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Kinect was an excellent idea im sure it give people hours of fun i remeber when the origional came out it was flipping huge...

i have Kinect 2.0 with my X1 i suppose kids use it for dance central but apart from that the functionality for it with games is slim indeed. i do use the voice controls for screenshots etc



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The only use for the Kinect as of now is for development. Not necessarily for gaming but it still serves as a decent 3D camera that can track your limbs. It can read your facial features. It seems like a terrific motion capture device for indie developers for instance.
FRU was the first game in a long while that made me believe that Kinect had its own place in gaming but it was a little too late to the party. The device itself is still being used for interesting things that doesn't fit the living room but works great in arcade environments.



Is there a Kinect sex game? I know Playboy put out a game on the Wii. You think that they could have you bang out your partner in different positions. Longer you last the higher the score, the more moaning the more points, etc...



Hahah, unfortunately no :P



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I actually really like the Kinect, maybe a device like that needs to be multiplat to justify making games for it.

PS Move was a neat device, but again making games for a single platform's gimmick is rarely worthwhile.



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I also love the Kinect and the potential it has (or had). For me, it falls short of availability, a huge factor for why the initial plans for Xbox One was terrible for anyone in Europe, "Kinect is mandatory but the real use of the device (voice commands) are not available in all of these countries 'since none of you can speak English apparently'"
It was sad, I have to switch my Xbox to UK or US in order to use the voice commands. Still worked great for the few games that tried to integrate it (D4, Project Spark and FRU), unfortunately all of those games flopped, but they still worked pretty well.



Pemalite said:
I found Kinect is convenient for the voice commands, not a fan of the motion controlling.

I think what Microsoft should do going forward is include a couple of Microphones on the front of their consoles just for that, it's not even a big cost either.

Not a good design. The mic would pick up the fan noise/disc drive, in the console. It won't work right, if people have cabinet TV stands, with doors.



archer9234 said:
Pemalite said:
I found Kinect is convenient for the voice commands, not a fan of the motion controlling.

I think what Microsoft should do going forward is include a couple of Microphones on the front of their consoles just for that, it's not even a big cost either.

Not a good design. The mic would pick up the fan noise/disc drive, in the console. It won't work right, if people have cabinet TV stands, with doors.

They could go carts also!



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