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    Kinect required for Xbox One, coming to PC

    Microsoft confirms Kinect is required for Xbox One functionality, and will arrive on PC
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    Kinect is their killer app this time around I think. All the motion control stuff from last gen was kind of janky but the potential was there. If the videos are accurate and it's basically flawless with the heartrate detection and the voice control as well, it can change how we play games.

    At the gym I was visualising how you could do an FPS using Kinect, if the detection was sufficiently accurate. Lean side to side to walk. Lift up and back rapidly to reload. Twist sideways to turn. Lift right or left rapidly to change guns. Completely immersive. Of course... that's IF it is what it says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasong View Post
    Kinect is their killer app this time around I think. All the motion control stuff from last gen was kind of janky but the potential was there. If the videos are accurate and it's basically flawless with the heartrate detection and the voice control as well, it can change how we play games.

    At the gym I was visualising how you could do an FPS using Kinect, if the detection was sufficiently accurate. Lean side to side to walk. Lift up and back rapidly to reload. Twist sideways to turn. Lift right or left rapidly to change guns. Completely immersive. Of course... that's IF it is what it says.
    Errr, that's what they said of the Kinect we have right now. Yet, only party , kiddie games was released. Even freaking Star Wars was turned into a stupid party game instead of actually making a serious kinect game. So it's one thing to say Kinect can do all these things, another to actually make a serious game that use it, and in my 2+ years of owning Kinect i've seen nothing.

    There was all these magical dreams of how FPS and MMO and whatnot will work on Kinect, 2 years ago already. Why is it going to happen now suddenly?

    I assume they fixed the issue of having to stand up to use and/or needing a huge open space to use Kinect properly? I figured , since i can't find any good games i would use Kinect to navigate the menus and all that, surprise, it's useless and really struggle to detect your movements while laying sideways on the couch ;-) . So as promising as Kinect sounds , it's falling in the same category as 3D TVs...it's just not very practical (try watch a movie with 3d glasses with friends over laying sideways on the couch...)

    Sorry i'm just a little jaded over this whole Kinect thing. Yes, there is good in there, i've done plenty of exercise type of stuff with it. But in the long run, as a relatively active gamer, i never felt i want to move around my furniture or stand up everytime i want to game.
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    http://video.wired.com/watch/new-xbo...d-video-398878

    Looks like they vastly improved Kinect.
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    This is definitely something I would be interested in, I have a decent sized lcd which I was thinking of bringing down to my work sometime down the line when we have LANS and I think this would be a good addition, maybe even buy a tv and pc to leave here should it be successful enough.
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    For me the leapmotion sounds like a far more interesting proposition for PC. Unless they can shrink the kinect quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diabolus View Post
    Errr, that's what they said of the Kinect we have right now. Yet, only party , kiddie games was released. Even freaking Star Wars was turned into a stupid party game instead of actually making a serious kinect game. So it's one thing to say Kinect can do all these things, another to actually make a serious game that use it, and in my 2+ years of owning Kinect i've seen nothing.

    There was all these magical dreams of how FPS and MMO and whatnot will work on Kinect, 2 years ago already. Why is it going to happen now suddenly?

    I assume they fixed the issue of having to stand up to use and/or needing a huge open space to use Kinect properly? I figured , since i can't find any good games i would use Kinect to navigate the menus and all that, surprise, it's useless and really struggle to detect your movements while laying sideways on the couch ;-) . So as promising as Kinect sounds , it's falling in the same category as 3D TVs...it's just not very practical (try watch a movie with 3d glasses with friends over laying sideways on the couch...)

    Sorry i'm just a little jaded over this whole Kinect thing. Yes, there is good in there, i've done plenty of exercise type of stuff with it. But in the long run, as a relatively active gamer, i never felt i want to move around my furniture or stand up everytime i want to game.
    Like I say.. Wii, Move and Kinect were basically first gen prototypes of motion detection. Kinect had a 640x480 resolution iirc, which could basically recognise large obvious gestures, but couldn't come close to the kind of sensitivity you need for full-scale gaming. Like you say, you don't really want to be up and jumping around for most games. You'd want to be able to hold your arms out and use your individual fingers for controls.

    Leapmotion like CZC points out goes to that level of finger recognition and I've been impressed by that one for a while, but I get the sense from these videos that the new Kinect takes it further still. Look it could be another overhyped gimmick, but I'm optimistic.
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    For me I'm thinking, well it takes voice commands and is a media platform, that means its always on which means the camera is always on which means its always watching you o_0
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    Yea that is a bit creepy hey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike_009 View Post
    For me I'm thinking, well it takes voice commands and is a media platform, that means its always on which means the camera is always on which means its always watching you o_0
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