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Kinect for Xbox 360: No commitment for traditional gamers

We would assume that Xbox 360 gamers would be biting their fingernails in anticipation for the new Kinect motion-sensing device from Microsoft. Although most hardcore gamers will feel a little left out this year until Kinect finds its feet. Fans of games such as Fable, Gears of War and Halo will have support on the new system, but not until 2011.

Matt Peckham from PC World explains that Microsoft is only concentrating on Wii like games for now, and according to Chris Lewis from Microsoft EMEA, this is the genre that will benefit most from the Kinect system. The reason for this is because we are fast approaching the holiday season, and this is the biggest shopping season of the year.

While speaking to Gameindustry.biz, Lewis said that the upcoming batch of Kinect games would appeal to “young/older/female/family audiences.” He also explains that hardcore gamers would have to wait at least 18 moths before games that appeal to them will benefit from the motion sensor.

This is not a bad thing, as games such as Fable III Gears of War 3 and Halo Reach will keep them busy until then. Are you a hardcore gamer, would you use Kinect on any one of the above games?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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Both Sony and microsoft are rushing things again,I wish they would wait until the software was finished ,we would get so much more out of there stuff if they gave things time to be used properly…….

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Does this surprise anyone, because it makes sense to me. Young children get games around Christmas, so that's when the children's games get released. The "Hard-core" gamer is generally male, between 17-25 years of age who has the most disposable income around the beginning of tax season when they get refunds (Late January – Mid April) There's also a huge mis-characterization of what constitutes a hardcore gamer. Some consider fans of online FPS games to be the "hard-core", while others include MMO players. From a marketing standpoint (which is the real strength of the industry), a Hardcore gamer is one… Read more »

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