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Project Natal In Motion on Late Night

New Late Night host Jimmy Fallon invites Kudo Tsunoda on to demo Microsoft's newly revealed motion control system.

I haven't loved Jimmy Fallon's brief tenure as NBC's new Late Night host so far, but I'm willing to cut him some slack. Partially because of his obvious enthusiasm for the job, as well as his willingness to do weird stuff like bring Mark-Paul Gosselaar on in-character as Zack Morris, or have Kudo Tsunoda come on and demo Project Natal while everyone wears bright red jumpsuits, as he did last night. Kudo demos the same full-body Breakout game that was shown at Microsoft's E3 press conference, as well as a version of Burnout Paradise made to work with Natal. If you've got five minutes and 15 seconds to spare, you can watch the whole demo right here!

  


There's not much for new information here, but it's important that Microsoft is able to show that existing game concepts can still work with Natal. I think what impressed me most was how relatively seamless it was for Fallon and his guests John Krasinski and Stephen Moyer to jump in. There were still a few glitchy joint moments, but nothing as severe as what happened at E3. I have to imagine, though, that extra five seconds it took to switch over to the Burnout demo was excruciating for Kudo. Still, it shows a lot of confidence in Natal on Microsoft's behalf if it's willing to give a live demo on national TV.
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Posted by Ryan
I haven't loved Jimmy Fallon's brief tenure as NBC's new Late Night host so far, but I'm willing to cut him some slack. Partially because of his obvious enthusiasm for the job, as well as his willingness to do weird stuff like bring Mark-Paul Gosselaar on in-character as Zack Morris, or have Kudo Tsunoda come on and demo Project Natal while everyone wears bright red jumpsuits, as he did last night. Kudo demos the same full-body Breakout game that was shown at Microsoft's E3 press conference, as well as a version of Burnout Paradise made to work with Natal. If you've got five minutes and 15 seconds to spare, you can watch the whole demo right here!

  


There's not much for new information here, but it's important that Microsoft is able to show that existing game concepts can still work with Natal. I think what impressed me most was how relatively seamless it was for Fallon and his guests John Krasinski and Stephen Moyer to jump in. There were still a few glitchy joint moments, but nothing as severe as what happened at E3. I have to imagine, though, that extra five seconds it took to switch over to the Burnout demo was excruciating for Kudo. Still, it shows a lot of confidence in Natal on Microsoft's behalf if it's willing to give a live demo on national TV.
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Edited by Heartagram

WAH BAM

There it is

Edited by Double0hFor

this is still sketch

ps why does that guy have to wear sunglasses inside all the time?

Edited by Death_Burnout

Whoa Whoa Whoa...Zack Morris? Really!? Wow....He looks like an action figure like that.

Oh and. Hell yeah Kudo! get yo self out there! WHA-BAM! there it is...i love how he was doing that same motion. Obviously no heel action here.

Posted by EndrzGame

I can haz?

Posted by TripMasterMunky

Yeah the burnout paradise stuff was pretty cool.

Posted by Snail

Die Spielberg. Just die.

Posted by Meelis

Burnout demo was impressive, but I can't imagine playing like this for more than a few minutes. You are going to need to rest your hands on something like a real wheel.

Posted by PJ
@Double0hFor said:
"this is still sketchps why does that guy have to wear sunglasses inside all the time?"

Listen to ´the bombcast and you will find out
Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking
@Double0hFor said:
" this is still sketchps why does that guy have to wear sunglasses inside all the time? "
I heard that his eyes are too sensitive to lights or something.

Anyway the demo looks great. I love how they could each jump in and start playing almost immediatly. The motion mapping to the avatar is still a little crazy in places but that's why it's not being released yet right?
Posted by ChocolateCoffin

He says "you need no lag to control a car game", but there's blatant visible lag on it.

Posted by ChocolateCoffin

He says "you need no lag to control a car game", but there's blatant visible lag on it.

Posted by Szlifier

Too bad there is such a lag in controls. I really hope they will reduce it, because now its not fast enough for games like this.

Posted by Reuben

The lag wasn't too bad but I definitely see what you guys are seeing and I don't quite understand why he said that. Though it is still in development so hopefully they can fix that problem because it does look like a lot of fun.

Posted by Snail

I want to shoot every casual gamer that is killing gaming in that audience that finds this funny.

Posted by WilliamRLBaker
@ChocolateCoffin said:
" He says "you need no lag to control a car game", but there's blatant visible lag on it. "
 unresponsiveness which is a byproduct of the fact they are taking a game not made from the ground up for natal and they basically made a script to take motion oncamera as button presses in game.
As well there doesn't seem to be any lag in the gas and break the lag you talk of seems contained in the steering.

Posted by chadhot

did they have the jumpsuits on for a reason?  i was wondering if it helps natal to see one color like that. 

i won't play burnout like this.  what a whip.  i do think natal will be fantastic though.  the presentation at E3 look very polished (especially compared to what Sony rolled out - though I want this to be great too).

and enough with indoor sunglasses.  they make you a douche.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

It looks like a load of fun, I wonder how close we are to a release date?

Posted by ZeroCast
@Snail: I think you need to lighten up a bit.
Posted by Number1

Man im really looking forward to this. Im intrested how they can incorparate this with a controller. Good to see gaming finally getting some tv time.

Posted by Snail
@ZeroCast: I think that you live in Europe, correct?
Edited by Jimbo
@Heartagram: A worthy first comment, sir.

Yeah I bet the jumpsuits make it easier for the cam to pick up.  I expect Natal is a nightmare to get working properly in studio conditions.
Posted by Moody_yeti

The main point i got from this video is how annoying jimmy fallon is ^^

Edited by ZeroCast
@Snail: No my friend, i live in Jordan.
Posted by mordukai

Jimmy Fallon is not funny!!! who the fuck decided that he is??????? 

Posted by Claude

That seemed fun, but it has a long way to go. Imagine playing Madden, Golf, Hockey, Football... crazy.

Posted by Snail
@ZeroCast: My point is, you obviously don't live in America. AKA leader of capitalism, which means that, as long as soccer isn't popular there, it will not be popular in "the whole world".
Posted by NickL
@chadhot said:
" did they have the jumpsuits on for a reason?  i was wondering if it helps natal to see one color like that.  i won't play burnout like this.  what a whip.  i do think natal will be fantastic though.  the presentation at E3 look very polished (especially compared to what Sony rolled out - though I want this to be great too).and enough with indoor sunglasses.  they make you a douche. "
if indoor sunglasses make someone look like a douche, then what shall we call the guy that comments on them even though kudo's eyes are sensitive to light?
Posted by DerekDanahy

Looks better, still has some problems though.

Posted by ChocolateCoffin
@WilliamRLBaker said:
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@ChocolateCoffin said:
" He says "you need no lag to control a car game", but there's blatant visible lag on it. "
 unresponsiveness which is a byproduct of the fact they are taking a game not made from the ground up for natal and they basically made a script to take motion oncamera as button presses in game.As well there doesn't seem to be any lag in the gas and break the lag you talk of seems contained in the steering. "


Still, even in the breakout game there is noticeable lag between avatar movements and human movements, at least half a second, which is failry important.
Posted by Church069

Considering Burnout Paradise was not built to run with Natal, it worked rather well.  I would love to play an arcadey type racing game that was optimized for project Natal.

Posted by RandomInternetUser
@Double0hFor: He's just that badass
Posted by Afroman269

So Ryan does this mean you will stop bashing Natal?

Posted by RHCPfan24

That Burnout Paradise demo was actually really cool. I like the fact that this is being put on live, national TV. +1 for Jimmy Fallon.

Posted by TheGreatGuero

It looked impressive. They all were really sucking at the game, though, so that could be a concern, but it was cool, nevertheless.

Edited by ohms

So we have to be dressed like Gitmo prisoners to play now?

Still looks like an improved version of EyeToy to me...



Posted by Szlifier
@ohms said:
" Still looks like an improved version of EyeToy to me... "
It is, because this games doesnt really show Natal 3D capabilities. The fun will begin when game will require more 3D movement, like grab something, move it forward, backward.
Posted by senrat

They could do so many awesome things with this tech!
@Snail: why are you talking like a homocidal maniac? You want to kill Steven spielberg and every person in the audience!

Posted by Pazy

Too bad its US only again, stupid Geo-Restrictions. Why cant companies wake up :|

Posted by Xander

I need to learn how to trick servers into thinking I am an a US computer...

Posted by blazetrails

still questionable on project natal.... do they have a release date set?

Posted by MetalGearSunny

How would you use boost?

Posted by killdave

i want to play bumper cars - 2 player split screen

shouder charge your friend in real life :D

Posted by OllyOxenFree

So Kudo's eyes are sensitive to light?  Is he Riddick now?

Badass.

Posted by Nasar7

Weird that they're all wearing bright red jumpsuits. This looks like something ppl 10 years from now will look back on and be like "what were they thinking??"

Posted by Kohe321

Wha-BAM!

Posted by Bubahula
@Snail said:
" @ZeroCast: My point is, you obviously don't live in America. AKA leader of capitalism, which means that, as long as soccer isn't popular there, it will not be popular in "the whole world". "
wow with that comment you made yourself seem like a dick and probably annoyed anyone outside the states
Posted by Snail
@Bubahula said:
" @Snail said:
" @ZeroCast: My point is, you obviously don't live in America. AKA leader of capitalism, which means that, as long as soccer isn't popular there, it will not be popular in "the whole world". "
wow with that comment you made yourself seem like a dick and probably annoyed anyone outside the states "
Funny thing is, I am outside of the States. I am just realistic.
Posted by ZeroCast
@Snail: Snail, what on earth does capitalism has to do with anything? it's just a sport, enjoy it as it is.
Posted by _Phara0h_
  
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