"Natal" is now "Kinect"!

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  1. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

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    Congratulations, Microsoft! You replaced a horrible name with a...slightly less horrible name! ;)

    This should be a fun week!
     
  2. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I just read up a little on what happened at the Natal/Kinect press conference.

    Basically:
    - They had everyone put on white plastic ponchos. (Kool-aid, anyone?)
    - They had a flying couch and a fake elephant.
    - They showed some horrible casual games that had people jumping around their living rooms like spastic idiots.
    - They assume that no one has coffee tables.
    - They're releasing EyePet and Wii Sports.
    - They invented Skype.


    Wow, quite an event. I imagine this one will be talked about for quite awhile. :D

    Now don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with Microsoft/Xbox in general. But this was just beyond ridiculous. Then again, I'm not really expecting Sony to do much better with "Move". A little, hopefully, but not much. :)
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Bleh, so much plagiarism. I don't think the name is too bad but when I read about the Wii Sports and Eyepet ripoffs... yea. No thanks! I, and millions others, already have them ta.
     
  4. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    Kinectimals baby!

    God I hope this dies in a fire...
     
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    Stab at FaceTime?
     
  6. takao macrumors 68040

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    the most hilarious thing though is that the new slim 360 comes with a "Kinect - port" ... wh-h-what ? so the installed userbase of 30-40 millions is essentially worthless ?... seriously that's such a obvious ridiculous error ... yo ucan't make this **** up


    and am i the only one who finds the similiarties between "Kinect" and the eye toy "Kinetics" game to be rather idotic ?
    and 'Wii' was a stupid name first but at least it rolls of the tongue easily even in a german conversation ... Kinect .. not so much
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Maybe it uses 2 USB sockets on a regular Xbox? I dunno. They cannot ignore the existing 360 userbase. That'd just be plain silly.
     
  8. SevenInchScrew macrumors 6502a

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    It is a power port. The new 360 has that port so you can just plug the Kinect camera into it alone. If you have an older 360, it will connect by USB, while needing a power connection to the wall. Kinect is compatible with every 360, new or old.
     
  9. takao macrumors 68040

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    so they are shipping the Kinect with: a power cable, an usb cable and this Kinect port cable ?

    why not simply ship it with power cable + usb and save on the manufacturing of an extra, special cable and designing a whole new connection port on the motherboard ? not to speak of confusion for customers
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Save on cable and plug cutter. I'm all for that. I don't think it will be anymore confusing than having to plug in the sensor bar for the Wii.


    Lethal
     
  11. SevenInchScrew macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think anyone has seen exactly what the cable setup looks like.
    LOL, confusion? Do you have an old 360? Plug it in to the wall, and use USB. Do you have a new one? You use the single "Kinect" cable? If that task is hard for someone, then I don't think ANY level of simplification will help them.
     
  12. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Microsoft Kinect what I want to see, lol.

    I want a character that will greet you by your name, like , "hey there waloshin, how you doing?" You would respond and it would be interactive by saying something like, "thats cool. " It would also reconize the many human emotions, and facial expressions and would try to cheer you up or something if you look sad or depressed.
     
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    "Hey waloshin, you know what would cheer you up? Buying some stuff on the marketplace. WOW Look at this game (brought to you by coke).
     
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    "Hi. What are you want from me this time, porn or eBay? Oh.......porn. I'm not sure I'm going to let this happen. Sorry, but it's for your own good. You just go at it way too hard. Take it easy. You realize that you're only born with one penis, don't you? Slowly, Waloshin. Sloooooooowly."
     
  16. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Your wish is granted. Has been for a long time...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I am waiting for it to be bundled with some games.
     
  18. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    $150 is steep. This reveal is also surprising - I thought they weren't gonna disclose their pricing plans until fall? :confused:
     
  19. Dagless macrumors Core

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    So that's probably around £120-130.
    If it is, ouch. The specs are quite unimpressive too; the camera only runs at 640x480 30fps.
     
  20. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Why do some ppl hate everything that comes from Microsoft? Oh wait...this is a Mac forum! :eek:

    I hope you know that the XBox has the highest attach rate (games per system) and it also sports 2 of the most blockbuster series ever. Here's the footage from the actual demo for you to judge for yourself rather than just spew your, OMG, this is soooo stooopid rants. I think some of you are jealous that you will be clobbered by all the tiny-teens that will play this...and litterally beat you to the ground! :rolleyes:

    music/movies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-UnnFVLbCM

    sports events / pets
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFHhJP-V2IM

    running, driving, mario-like, boat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgdpcIefRb4

    excercise, dance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoDdW7ntork

    coreographed dance, star wars, sports cars
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QSzfFbLt4E
     
  21. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    The Wii Fit wast $100 and it was only for exercise...and they sold 22 million of them.

    I don't think they really need anything really high rez to get the outline of your body. But maybe in a future version where it might recognize facial expressions like in some of those old demos...you'd either have to be close, or need a Kinect 2. And you gotta be pretty darn fast to make 30 fps not fast enough for some of these games I think. Unless you're like a karate master. ;)
     
  22. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    You haven't been around here very long, have you?

    With time, you will learn that

    a) the fanboyism level is generally very low here

    and

    b) most of the regulars own and enjoy multiple consoles.

    Exceptions pop up now and then, but they usually don't last long. (We'll see how you do... ;) ) If people here think Kinect looks ridiculous, it likely has NOTHING to do with the fact that Microsoft made it. Most of us own a 360 and still think it's crud.
     
  23. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve heard the same thing when touch screens came out. "OMG! Don’t take away my keyboard! Waah! Waah!"

    Just because you have a narrow mind and can’t see past shooting aliens over and over again while mashing buttons, doesn’t mean that what you do defines gaming!

    I feel sorry for those who think that the way you play a game is supposed to be like so "pure" and "traditional". Get a life, man...it's video entertainment. It's a toy. :rolleyes:
     
  24. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see the post is directed at me, but it feels like you are talking to some imaginary person who has nothing in common with me.

    Um, ok. Waggling's been out for quite a few years. Still not my thing. To each his own though, that's why we have options. :confused:

    You don't know ANYTHING about me, the narrowness of my mind or my gaming habits. Most of all, I have never claimed to be in charge of the definition of "gaming".

    Again, nice bunch of assumptions there. It's actually a lot simpler than that: I PLAY VIDEO GAMES TO HAVE FUN. No more, no less. :)


    EDIT: Also, my whole post was in response to your whining about people hating Microsoft. My "old fart rambling" was just saying "most people here are open-minded, own multiple consoles and don't blindly bash certain brands". What on earth even prompted you to write all that nonsense in response???
     

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