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Why are people trying to downplay Kinect's success?

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@dr. grass  you make good points but what I wanna know is if the MS fans are happy for Kinect because it is on their system of choice or if they genuinly think the Kinect is a good product???



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d21lewis said:

Because we're tired, Galaki.  We're tired.  

And now that Kinect is successful, guess what's next?  Minority Report, that's what.  Fucking PreCogs arresting us for crimes BEFORE we even comit them,  And then, Skynet.  Goddam Judgement Day (or The Matrix.  I don't fucking know.).  Nothing good will come from Kinect being suuccessful.  And yes.  I am butthurt.  That poop was too big.  Too big.


This is seriously fucking hilarious.  d21lewis you always crack me the hell up but this may even be some of your best work yet.  Holy shit I think I'm crying I laughed so damn hard.



The reason i and many others are downplaying Kinect. Is because if its a success (which is already is) Microsoft will probably focus even more on casual games which i don't want. I have a Wii, never played any title with Wii in the title except Mario Kart Wii and NSMBWii go figure. I don't want that type of games, Microsoft is the only company publishing exclusives for 360 anymore, so if they are going casual, i just got the same games i can play on my PS3. While the PS3 got those games plus, Uncharted 3 etc. See what i am getting at?

Think about it for a while, this will hurt the core audience in the end. Unless Microsoft starts focusing more on the HC games which they probably wont if Kinect is making them more money (except the occational Halo and Gears).



mundus6 said:

The reason i and many others are downplaying Kinect. Is because if its a success (which is already is) Microsoft will probably focus even more on casual games which i don't want. I have a Wii, never played any title with Wii in the title except Mario Kart Wii and NSMBWii go figure. I don't want that type of games, Microsoft is the only company publishing exclusives for 360 anymore, so if they are going casual, i just got the same games i can play on my PS3. While the PS3 got those games plus, Uncharted 3 etc. See what i am getting at?

Think about it for a while, this will hurt the core audience in the end. Unless Microsoft starts focusing more on the HC games which they probably wont if Kinect is making them more money (except the occational Halo and Gears).

No.

Microsoft will still chase after both audiences and be a true gaming machine for all styles of play.  The entire reason the Xbox was called the 360 was because MS said they were going to get every kind of game for every kind of audience, thus a 360 full effect.  There will still be Halo, and Gears, and stuff like Codename Kingdoms as well as all the casual games. And thats the way it should be, a system doesn't have to only cater to one kind of audience.



BenVTrigger said:
mundus6 said:

The reason i and many others are downplaying Kinect. Is because if its a success (which is already is) Microsoft will probably focus even more on casual games which i don't want. I have a Wii, never played any title with Wii in the title except Mario Kart Wii and NSMBWii go figure. I don't want that type of games, Microsoft is the only company publishing exclusives for 360 anymore, so if they are going casual, i just got the same games i can play on my PS3. While the PS3 got those games plus, Uncharted 3 etc. See what i am getting at?

Think about it for a while, this will hurt the core audience in the end. Unless Microsoft starts focusing more on the HC games which they probably wont if Kinect is making them more money (except the occational Halo and Gears).

No.

Microsoft will still chase after both audiences and be a true gaming machine for all styles of play.  The entire reason the Xbox was called the 360 was because MS said they were going to get every kind of game for every kind of audience, thus a 360 full effect.  There will still be Halo, and Gears, and stuff like Codename Kingdoms as well as all the casual games. And thats the way it should be, a system doesn't have to only cater to one kind of audience.

I know, neither Nintendo caters to only one audience, but lets say Microsoft Game Studios only get 1 Billion in budget (completly made up number) a couple of years ago, probably over 90% would go to exclusive HC games and DLC. Today, probably 50% at the most (again completely made up number) 2 years from now if Kinect keeps selling probably less than 30% (made up). See what i am getting at?



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d21lewis said:

Because we're tired, Galaki.  We're tired.  

And now that Kinect is successful, guess what's next?  Minority Report, that's what.  Fucking PreCogs arresting us for crimes BEFORE we even comit them,  And then, Skynet.  Goddam Judgement Day (or The Matrix.  I don't fucking know.).  Nothing good will come from Kinect being suuccessful.  And yes.  I am butthurt.  That poop was too big.  Too big.


Here is your answer OP.



                                        

mundus6 said:
BenVTrigger said:
mundus6 said:

The reason i and many others are downplaying Kinect. Is because if its a success (which is already is) Microsoft will probably focus even more on casual games which i don't want. I have a Wii, never played any title with Wii in the title except Mario Kart Wii and NSMBWii go figure. I don't want that type of games, Microsoft is the only company publishing exclusives for 360 anymore, so if they are going casual, i just got the same games i can play on my PS3. While the PS3 got those games plus, Uncharted 3 etc. See what i am getting at?

Think about it for a while, this will hurt the core audience in the end. Unless Microsoft starts focusing more on the HC games which they probably wont if Kinect is making them more money (except the occational Halo and Gears).

No.

Microsoft will still chase after both audiences and be a true gaming machine for all styles of play.  The entire reason the Xbox was called the 360 was because MS said they were going to get every kind of game for every kind of audience, thus a 360 full effect.  There will still be Halo, and Gears, and stuff like Codename Kingdoms as well as all the casual games. And thats the way it should be, a system doesn't have to only cater to one kind of audience.

I know, neither Nintendo caters to only one audience, but lets say Microsoft Game Studios only get 1 Billion in budget (completly made up number) a couple of years ago, probably over 90% would go to exclusive HC games and DLC. Today, probably 50% at the most (again completely made up number) 2 years from now if Kinect keeps selling probably less than 30% (made up). See what i am getting at?

I see your point but at the same time the entire Xbox division is now bringing in more money from Kinect hardware and sofware sales.  In fact its bringing in TONS of money cause MS has already stated that they make profit on every Kinect sold.  So thats more cash to use on the development of games both Core and Casual.  And its not like Kinect will be only casual games.  Project Draco and Steel Battallion as well as the Gears Kinect title and Forza 4 are all core titles that use Kinect and thats just stuff thats already announced.



I am butthurt. MS shouldn't use it's "money advantage" against the competition, it's uncalled-for and dishonourable. 



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kivi95 said:

i was a 360 fan until kinect got released,now their is just coming casual gamers and microsoft has their focus on them now,we hardcore gamers are just getting Gears Of War 3(which will be awesome but it's just one game) I have a ps3 too so will prabably use it much more this year.


Don't be afraid. You'll get Crysis 2, Bodycount, Brink, XCOM, Bioshock 3, Forza 4, a new COD and a lot more as well. ;)



d21lewis said:

Because we're tired, Galaki.  We're tired.  

And now that Kinect is successful, guess what's next?  Minority Report, that's what.  Fucking PreCogs arresting us for crimes BEFORE we even comit them,  And then, Skynet.  Goddam Judgement Day (or The Matrix.  I don't fucking know.).  Nothing good will come from Kinect being suuccessful.  And yes.  I am butthurt.  That poop was too big.  Too big.


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