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  • Donncha 8:07 am on June 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Microsoft, this video of Natal Natal does not convince me to buy your new upgrade. After an exhausting I will not be jumping up and down, swaying side to side in the living room.

    Check out the comments on that post, many more funny cynical responses.

    Oh, Natal is now called Kinect, not Kinetic. After seeing a dozen headlines with the new name I still searched Youtube for “kinetic” and wondered where all the coverage was. I wonder if that’ll be a marketing problem?

     
    • David Nicol 8:22 am on June 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kinect? I wonder how many kids at Christmas will be disappointed when they find that their parents have come home from Toys R Us with Lego K’Nex (or even Kinetic). And it’s handy that the name is similar to a shortened expletive for just such occasions.

      • David Nicol 8:36 am on June 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I just watched the vid (and some hilarious comments there too). At the end when he moves his hand to “fast forward”…. What happens if you sneeze? Will it explode? It seems that when playing a game you’ve got to jump around, get all sweaty and look weird, but if you want to watch something REMAIN STILL UNTIL THE FEATURE HAS ENDED…… hmm, anyone with kids will now be rushing out to pre-order this.

      • Donncha 10:50 am on June 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Of the two, I prefer what I’ve seen of Sony’s Move. Some comments I’ve seen and meant to blog about indicates that at least one person high up in Sony wants to use it to play shooters. What are we going to do with Kinect? Make a gun shape with our hands?

        • Gavin 11:44 am on June 14, 2010 Permalink

          I used to love playing soliders as a kid, I’d be good at making gun shapes with my hands.

          We have a wii in the house that I never use, takes too much energy. I prefer to sit (laze) in my game chair using the controller. I cant see me buying the Kinect.

        • Donncha 11:47 am on June 14, 2010 Permalink

          Have you tried COD WAW on the Wii? That was fun. I played it through twice, in the days before I got a “real” console. I still have it, even after trading in most of my other Wii titles.

        • David Nicol 2:28 pm on June 14, 2010 Permalink

          You love WAW on the Wii. Our Wii is hardly ever on. I’m with Gavin on this one – I can’t see us getting any of these new fangled consoles. If I get concerned about the kids not getting enough exercise because of gaming we can always play “Chase you around the house with the mop”.

        • Donncha 2:34 pm on June 14, 2010 Permalink

          I love that game, but I’ve barely switched on the Wii since I got the Xbox and maybe once this year when I thought Adam might enjoy Mario Kart (He didn’t, he loves Little Big Planet!)

        • Gavin 2:51 pm on June 14, 2010 Permalink

          I never did play WAW on the Wii although friends did tell me it was good. I might get a loan of it to try.

    • Donncha 4:09 pm on June 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The Guardian covered reaction from other media sites and it’s all negative. MS will really have to do an amazing job marketing this one to make it popular!

  • Donncha 9:36 am on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Natal, , PS3 motion controller,   

    PS3 Motion Controller 

    I really don’t get Natal, the Xbox camera system that allows you to interact with the system. I mean, you need a trigger don’t you? I just came across this video of the PS3 motion controller from E3 last year. Impressive stuff, looks like a more accurate version of the Wii controller.

     
    • Anthony 8:47 pm on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I still don’t buy any kind of motion capture/interactive movement tool as something that will become a staple with hardcore gamers – I will never play a FPS game like this.

      • Donncha 8:57 pm on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        COD WAW on the Wii was actually great fun and accurate enough too. It did have the auto aim of course that the xbox single player game has but I found it easier to play.

  • Donncha 2:04 pm on February 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Jonathan Ross, Natal,   

    Jonathan Ross using Natal. Can’t see myself jumping around in my small home office like that.

     
    • David Nicol 7:12 pm on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      /Begin hideous pun
      So, once this is all over, will it be post-natal?
      /Pun end

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