Does anyone still think the Kinect is good for gaming?

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#1 Posted by arto1223 (4404 posts) -

I was watching THIS video and it just reminded me that the Kinect is still out there. It completely fell off my radar. Is anything coming out for it in terms of quality games? Just curious. I feel bad for those who bought it for the purpose of gaming.

It just seems... odd... that Microsoft would just 'let' this thing die off since they spent so much money on it.

Now that I think about it, people are probably holding off on making things for it on the 360 and are just waiting for the next Xbox. If so, will anything good even come out for it then? With a lack of physical inputs, I think not.

For those with issues with links:

http://youtu.be/Yp23AEYQNPI?hd=1&t=3m39s

The video will start at the part I am talking about, if it doesn't, then the part is at 3 minutes and 39 seconds, or 3:39.

#2 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
no
#3 Posted by funsohng (28994 posts) -
In its current state, it's far too limiting. Does it have potential? I certainly do think so.
#4 Posted by kingtito (5271 posts) -

I was watching THIS video and it just reminded me that the Kinect is still out there. It completely fell off my radar. Is anything coming out for it in terms of quality games? Just curious. I feel bad for those who bought it for the purpose of gaming.

It just seems... odd... that Microsoft would just 'let' this thing die off since they spent so much money on it.

Now that I think about it, people are probably holding off on making things for it on the 360 and are just waiting for the next Xbox. If so, will anything good even come out for it then? With a lack of physical inputs, I think not.

For those with issues with links:

http://youtu.be/Yp23AEYQNPI?hd=1&t=3m39s

The video will start at the part I am talking about, if it doesn't, then the part is at 3 minutes and 39 seconds, or 3:39.

arto1223
Millions of people think it is. I think it's fine and I don't see why anyone would have a problem with it.
#5 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -
It has potential, but for the moment, it's trash.
#6 Posted by The__Kraken (858 posts) -

It has potential if it is utilized with other technology. But, as it stands now, the Kinect is comparable to feces; useless for gaming.

(unless you are into... kinky things whilst gaming... like coprophelia, or *shudder* coprophagia)

#7 Posted by platniumgamer (3960 posts) -

YES

Kinect is the future.

#8 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
Nope.
#9 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

kinect is cool. Hopefully it will be much better in next xbox. I personally enjoying playing kinect once and while and even my 4 year old niece loves it. I turn it on and she goes nuts

That video talking about the robot Disney has sounds cool. There is also a clothing company that is working with kinects and trying change the way changing rooms are. So instead of walking around a store and wondering if you look good in that or what. You just walk in this changing room and the kinects in the room build 3d model of you and shows you all the clothing options the store as. There is even personal hacks of videos on youtube is pretty cool. This is why microsoft built the kinect and from the beginning they wanted it be used for everything This is why they encouraged people to hack the kinect. NOT kidding.

p.s when i say it's cool i mean it's cool NOT great lol

#10 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8541 posts) -

If used for the right games then yah, but that goes for any control method.

I mean it's like any other addon in gaming. Lightguns aren't good for platformers, but they sure make Duck Hunt, House of the Dead, and Time Crisis more awesome!

Honestly I think it's really just an accuracy problem for now. All console motion controls (Wii Remote, PSMove, and Kinect) are really innaccurate, so even though the idea is potentially awesome the execution is dreadful at times.

#11 Posted by lamprey263 (25571 posts) -
it's great for dance games but not much else, I think it ruined what might otherwise have been an excellent Steel Battalion and I'm still waiting to see what's become of Crimson Dragon, hopefully Sega decided to add standard controls and just throw "Better With Kinect" on the box to appease MS, like what was done with Child of Eden
#12 Posted by Cheleman (7865 posts) -

lol, no.

#13 Posted by Fizzman (9884 posts) -
No, but It but it depends on what you enjoy playing. I think the Wii is awful and ruined Nintendo, but that's only because I think motion gaming is a complete joke.
#14 Posted by glez13 (9022 posts) -

It's has potential. But so far it has way too many nuisances.

#15 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
After watching "Gamer" I feel it is technology a couple decades early, and extremely primitive.
#16 Posted by Heil68 (47171 posts) -
Lol
#17 Posted by DarkLink77 (31886 posts) -

It has incredible potential, but it's more proof of concept at this point.

#18 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

Never thought it was in the first place. It's got it's good points, but not a single one of them would convince me to give up my controller.

#19 Posted by PS360Wii4eva (297 posts) -
After watching "Gamer" I feel it is technology a couple decades early, and extremely primitive.Zeviander
You mean that movie?
#20 Posted by arto1223 (4404 posts) -

Millions of people think it is. I think it's fine and I don't see why anyone would have a problem with it. kingtito

That kind of response might work on some people, but I aint gonna fall for it.

The simple fact that people have purchased a product means absolutley nothing in terms of their opinions on said product or the products quality. Did you know that more people purchase food from McDonalds than a 5-star resturant... does that make the McDonalds food better? There might actually be someone that prefers the MDs food over the 5-star food and actually have the opinion that MD's food is superior, but come on... (notice what I did there?)

Also, I didn't ask if people liked it or if it was selling (sold...) well, I asked if there are any good games coming out for it in the future. Could you please provide some examples to help your argument out?

#21 Posted by hippiesanta (9991 posts) -
To make your kids and wife happy..... yes
#22 Posted by mariokart64fan (19690 posts) -

it is about as good for gaming as the virtual boy was good for gaming lol !

which means if you want to knock down a few lamps get sent to the hospital , or just look like a fool using it be my guest cause i wont /refuse to play with mine ever again lol

#23 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

LOL no

#24 Posted by TheEpicGoat (2006 posts) -

It's good for the little ones.

#25 Posted by Maroxad (8716 posts) -

The ideas behind the kinect could be very useful for gaming. But the technology isnt quite there yet. Both being able to use gestures and voice for quick commands could greatly help the console games overcome the crippling handicap of limited buttons.

#26 Posted by Malta_1980 (11553 posts) -

for the type of games i like its practically useless.. however like other posters said it does have potential..

#27 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -
It could be great. Games like heavy rain and beyond 2 souls would be awesome with kinect.. btw ps move is amazing with heavy rain
#28 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

YES

Kinect is the future.

platniumgamer
#29 Posted by OhSnapitz (18714 posts) -

The ideas behind the kinect could be very useful for gaming. But the technology isnt quite there yet. Both being able to use gestures and voice for quick commands could greatly help the console games overcome the crippling handicap of limited buttons.

Maroxad
^ This
#30 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -

[QUOTE="platniumgamer"]

YES

Kinect is the future.

Michael0134567

cmon man. Get your own opinion. No offense but all i ever see you do here is agree with random quotes ,and try to fit in with what other people are doing. I know sw is all bs , but atleast try

#31 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

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#32 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="platniumgamer"]

YES

Kinect is the future.

ultraking

cmon man. Get your own opinion. No offense but all i ever see you do here is agree with random quotes ,and try to fit in with what other people are doing. I know sw is all bs , but atleast try

Lol "all you ever see" isn't everything I post.
#33 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="platniumgamer"]

YES

Kinect is the future.

ultraking

cmon man. Get your own opinion. No offense but all i ever see you do here is agree with random quotes ,and try to fit in with what other people are doing. I know sw is all bs , but atleast try

He always does that.

#34 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="ultraking"]

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]GamerwillzPS

cmon man. Get your own opinion. No offense but all i ever see you do here is agree with random quotes ,and try to fit in with what other people are doing. I know sw is all bs , but atleast try

He always does that.

Not really :?.
#35 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -

[QUOTE="ultraking"]

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]Michael0134567

cmon man. Get your own opinion. No offense but all i ever see you do here is agree with random quotes ,and try to fit in with what other people are doing. I know sw is all bs , but atleast try

Lol "all you ever see" isn't everything I post.

i read these forums more than you think.. and really no offense , just pointing out what i see

#36 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -
[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="ultraking"]cmon man. Get your own opinion. No offense but all i ever see you do here is agree with random quotes ,and try to fit in with what other people are doing. I know sw is all bs , but atleast tryultraking
Lol "all you ever see" isn't everything I post.

i read these forums more that you think.. and really no offense , just pointing out what i see

Lol alrighty then.
#37 Posted by locopatho (20983 posts) -
As an option, yes. More options are always good. The voice recognition in particular seems like it could be used very well in games. But I don't want it mandatory in anything, that's what p!ssed me off about many WIi games, they gave you no choice.
#38 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -
[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="ultraking"][QUOTE="Michael0134567"] Lol "all you ever see" isn't everything I post.

i read these forums more that you think.. and really no offense , just pointing out what i see

Lol alrighty then.

hi 5
#39 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
In some ways yes, in others mainly going by retail software, no. You can do some excellent stuff, head tracking for instance - like webcam or tracker IR in games, that would probably around people used to fixed cameras in first person games - shooters to sims etc. Other stuff like Dance Central is neat for its intended target audience, and it's always good to see developers trying new creative diverse stuff. There's great research stuff too on the PC. And then there's the rest.
#40 Posted by LP4EVA2005 (8585 posts) -
It has potential, but for the moment, it's trash.rjdofu
#41 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Better question would be, "Did anyone think the Kinect was good for gaming?".

#42 Posted by SectorSix6 (201 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

[QUOTE="ultraking"]cmon man. Get your own opinion. No offense but all i ever see you do here is agree with random quotes ,and try to fit in with what other people are doing. I know sw is all bs , but atleast try

Michael0134567

He always does that.

Not really :?.

yea, really. all you ever do is quote people and when you do decided to type something its always simple words like "yes" "no" "maybe" (nothing more then 5 words) you have no personality of your own, you just try to fit in with everyone here

#43 Posted by soulitane (13950 posts) -
It could be nice as an add on to games, as in it's not the main focus and is just used for side things. I personally don't think it's the best for stand alone games (bar a few genres like dance).
#44 Posted by SecretPolice (23551 posts) -

Eh, for casuals, it worked well enough but I guess but TBH, me thinks it's served more as a beta for what I'm convinced will be the real deal, Kinect 2 :o but even with that said, next gen, I'll likely still just want mah trusty old game pad and just wow if MS somehow finds a way of improving 360's cntroller for next gen. :P

#45 Posted by el3m2tigre (4232 posts) -

No. kinect is way too limiting.

#46 Posted by sukraj (23975 posts) -

No

#47 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7329 posts) -
Nope its not good for gaming yet, but I find it convenient when going through the dashboard.
#48 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

He always does that.

SectorSix6

Not really :?.

yea, really. all you ever do is quote people and when you do decided to type something its always simple words like "yes" "no" "maybe" (nothing more then 5 words) you have no personality of your own, you just try to fit in with everyone here

:lol: Who's this troll alt?
#49 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
Great idea but too early.
#50 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

so many people here seem to be anti-innovation and progress.