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#1 Audioboxer

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 15:10

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While Microsoft has repeatedly touted the Kinect 2′s voice recognition features, Sony has generally been rather quiet about what their camera can do on the PS4. But camera fans needn’t worry, as Sony has nonchalantly confirmed that the PlayStation Camera supports navigational voice commands during their GameStop Expo Conference, which can be viewed here.
 
Sold separately, unlike the Kinect 2, Sony will likely find it harder to get developer and consumer support for the device, but, as many have pointed out – does it really matter?
 
Previously, SCEA President Jack Tretton explained his thoughts on bundling a camera with a console, saying “to force every consumer to have one on day one, when some of them may be on a limited budget and don’t necessarily have the interest in it, or to mandate that the development community has to support it… ends up coming up a little bit short in terms of things of things that people can get excited about.”
 
The PS Camera releases alongside the the PS4 for $59.99. Will you be getting it? Let us know yea or nay in the comments below.

 

 

Source: http://www.playstati...-sony-confirms/

 




#2 Showan

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 15:15

I do hope that at least 80% or more of future PS4 owners buy the camera. That can almost guarantee developer support for it, and support for Sony. They are taking a chance on the Eye (again), the least people can do is buy it. It's not like R&D for this stuff is cheap or free...

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 15:20

heh

incredible innovation...

 

omg...

 

 

More importantly though, does it support voice commands, which is what they say, or does it actually support full voice recognition like the competition. 



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 15:24

heh
incredible innovation...

omg...


That's why marketing gets the BIG $$$.... :-)

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 16:47

Good news, I hope Sony puts in the effort to properly support these features.

 

It'll be interesting to find out how good their built in mic performs and how extensive the controls are. 

 

I know some people have no interest in voice commands, but its something I enjoying making use of in my home theater.  I'm happy to buy a ps camera if they show off reliable usage. Since Sony seems to downplay this stuff so much, I'm worried they wont give us much detail, but hopefully we can get a better idea of just how useful it will be before launch.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:37

 

Here is the GameStop Expo video.

 

Now if the camera has a good response time and is completely hands-free, I personally wont even need to buy an xbox one. Can keep everyone in the household happy then lol.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:53

Hmmm... i guess we can only wait and see how good this may be.

 

What is good however is that both MS and Sony see a future for motion and voice as a serious option. This can only drive innovation harder.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:14

So, you get a system that wasn't built for Voice recognition and the same kind of voice recognition you had in the past that works sometimes.

 

I just don't have faith in this.  It's another inferior "ME too" addition from Sony. 

 

Microsoft has worked years and years on Voice Recognition, they started when they added it in with the Ford vehicles and then Windows Vista/Windows 7 and then raised the bar considerably where at this point they are the best in the industry.

Even better than Dragon Speech recognition at this point.   There is no doubt in my mind, to prove how far they have come, I have included a link here..

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=iY4S5BQWTMA

 

This is just an example of what Microsoft has done.  Remember that the Xbox one has built in suppressing of noise (people talking, noise from your game or other from your TV).

 

Sony is always following other companies like Microsoft or Nintendo because they don't have any innovation and they can't do things on their own.

So, they are going to attempt this with an optional camera.  Great move!



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:03

So, you get a system that wasn't built for Voice recognition and the same kind of voice recognition you had in the past that works sometimes.

 

I just don't have faith in this.  It's another inferior "ME too" addition from Sony. 

 

Microsoft has worked years and years on Voice Recognition, they started when they added it in with the Ford vehicles and then Windows Vista/Windows 7 and then raised the bar considerably where at this point they are the best in the industry.

Even better than Dragon Speech recognition at this point.   There is no doubt in my mind, to prove how far they have come, I have included a link here..

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=iY4S5BQWTMA

 

This is just an example of what Microsoft has done.  Remember that the Xbox one has built in suppressing of noise (people talking, noise from your game or other from your TV).

 

Sony is always following other companies like Microsoft or Nintendo because they don't have any innovation and they can't do things on their own.

So, they are going to attempt this with an optional camera.  Great move!

 

Wow biased much?

 

Sony made the first motion-sensor for gaming, the PS Eye was out well before the Kinect.

So no Sony didn't copy Microsoft, it was the other way around.

 

I really cannot be bothered even explaining how your wrong on the rest as you clearly are a devout fan-boy of Microsoft & Xbox One and I'm more of a PC gamer so not really that interested in trying to talk to a wall or the console wars but was hoping people would stick with facts and allow people who aren't fanboys to be able to have a clear picture of each systems good points and weak points.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:20

Wow biased much?

 

Sony made the first motion-sensor for gaming, the PS Eye was out well before the Kinect.

So no Sony didn't copy Microsoft, it was the other way around.

 

I really cannot be bothered even explaining how your wrong on the rest as you clearly are a devout fan-boy of Microsoft & Xbox One and I'm more of a PC gamer so not really that interested in trying to talk to a wall or the console wars but was hoping people would stick with facts and allow people who aren't fanboys to be able to have a clear picture of each systems good points and weak points.

PS Eye is not even remotely comparable to Kinect especially with Kinect in XB1.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:55

PS Eye is not even remotely comparable to Kinect especially with Kinect in XB1.

 

They both do basically the same thing, except one has an IR camera which allows you to play in the dark. Sure its a good feature, I'm not doubting that but the main reason I've used kinect is for party games. I dont stand in a dark room waving and kicking to the kinect on any games it may be because it didn't have this feature or it may be because I haven't had the need for it. (The heart rate monitoring is only capable via the IR camera I believe so that a handy feature but easily substituted and not really something I'm too worried about)

 

The response time and accuracy are what will matter between these two now, I haven't seen any info about the PS4 Eye in regards to these though so for me personally which is better is still up in the air. I think the kinect should be better considering the R&D that went into it and because its had the same system last gen and should only need to upgrade it and not re-do it like Sony did.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 13:07

They both do basically the same thing, except one has an IR camera which allows you to play in the dark. Sure its a good feature, I'm not doubting that but the main reason I've used kinect is for party games. I dont stand in a dark room waving and kicking to the kinect on any games it may be because it didn't have this feature or it may be because I haven't had the need for it. (The heart rate monitoring is only capable via the IR camera I believe so that a handy feature but easily substituted and not really something I'm too worried about)

 

The response time and accuracy are what will matter between these two now, I haven't seen any info about the PS4 Eye in regards to these though so for me personally which is better is still up in the air. I think the kinect should be better considering the R&D that went into it and because its had the same system last gen and should only need to upgrade it and not re-do it like Sony did.

 

I'm all for waiting to see what it's like when released but i'm pretty sure it won't be a patch on the Kinect.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 13:12

[quote name="NeoDominik" post="595917579" timestamp="1378126543"]They both do basically the same thing/quote]

Actually the don't, not even remotely.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 13:13

Wow biased much?

 

Sony made the first motion-sensor for gaming, the PS Eye was out well before the Kinect.

So no Sony didn't copy Microsoft, it was the other way around.

 

I really cannot be bothered even explaining how your wrong on the rest as you clearly are a devout fan-boy of Microsoft & Xbox One and I'm more of a PC gamer so not really that interested in trying to talk to a wall or the console wars but was hoping people would stick with facts and allow people who aren't fanboys to be able to have a clear picture of each systems good points and weak points.

 

If its facts you want, the Xbox Live Vision cam was out before the PS Eye.

And yes it did do motion control in certain games.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 13:20

If its facts you want, the Xbox Live Vision cam was out before the PS Eye.

And yes it did do motion control in certain games.

 

PS Eye Toy - October 2003

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EyeToy

 

Xbox Live Vision - September 2006

 

http://en.wikipedia....box_Live_Vision