The lights are on
I returned from the strangest video game-related event of my life, and now I'm going to write about rubbing virtual cats with Microsoft Kinect. During Microsoft's Cirque Du Soleil event tonight in Los Angeles, a young girl demonstrated a virtual pet game featuring a fully interactive tiger cub.
This appears to be the first glance at Kinectimals, Microsoft's controller-free pet simulator. On stage a young girl motioned to her pet tiger, which responded accordingly. When she jumped, the tiger mimicked her, often to disgustingly cute results. Fetch, jump rope, and playing dead were also among the critter's repertoire. When the two were done playing, surrogate hands appeared on the beast as the girl gave her furry friends a rub down. The tiger responded realistically, folding its ears back, closing its eyes, and moving contentedly.
Overall the game seems to share a lot in common with Nintendogs. The first-person P.O.V. and the animal's movements seems reminiscent of the Nintendo DS game, obviously replacing the stylus with your own hands.
After the two were done with their playful hijinks several other wild cats showed up. Among them were a puma, snow tiger, leopard, lion, lynx and others. Though the official name of the game is Kinectimals, so far only we've only seen cats. There's nothing wrong with a game all about playing with digital cats, but we're still waiting for an eel simulator.
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Well, that's something for my 2 year old son so far. Now, what will interest me?
just give me the tiger plushie in white please. At least the eyepet is a monchichi something that really does not exist in real life
lol seriously this sounds pretty bad
I wanna pet the non existent cat!
Wonder if you cut off the head of the doll if the character will act accordingly
FAIL MICROSOFT, FAIL! Ugh...
From what I have saw so far it seems impossible to take Kinect seriously but I will have to see there lineup to start passing judgement.
Videos? Argh....fail -_-
I will not make a sex joke about petting a cat.
heh *really tempted*
Maybe something for my sister's children.
Not for me, but maybe I'll buy the Kinect as present... I'll have to talk with my sister about Christmas presents.
thank you microsoft so far my predictions of you coming in second place at E3 remains strong.
The game sounds dumb, but the tech sounds remarkable!
Fail, nuff said
So... if I did a roundhouse kick motion towards one of the kinectimals, would it go flying off into the distance? If you can do that then that would be the only redeeming quality, otherwise, fail.
i might need a raincheck on this
Kinectimals might be good, but I might just keep my attention on other games.
Rated M version...please
Im disgusted at the the thought of how bad MS is ripping off Nintendo with Kinect.As these games get released I'm having Deja Vu all over again.I think I will wait and see if they ever release that must have title for it that shows us why it is so awesome,at this point just from seeing the demos its future seems bleek to me.I dont care for the wii and I am beginning to feel the same about Kinect.