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Xbox 360 Kinect: Still having Recognition Problems?

For those of you who are still on the fence on whether or not to pick up Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect kit, we have an article for you to read now, which suggests that the Kinect camera is still suffering from problems.

The article comes from Gamer.Blorge and they have stated that the real question is whether the Kinect software is reliable or not. They have mentioned various issues that have happened during Kinect showings, such as failing to recognise a person in view and still having problems tracking movements by the user.

It is important to remember that we still have a good two months before Microsoft get the kit out to retailers, meaning that they have plenty of time to fix up any lag or recognition issues that they may be facing. Plus I’m sure that the beta kits which have already been sent out to testers are helping Microsoft eliminate any last minute issues.

Are you still worried about the reliability of Kinect? Check out the full article in the link above and let us know your thoughts on it.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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tash
tash

ps3 fanboys here, kinect is great ive got one so there

tyuioprtyyuuii
tyuioprtyyuuii

I have a 360 and a ps3. I got the Move and really enjoy it but as an adult male, I have no interest in Kinect. Just not my cup of tea. The demonstrations of the games I've seen don't appeal to me at all. I can see kids really having fun with it. If Kinect does have lag, I don't think kids or parents will care. If 7 year old Cindy is playing a Kinect game that has lag, as long as she's laughing and enjoying it, does she or her parents care about lag? Personally for my needs,… Read more »

David
David

I think Microsoft has over hyped, the Kinect, the promo commercial is way beyond anything I have seen demonstrated in real life. I think they will sell this with it still being buggy and hope to x-box fanboys will promote it anyways. Like with the 360's red ring of death. Despite system failure people still love their 360's and tell everyone that it is the best. I now have a Move even though at first I ridiculed it as a Wii copy. It really is better and the 1:1 is impressive. That being said, I like the technology of the… Read more »

Verata
Verata

They don't actually have two months to get this thing right. All hardware and software should be finished by now if they plan to manufacture and ship enough Kinect units for launch around the globe. I'm sure the hardware will work day 1 but the software?…… well that's what patches are for. If you look at the crappy game line up – the Kinect on day 1 is about as powerful as an Eyetoy. Good luck to them…. they're going to need it.

Klatu
Klatu

No not worried about Kinect, but wont be picking it up either. As a "core" gamer, gaming since the apple 2c (C:/ anyone?) and Atari 2600, I have no interest in more "motion gimmick" peripherals. I had the PS eyetoy, the MS Vision cam and this seems to be another rehash of the same old thing. Whilst Im certain the kiddies will love it, it just doesn't appeal to me. Add to that the APALLING initial line up, all kiddie "wii type games" and the gimmick becomes even more transparent. Now, if they had Gears of War on that thing….

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