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Archive for Monday, September 6th, 2010 06:05 pm GMT +2

“Xbox Kinect might just win over the hardcore”

Edinburgh Interactive 2010

You don’t need a lot of imagination to guess how the guys over at talked about Kinect before they had the opportunity to try it themselves. Read on to get a glimpse of what they thought of Kinect, and I’ll throw in a couple of my thoughts on Kinect as well.

Question is: Could a presentation of Kinect Sports by the developer (Rare) at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival change the mind of Yamster, the sarcastic gamer in this plot?

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Competition: Designing User Generated Avatars

Our ‘Rare-Lovin’ friends at SimplyRare are doing a nice little ‘Create your own Avatar’ contest. The plan is to re-design your own Xbox Avatar using Photoshop or any other graphic program. Sooo, ever wondered how your Avatar could look like when you’re cruis’n your hotrod in Joyride, drafting down the rivers of Adventures or boxing your way through Kinect Sports…well then, join the competition and let your creativity run wild.

Xbox Kinect handheld controller wanted by Rare and Molyneux

Push the Button

Kinect Sports house, Rare has revealed that it – along with Fable man, Peter Molyneux – was once “absolutely adamant” that Microsoft’s motion camera needed a handheld controller.

We went over to see Kinect, called Project Natal back then. Really early hardware, held together with sticky tape. [...] We were amazed by the potential, but what we had seen didn’t realise that potential, and it wasn’t until the flight home when were chatting that it sank in. [...] We were absolutely adamant that we needed a button, something with haptic feedback, that would initiate an action. It took a long time – we threw some prototypes together and then we saw you didn’t need one.

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Xbox Kinect Previewed by Hardcore Gamers

If you’re a hardcore gamer and skeptical about Kinect, then you feel the same as the gamers below … before they started. Check-out this short item by IGN and try Kinect yourself if you have the chance.

The conclusion in the movie is pretty much in line with what you see in these posts:

  1. “Kinect might just win over the hardcore”
  2. Top five reasons Xbox Kinect will ‘win’ this Christmas
  3. Kinect Hardcore Friendly: Halo Spartan, Bioshock’s Big Daddy & Splosion Man agree!

If you´re still not convinced, then check our Xbox Kinect previews section and read all the posts there ;)