need an absolute KILLER game to have any chance of success-dance/fitness games just arent gonna do it imho

agreed, a decent olympics game....tie in with 2012 would do it as long as the controls are responsive as the current sport one looks okay but doesnt look great
#11
PhenomenalFox
I preordered from here. Best price atm so hot. I think kinect will come into its own in games that incorperate kinect controls in addition to contrler based gameplay.

agreed, cant see how forza can work without it.....ie how do you speed up and slow down.....if you just steer then its naff and pointless!!
#12
i personally still think nintendo have the upper hand with teh board/controller as it provides the user with more options and i reckon a better expereince if a little clunkier
#13
Its a good price as it will be hard to find it cheaper.

The problem is MS are never going to sell these at £129.99 (RRP) and i can see them being well under £100 days after xmas. Why would a casual gamer (who is unlikely to own a 360) fork out for this and the console when they could just get a wii with the original versions of the game and not ripped off versions for much much less.

Kinect has no USP (the games are just Wii rip offs) couple that with the stupid price and the limitations (you have to stand up to use it, you must be a minimum of 6 foot from the TV) and the fact its a glorified Eye Toy i think ill pass.
#14
@The Mole

MS have confirmed many times you can use it sitting down.
#15
The Mole
the limitations (you have to stand up to use it, you must be a minimum of 6 foot from the TV) and the fact its a glorified Eye Toy i think ill pass.

Buy a Wii if you want to sit down

Wouldnt you rather stand up, unlike the Wii who's hype was all about energetic games, all the craz of people saying how much weight they had lost, there fitness was now increasing, what a load of B******S. It wasnt long before people realised you could actually just lie on the sofa with your feet up and play a game of golf. How can the whole motion sensored, get involved in the game be fun when lying down.

At least actually having to stand up to run, does make it that little bit proactive.

Everyone keeps saying the price is way above consumer expectation, it may be for some but others say not. Each and ever person has there opinion. For me the price is expected especially considering R&D that has gone into this and planned future

And why buy this over a Wii well for one, well I wouldnt, Nintendo are still stuck in the ages, they will all lack the processing power to create pure hardcore graphically intense games. Nintendo have a family market and always will have, thats how they have been consistent through out last 20 years, this ensures the prices can be get relatively low ion comparison to MS and Sony.

I worked on this project briefly and yes the game due out for Q4 may not appeal to all the marketing strategy can be looked at along lines of Nintendo. Target the more open market yet to fully involve themselves in MS Products and the family market with young kids is still wide open. Hence the special bundle entry deals coming out. Targetting their new market with their new product if works increases total users, shifts units and increase revnue, this is then ploughed back into R&D, in this day and age and I have 1st class experience is if your kids want something after a while mine always end up getting it. Hence why release put back till Christmas.

Plus I have seen specs and though the whole portral has been around games that little kids will find fun and the typical hard core gamer wont even give it a second glance there is much more to come. They are huge capabilites in this product but we just are not going to get to see them as soon as everyone wants.

Trust me be patient, hardcore gamer sout there will be surprised and will get to eat there words about you wont get me buying one.

The Wii has no hardware capability in comparison. The games for the Wii will never change until they eventually bring our its sucessor and even then it will still be below par of that of SOny and MS

The hardware capabilites of MS are based around it ability to produce the software to run these programs and that is not what has been shown in full. The initial strategy for MS is a gamble but target the general family market who have yet to make the XBOX 360 purchase and this increase sales, brings market confidence to developers and in turn Developers plough millions into R&D for their next big release. This is all in lue but if it sells then we will definitely be seeing the true power of Kinect in games within CoD, BFBC and such like.
#16
Quietus
My biggest gripe remains the same as with the Wii. No motion setup is anywhere near close to real-time, making your reactions less. They have to allow for this in games, meaning that games have to be easier. An obvious example is Mario Kart Wii. I can almost guarantee that none of the top players are using the wheel, or even the normal Wiimote, as the accuracy just isn't there.


Spot on.

Motion sensor technology within the console market is, as you say, extremely limited. You can't pull off a complex series of instructions in a few seconds like you can with a controller. You can't change direction quickly and multiple times for hours on end like you can with a controller. The lag and lack of accuracy makes motion sensor games frustrating and more a case of pot luck than skill. Given how shallow the games tend to be, I really don't understand how anyone can justify spending more than an entire console just to be able to play a handful of motion sensor games. Maybe it's a good price for people who are loaded and don't really think of £130 as being anything more than pocket change, but it's a hell of a lot to pay for something that I can only see being worthwhile if you have regular houseparties or non-gamer friends round to have a bit of fun with. And we're ages away from having a genuine top class title with Kinetic featuers anyway, so why buy now?

Edited By: rofldinho on Jul 22, 2010 04:12: .
Edited By: rofldinho on Jul 22, 2010 04:13: .
#17
BUY A PS3 :) Move is only £70
#18
Microsoft themselves have said you'll have to wait 18 months for a more hardcore game.
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paulizere
BUY A PS3 :) Move is only £70


Per user, and that's without the camera is it not?
#20
royals
other annoying thing is a cable to the kinect wtf....why not wireless?


Wireless would make it bigger and it would likely suffer on battery life meaning you have to constantly charge it, the wire will still tuck round the back of the telly so no major concerns from me.
#21
Just checked on their website, and you might be charged for this now if you order.

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#22
Microsoft seriously failed with the pricing here. Say you bought an X-Box 360 Arcade for £120 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002NRD5I2/), why the hell would you spend the same amount on what is essentially a fancy controller with a camera instead of buttons.
#23
Dance Central is the only game I'd get Kinect for at the moment...
banned#24
chelskii
They are doing 10% off this week I think that brings the price of this down to around £108 now

code = MONSTER10


That code excludes consoles and electronics and doesn't work for Kinect or Move, I just tried it.
#25
rofldinho
Quietus
My biggest gripe remains the same as with the Wii. No motion setup is anywhere near close to real-time, making your reactions less. They have to allow for this in games, meaning that games have to be easier. An obvious example is Mario Kart Wii. I can almost guarantee that none of the top players are using the wheel, or even the normal Wiimote, as the accuracy just isn't there.
Spot on.Motion sensor technology within the console market is, as you say, extremely limited. You can't pull off a complex series of instructions in a few seconds like you can with a controller. You can't change direction quickly and multiple times for hours on end like you can with a controller. The lag and lack of accuracy makes motion sensor games frustrating and more a case of pot luck than skill. Given how shallow the games tend to be, I really don't understand how anyone can justify spending more than an entire console just to be able to play a handful of motion sensor games. Maybe it's a good price for people who are loaded and don't really think of £130 as being anything more than pocket change, but it's a hell of a lot to pay for something that I can only see being worthwhile if you have regular houseparties or non-gamer friends round to have a bit of fun with. And we're ages away from having a genuine top class title with Kinetic featuers anyway, so why buy now?

mind you in 10 years time after 2-3 revisions of this tech it will be so advanced we will laugh at how limited this 1st(ish) gen is

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