So we first saw gaming take a whole new form when the Nintendo Wii hit the shelves back in late 2006 and if you’re anything like me, were blown away by this new piece of gaming technology and what it had to offer. Four years on and the hard working girls and boys of Microsoft showcased their latest most anticipated release of the year, Project natal later re-branded as Kinect.
Kinect is Microsoft’s answer to motion sensing based games without the need for any controllers, but what can you expect from Kinect? Is it just old hat and how does it match up to the Sony release of Playstation move?
Well you can expect a lot from Kinect bringing the active element into video games with the backing of the Xbox 360’s beefy 500MHz Custom ATI graphics processor. With titles lined up such as Your Shape, Dance Central and Sonic Free Riders there is a game for every type of gamer and mood providing you don’t mind moving. Kinect tracks up to 2 “active” players and six people and is compatible with the original Xbox 360 as well as the Kinect ready Slim Xbox 360.
The demonstrations for the Kinect at this year’s E3 expo were far from disappointing, boasting its brilliance and capabilities definitely delivered on all levels. With not only pin point accuracy, phenomenal games and graphics the Kinect has user and voice recognition that can be used to control film playback, Xbox Live profile selection and also video calling.
Microsoft’s Kinect over shadowed all the major players at the expo and left a bitter taste in Sony’s mouth, with there what can only be described as piss poor rip off Nintendo Wii controller with a ball stuck on the end of it and let’s face it I don’t like balls even the ones stuck on the end of a controller.
So all in all will I be purchasing Microsoft’s Kinect ?
“Do lesbians sh*t in the woods?” Er probably… don’t know. I don’t, promise ladies.
What I do know is that I already have my pre-order down for Kinect and I can’t wait!
Kinect goes on sale 10th November 2010 uk release date and comes with Kinect Adventures
Retail price £129.99