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Kinect Launches November 4 in North America

The pitch was made this afternoon.

Today, at its E3 press conference, Microsoft announced that Kinect is launching on November 4 in the North America alongside fifteen compatible games. No price details were announced, but some retailers are beginning to publicize speculation that the hands-free device will launch at $150. 

Based on the games shown during the press conference, and the amount of  time devoted to the Kinect experience, are you guys sold on the hardware? Are you interested in purchasing the game this holiday? And, based on the conference, how much should Kinect cost?
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Posted by MattBodega

Today, at its E3 press conference, Microsoft announced that Kinect is launching on November 4 in the North America alongside fifteen compatible games. No price details were announced, but some retailers are beginning to publicize speculation that the hands-free device will launch at $150. 

Based on the games shown during the press conference, and the amount of  time devoted to the Kinect experience, are you guys sold on the hardware? Are you interested in purchasing the game this holiday? And, based on the conference, how much should Kinect cost?
Posted by DanielJW

Probably. Sadly.

Edited by statiCCero

nice
edit. So close. Anyway, I'm far from being sold on this.

Posted by Hitman101

Nice.

Posted by carlthenimrod

Unimpressed!

Posted by Akeldama

Nope!

Posted by Williamdeb

im in..

Posted by Standing_Gopher

I'm still waiting to hear a price.

Posted by Grilledcheez

Yeah I'll get it I just want to know how much it's going to cost and if it'll be bundled up

Posted by Bacchus

Don't want.

Posted by HeghmohQib

that thing is going to have to be pretty cheap if they expect me to buy that and a game at the same time.

Posted by cstrang

FUCK NO.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Yes, I will be buying it when it comes out. I like to play a wide variety of games, and I am interested in Dance Central and Ubisoft's fitness title.

Posted by boylie
@Williamdeb said:
" im in.. "
I am not. I have a Wii already, thanks.
If you guys enjoy it though, power to you
Posted by Disgaeamad

DANCE CENTRAL BABY, WOOOOOOOOO

Posted by Zicdab

Will never buy one.

Posted by cobble75

not a chance in forzen hell
Posted by YukoAsho

Definitely a Do Not Want as of now.

Posted by Dryker

Definitely interested. More into the media controls than the games; although, the fitness stuff seems useful. Better than doing jumping jacks to a bare wall (keep the blood flowin' to get better work done).
Posted by Davin

Notice how they didn't announce the price? They didn't want to kill all of the good buzz by announcing that it will COST HALF THE AMOUNT OF THE XBOX ITSELF.

Posted by derenf

I dont know. Im kinda digging that dance game...
Edited by spinoir

yes definately in, Forza, star wars, fitness looked good, and also seems like the kineticadventures would be an awsome drinking game lmao.
Posted by Cincaid

Based on the stuff shown at the press conference? Definatly not. Sure, it can be fun to flail your arms to collect orbs, or run on the spot and simulate you're running on a track. But I'm not paying 200$+ (which Kinect will probably cost) for something like that. And the Star Wars "zomg"-title they showed a demo of just looked like a mediocre beat-'em-up on rails.
 
I can definatly see a market for it, but it really just isn't something for me. But I guess time will tell, there really wasn't a lot of gameplay shown that can confirm/deny my feelings towards it.

Posted by Gamble

Skittles!

Posted by Jeffk38uk

Sadly no, not enough titles of interest to justify a purchase. It's the reason I bought a 360 instead of a Wii for the exact same reason all those years ago. Having said that, I'll still keep an eye on it since it seems 2011 will be the year for actual games if they have that many publishers pitching in.
 
So want their new 360 slim tho.

Posted by dvorak

Yeah totally. Take my money. Just do it.

Posted by wwfundertaker

No price, i wonder why. Not impressed with kinect.

Posted by AllisonByProxy

I'm down for Dance Central!

Posted by fjor

%#^#$

Posted by ThaDun

i think it look cool
start dancing fellow gamers!

Posted by Bozar

Technology-wise it seems rather interesting, but I do not really feel like flailing around like a fool in front of my television.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

The games shown looked pretty poor, even for what they were, but the potential for use in other games (like Forza), and even more so, the navigation of the system looks awesome. I am going to get it asap, for sure.

Posted by Dylabaloo
@Davin said:
" Notice how they didn't announce the price? They didn't want to kill all of the good buzz by announcing that it will COST HALF THE AMOUNT OF THE XBOX ITSELF. "
I think its because they want to see what Ps3 move is priced at first. You could also be correct.
Posted by Anthony_Galindo

Looks like the only game I would actually want is the Star Wars game, which doesn't come out until next year.

Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan
@Vito_Raliffe: 
" Yes, I will be buying it when it comes out. I like to play a wide variety of games, and I am interested in Dance Central and Ubisoft's fitness title. "
I am interested in those games too. Kinect Adventures might be fun as well. But it's sad that all of the best looking Kinect games don't look that different from a Wii title. I would have loved to see some attempt at and action or adventure title, with graphics that actually look like a 360 game.
Posted by SuperKcross

Meh. I'll pass

Posted by Vitor

The tech looks great but the support for core gamers is definitely not their main goal. 
 
I don't doubt that we'll see some great traditional games incorporate this tech in the future but it would have been nice to get a glimpse of a major dev doing that at E3 in amongst all the wii-like stuff (imagine the headtracking combined with 3D - seriously, could be great... wait, wasn't MS meant to announce their 3D comparability? Seems like an odd opportunity to miss). 

Posted by cesson

hmm.. not really sold on it yet

Posted by Asadasa5

I'll need my Kinectimal fix, so I'll be getting one launch day.

Posted by TheYear20XX

I'd need to see a price first, but I'm not really interested.

Posted by onimonkii

a slim 360? maybe. kinect? not a chance.

Posted by TSCooler

Me sold when i saw Dance Central Microsoft take my money Here dont care how much it cost lol 

Posted by Marmaladebrat

I am not inspired by Kinect. I think the thing I like the most is the NXE interface stuff.
Posted by Warihay

Only stuff that interested me was the new dashboard. None of the games really appealed to me and with no price point, I can't make a definite decision but as of now, I'll pass on it.

Posted by Novacain

I will not even consider buying Kinect as long as the mainstay is throw away shovelware crap. The only "real" games at the entire press conference were MGS, CoD, Reach, and Gears. The launch lineup of Kinect is precisely what makes the Wii so terrible.

Posted by TerraDelu

I am still skeptical for the same reason I am sure most people are... the Wii.  
 
HOWEVER, I was really impressed with Ubisoft's exercise  game. Not so much the game itself, but I feel like that game really shows the potential for Kinect.  
  
Also, I was really disappointed in the NXE rebuild for Kinect. I feel like the current NXE is perfect for controller-free navigation as is. 

Posted by Shuborno

As expected, the E3 press conference un-sold me on it.  There's a screenshot of the 15 launch titles on Kotaku which makes it clear that Kinect is not for me.

Posted by Hammerjelly

My girlfriend will probably want it. Especially for the dance game. I'm gonna wait on the pricing before I make any decisions.

Posted by daelakk
@derenf: I agree... looks like it would be a steep learning curve though. well atleast for me.
Posted by riffingt0n

I hope it surprises me, but not really feeling it yet.