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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect: Adverts and Claims of Failure

Recently Microsoft released adverts for Xbox 360 Kinect, now NowGamer has dissected the ads and don’t seem to be too impressed.

Firstly NowGamer suggest that the amount of space needed in a room to use Kinect is huge, they suggest that most gamers won’t have this much room available to them, especially children who have the console in their bedrooms.

NowGamer also suggest that the adverts were aimed towards children and all showed Kinect set up in the living room, which could mean that parents wouldn’t be able to relax in their living rooms after a hard days work as the kids would probably be jumping around in front of Microsoft’s motion sensor.

Finally NowGamer were unhappy with the lack of gameplay footage shown in the ads, I have to agree as I would have liked to have seen more, especially as the launch is not too far away.

To check out NowGamer’s fully detailed rant check out the source link below, do you agree with their criticisms?

Source: NowGamer

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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PS3wannabe
PS3wannabe

MOVE will be an epic fail. Evidence of this can be see in the lack of any good games at launch, inaccuracy and freezing problems. PS3 has a motion controller copied from the Wii Plus Sensor and the release game graphics look just like the WIis and no hard core games at launch just add ons to old games. Kinect is a step in the right direction for xbox and will be as big of a sucsess as xbox's excellent quality and a lot of media availability. Xbox is the only one 1 FORCE worth plating online with. PS3 –… Read more »

PS3wannabe
PS3wannabe

Kinect will be an epic fail. Evidence of this can be see in the lack of any good games at launch, inaccuracy and freezing problems. PS3 has a motion controller which is more accurate than even the Wii Plus Sensor and has the graphics to back that up along with hard core games at launch and upcoming. Kinect is a step in the wrong direction for xbox and is as big of a failure as xbox's lack of quality and lack of media availability. Xbox is the only one 1 FORCE you to pay for online play. PC, Wii &… Read more »

Blitz
Blitz

Well it is kind of hard to say don't knock it until you try it, since most of us have not been able to try it, and will not be able until November. But I think it is possible to evaluate the things we do know. It will take a lot of room to have two people jumping up and down, and not everyone has a big open space in front of their TV. The games listed for release and in future are all limited to sports, dance or race. There may be some families that will all gather nightly… Read more »

Angel
Angel

both are good but PS3 have the best one and it will make one more better than that one also PS3 have many games on 3D real 3D with glasses only thing that you need is the TV
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Klatu
Klatu

Wont be pickin' this up. Seems like a "been there, done that". I had the MS Vision cam, the PS Eyetoy, and this appears to be the same spiel, wrapped in a shiny new package. I admit, navigating the dash with voice or gesture commands sounds interesting, but not enough to justify an over $100 peripheral.

james
james

nowgamer havent evern played it

The Kinected Gamer
The Kinected Gamer

Sounds like NowGamer needs to get out of his tiny room in his Moms house and have his own livingroom don't you think?
http://www.kinectedgamer.com/

Dave
Dave

You are clearly missing the point of kinect. Its SUPPOSED to take up all the space in a living room. Its SUPPOSED to have the family all together. Its not supposed to get jonny to go lock himself in his room. Notice how ALL the ad's have Kinect in a living room, and NOT in jonnys bedroom. It is a FAMILY gaming device with upgrades for the gamer who LOVES their 360. Please don't miss the point, and don't knock it till till u try it!

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