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    Edited By jeff

     Bam, here it is.
     Bam, here it is.
    It seems like everyone's been on pins and needles in anticipation of the Kinect launch. I get the impression that there are a lot of people waiting to see how it all turns out. Some of you are genuinely interested and hopeful. Some of you seem like you're just lining up to tear it apart. Me, well, I've had some good times with the Kinect so far, but it's always been in controlled situations. Tomorrow, the Kinects we ordered from Amazon will show up here and we'll get to find out for ourselves. And since we're all in this together, I figured hey... what better way to do this than to find out live, on the Internet, all damned day long?

    So that's the plan. We're not 100 percent sure when the Kinect is going to show up, but once the mail gets here, we're going to crack it open, walk it over to the green screen, and start running through every game we can get our hands on. So far, that list includes...


    I expect that by the time tomorrow actually comes around, this list will have grown a bit bigger. Ubisoft has Your Shape, Motion Sports, and Fighters Uncaged, for example. Konami has Adrenalin Misfits, too. Either way, we're going to probably play this stuff almost all day. At 4PM (Pacific time!), we'll tag out of Kinectland and get into GoldenEye 007 on the Wii for our regularly scheduled Thursday Night Throwdown. Then, after that, if there's still more to see, we'll get back on the 360 and check out some more Kinect stuff. Hopefully, by the end of the day, we'll all have a clearer idea about what, exactly, the Kinect is capable of.

    Personally, I'm still really interested in this stuff, even if some of it's clearly aimed at younger players. Dance Central's been fun, and the bowling in Kinect Sports felt totally functional. Faint praise, I know, but that's largely because we haven't been able to see this stuff in our own office yet, and it's been really tough to get a feel for the long-term appeal of the Kinect launch lineup during all of the little events and demos Microsoft has been doing since E3.

    So, just to recap, we'll be doing this for HOURS tomorrow. We'll have the chat open and stuff, so come by and get educated about what this magic camera demon can do!
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    #1  Edited By jeff

     Bam, here it is.
     Bam, here it is.
    It seems like everyone's been on pins and needles in anticipation of the Kinect launch. I get the impression that there are a lot of people waiting to see how it all turns out. Some of you are genuinely interested and hopeful. Some of you seem like you're just lining up to tear it apart. Me, well, I've had some good times with the Kinect so far, but it's always been in controlled situations. Tomorrow, the Kinects we ordered from Amazon will show up here and we'll get to find out for ourselves. And since we're all in this together, I figured hey... what better way to do this than to find out live, on the Internet, all damned day long?

    So that's the plan. We're not 100 percent sure when the Kinect is going to show up, but once the mail gets here, we're going to crack it open, walk it over to the green screen, and start running through every game we can get our hands on. So far, that list includes...


    I expect that by the time tomorrow actually comes around, this list will have grown a bit bigger. Ubisoft has Your Shape, Motion Sports, and Fighters Uncaged, for example. Konami has Adrenalin Misfits, too. Either way, we're going to probably play this stuff almost all day. At 4PM (Pacific time!), we'll tag out of Kinectland and get into GoldenEye 007 on the Wii for our regularly scheduled Thursday Night Throwdown. Then, after that, if there's still more to see, we'll get back on the 360 and check out some more Kinect stuff. Hopefully, by the end of the day, we'll all have a clearer idea about what, exactly, the Kinect is capable of.

    Personally, I'm still really interested in this stuff, even if some of it's clearly aimed at younger players. Dance Central's been fun, and the bowling in Kinect Sports felt totally functional. Faint praise, I know, but that's largely because we haven't been able to see this stuff in our own office yet, and it's been really tough to get a feel for the long-term appeal of the Kinect launch lineup during all of the little events and demos Microsoft has been doing since E3.

    So, just to recap, we'll be doing this for HOURS tomorrow. We'll have the chat open and stuff, so come by and get educated about what this magic camera demon can do!
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    #2  Edited By _k1_

    Cool

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    #3  Edited By Buman

    cool

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    #4  Edited By jeff

    cool

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    #5  Edited By Skald

    cool

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    #6  Edited By KaosAngel

    There gonna be a limited edition Quest tomorrow?

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    #7  Edited By someguy890

    Cool
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    @Sil3n7 said:
    " Cool? "

    @CptChiken said:
    " COOOOOOOOOOOL "

    @Jethuty said:
    " cool "

    @rjayb89 said:

    " COOL "


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    " cool "


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    @_k1_ said:

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    @Buman said:

    " cool "

    @Jeff said:

    " cool "

    @extremeradical said:

    " cool "

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    #9  Edited By bed

    cool

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    #10  Edited By Wildfire570

    Coolness!

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    #11  Edited By Leptok

    cool

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    #12  Edited By rjayb89

    COOL

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    #13  Edited By MooseyMcMan

    Neat. 

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    #14  Edited By AllanIceman

    cool

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    #15  Edited By Darkerkamikaze

    cool?

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    #16  Edited By Sil3n7

    Cool?

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    #17  Edited By timmy

    cool

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    #18  Edited By MattDementous

    cool

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    #19  Edited By CptChiken

    COOOOOOOOOOOL

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    cool

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    #21  Edited By zitosilva

    hot

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    #22  Edited By Atlas

    Looc

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    #23  Edited By PirateNeal

    C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

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    #24  Edited By Evil_Alaska

    So uncool

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    #25  Edited By louiedog

    chill

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    #26  Edited By ESREVER

    Sounds radical man.

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    #28  Edited By MegaGoat

    moist

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    #29  Edited By Paladizm

    cool........ beans. fuck had to do it....

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    #30  Edited By TonyBlue87

    cool

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    #31  Edited By OmegaPirate

    Picked a good week to be off work :) 
     
    Looking forward to seeing how the kinect stuff works out of a controlled environment and in a more 'home like' setting. 
     
    I got the chance to try it in an argos store over the weekend playing kinect adventures, and to be fair, it didnt work as well as i figured it can - there were people all over, cars going by, lots of interference and a queue so long that they didn't really get the time to calibrate it properly (that's the impression i got anyway) 
     
    Heres hoping it's not another 'flash in the pan' - i refuse to add  'Kinect' to my online dictionary of words until its proven to me it will be around long enough to warrant me typing it! and these damn red lines underneath it are driving me insane

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    #32  Edited By Kear

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    #33  Edited By JJWeatherman

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    #34  Edited By Choi

    Name the tiger Kudo only if you want to see the bottom of his paw. <WBAM!

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    #35  Edited By Djeffers03
    @InfamousBIG said:
    " @Sil3n7 said:
    " Cool? "

    @CptChiken said:
    " COOOOOOOOOOOL "

    @Jethuty said:
    " cool "

    @rjayb89 said:

    " COOL "


    @Timmy said:

    " cool "


    @Leptok said:

    " cool "


    @SomeGuy890 said:

    " Cool "


    @AjayRaz

    said:

    " cool "


    @_k1_ said:

    " Cool "

    @Buman said:

    " cool "

    @Jeff said:

    " cool "

    @extremeradical said:

    " cool "

    "
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    #36  Edited By Cheapoz

    Good to hear you guys are coming in with an open mind on it. I could care less for a video of sarcastic comments and dissenting attitudes towards new tech.

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    #38  Edited By Jeffsekai

    cool

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    #39  Edited By Huecomundo21

    hot

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    #40  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

    coolio

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    #41  Edited By weegieanawrench

    Cool

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    #42  Edited By Duffyside

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    #43  Edited By Kibblez
    @Djeffers03 said:
    " @InfamousBIG said:
    " @Sil3n7 said:
    " Cool? "

    @CptChiken said:
    " COOOOOOOOOOOL "

    @Jethuty said:
    " cool "

    @rjayb89 said:

    " COOL "


    @Timmy said:

    " cool "


    @Leptok said:

    " cool "


    @SomeGuy890 said:

    " Cool "


    @AjayRaz

    said:

    " cool "


    @_k1_ said:

    " Cool "

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    " cool "

    @Jeff said:

    " cool "

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    " cool "

    "
    Cool "
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    #44  Edited By nintendoeats

    cool
     
    (by which I mean, no more motion controllers please)

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    Looking forward to it! Though, once my own Dance Central arrives, I'll probably have to close out the stream! Hopefully I will be able to watch the archive.

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    #47  Edited By Dark_Jon

    Awesome! It's about time we got some serious Kinect coverage! Uh...I mean...
     
    cool

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    #48  Edited By willr

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    #49  Edited By Choi
    @Cheapoz said:
    " Good to hear you guys are coming in with an open mind on it. I could care less for a video of sarcastic comments and dissenting attitudes towards new tech. "
    O yeah, that too. 
     
    Cool!
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    #50  Edited By Alphazero

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