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[Official] Kinect - Over 4 million units sold!

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+Audioboxer    2,876
Report: Kinect requires that you dress appropriately

It just seems to get worse and worse for Microsoft's upcoming motion-sensing camera Kinect. Following on from reports suggesting that you'll need to stand up in order to use the device, and the revelation that significant space will be required for the camera to see you, it now appears that you - or your mum, at least - is going to have to dress a certain way if they want to 'jump in' with Kinect.

According to a report on TechRadar, a woman attempting to play Kinect Sports while dressed in a long skirt simply couldn't due to the device not being able to "see enough of her legs".

"Although, hilariously, we saw one woman who's (sic) long skirt prevented her from playing the track racing game on the device because it couldn't see enough of her legs," reads the report.

"Evidently you'll have to dress suitably to play Kinect."

Oh dear.

Considering Kinect's casual-friendly focus, this seems to be another blow for the device which has already been scrutinised by much of the industry for its apparent shortcomings.

Kinect launches on Xbox 360 this November. Don't bring a skirt.

Source: http://www.gamerzine...compatible.html

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Sethos    271

You just love digging up dirt, don't you Gav :laugh:

But it is a shame, I won't be able to play then.

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George P    6,276

That seems to make perfect sense to me unless the damn thing could spit out xrays how is it going to see "enough" of your legs if you've got something on that blocks that view? Who's going to go dance like they do with a long skirt on anyways? Common sense seems to be lost, you don't see dancers who do the moves used in that game with long skirts on do you?

You're also not going to do exercise with a long skirt on are you? This is a non-issue.

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Andrew    2,861

Anyone still beating the dead horse about not being able to use it sitting down deserves to be ignored imo.

Agree with GP007

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Sethos    271

You're also not going to do exercise with a long skirt on are you? This is a non-issue.

Well ...

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AbandonedTrolley    93

That seems to make perfect sense to me unless the damn thing could spit out xrays how is it going to see "enough" of your legs if you've got something on that blocks that view? Who's going to go dance like they do with a long skirt on anyways? Common sense seems to be lost, you don't see dancers who do the moves used in that game with long skirts on do you?

You're also not going to do exercise with a long skirt on are you? This is a non-issue.

I wouldn't really call it a non issue.... What about parties with people in summer dresses? are they not allowed to play casual games?

I don't see it being much of an common issue, but it certainly is a problem.

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+Audioboxer    2,876

That seems to make perfect sense to me unless the damn thing could spit out xrays how is it going to see "enough" of your legs if you've got something on that blocks that view? Who's going to go dance like they do with a long skirt on anyways? Common sense seems to be lost, you don't see dancers who do the moves used in that game with long skirts on do you?

You're also not going to do exercise with a long skirt on are you? This is a non-issue.

Well apparently not every game is going to be a dance/fitness game so if it's something that's tracking you walking around a room or something else the same issue applies.

The question also applies how long is a long skirt? Knee length? Ankle length?

Most industry journalists are fat sweaty men, more women need to be out there testing these things :p

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Corris    42

Well apparently not every game is going to be a dance/fitness game so if it's something that's tracking you walking around a room or something else the same issue applies.

The question also applies how long is a long skirt? Knee length? Ankle length?

Most industry journalists are fat sweaty men, more women need to be out there testing these things :p

That is so sexist, fat sweaty men like to wear pretty things too!

I can see how it would have problems with certain clothes as some things we just cant do with technology or would take too long to try and get around but would also only work half arsed, though I also feel sorry for that girl or cross dressing guy who wants to play at some party he/she might be at and it just isn't going to happen.

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George P    6,276

Well apparently not every game is going to be a dance/fitness game so if it's something that's tracking you walking around a room or something else the same issue applies.

The question also applies how long is a long skirt? Knee length? Ankle length?

Most industry journalists are fat sweaty men, more women need to be out there testing these things :p

As far as I know, and maybe I'm just wrong here but a long skirt would be down around ones ankles. If it's around the knee or a bit higher then I doubt the camera has a problem since that's one of the key joint area it needs to see for this type of dancing game (it does depend on what the game tracks, so I agree there).

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BajiRav    2,137

next up: Kinect fails to work when the camera unit is covered by someone's sweater. This is yet another blow to the much hyped motion controller for Xbox 360. pinch.gif

/s

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Hedon    397

So what what they're saying is: MS never made the libraries to detect sitting/lying down players and we've had to create our own. Oh dear. :/

No.

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Hedon    397

Kinect: Lag? What Lag?

Kinect: Lag? What lag?15-Jul-2010 Opinion: Reports of latency are 'wildly overplayed', says Tim Ingham...

I wasn't built for dancing. Hips like cement and a stooped, avian-at-feeding-time posture preclude me from ever, really, 'having the time of my life' or tripping the light fantastic.

I'm the defiler of the disco; the rapscallion of the rumba. I'm the jitterbug's worst nightmare.

Oh, I've got rhythm, son - don't you worry about that. But when it comes to 'organised boogying' (*shudder*), I'm out of my depth; caught adrift on a sea of shame.

So why, then, do I find myself awkwardly prancing about to Lady Gaga's Poker Face - a-clapping and a-peacocking in time with its cadence-for-cretins charms?

Why am I doing so on stage, in full view of a bewildered audience of ankle-shuffling, snigger-snuffling games journalists? And why am I flanked by two super-ripped professional body poppers; a beardy eyesore in a Louis Spencer fantasy land o' man muscle?

Because of bloody Kinect, that's why. Cuddly, snuggly, caressible Kinect. Fun for all the family - unless your family contains a self-aware, asymmetrical male with a natural aversion to campy limbering.

As well as being critiqued by Microsoft's hired pirouetting beefcakes, my graceless physical buffoonery is, naturally enough, being brutally scrutinised by MTV's Dance Central.

It represents everything that makes me wince about Microsoft's Kinect launch line-up. It's garish, child-friendly, audience-friendly, acid-Technicolor, merrymaking nonsense. It's also tediously traditional in premise; an undemanding warm-up for a piece of technology crying out for a knackering, industry-shaking workout.

But - and this is all-important - it's frighteningly accurate and shockingly responsive. And here's the big bombshell: The same can be said for all of the Kinect debut titles.

Having been invited to a special MS UK event, I'm finally given the chance to get a proper hands-on (off) with all Kinect has to offer - away from the impatient fluster and 'my turn now' rota of E3.

Remember those leaked videos showing the horrible latency of Kinect Adventure's Rally Ball; Jonathan Ross swiping what seemed like seconds before his on-screen avatar did the same?

Forget them - each and every limb flick or gesture I pull is represented on the TV in front of me with no perceptible delay. Heck, the experience of kicking the rubber spheres in the title even feels cutting edge - if only fleetingly. River Rush is the same - my gangly hopping and leaning instantly affecting the in-game action.

Joy Ride, Kinectimals, Kinect Sports - all reassuringly reactive and judicious of every movement. Only the latter 'cheats' at all - with a pre-emptive colour-changing indicator telling you when to leap over hurdles.

I can't endorse Kinect's software launch line-up in terms of durability or originality. It's achingly obvious that these are Wii-aping frivolities - and that the machine's early life will be spent desperately grinning at cash-rich, Christmas-panicked mums.

But the kit works. Like, really works. It's much more than a shonky Eye-Toy - and fears of lag have been wildly overplayed. Believers in Kinect's long-term potential for providing unconventional, breakthrough experiences finally have something to smile about.

Oh, and what of MTV's Dance Central? Well, it's the slickest, most sophisticated piece of software I've seen on Kinect - and boasts surprisingly next-gen visuals. For abashment-free jigglers in 'Juicy'-branded buttock warmers, it's probably the best game of its type ever made.

Not that you'll see my red-faced, galumphing frame in front of it ever again. Trauma over. Back to the sofa...

Very nice.

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Hedon    397

Microsoft going out all in the malls:

My link

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If they would have advertised Alan Wake like this.

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Spookie    63

No.

Got a source? ...Mkay I'll go with my assumption then. :laugh:

next up: Kinect fails to work when the camera unit is covered by someone's sweater. This is yet another blow to the much hyped motion controller for Xbox 360. pinch.gif

/s

Oops. :s

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Hedon    397

Got a source? ...Mkay I'll go with my assumption then. :laugh:

Multiple. ....cool laugh.gif

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Spookie    63

Multiple. ....cool laugh.gif

But you don't post em? Oh go troll another forum.

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Hedon    397

But you don't post em? Oh go troll another forum.

GTFO homey. Been posted in these threads numerous times. Not our fault you don't want to look for them. Good luck laugh.gif

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Andrew    2,861

Those mall booths look nice (Y) Pretty big space they've got there.

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Andrew    2,861
Sign up with MS to get Kinect pricing as it?s announced

July 17th, 2010 @ 22:38

By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has yet to announce a price for Kinect, but if you are one of those types who just need to be informed of something the second it?s announced ? Microsoft?s got you covered.

According to MS?s Xbox for All Facebook page, those who ?like? the page or sign up to get a mobile announcement by texting KINECT to 30360 will be some of the first to know once the price is announced.

That is, if an email, ad, or newspaper article doesn?t leak the information first ? in which case, the internets will be all over it in seconds and liking a Facebook page or signing up for a text will have been in vain.

Still, sign up if you like.

However, it will be announced before too long, we reckon. So we?d just keep our shorts on a bit long. Yes. Shorts.

Kinect is out in November

http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/17/sign-up-with-ms-to-get-kinect-pricing-as-its-announced/

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Unrealistic    49

Meh... It will leak before it's on Facebook, and if it doesn't, it will spread like wildfire as soon as the first text is sent.

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Andrew    2,861

Yeah pretty gimmicky, but who knows...

Maybe they'll use the money to subsidize the cost, then all those whiners can shut up about an unknown price :laugh:

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adepower    0

I wish someone robs a Kinect or something and starts ****ing around with it on a PC.

So much potential :)

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Andrew    2,861

^ no need, Kinect is supported on Windows (or will be in Windows 8)

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adepower    0

^ no need, Kinect is fully supported on Windows

Now it isnt.

It will be at launch.

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Andrew    2,861

Well it's not much use being supported now if you can't buy it now :laugh:

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