I don't understand the appeal for the menu navigating..

#1 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

It just looks cool but it looks like it's all pretty slow and quite tedious. You have to be standing, as has been confirmed unless they figure out how to fix it. And you'll have to wave your hands then hold your hand up and still for a couple of seconds to select something. the voice thing is slow too. you have to say XBOX YADA AYDA, wait a sec and it responds. 
 it has fun game potential, dance central looks like a great time. but using a remote or a controller is WAY more efficient when it comes to menu navigating than waving your arms and using voice commands. it will be neat for a few tries and to show off to friends and all. but after the cool factor wears off, you'll get frustrated and want the speed and accuracy of your controller back. 

#2 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -

I think it'd be cool if they were able to bring that same hands-free thing to PC. Navigate your PC hands free.

#3 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1640 posts) -

People are easily amused.

#4 Posted by Andorski (5191 posts) -

People don't seem to mind the navigation for the Wii's menu system.  Having to hold position for a second to select things is stupid though.  Why not activate a menu option with a simple hand gesture, like making a fist?

#5 Edited by ChickenPants (934 posts) -

Because the press are a bunch of nerds and the addition of this sci-fi high-concept futuristic crap strokes their collective nerd boners regardless of how practical the actual functionality is.

#6 Posted by TaccyP (307 posts) -

It seems more taxing then simply using a controller. Having to wave your hand around, and then speak clearly enough for it to understand you seems like more work than simply pressing buttons on a controller.

#7 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -
@TwoOneFive:  It's not the reality of it that makes people excited, it's the concept.  I think it would be awesome to wave my hands in the air, expanding my fingers or forming a fist, to navigate menus.
 
@ChickenPants said:

" Because the press are a bunch of nerds and the addition of this sci-fi high-concept futuristic crap strokes their collective nerd boners regardless of how practical the actually functionality is. "

To each his own.  Good for you if you hate the idea and prefer practicality.  I, on the other hand, would enjoy this "sci-fi high concept crap" if it was well implemented.
#8 Edited by ChickenPants (934 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ: I never said I hated it, I think it's pretty cool. I was just stating the rationale behind people's reaction. :)
#9 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -
@ChickenPants:  Ah, well sorry then.
#10 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@Burns098356GX said:

" I think it'd be cool if they were able to bring that same hands-free thing to PC. Navigate your PC hands free. "

did you read anything i just said or are you so kenict-excited you can't possibly think of any negativity about it?
 
its SLOW and TEDIUS. sounds cool but using it for menus and such is just a gimmick and the cool factor will wear off fast. hopefully dev's can make some good games because gaming is the only thing i see worth using it for, which isn't a bad thing, i just wish they spent less time showing off the menu stuff at the e3 conference. 
#11 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Its "futuristic movie" tech. Substantially less efficient than what it replaces but boy oh boy is it futuristic. "Xbox pause", oh thank god I don't have to press a single button like some kind of caveman.

#12 Edited by ProfessorEss (7281 posts) -
@TwoOneFive said:

" @Burns098356GX said:

" I think it'd be cool if they were able to bring that same hands-free thing to PC. Navigate your PC hands free. "

did you read anything i just said or are you so kenict-excited you can't possibly think of any negativity about it?
Maybe he read it and disagreed?
Sheesh.
#13 Posted by samcotts (2258 posts) -

I agree. Completely pointless for menu navigation. It's a gimmick that people will get bored of quickly after the release of Kinect.

#14 Posted by rjayb89 (7717 posts) -

Whatever man, I want to be able to navigate menus by the mere thought of it.

#15 Posted by Cramsy (1164 posts) -

I think it looks cool..  
 
Be nice to just be on the couch and quickly pause without looking for my controller 

#16 Posted by SolemnOaf (535 posts) -

Out of all the Kinetic functions, voice recognition is the only thing I think would be practically useful.  For the next generation of consoles (especially if they rely on digital content which all signs indicate they will) it would be usefull to be able to say "console, play Blur" and have it just start up without having to sort through any menus. 
 
Of course, any amount of time this might save will be thwarted by the multiple certification processes your console-specific digital content will have to undergo.  Making sure your game's connected to your tag's connected to your hard drive's connected to your console's game and all that in reverse order, too.  Anyways, it still could be useful, the rest of Kinect can burn in hell.

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