The lights are on
If there's one thing core gamers have been skeptical about with regard to the Xbox One, it's the built-in Kinect functionality. A new video from Microsoft research shows off all the ways in which Kinect 2.0 fulfills the promises made before the launch of the original peripheral.
The detailed footage shows off how the Kinect team tracks a user's skeleton, body orientation, musculature, and heart rate. With the announcement of Xbox Fitness, these are important features.
Take a look and let us know what you think.
Our TakeLet's be honest. Kinect as a tool for gaming probably still isn't precise enough to compensate for the lack of tactile feedback. Kinect as a companion for other Xbox One experiences has great potential, though.
The Xbox Fitness offerings seemed great on announcement, but actually seeing a Kinect demonstration like the one above makes all the difference. I might still flinch when a game carries the "Better with Kinect" banner, but that doesn't mean the device doesn't have value.
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Right now the Kinect and PSEye are appealing for their ability to control in game menus and voice recognition. I would love to see some games that just used this tech to rock us, but until then I am happy to be able to wave my hand and move objects on the screen...
Very cool, but just like with the original Kinect, I never used it.
I've played Kinect, the only thing science has to do with it is me throwing up after playing it.
Let me demonstrate how much I still don't care *jumps and does a face plant*.
I may be one of the few who sees potential in Kinect both for gaming and other uses. I do enjoy Kinect games when they work properly. Kinect could also be used to integrate controls with disabled gamers, such as more focus on voice commands or even using eye movement. I hope developers try to push the new Kinect. I would definitely like to see Microsoft try to push Kinect for uses other than the Xbox One. Windows is wide open to develop a multitude of compatible apps.
Tech demos are fun to watch and can get people excited of what games might use that tech, I once saw a tech demo with the ps move where they had this crude character on screen that had retractable wolverine type claws that you controlled with two move controllers so obviously everyone's nerd meter went off the charts. But no such game ever came out or something even close to it, so again tech demos are cool but don't actually promise anything
very cool i cant wait for some amazing games to come out with this new kinect
I have to admit, that tech is impressive. As far as playing videogames with it, I'm not turned on by it. But this kind of tech could be effectively used in a lot of different areas, including security.
Please....PC version...with SDK...aaauuugghhh...
I think Kinect is well worth the money. Btw, I love that seating arrangement in the background.