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Get Live With Giant Bomb & Kinect

Face it, you want to know. No. You NEED to know.


 Bam, here it is.
It seems like everyone's been on pins and needles in anticipation of the Kinect launch. I get the impression that there are a lot of people waiting to see how it all turns out. Some of you are genuinely interested and hopeful. Some of you seem like you're just lining up to tear it apart. Me, well, I've had some good times with the Kinect so far, but it's always been in controlled situations. Tomorrow, the Kinects we ordered from Amazon will show up here and we'll get to find out for ourselves. And since we're all in this together, I figured hey... what better way to do this than to find out live, on the Internet, all damned day long?

So that's the plan. We're not 100 percent sure when the Kinect is going to show up, but once the mail gets here, we're going to crack it open, walk it over to the green screen, and start running through every game we can get our hands on. So far, that list includes...


I expect that by the time tomorrow actually comes around, this list will have grown a bit bigger. Ubisoft has Your Shape, Motion Sports, and Fighters Uncaged, for example. Konami has Adrenalin Misfits, too. Either way, we're going to probably play this stuff almost all day. At 4PM (Pacific time!), we'll tag out of Kinectland and get into GoldenEye 007 on the Wii for our regularly scheduled Thursday Night Throwdown. Then, after that, if there's still more to see, we'll get back on the 360 and check out some more Kinect stuff. Hopefully, by the end of the day, we'll all have a clearer idea about what, exactly, the Kinect is capable of.

Personally, I'm still really interested in this stuff, even if some of it's clearly aimed at younger players. Dance Central's been fun, and the bowling in Kinect Sports felt totally functional. Faint praise, I know, but that's largely because we haven't been able to see this stuff in our own office yet, and it's been really tough to get a feel for the long-term appeal of the Kinect launch lineup during all of the little events and demos Microsoft has been doing since E3.

So, just to recap, we'll be doing this for HOURS tomorrow. We'll have the chat open and stuff, so come by and get educated about what this magic camera demon can do! Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff

 Bam, here it is.
It seems like everyone's been on pins and needles in anticipation of the Kinect launch. I get the impression that there are a lot of people waiting to see how it all turns out. Some of you are genuinely interested and hopeful. Some of you seem like you're just lining up to tear it apart. Me, well, I've had some good times with the Kinect so far, but it's always been in controlled situations. Tomorrow, the Kinects we ordered from Amazon will show up here and we'll get to find out for ourselves. And since we're all in this together, I figured hey... what better way to do this than to find out live, on the Internet, all damned day long?

So that's the plan. We're not 100 percent sure when the Kinect is going to show up, but once the mail gets here, we're going to crack it open, walk it over to the green screen, and start running through every game we can get our hands on. So far, that list includes...


I expect that by the time tomorrow actually comes around, this list will have grown a bit bigger. Ubisoft has Your Shape, Motion Sports, and Fighters Uncaged, for example. Konami has Adrenalin Misfits, too. Either way, we're going to probably play this stuff almost all day. At 4PM (Pacific time!), we'll tag out of Kinectland and get into GoldenEye 007 on the Wii for our regularly scheduled Thursday Night Throwdown. Then, after that, if there's still more to see, we'll get back on the 360 and check out some more Kinect stuff. Hopefully, by the end of the day, we'll all have a clearer idea about what, exactly, the Kinect is capable of.

Personally, I'm still really interested in this stuff, even if some of it's clearly aimed at younger players. Dance Central's been fun, and the bowling in Kinect Sports felt totally functional. Faint praise, I know, but that's largely because we haven't been able to see this stuff in our own office yet, and it's been really tough to get a feel for the long-term appeal of the Kinect launch lineup during all of the little events and demos Microsoft has been doing since E3.

So, just to recap, we'll be doing this for HOURS tomorrow. We'll have the chat open and stuff, so come by and get educated about what this magic camera demon can do!
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Posted by OmegaPirate

Picked a good week to be off work :) 
 
Looking forward to seeing how the kinect stuff works out of a controlled environment and in a more 'home like' setting. 
 
I got the chance to try it in an argos store over the weekend playing kinect adventures, and to be fair, it didnt work as well as i figured it can - there were people all over, cars going by, lots of interference and a queue so long that they didn't really get the time to calibrate it properly (that's the impression i got anyway) 
 
Heres hoping it's not another 'flash in the pan' - i refuse to add  'Kinect' to my online dictionary of words until its proven to me it will be around long enough to warrant me typing it! and these damn red lines underneath it are driving me insane

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(by which I mean, no more motion controllers please)

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Looking forward to it! Though, once my own Dance Central arrives, I'll probably have to close out the stream! Hopefully I will be able to watch the archive.

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Awesome! It's about time we got some serious Kinect coverage! Uh...I mean...
 
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@Cheapoz said:
" Good to hear you guys are coming in with an open mind on it. I could care less for a video of sarcastic comments and dissenting attitudes towards new tech. "
O yeah, that too. 
 
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