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First Kinect Review is in by mistake

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Mark Prigg writing for the Evening Standard in the UK has the dubious honour of being the person widely reported as having the first ever Kinect review published.

The only problem is that all reviews are embargoed until the 4th of November (launch date) and as such the Evening Standard and Microsoft are now scrambling to assure everyone that this was actually a preview and not a review.

[pullquote]Just occasionally a piece of technology comes along that really is a ‘game changer’ – Mark Prigg[/pullquote]However I see that as more damage control than anything else as I don’t remember ever seeing a preview being given a rating before and Mark gave the Kinect 5 stars out of 5 in the print version of the article.

In reality this doesn’t mean much as Mark’s time with the device was supervised by Microsoft which obviously leads you to question how much freedom he had with the device and the last I checked the Evening Standard wasn’t the pinnacle of gaming journalism.

But as much as Microsoft will be publically trying to deny this review they will be ecstatic internally that a widely read mainstream paper has given their device 5 out of 5.

Source: CVG

Last Updated: October 29, 2010


  1. Controlled leak

    October 29, 2010 at 10:11

    This smells like a Microsoft controlled leak, of all leaks, why a perfect score review got leaked. M$ is really riding the hype pony. :angel:


  2. Zulu Gamer

    October 29, 2010 at 10:19

    It was even featured on Ellen Degeneres’s show! Microsoft is throwing the baby out with the bathwater, with an all out offensive on the nerves. :O



  3. Gavin Mannion

    October 29, 2010 at 10:35

    Stop watching Ellen and Oprah :tongue:


  4. Zulu Gamer

    October 29, 2010 at 10:49

    I can’t help it man, the internet it controls me.


  5. Aussious XBot Leader

    October 29, 2010 at 12:32

    A game changer indeed…


  6. ALKi

    October 29, 2010 at 12:45

    lets not forget ms invested half a billion dollars on “advertisng” yeah right…..hay editors…how much would iy cost ms for a fake review for kinect on this site?????be honest now we are all Gods children!


  7. Geoffrey Tim

    October 29, 2010 at 12:50

    We don’t work that way. Honestly.


  8. doobiwan

    October 29, 2010 at 13:22

    Hey it works well for Apple … 😉


  9. Boob-Boy-Bob

    October 29, 2010 at 14:15

    It’s ok Geoff, We know you have a number deep down in your heart, but M$ is the man and should make the 1st move, so you can really express what your heart :wub: feels.


  10. Geoffrey Tim

    October 29, 2010 at 14:17

    Hahaha sure. Ok, put my kids through school and I’ll give Kinect a favourable review. Sorted.


  11. Syth

    October 29, 2010 at 14:32

    Vir botter of wors?


  12. Sid

    October 29, 2010 at 14:38

    You don’t know what score they gave and as it stands it’s 5 out of 5.
    Now if that score was 1 out of 5 then it would of been all smiles and I bet some of you would be saying “That’s why MS blocked it”

    Nasa and the US goverment invested billions to get to the moon but I bet if you were told Microsoft devoloped the software a lot of you would join to the “The moon landings were fake loonie brigade”

    Can’t wait for Kinect being that I have actually used one. :tongue:


  13. Zulu Gamer

    October 29, 2010 at 14:51

    What the Moon landings were real?


  14. Sid

    October 29, 2010 at 14:56

    Of course they were NOT real, I am also a loonie but was just pointing out that there are lot of anti MS loonies out there to..


  15. M@GE

    October 31, 2010 at 00:06

    +1 @ Sid


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