Microsoft release official ghastly Kinetic (natal) video

Found 14th Jun 2010
Microsoft release an official video of their photogenic family using Kinetic (natal), looks awefull and truly the future of gaming is bleak. I'm gonna have to increase my antidepressive medications.

eurogamer.net/vid…deo

Its "Your in the movies " X 100 all over. At least that other video released a week ago, they looked like they was having more fun that this awefull mockup.

Mom, if you want your son to grow up to be a man, dont let him dance like this !

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Linky here.

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/9/2010/06/07757512fe01652a77d524cf51795baf/340x.gif

http://i49.tinypic.com/6dzhc6.jpg

A little piece of me died inside watching that.

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Should be called ***kin'ell

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Oh dear lord.

More to the point, you'll be knackered after 5 minutes.

"I'm gonna have to increase my antidepressive medications."

Or you could just not buy it?

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For what it is I think it looks ok, better than the Wii.

natversion1;8833905

"I'm gonna have to increase my antidepressive medications."Or you could … "I'm gonna have to increase my antidepressive medications."Or you could just not buy it?



Good advice

I think I'll start calling that "Epic Flail" (as in waving your hands around in a violent manner).

To be fair, the technology has been mocked since it was announced (mainly by Sony who claimed to have something similar with the PS2 EyeToy over 10 years ago & they could not demonstrate it without it failing back then so left it behind).

Microsoft has probably spent more time denying similarities to other technologies than promoting the product on its own strengths.

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Microsoft release official ghastly Kinetic (natal) video



I may bother buying it for the sake of it (only not with the motorised base bundle rumoured to be between £129 & £149, depending on conversion rate), but I don't see Microsoft's Kinect ("Kinetic" is the name of PS2 EyeToy software!) being a major selling point for my gaming on an Xbox 360 platform.

There is only one PS3 "Move" title I'm interested in playing too ("Motion Fighter" [constipation jokes aside], or "The Fight: Lights Out", or whatever it is eventually going to be called).

Once the manufacturers have got over themselves thinking that the public want this technology hopefully we can all go back to respective joypad controllers & decent games again.

BFN,

fp.

[EDIT]: Link to other "Misc" thread in progress mentioning "Kinect":

]E3 Tomorrow! Anybody watching it?

(Although there will probably be many more by the end of today/this week[/EDIT]

I feel a little sick. Certainly not what I want from gaming but it's interesting to follow it's progress.

http://i48.tinypic.com/wh0ah1.gif

and we have a new favourite for the 'stupidest thing you can do in your own lounge' category, in the pointless tech 2010 awards. The previous favourite, 3DTV, is said to be crying into it's ridiculous looking glasses.

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The people at Destructoid have said that the Star Wars "demo" was actors with a pre-rendered video, no interaction whatsoever, the lightsaber was powered up before the "actor" did the movement. Can't say I've read one positive story about yesterdays show. Maybe they'll do better tonight.

sennasnit;8834746

The people at Destructoid have said that the Star Wars "demo" was actors … The people at Destructoid have said that the Star Wars "demo" was actors with a pre-rendered video, no interaction whatsoever, the lightsaber was powered up before the "actor" did the movement. Can't say I've read one positive story about yesterdays show. Maybe they'll do better tonight.



TBH the whole thing was probably just for the casual wii friendly crowd who won't look too closely and just buy whatever they are being told to.

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I like the way Microsoft are trying to develop this tech and move into other markets, but they can't market anything without looking a bit uncool. They're the anti-Apple when it comes to these types of conferences.

But the possibilities of the tech are cool and I'm really not that bothered if they used a pre-rendered video.

But then I'm not a fanboy.

dapunk;8833777



Anyone else think the kid in red looks like a young David Mitchell?
And the kid in white definitely thinks he's playing a boxing game - look at him go! :w00t:

His parents, on the other hand, look ridiculous and are a prime example of why I would never buy Kinetic. At least with the Wii / PS Move, you have something in your hand so people walking past don't think you're a lunatic waving your arms and legs around for no reason!

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I can understand some 'cool' forum users mocking those people, but it looks like a family having fun. That's a pretty big market to sell to.

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fanpages;8833976

I think I'll start calling that "Epic Flail" (as in waving your hands … I think I'll start calling that "Epic Flail" (as in waving your hands around in a violent manner).To be fair, the technology has been mocked since it was announced (mainly by Sony who claimed to have something similar with the PS2 EyeToy over 10 years ago & they could not demonstrate it without it failing back then so left it behind).Microsoft has probably spent more time denying similarities to other technologies than promoting the product on its own strengths.I may bother buying it for the sake of it (only not with the motorised base bundle rumoured to be between £129 & £149, depending on conversion rate), but I don't see Microsoft's Kinect ("Kinetic" is the name of PS2 EyeToy software!) being a major selling point for my gaming on an Xbox 360 platform.There is only one PS3 "Move" title I'm interested in playing too ("Motion Fighter" [constipation jokes aside], or "The Fight: Lights Out", or whatever it is eventually going to be called).Once the manufacturers have got over themselves thinking that the public want this technology hopefully we can all go back to respective joypad controllers & decent games again.BFN,fp.



Yes the 70 million sales of the Wii must have fooled those manufacturers into thinking there's a market for motion controlled gaming :roll:

master_chief;8835094

Yes the 70 million sales of the Wii must have fooled those manufacturers … Yes the 70 million sales of the Wii must have fooled those manufacturers into thinking there's a market for motion controlled gaming :roll:



Too little, too late.

If this is the way all console gaming is going, may I be the first to say.

PC FTW ;-)

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PhearFactor;8835237

Too little, too late. If this is the way all console gaming is going, may … Too little, too late. If this is the way all console gaming is going, may I be the first to say.PC FTW ;-)



Well the consumer spoke and that's the way some of the industry will be going. There'll always be a market for traditional gaming so no need to worry.

master_chief;8835258

Well the consumer spoke and that's the way some of the industry will be … Well the consumer spoke and that's the way some of the industry will be going. There'll always be a market for traditional gaming so no need to worry.



Indeed, I just hope that market is forced to switch to the PC to get out of the immaturity factor of today's consoles.

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old news............ i posted this at 12pm:)

now wheres that thread with everybody dieing for this to become reality, when it was but a rumour

this is a side show.....its 3d gaming people will be leaning towards. all those people who have just bought spanking new HD tv sets are waaaaaaayyyyyyy behind:lol:

focus between the off/on screen characters on the star wars demo, u can clearly see the guy following the film but otherwise the first link shows some real potential,
hopefully kiddie sized console controllers are on the way out.

master_chief;8835094

Yes the 70 million sales of the Wii must have fooled those manufacturers … Yes the 70 million sales of the Wii must have fooled those manufacturers into thinking there's a market for motion controlled gaming :roll:



(Yet another substantiated statistic)

Are you part of the 70 million sales? My two Wii console purchases are, I presume.

There was a market for it, yes. Nintendo yet again did a(nother) brilliant job of manufacturing a reasonably-priced console for the mass (so called) "casual" market that brings gaming to the young, old, and inexperienced alike.

Those of us who made an informed choice for the home video entertainment systems from the other manufacturers & are also interested in motion-controlled peripherals have bought a Wii console already.

If anything is to be learned from Nintendo's product it is that over time the quality of the software lessens as the control system limits the variety of games that can be represented with current technology.

BFN,

fp.

oldmanhouse;8835005

Anyone else think the kid in red looks like a young David Mitchell? And … Anyone else think the kid in red looks like a young David Mitchell? And the kid in white definitely thinks he's playing a boxing game - look at him go! :w00t:His parents, on the other hand, look ridiculous and are a prime example of why I would never buy Kinetic. At least with the Wii / PS Move, you have something in your hand so people walking past don't think you're a lunatic waving your arms and legs around for no reason!



Note the reaction of the organiser in the background. He finds it more entertaining to look at the corner of the room to his left than anything the players are doing or the screen is showing.

To be fair though, the "River Rush" game is probably entertaining for a few minutes (only).

The same video with a "rave" [seriously, which millennium are we in again?] audio track:

[ youtube.com/wat…k1o ]

The Jacobs family with their original audio (& more of the game footage):

]Natal 'River Rush' gameplay glimpsed, first wild gesticulation-related violence reported (Engadget.com)

BFN,

fp.
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