Just saw the Macy's/Microsoft/Kinect Commercial

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#1 Posted by Emilio (3581 posts) -

Wow. That right there is the current state of the video game industry, ladies and gentlemen. 
 
If you haven't seen it, it is basically similar to an old navy commercial showing all these beautiful family models enjoying themselves like you would never believe. 
"Kinect, where the controller is your body!" 
 
Awesome.

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#2 Posted by turboman (9047 posts) -

I think I saw a Kinect demo stand in Macy's when I went to an Atlanta Braves game last month... 
 
needless to say, I walked past it... even though I wanted to look goofy in front of all the hot moms.

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#3 Posted by blazerx9x (744 posts) -
@Emilio said:
" Wow. That right there is the current state of the video game industry, ladies and gentlemen.  If you haven't seen it, it is basically similar to an old navy commercial showing all these beautiful family models enjoying themselves like you would never believe. "Kinect, where the controller is your body!"  Awesome. "
you are using sarcasm right?
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#4 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I'm trying to imagine how a public demo station for Kinect would actually work in a store environment.  If you need X amount of space between you and the camera for the camera to read your movements properly (didn't the GB staff say it was something ridiculous like 13 feet?), you only have Y amount of space to allocate to a demo area, and god knows how many people milling about in the background and foreground (little kids wandering between you and the camera, etc.), I don't see how this is supposed to work as a marketing tactic.

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#5 Posted by joe1138 (29 posts) -

Just caught the commercial in question myself. Gotta admit-if you don't know what the Kinect is you could be excused for thinking the folks in the ad are borderline schizophrenic.

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#6 Posted by m1k3ines (1504 posts) -

I just saw a commercial for it on ESPN. but it was showing dance central being "played?" and they showed text saying "no controllers" "you are the controller" thing. 

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