Kinect is looking more and more like its going to flop. This, and similar restrictions (such as needing to FREAKIN STAND), coupled with the $150 price tag (my local shop was laughably trying to claim it was 'only' £129.99), Microsoft are going to have a hard, hard time pushing this.
in a more serious aspect, well i cant get serious in this, im laughing at how hard it is to make kinectic wor properly and how hard it will most probably fail!
i mean eyetoy tried to change gaming but there was little you can do with it, being a simple motion sensor.
even if kinect can detect and use our anathomy and apply it to game i cant never be a serious game or with multiplayer functions
imagine you playing an fps and your almost finishing the level, you take cover behind a wall to reload. in the mean time you need to scratch your back, and you do it like you normaly would. But OH OH! whats this i must have made the movement for grenade throwing? OH SHI-
and how in the hell would i pause the game? i now ill yell PAUSE! im sure there is nothing wrong with it besides looking like a crazy man...
sooner or later kinect will disapear like eyetoy and for the same reasons
ok ill guess i can play naked... oh right genitals must mess with the body detector...
Wow, that's unfortunate, as I usually wear pretty baggy clothing for gaming. I could understand it needing to keep track of you, but it should be able to do so regardless of what you're wearing, to some extent anyways. Kinect is seeing quite a few problems lately, it seems.
Natal (I refuse to call it by any other name, so don't fucking try and correct me) doesn't seem like it'll work, and I don't really want it to, because I'd rather not have all this motion sensitive bullshit catch on, unless it's a step in the direction of getting ST style holo rooms, but I doubt it.
I wish Microsoft and Sony had left motion sensing games to the Wii, I just don't see the value in most games. The Wii is a fun thing to play with family and friends when not everyone is a real gamer, but at the end of the end I will never play a shooter on the Kinect or with the PS3 move. It's just not fun.