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Kinect is 1:1, says Microsoft

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According to Kudo “Bam, there it is!” Tsunoda, Kinect is capable of true 1:1 tracking – and that the system’s response time is now “as fast as pushing a button.”

How did Microsoft’s Kinect team reach that conclusion? Why, Science, of course!

In a rather extensive interview with Xbox360Achievements, Tsunoda said  "We’ve done tests back at the office where we have a TV, flash a light on the screen and we’ll have a controller, and have someone there hitting a button, and someone with Kinect clapping as soon as they see the light on the screen, and both things go just as fast as one another. Whether you’re using a controller or making a gesture, it doesn’t make a difference. It’s all human response time and so it’s not something we’re trying to fix with software updates or anything.”

That has to be conclusive! It does, however, echo the sentiments of Harmonix, developers of Dance Central – one of two Kinect Launch titles, along with Kinectimals, that has my interest piqued. Earlier this month, the rhythm game gurus said “"Dance Central actually is 1:1. You’re dancing, in realtime, with the character, following his or her movements as if you’re in a mirror.”

We’ll have to wait until the thing launches to see if those claims are true – but based off of demonstrations we’ve seen Kinect is actually capable of predicting your future movements. Incredible!

Source : xbox360achievements

Last Updated: September 1, 2010


  1. Sir James of Kotick

    September 1, 2010 at 13:18

    There’s just something about Kudo Tsunoda, that wants me to introduce his face to a baseball bat. I don’t know why lads, maybe it’s all the violent video games I’ve been playing over the last 25 years.


  2. Geoffrey Tim

    September 1, 2010 at 13:19

    According to Nick, I look just like Kudo. Or he looks like me. Either way, please don’t hit me in the face.


  3. Sir James of Kotick

    September 1, 2010 at 13:28

    Or maybe you are Kudo! 😮 *dusts off baseball bat*

    You know what I find strange, even though I’m overly critical of Kinect, I’m still kind of keen to play Dance Central. It’s not even as if I like to dance, and my short stint at Arthur Murray’s have shown that I posses no rhythm and is cursed with two left feet.

    I will say though Harmonix knows how to press your coloured buttons… :happy:


  4. Gavin Mannion

    September 1, 2010 at 13:28

    that header image is going to give me nightmares…

    and I don’t think you look anything like Kudo… he was pretty tall and good looking


  5. Bonk

    September 1, 2010 at 14:15

    That test don’t seem very scientific to me.


  6. Geoffrey Tim

    September 1, 2010 at 14:22

    “That *has* to be conclusive!”

    No sir, no they are not.


  7. al360

    September 1, 2010 at 14:37

    “That test don’t seem very scientific to me.”
    i agree if they had a noob that was blind as a bat then of course the kinect can keep up with the controller


  8. Christo Le Grange

    September 1, 2010 at 14:52

    officially the funniest header image!I still cant stop laughing…we should have a LAZYGAMER award at the end of the year, for best header image…this one will surely be up there..JUAN to JUAN!….HAHAHA!!!


  9. Nick de Bruyne

    September 1, 2010 at 15:02

    Agreed, this header made me LOL.


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