Project Natal, will you buy it?

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#1 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
#2 Posted by natetodamax (19207 posts) -

Probably not, but if that Milo thing is legit, it is easily the most amazing thing I've ever seen.

#3 Posted by Clubvodka (417 posts) -

I'll buy. My girlfriend will play, it'll be fun. I really want more 'social' stuff on consoles. The Wii is tapping in to it slowly but we need more of it. So props to microsoft

#4 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

if the price is right, and what it does seems good then yes, it still seems to be in the early stages so as long as they got there stuff together and its accurate then its a definate buy for me.

#5 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

No, until I see something that changes my mind.  The Wii's changed my mind about motion controls.  I thought I'd like the Wii, until I actually played it and came out of the experience unimpressed.

#6 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

nope i prefer to sit on my ass and not do anything. thats why i game. The only thing i could see me using it for is the navigating menus thing. And if that made that milo thing into a hot suicide girl i would def be into that! Think of all the porn potential for this thing!

#7 Posted by JackiJinx (3090 posts) -

It's becoming very clear that this is where games are headed, like it or not. I'll have to get it some time.

#8 Posted by joslop500 (203 posts) -

I would probably buy it if the price is below $80 and has somewhat cool software to support it.

#9 Posted by killdave (1073 posts) -

Lets face it .. if it works as well as the video shows ... Million upon millions of people will buy it all over the world

however we saw the wii and how that totally fucked us over with lies ... so what makes this any different ? ...


#10 Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -

Sure. It can't be that expensive, and it looks fun.

#11 Posted by SenatorSpacer (432 posts) -

Depends on what games ship with it.

#12 Posted by washablemarkers (93 posts) -

Probably, but I can't see it working well with my current setup, (including my stylish '94 Sony nineteen-inch TV), so I might wait to see what happens with it a few months after release. Also, are we calling a price on this one? I'm saying $150-range.

#13 Posted by eneLon (16 posts) -

The technology is AMAZING, I really can't even guess how much it'll be. It really seems like some shit out of the Jetsons, I'll most likely buy it if they develop good games that use the technology. I'm not into hanging out with little boys, splashing in a lake in my spare time.

#14 Edited by skrutop (3615 posts) -
@joslop500 said:
" I would probably buy it if the price is below $80 and has somewhat cool software to support it. "
That's why I'm not excited about it yet.  The major difference between the Wii and other gimmicks like it (Eyetoy, XBL Vision camera, Sixaxis, etc.) is that the entire Wii platform is designed around that remote, so you know that there will be some sort of motion control built into just about every game.  That goes double for anything out of Nintendo themselves.

Something like Natal might be cool, but how much support will there be?  Is MS going to bank on this and make it a primary focus of the Xbox platform?  Unless Natal becomes something that other developers with big-name games (Madden, Tiger Woods, Gears of War, Call of Duty, etc.) supports, I think it'll only have a niche following and die a slow death like all of the other toys that have come before it.
#15 Posted by killdave (1073 posts) -

if it works .. they could charge well over what the wii costs and millions would buy it

#16 Posted by Ket87 (441 posts) -
@joslop500 said:
" I would probably buy it if the price is below $80 and has somewhat cool software to support it. "
Are you serious? The Wi-Fi adapter was $99.99 and it was nothing but a 3 inch piece of cheap plastic with an antennae. This is facial and voice recognition it definitely won't cost below $80 coming from M$.
#17 Posted by joslop500 (203 posts) -
@skrutop said:
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@joslop500 said:
" I would probably buy it if the price is below $80 and has somewhat cool software to support it. "
That's why I'm not excited about it yet.  The major difference between the Wii and other gimmicks like it (Eyetoy, XBL Vision camera, Sixaxis, etc.) is that the entire Wii platform is designed around that remote, so you know that there will be some sort of motion control built into just about every game.  That goes double for anything out of Nintendo themselves.

Something like Natal might be cool, but how much support will there be?  Is MS going to bank on this and make it a primary focus of the Xbox platform?  Unless Natal becomes something that other developers with big-name games (Madden, Tiger Woods, Gears of War, Call of Duty, etc.) supports, I think it'll only have a niche following and die a slow death like all of the other toys that have come before it.
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Agree; but dont forget that in terms of what the actual technology brings to the table, this is a truly first in "advance" motion sensing technology. With enough support from both Microsoft and third-party developers I can see this creating it's own "genre" of interesting, unique, hands free games. Think DS titles in way.
#18 Posted by TobyD81 (1227 posts) -

If the games are cool and the thing works, I'm in.

#19 Posted by Spectral_King (17 posts) -

The price Range is going to be easily $100-$500 i mean this is m$ were talking about looks like a good

Accessorie.But everything with m$ is usually over hyped and is a big dissapointment.We'll see though.

#20 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

My take: Great for Eyetoy-like titles. Great for Wii Fit-like titles, great for some various fighting games, boxing, etc.

BUT: Not great for actual games, I think Nintendo has the right idea with actual controller and buttons for that.

Example: Take a FPS. We all know how those work on the Wii. How would they work on Natal? How can it know where you want to look, where you want to shoot, where you want to move, what weapon you want to switch to, when to use grenade, what type of grenade to use, when to crouch, when to SPRINT, and all sorts of other actions a particular game may have like different vision modes, jumping, climbing, all at nearly the same time? It's simple, it CAN'T. So, you'll still have to use your 360 controller for actual games, and at most you get some headtracking and some leaning motions on top, while stil aiming with plain on analog sticks. That's not that different to what The SIxAxis + EyeToy can in theory do, and it's a far cry from the controls a corrsponding Wii game can have.

Given that, it's surprising how many 360 fanboys are drooling over it considering the main application for it is the waggle fests they hate so much on the Wii and it's counter-intuitive for actual games. I guess it might be cool for a rail/lightgun shooter where you actually step from cover to cover but yeah, not much else can be done when it comes to proper games.

So, I think this can (but may not) be a SERIOUS injury for Nintendo in terms of the extremely casual users. Not in the Mario sense but in the Wii Fit sense. Not so much for the actual games. Of course, it depends on the price too. That's my 2 eurocents.

#21 Posted by JJOR64 (18993 posts) -

I want to know the price first but, I will probably get it.

#22 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

These things die for me after like 2 mins, and there's no way I'm coming home sitting down and talking to my TV, talking to myself is enough.

#23 Posted by chronicsmoke (996 posts) -

If that Milo thing turns out to be as amazing as it looks then hell yeah ill buy it

#24 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

The Milo thing was more impressive for the AI than the motion interface to be honest. Could be done on any system. The AI character was breaking the 4th wall more than the player. Could probably be replicated just fine with the EyeToy despite not being so precise. And it's not applicable to real games in practice... Who wants a creepy AI boy living in his PS3... Other than pedobear.

#25 Posted by pissedoffthewitch (516 posts) -

All about the games. If they dont have it on launch, ill wait.

#26 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

its going to be hilarious when the voice recognition keeps fucking up. 

do they expect a family playing a game to all be completely silent?! its going to be picking up the wrong things constantly. 
#27 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" if the price is right, and what it does seems good then yes, it still seems to be in the early stages so as long as they got there stuff together and its accurate then its a definate buy for me. "
You'd buy a turd if they presented one at the MS conference today. 
#28 Posted by jNerd (2012 posts) -

It depends on what games it's going to have @ launch. I shrugged off the ENTIRE project Natal until I saw Molyneux walk on-stage. Then I sat up & started paying attention!
If we can get some solid AA titles out of some of the better 360 publishers I'm going to be very excited about Natal & definitely pick it up.

#29 Posted by Feanor (1387 posts) -

No, I want to control things with a controller.  All the things the demo showed are things I'd rather do away from a console.

#30 Posted by pandemic (111 posts) -

I thought the Wiimote was going to revolutionize how we play games, but how many of us have Wii's just sitting around collecting dust?  I feel that while this Natal tech looks really exciting and inventive (and it is), it won't prove to be anything more than just a gimmicky accessory that will get real old real fast to everyone but older people who rarely play games anyway.

#31 Posted by AltDimension (257 posts) -
I can guess that it's going to be over £99/$99 and won't be available till next year. Plus to be quite honest I really like using a 360 controller (which I have already for my PC). So for now, it's not something I'm interested in
#32 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

How the hell would I know? If it's only tech demos minigames and Milo, then probably not. If something so awesome is made with it that justifies the cash, then probably yes. Who in their right mind would say something about the purchase value of the technology now? Clearly it's still very, very beta. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets pushed back so often that in the end, they decide to launch it together with the new Microsoft console. If they launch it at all.

#33 Posted by DuhQbnSiLo (2139 posts) -
@Feanor said:
" No, I want to control things with a controller.  All the things the demo showed are things I'd rather do away from a console. "
Thank you, they want people to not leave there house... I rather Real Life
#34 Posted by TheKidNixon (1564 posts) -

Only when I see the "killer app."

Also, the fact that a blank option has a 10% choice rate is great to me.

#35 Posted by TheKidNixon (1564 posts) -

Only when I see the "killer app."

Also, the fact that a blank option has a 10% choice rate is great to me.

#36 Posted by AltDimension (257 posts) -

It's some neat technology, but after listening to the Day One podcast Matt Rorie is right, that thing is going to have at least two cameras along with some additional processor stuff in it and when it launches I can see it be upwards of £99 (can they charge more than the actual console for it?). The time factor on that thing also means that because it won't lauch until 2010, I'll be heading off to Uni, where all I'm going to have is a laptop and some handheld device at best.

So having initially voted for 'Yes (price dependant)' I have have to say now that it's defintely not something i'm going to be buying.

#37 Posted by MrPerfect (436 posts) -

I highly doubt that I will be buying it. 

#38 Edited by WhipDingo (5 posts) -
I think it would be great for party games or possibly fighters. I think it's a wonderful step forward in console technology that will push the market in new directions. Watching the Milo demonstration eve inspired me to create this E3 poster;

E3 2009 theme poster!
#39 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

I'll probably buy it, but wait for a decent amount of software and games are available to me.

Also the price is another factor of whether I'll be buying it.
#40 Posted by pissedoffthewitch (516 posts) -

Isn't it rumored at $200?

#41 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

It's just a camera game thing... "ooooo look I'm on the television screen, look at me!"  How long can you play those mini-games for?  It's cool technology, but to play video games using it?  I don't think so.  It's more of a toy than anything.

#42 Posted by Shayo (55 posts) -

Motion controls aren't really the future, the Wii has proved that well enough. It's fun to waggle the thing around, but you usually switch to a classic control scheme when playing more serious and actual games. It's going to be the same with both Natal and the ping pong controller from Sony. The only sad reason why these developers go towards the motion control thing is to get more money from an audience that never really had anything to do with video games. The Wii is sucessful with that, just look at the sales numbers.

Ugh, just imagine the future where the core game libraries on all three systems will be overflown with third party low standard minigames that use the motion control gimmick.

#43 Posted by The_A_Drain (3910 posts) -
@Shayo:

The future is whatever the market wants, they clearly want motion controls or we wouldn't have all 3 major players working on motion controls.

For better or for worse, motion control is the future. And I don't like it, no siree.
#44 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
@The_A_Drain said:
" @Shayo: The future is whatever the market wants, they clearly want motion controls or we wouldn't have all 3 major players working on motion controls.For better or for worse, motion control is the future. And I don't like it, no siree. "
This.
#45 Posted by Jeffsekai (7032 posts) -

NEVER!

#46 Posted by Jensonb (1750 posts) -

Absolutely 100% not.

#47 Posted by Hector (3364 posts) -

I'm gonna have to test it out first before getting it!

#48 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -

Nope.  I guarantee you it won't be supported that heavily.

#49 Posted by teh_destroyer (3567 posts) -

This thing looks amazing. The fact that it can say your name and recognize your voice when you speak to it is very exciting. You can even control everything xbox related with it.

#50 Posted by Knives (711 posts) -

$150.. a big hell no.

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