Xbox 360 New User Interface for Kinect Demo

Senior director of Xbox Live Craig Davison takes us on a tour of the new Xbox New User Interface for Kinect!

Discussion

55 comments
dodgger
dodgger

Looking good, but the cost of Kinect is a bit much for me just to try and not like, I think i'm going to wait and see.

Calum947
Calum947

Very futuristic.. loving the features.

Jabstor
Jabstor

@contentxcontext Thanks for clearing that up, I only mentioned it as a joke. I knew that "scenario" would never happen :)

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

@Jabstor having used the voice stuff myself, thats not possible. They make it very specific as to what you can say and what it does. and you cant say it in the middle of speaking. you have to say just the word. or elce the console just doesnt understand.

Jabstor
Jabstor

What if...You get a phone call from your mum during a online game and there is no time to react/pause but the reception is bad and you say "No, Mum, I am playing on my XBOX, after this match i will SHUT DOWN the xbox." "YES, Mum, I will have a bath later aswell" soon you will realise why is you Xbox is off...lol...it will be very rare but very funny...I guess Microsoft didn't think of that problem lmao

mattxbox360
mattxbox360

looks great the funny thing was he was shouting XBOX!!! like 3 times

philcelica
philcelica

Wow! It's eye toy play :) Joke, looks good!

howardorr
howardorr

If Kinect is "like Minority Report" does it mean there's a creepy naked woman lying in a water tank off-screen serruptitiously using a controller?

Vanaheim
Vanaheim

I'm not that lazy so I'm still gonna use the controller, I think it's kind of slow with the hand and uncomfortable.

partoroto
partoroto

I see you're still depending with the controller

dbeetham
dbeetham

Wonder if you can use other body parts to control this....

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

The voice and hand control is pointless, and it obviously doesn't work very well. It will be even worse in the UK with so many different accents.

lunaticrichard
lunaticrichard

also xbox needs to support europe with more content for the 360 . after finaly getting zune and a very numb'd down library of films etc , we still cant get espn for example . i understand that we wont get the same as the u.s gets on espn ,but we can get the highlights etc, not the live games . we still dont have any comics and we still dont have the music stuff (wich i forgot the name off just now ) , i dont mind getting it a bit later , but not at all ???

lunaticrichard
lunaticrichard

it needs to react faster to your commands ,but maybe it has some interferance on this vid . this is why i want kinect (still hate the name though ) , voiche and hand controls . and it seems to work and looks nice.

lm316
lm316

xbox....XBOX!!! recommend me something...FU!!! i dont want jonah hex!!!!

burnteyeball
burnteyeball

Think I'll stick with the controler. Much more quicklier :)

drytal
drytal

the way this demo was done was very sloppy they should have had an experience technician show the feature it would have been so much faster i guess it will respond as smart or dumb as the user is.

DromCZ
DromCZ

can you imagine talking with somebody about Xbox in front of kinect? :D It would be messy :D and finally after 10 minutes of confusing voice commands... kinect would explode

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

i mean... my iphone, and everyone elses has voice commands. how often do you use that? never cause you can use the touch interface in buttons basically with out looking. if I can walk in the door and simply say, ONCE without YELLING, "turn on xbox, load halo" and it works then that would be cool. But I dont need a new "box" to yell out. wonder if anyone will get that reference

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

yeah.. the controller is much faster. When voice and hand movements are as fast and as responsive as a controller I will jump on this in a sec. Right now... whats the point. but it has to start someone where I suppose.

redmoonseven
redmoonseven

what's next, controlling using minds? Hmmm ;p

DromCZ
DromCZ

controller is 10 times faster and more accurate... nuff said

thelool
thelool

I prepare the old playing way with (CONTROLLER)

tommyas
tommyas

Apart from questionable voice control it looks sort of cool. But this has no value for gaming unfortunately. Lets see what they have for us, gamers.

Bladenr1
Bladenr1

I think you can adjust the sensitivity on kinect hope so

Tha_DRP
Tha_DRP

I live in an apartment, they will think I'm crazy yelling @ my xbox all day... lol

WiiPS2Wax
WiiPS2Wax

what about these voice problems

wigwam2
wigwam2

well you get to "kinect" with the game! am i right lol

Crisiscore23
Crisiscore23

He needs to clear his throat hole...lmao.

Blink3r
Blink3r

how is yelling at a piece of hardware over and over again fun? =p if anything it's just annoying and frustrating... they should improve that...

yeager1
yeager1

These guys make it sound like the Kinect has ADD. xbox...Xbox...XBOX!!! :::slap::: Wake the %#&@ up!!! lol

alexH29
alexH29

im gettin it for christmas!! WOOO dis is so liive

DeloladEvra
DeloladEvra

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DromCZ
DromCZ

everything about it is slow and crazy chaotic. It might be fun once or twice, but I would be super annoyed of these 2-sec-wait-for-click moments really soon.

Joshhaas
Joshhaas

I hope that the xbox doesn't suggest God-awful movies every time you use the "suggest a movie" feature. Jonah Hex was terrible.

BigStik
BigStik

Wow, this is cool. O.O