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woensdag 20 april 2011

Xbox Kinect


The Nintendo Wii made waves when it came out in 2006. It wasn't because of an exciting array of incredible launch titles - there weren't any. And it absolutely wasn't due to the Wii packing dazzling HD graphics - it doesn't. It was all down to the motion-controlled gaming interface which put players inside games for the first time. Playing a tennis game suddenly became about swinging and hitting a ball, instead of using your fingers to hit the right buttons on a control pad in the right order. Gaming was revolutionised. Four years and 75 million worldwide Wii sales later, Microsoft and Sony have now both released their high-tech answers to the Wii-mote, and they couldn't be more different.


While Sony's PlayStation Move uses the PlayStation Eye camera to detect and measure the location of high-tech and spatially-aware handheld controllers, Kinect has no physical controllers to speak of at all.

The idea is that your body is the controller. It's up to the Kinect games and apps to use the camera and microphone to work out what you're doing and what you're saying, and to interpret your commands in the appropriate fashion.



14 opmerkingen:

  1. I really want to get this for my xbox

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  2. It's been making news, but for gaming purposes I'm not sure how long it'll last. That might seem ignorant of me to think :/

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  3. i'd feel daft swinging just my arm in a tennis game.

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  4. I haven't played the wii yet in a very long time, neither the move or the kinect at all.

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  5. kinect has an alright dance game, easy to kick over the console though.

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  6. cant wait to see the new wiihd or project cafe as they are calling it...

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  7. Wii is the first, Unless the kinect can really be different it wont be as big.

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  8. Kinect is a f***ing joke. The wii is better.. but still not a serious gaming platform..

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  9. I've only seen it in the store displays. Never met anyone who has one.

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  10. All things equal across the gaming consoles, and from when I've read, I really have to hand it to microsoft with the kinect, I really think they're onto something.

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