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« Reply #520 on: November 22, 2010, 07:13:37 PM »

In SSX Tricky on the PS2 - the first mountain ( forgot the name ) I could have my boarder just free fall down the mountain and still win.  It was that little bit of fun that helped me find a shortcut.  But that is different, for in game gravity took control.  As for Joy Ride, well, I won't be able to let anyone know until after Christmas when the family gets the Kinect.
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« Reply #521 on: November 22, 2010, 08:36:28 PM »

It isn't like he earned first place.

When a game has a default forward motion for throttle it would be very frustrating to have "dead stops" everywhere. It just so happens that the physics of where he started happened to land him a decent line position to hit a shortcut and get him ahead.

Perhaps there is also an on-the-fly competitor adjustment to make sure the race stays close.

All that being said, it still doesn't look good. Frankly, I found Mario Kart to be pretty frustrating. This certainly is the pendulum in the other direction. biggrin
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« Reply #522 on: November 23, 2010, 06:17:43 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on November 22, 2010, 04:30:15 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 22, 2010, 04:10:44 AM

The absolute 'amazement' of Kinect Joy Ride. The game is SO simple, it plays itself! Either that or he controls it with HIS MIND.

Sad. Very...sad.
There is an update under the video that says it is believed to be faked.  I've not played the game, though, to be able to offer up whether I believe that to be true or not.

From what I read from elsewhere was that if you're sitting down, the game goes into auto-accelerate mode, as well as does some minor control adjustments 'for you' or something. It's like the game assumes you're a 6-year old and makes life easier. Or something.
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« Reply #523 on: November 26, 2010, 03:04:50 AM »

more Kinect with Windows, including surfing the next.  
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« Reply #524 on: November 26, 2010, 03:49:53 AM »

I have to give props to Fitness: Your Shape for being a fantastic workout program (especially while I go through physical therapy) while being a fun game to play/excersize to at the same time.
My wife who doesn't have that much time to go to the gym lately, plays everyday for about an hour and already she has been getting decent results  thumbsup
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« Reply #525 on: November 26, 2010, 08:45:40 AM »

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I have to give props to Fitness: Your Shape for being a fantastic workout program (especially while I go through physical therapy) while being a fun game to play/excersize to at the same time.
My wife who doesn't have that much time to go to the gym lately, plays everyday for about an hour and already she has been getting decent results  thumbsup


If only it would see that I am squatting damn it!  I enjoy the program as well but some of my Ti Chi movements aren't very pretty.
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« Reply #526 on: November 26, 2010, 08:47:16 AM »

Oh and have you tried the Cross Ski exercise?  I cannot for the life of me get in sync with the trainer even though I appear to be mimicking her exactly.   Pretty frustrating getting past the tutorial for that one. 
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« Reply #527 on: November 27, 2010, 01:00:44 AM »

Woo hoo! My wife surprised me with a Kinect and Dance Central for my birthday. Didn't have time to mess with it today but plan on devoting my full attention tomorrow. I debated between Kinectimals and a fitness game as a secondary and wound up getting Kinectimals for my daughter.

A friend of mine got me some Captain Morgan Private Stock, so we are currently debating an evening of drunken Dance Central tomorrow night.  dude
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« Reply #528 on: November 27, 2010, 07:36:07 AM »

Quote from: YellowKing on November 27, 2010, 01:00:44 AM

Woo hoo! My wife surprised me with a Kinect and Dance Central for my birthday. Didn't have time to mess with it today but plan on devoting my full attention tomorrow. I debated between Kinectimals and a fitness game as a secondary and wound up getting Kinectimals for my daughter.

A friend of mine got me some Captain Morgan Private Stock, so we are currently debating an evening of drunken Dance Central tomorrow night.  dude

Congrats! Dance Central is a great game. Captain Morgan would make it even more awesome!
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« Reply #529 on: November 28, 2010, 01:31:38 AM »

Kinect Super Mario Bros.
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« Reply #530 on: November 29, 2010, 03:22:07 AM »

Quick initial impressions -

Technology-wise, it surpassed my expectations. I was expecting it to be more laggy and less accurate, and was pleasantly surprised on both counts.

When my daughter started crawling we rearranged our furniture so that she'd have a nice open area in the living room. As it turns out, this is IDEAL for Kinect. I carefully calibrated everything for the best possible experience, and can say that if you have the right layout it is pretty amazing.

Dance Central is the most fun I've had with a game since Rock Band. We had some absolute hilarious moments last night. I'm not going to give anything away other than that I rocked the hell out of "Funkytown."

Kinectimals is definitely very well made for a kid's game. I bought this one for my daughter. She's too young to really interact with it but she enjoys watching me play. They really did a great job utilizing all aspects of the Kinect functionality with this game.

I'm looking forward to picking up a fitness title, but that will probably have to wait for Christmas. As it stands, Kinect Adventures and Dance Central are more than enough to burn some calories. I didn't realize how out of shape I was until I got this thing!

My overall gut feeling is probably the same as a lot of folks - the technology is amazing, but the game library isn't mature enough yet to wholeheartedly recommend it. Still, I'm hoping we'll see some cool titles next year.

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« Reply #531 on: November 30, 2010, 05:07:43 AM »

Kinect has sold 2.5 million units in 25 days

http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/11/29/kinect-sells-2-5-million-in-first-25-days.aspx
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« Reply #532 on: November 30, 2010, 08:49:11 AM »

Minecraft Kinect.
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« Reply #533 on: November 30, 2010, 09:31:41 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 30, 2010, 05:07:43 AM


Wow 3 million by Christmas wasn't so far-fetched after all.
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« Reply #534 on: November 30, 2010, 11:25:08 AM »

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Quote from: metallicorphan on November 30, 2010, 05:07:43 AM


Wow 3 million by Christmas wasn't so far-fetched after all.

the day before release,Microsoft changed their prediction and said 5 million by Christmas...which i guess,it could do as well....although we have what 25 days until that day?,so it would have to pull another 2.5million in 25 days again

December,i guess people are thinking about getting presents more,so maybe people who have bought kinect are now gonna go out and buy one for their friends or family
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« Reply #535 on: November 30, 2010, 01:28:48 PM »

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Quote from: Canuck on November 30, 2010, 09:31:41 AM

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Wow 3 million by Christmas wasn't so far-fetched after all.

the day before release,Microsoft changed their prediction and said 5 million by Christmas...which i guess,it could do as well....although we have what 25 days until that day?,so it would have to pull another 2.5million in 25 days again

December,i guess people are thinking about getting presents more,so maybe people who have bought kinect are now gonna go out and buy one for their friends or family

The media push (Oprah!!!) really made the difference, it seems.
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« Reply #536 on: November 30, 2010, 03:14:55 PM »

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Quote from: metallicorphan on November 30, 2010, 11:25:08 AM

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Wow 3 million by Christmas wasn't so far-fetched after all.

the day before release,Microsoft changed their prediction and said 5 million by Christmas...which i guess,it could do as well....although we have what 25 days until that day?,so it would have to pull another 2.5million in 25 days again

December,i guess people are thinking about getting presents more,so maybe people who have bought kinect are now gonna go out and buy one for their friends or family

The media push (Oprah!!!) really made the difference, it seems.

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« Reply #537 on: November 30, 2010, 06:39:43 PM »

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Quote from: metallicorphan on November 30, 2010, 05:07:43 AM


Wow 3 million by Christmas wasn't so far-fetched after all.

WOOO!

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MS knows how much overestimating figures hurts the overall stock's bottom line.  If they are estimating 3M, they are pretty damn sure they are going to get it.

There are a LOT of XBros out there, bro.

But they're not going after the XBros with these launch titles.  And Joey Q's mom already bought him a Wii.

It's the line "sell more than 360 systems at launch" that has me baffled.

And the "biggest launch in our history, for Xbox" thing.  Seriously?  They better start treating it as such.

XBros are still totally mega-hyped, bro.  Bro it's going to be sweet.
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« Reply #538 on: November 30, 2010, 09:14:37 PM »

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Wow 3 million by Christmas wasn't so far-fetched after all.

WOOO!

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MS knows how much overestimating figures hurts the overall stock's bottom line.  If they are estimating 3M, they are pretty damn sure they are going to get it.

There are a LOT of XBros out there, bro.

But they're not going after the XBros with these launch titles.  And Joey Q's mom already bought him a Wii.

It's the line "sell more than 360 systems at launch" that has me baffled.

And the "biggest launch in our history, for Xbox" thing.  Seriously?  They better start treating it as such.

XBros are still totally mega-hyped, bro.  Bro it's going to be sweet.

They did start treating it as such with an Oprahstic push.

Of course, the paranoid in me would like to point out that these numbers are coming from Microsoft themselves...
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« Reply #539 on: November 30, 2010, 09:21:21 PM »

i'll put this here icon_twisted

Playstation Move has sold 4.1 million since middle of September release,Sony claim

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=278463

there seems to be some confusion however(at least in the comments)on whether this number is counting he full package with the nunchucks etc
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« Reply #540 on: November 30, 2010, 09:27:05 PM »

that may be shipped:

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A Sony representative explained that the 4.1 million actually represents Move units shipped to stores, adding "While we don't disclose our exact sell-through number, the key is that our retailers continue to ask for more Move units and are taking every unit we can supply them with based on their sales." Which, you know, would have been a cool thing to put in that press release, we think.

and it probably would have fit better in the Playstation Move thread  icon_wink
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« Reply #541 on: November 30, 2010, 09:33:51 PM »

meh didn't even know we had a Move thread icon_biggrin
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« Reply #542 on: December 10, 2010, 04:34:46 PM »

Kinect air guitar.
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« Reply #543 on: December 10, 2010, 05:42:46 PM »

I appreciate the hacks that people have, but is anyone other than the person who made the hack using it?

Are there other people out there who have applied the hack to play air guitar, or control hand puppets, or move Super Mario around?

I know people say:  "But look at what Kinect can do!  Isn't it great?"   Not really.  It's not doing any of that in any actual form of usage.  It's like people playing Wolfenstein on the TI calculator.  It's neat that it can do it, but it's not doing much else.
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« Reply #544 on: December 10, 2010, 06:38:18 PM »

Quote from: MaxSteele on December 10, 2010, 05:42:46 PM

I appreciate the hacks that people have, but is anyone other than the person who made the hack using it?

Are there other people out there who have applied the hack to play air guitar, or control hand puppets, or move Super Mario around?

I know people say:  "But look at what Kinect can do!  Isn't it great?"   Not really.  It's not doing any of that in any actual form of usage.  It's like people playing Wolfenstein on the TI calculator.  It's neat that it can do it, but it's not doing much else.

Sure, ignore it, but you won't be laughing when someone launches a nuclear missile using Kinect, will you?
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« Reply #545 on: December 10, 2010, 08:04:07 PM »

http://technabob.com/blog/2010/12/09/microsoft-kinect-rc-flying-bot-autonomous-flying-machine/



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« Reply #546 on: December 11, 2010, 12:51:08 AM »

Quote from: YellowKing on November 29, 2010, 03:22:07 AM

I didn't realize how out of shape I was until I got this thing!

...My overall gut feeling...

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« Reply #547 on: December 11, 2010, 01:25:12 AM »

Quote from: MaxSteele on December 10, 2010, 08:04:07 PM


it's getting worse by the minute:  self driving car with Kinect.
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« Reply #548 on: December 14, 2010, 08:28:02 AM »

Piano anywhere.
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« Reply #549 on: December 15, 2010, 12:45:08 AM »

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i'm still pretty amazed by the amount of cool stuff people are doing with the hardware.  even if a lot of it seems pretty basic or rough around the edges, i think it's impressive that we've seen so much creativity so quickly and can't wait to see what else shows up as people have more time to play with the technology.
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« Reply #550 on: December 16, 2010, 06:52:31 AM »

Kinect Cybersex
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« Reply #551 on: December 16, 2010, 04:20:32 PM »

holographic video chat.  it uses 2 Kinect cameras and a WiiMote.
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« Reply #552 on: December 19, 2010, 09:44:23 PM »

a bit on possible firmware updates.
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« Reply #553 on: December 21, 2010, 02:54:23 AM »

next up:  American Sign language recognition.  I wonder if soon the games will recognize me flipping them off......
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« Reply #554 on: December 24, 2010, 01:43:14 AM »

make your own 80's music video.
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« Reply #555 on: December 24, 2010, 03:13:46 AM »

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Microsoft says not so
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« Reply #556 on: December 24, 2010, 08:45:05 PM »

This thing is going to be Nintendo printing money laughing execs guys huge.

My wife wants one.

My wife.  The one who HATES video games.

She asked me if we had a 360 because she would go buy one if we didn't to get it.

Microsoft stock going up.
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« Reply #557 on: December 24, 2010, 10:45:36 PM »

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This thing is going to be Nintendo printing money laughing execs guys huge.

My 65-year-old mom told me yesterday that she wanted to buy herself one of these for Christmas, and was bummed she couldn't find one anywhere. 
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« Reply #558 on: December 25, 2010, 12:20:22 AM »

Quote from: Gratch on December 24, 2010, 10:45:36 PM

Quote from: Cortilian on December 24, 2010, 08:45:05 PM

This thing is going to be Nintendo printing money laughing execs guys huge.

My 65-year-old mom told me yesterday that she wanted to buy herself one of these for Christmas, and was bummed she couldn't find one anywhere. 

I went into Best Buy for another item and they had at least 10 Kinects on the shelf.
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« Reply #559 on: December 25, 2010, 01:28:32 AM »

My brother bought me one, even though I never mentioned it. I think it's mainly because he wants to play it with his kids during the holidays.  icon_lol
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