Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 PM
"And just like that, all three of the major game consoles now have some semblance of motion controls. Unlike the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Move, however, Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 opts to get rid of buttons altogether, relying on body gestures and voice commands. As the (estimated to be $500 million) ad campaign says, "you are the controller" -- for better and for worse. Read on for our full review!"
Kinect is the future of gaming according to Microsoft and I have to say it looks like it could be fun, it just needs a few more games to take advantage of it. For those of you who don't know what the Kinect is, it's controller for the Xbox 360 that can detect movement and then use that movement to control a game. Imagine playing a baseball game without a bat, or a Wii style controller, you simply line up and the Kinect camera's detect you making the swing and move your on screen avatar in the exact same way. It's been out a week now and Engadget have their full review up with video's of it in action. Is this the very early beginnings of the legendary holodeck from Star Trek, or the computer in Minority Report?