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Gamesradar’s Kinect round table

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[Update: No surprise here but Microsoft has slapped Gamesradar for breaking the embargo and the video is now down]

So Kinect is being released in America today and the first hands on video I found was from the distinctly British, Gamesradar.

It’s an interesting listen and basically to sum it up they are generally underwhelmed by the launch titles but at the same time are acknowledging that it really isn’t targeted at them as hardcore gamers.

So in essence if you thought Joy Ride and co were going to be beefed up pre-release then it appears you were mistaken.

Oh and with Kinect launching today there are sure to be a ton of Kinect related posts… don’t worry it will die down in a day or two.

Last Updated: November 3, 2010


  1. Fox1

    November 3, 2010 at 09:04

    They should have worked on a PGR re-release with Kinect control system.


  2. R2049

    November 3, 2010 at 09:20

    Here we go again with the hardcore topic. Honestly, don’t let these guys influence your final opinion. Play it for yourselves – at store, or any event. The games are a lot more fun and everything works better then this group of make it out to be. If you’re into sawing off limbs with a chainsaw and M rated games, then yeah, you might hate the Kinect, but if you’re a gamer who embraces new technology with an open mind, give it a shot.


  3. al360

    November 3, 2010 at 09:52

    well thats the most honest and the closest verdict i’ve seen so far and i fully agree with them thou i do think they a bit harsh in the end everything they said is tru
    i hated joy ride spend too much time trying to steer cause the damn thing wouldn’t pickup my arms turning in time but ten pin i had a ball with (excuse the pun)
    so its a 50/50 for me at this moment but i’ll wait for kinnect 2.0 rather


  4. matt

    November 3, 2010 at 09:57

    went to kinect demo in cardiff . its a brilliant concept was loads of fun. all this hardcore gamer nonsence gets right on my thrupenny bits.
    all i can say is if you have a family then this is fantastic fun,
    everyone who played was laughing alot and realy enjoying it sure you look a bit of a tit but hay lifes to serious anyway these days. if you a hardcore gamer as they say hate that word you should like all games not just shooters and rpgs.mark my words this is great


  5. Felicity

    November 3, 2010 at 10:08

    What position do you hold an Microsoft again?


  6. Felicity

    November 3, 2010 at 10:09

    What position do you hold at Microsoft again?


  7. Uberutang

    November 3, 2010 at 10:26

    Looks pretty lame.


  8. D4RKL1NG

    November 3, 2010 at 10:32



  9. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 3, 2010 at 10:49

    Hi Major Nelson, nice to know you also read Lazygamer. Now please fix the white boxes in the new dashboard, seriously, I can’t use it. 🙁


  10. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 3, 2010 at 10:54

    I called it, the lameness of Kinect is overpowering!


  11. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 3, 2010 at 10:55

    Eye Toy 😀


  12. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 3, 2010 at 11:05

    What I’ve been saying all this time, about artificially trying to create demand.



  13. Gavin Mannion

    November 3, 2010 at 11:20

    Come on Bobby you are basing your educated opinion on that article… don’t let your hate get in the way of rational thought.

    I will be absolutely gob smacked if the Move sold more on day one than the $500 000 000 backed marketing campaign that is Kinect.

    Only time will tell


  14. Jake

    November 3, 2010 at 11:22

    Lol. The video has been taken down. Maybe MS really is watching.

    An interface is a complete FAIL if it is not reliable. This seems to be less reliable than eyetoy going by what they said. I hope reviewers come down hard on that, if the interface is actually making it harder to play some games, that’s a total backfire.


  15. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 3, 2010 at 11:27

    What the hell, the video has been removed from youtube!!!


  16. Fox1

    November 3, 2010 at 11:28

    People are already queuing up outside stores in the US in prep for the Kinect launch.

    Imagine standing a queue at midnight waiting for the Move to launch and somebody asks what you doing here. Are you going to say I’m waiting for a “Move”? :biggrin:


  17. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 3, 2010 at 11:28

    lol, I’m just trolling Gavin. You know when I truly want to post something intellectually stimulating, I do. This was more to get Aussious out of the wood work.


  18. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 3, 2010 at 11:30

    Although to Microsoft’s defence, this is a launch lineup, it’s the first time many of the developers would have been exposed to the tech, so generally the titles would be meh! Once, they get a feel for it, I’m sure the quality of Kinect games would improve.


  19. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 3, 2010 at 11:35

    I saw the Kotaku article Fox, but something tells me a number of those units will appear on Ebay very soon.


  20. Spl0it

    November 3, 2010 at 14:03

    Imagine standing in a q the whole time and then going home and standing some mire


  21. Luna

    November 4, 2010 at 00:48

    Ok folks, the arguing for or against types, here’s how it is:

    Artificial demand: It’s probably impossible for us to find this out for sure, but there is no factual way we can say either way.

    Will it be good: That’s an opinion, and everyone is allowed their own opinion. Mine? I think the tech itself is amazing, but few if any of the games out interest me.

    Will it have hardcore: This ties into the last one, will it be good? I think it holds a lot of promise. It’s a brand new tech and will be a challenge to make hardcore games with new controls that make sense and don’t alienate people. But that aside, they are going Nintendo’s route, but backwards. The 360 already has a hardcore following. Now they pull in the casual with Kinect. Then, if they do it right, they make games for Kinect that the hardcore would like. Then they have everyone.

    For those who say it’s an eyetoy, or general webcam: I don’t care if you or I like or hate Kinect, the tech in it is fact and not open to debate on if it exists or not. It has a webcam, it has infrared, and it can detect how far you are from the sensor. Yes, Move can do that, but Move also isn’t tracking your entire body. When it looks down and up when you turn on your Xbox, that’s the sensor painting an invisible grid onto the floor and surroundings, so it knows where everything is. The tech itself it outstanding, the software being part of the tech is also pretty cool. I don’t mean games, I mean the drivers, so to speak.

    I think it shows promise, and I can’t wait to see how it works in the real world. I’m on a wait and see basis. It doesn’t hurt that I can’t afford it right now.

    So, it’s 6:46 EST, East coast of the US. That means 5hr 14min until it’s out there and the real opinions start to flow all over the Internet. I just want to know if it’ll work in a living room my size.


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