People realize Kinect is usually optional right?

#1 Edited by bhhawks78 (1206 posts) -

Do people just not watch/listen? Going off of forums/twitter it's as if Mass Effect 3, Gears 3, Halo 4, Halo CE remake, MW3, Tomb Raider, Madden, Minecraft, Fifa, and future soldier were kinect only. /facepalm

#2 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4826 posts) -

It's more the fact that time is being wasted on kinect development and not good stuff.

#3 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

Its that Microsoft are pushing it as the be all and end all of video games when really its just a load of shite. Almost their entire conference was based around a device most people on this forum would never buy. Thats why they're pissed. I look forward to Mass Effect 3, but I want to know more about the shooting gameplay and story- not that I can choose menu options by speaking.

#4 Edited by Kibblez (702 posts) -

As usual, people focus on the negative rather than the positive. I get the disinterest for Kinect, but the vast majority of the "proper" games they shown looked very good indeed. And face it, the "people on this forum" would never buy Kinect regardless of what they put out for it.

#5 Posted by Willin (1282 posts) -

People bitch about anything to every degree. Just let them bitch and moan about it while Microsoft rolls around in the cash.

#6 Posted by CitizenKane (10507 posts) -

@MysteriousBob said:

Almost their entire conference was based around a device most people on this forum would never buy.

I guess someone should have told MS that Giant Bomb is the end all be all of video game business.

#7 Posted by The_Grindilow (432 posts) -

It's not the point. The point is that the majority of the show was centered around a device alot of people coulndn't care less about. Hell that Star Wars and Fable gameplay looked absolutely awful and unresponsive. People are complaining because of the wasted potential going in to these games for kinect support that not many people want. I mean have you seriously ever thought whilst playing a game, 'hell it would be so much better if I could control this horse WITH MY HANDS!!!', and scream Lightsaber go at my television.

It's garbage.

#8 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@CitizenKane said:

@MysteriousBob said:

Almost their entire conference was based around a device most people on this forum would never buy.

I guess someone should have told MS that Giant Bomb is the end all be all of video game business.

I'm explaining the reaction on this forum, not everywhere. I guess it can be expanded to "most video game forums". I know Kinect has its market.
#9 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -
Aiming at a casual audience with their expensive console attachment is stupid.  Those people have Wiis and they are fine with it. 
 
This is all so stupid.  
#10 Posted by billnyethesciencepie (1335 posts) -

IM PISSED BECAUSE 2/3RDS OF THEIR CONFERENCE WAS FILLER,MINIGAME RIP OFF SHIT 
 
MICROSOFT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO LAUNCH THIS YEAR BESIDES GEARS 
 
And seriously, a Fable Railshooter 
......

#11 Edited by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

If the Kinect didn't exist, we might be playing an awesome Star Wars or Fable game. 
 
Instead we get on-rails bullshit that will be absolute rubbish with a controller.

#12 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -

Sadly they don't, or they choose to ignore it so they can make stupid comments.

#13 Posted by imsh_pl (3298 posts) -

They didn't show even one single exclusive that was neither a sequel nor Kinect based.

#14 Posted by elcalavera (344 posts) -

They're too hardcore for Kinect.

#15 Edited by PenguinDust (12551 posts) -

Just out of curiosity, I was watching the show on SpikeTV and Pachter said that Microsoft needed to "bring it home to the hardcore" if their presentation was going to be considered successful, so I am wondering if any of the Kinect-enable games appeal to the Giant Bomb game enthusiast?  Were there any games shown today that would cause a avid video game player to pick up Kinect or play using Kinect.  I mean, that's kind of the whole point to this, isn't it?  What good is a feature that everyone turns off or ignores?

#16 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

Wow, I actually really enjoyed the Microsoft conference until I came back to this website. You guys are fucking downers.

#17 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:
Just out of curiosity, I was watching the show on SpikeTV and Pachter said that Microsoft needed to "bring it home to the hardcore" if their presentation is going to be considered successful, so I am wondering if any of the Kinect-enable games appeal to the Giant Bomb game enthusiast?  Were there any games shown today that would cause a avid video game player to pick up Kinect or play using Kinect.  I mean, that's kind of the whole point to this, isn't it?  What good is a feature that everyone turns off or ignores?
The gun-smithing sequence and voice commands in ME3 were pretty cool.  I wouldn't buy a kinect for it, but cool.
#18 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

I wouldn't mind Kinect if the stuff it brings actually improve the game, as it stands it does not.

#19 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4935 posts) -
@Meowshi said:
@PenguinDust said:
Just out of curiosity, I was watching the show on SpikeTV and Pachter said that Microsoft needed to "bring it home to the hardcore" if their presentation is going to be considered successful, so I am wondering if any of the Kinect-enable games appeal to the Giant Bomb game enthusiast?  Were there any games shown today that would cause a avid video game player to pick up Kinect or play using Kinect.  I mean, that's kind of the whole point to this, isn't it?  What good is a feature that everyone turns off or ignores?
The gun-smithing sequence and voice commands in ME3 were pretty cool.  I wouldn't buy a kinect for it, but cool.
I was thinking the direct opposite, who ever clapped during the gun smith stuff should be ashamed of them selves. But thats just my humble opinion.
#20 Posted by smackcalvin (16 posts) -

Kinect™ the next 3D™. RIP

#21 Edited by kristov_romanov (462 posts) -

@mazik765 said:

Wow, I actually really enjoyed the Microsoft conference until I came back to this website. You guys are fucking downers.

I agree. I thought it was great. ME3 looks awesome and has subtle Kinect integration.

Halo 4, it's a new series of games from a partially new studio, but I am keen to see what this new trilogy holds.

I liked that it was a rapid-fire press briefing, not dwelling on anything for more than a minute or two.

#22 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -
@Meowshi said:
@PenguinDust said:
Just out of curiosity, I was watching the show on SpikeTV and Pachter said that Microsoft needed to "bring it home to the hardcore" if their presentation is going to be considered successful, so I am wondering if any of the Kinect-enable games appeal to the Giant Bomb game enthusiast?  Were there any games shown today that would cause a avid video game player to pick up Kinect or play using Kinect.  I mean, that's kind of the whole point to this, isn't it?  What good is a feature that everyone turns off or ignores?
The gun-smithing sequence and voice commands in ME3 were pretty cool.  I wouldn't buy a kinect for it, but cool.
I agree. Those two parts surprised me, but it's not enough to make me go buy Kinect.
#23 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

I know Kinect is usually optional. I'm pissed that the Xbox 360 is something I own and is not giving me exclusive games catered to my tastes.

I whine and complain because I am a manchild. There, I said it. Happy? Unlike a child, my tempter tantrums usually are in the form of something called "voting with my wallet" and I know I am not alone.

#24 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -
@mazik765 said:
Wow, I actually really enjoyed the Microsoft conference until I came back to this website. You guys are fucking downers.
Same, I really do dislike my fellow hardcore gamers sometimes.
#25 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I don't really worry that those developers are "wasting" time on Kinetic.  I would guess that Microsoft paid all of them some money to pay for that effort.  So ideally it won't detract from what they would have done without it.  Business doesn't really work that way, but it's better than saying "This must have Kinect.  End Transmission."  Kinect desperately needs to be interesting to gamers, and giving great companies a reason to develop for it sounds like a good way to get something gamers like.   
 
#26 Posted by hexx462 (506 posts) -

Like it or not a shit load of Kinects were sold. They now have to grasp onto the hardcore gamer with the product or it will suffer the fate of the Wii (huge install base, poor software sales). So nothing from this press conference is shocking at all. I really doubt this will make a huge mark on the overall quality of games that the average Giant Bomb user enjoys as it all seems to be bells and whistles. Other than Halo and Gears (and to some extent Fable) Microsoft doesn't have a whole lot of "must-have" exclusives for the 360 in the first place.

#27 Edited by Coombs (3449 posts) -

If you are a gamer (which all of us are) and you have a girlfriend/wife or kids then you should have a Kinect, 
I know all I want out of my Kinect is menu controls and mini-games, Expecting anything else from a motion sensor is just stupid. 
For those who don't have girlfriends/wives/kids, Go outside and get a life, Then use videogames to fill the downtime....  Not ALL the time 
  
And it seems there are MANY gamers with a girlfriend/wife/kids or just a ridiculous amount of "casual" gamers out there 
  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12697975 
 
Kinect and all other motion devices are aimed at the "casual" and kids markets, And for good reason. 
My son (who's 3) loves Kinect (Kinectimals ect) and my girlfriend loves it for the workout stuff (Zumba ect) 
For me its just a mini-game / menu control device, And I can't see it ever being anything more until they create a effective VR visor to compliment it.

#28 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

The point is: What's the fkin point? Kinect adds nothing to the experience.

#29 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Such people have no imagination, or just refuse to activate theirs. Fuckem. They're AI anyway.

#30 Edited by iAmJohn (6123 posts) -

Well maybe if this Kinect stuff actually seemed worthwhile or like it added something of value to the games, people would like it. What's worthwhile about the Kinect support in Mass Effect or Ghost Recon?

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