Kinect - a DO and DO NOT guide of how to play

Microsoft's motion sensing Kinect device has been surrounded by controversy over what it can and cannot do. So much so, in fact, we're losing count. So, based on what we know so far, we've put together this guide on how you will and won't be able to use Kinect when it's finally released. 

We asked Microsoft for clarification on all of the points below, but their response was rather woolly, containing lines like "What we’ve shown thus far is only the tip of the iceberg of a whole new era of controller-free games and experiences brought to life by Kinect". So in the spirit of videogame journalism, we'll assume everything the internet told us is correct until the facts reveal themselves in due course.

It's going to be very interesting to see what the final product is like. The clock is ticking...

19 Jul, 2010


  • Krhyme - November 6, 2010 8:43 a.m.

  • JADENkOTOR - July 22, 2010 4:33 p.m.

    Haha the line around the block was good, not being sarcastic this time. Im am a fan of all mediums... PC, MS, PS, NES, even SEGA. Im a work from home engineer so I have the time and don't put my loyalties in any one place. No Demon Souls but Ill hit you up on PSN and see if we have any in common.
  • Howetzer - July 22, 2010 12:26 p.m.

    LOL JADEN, you are welcome to use it anytime you'd like, Im glad to have brought a little sunshine into your world. I'm sure Billy will understand, it's not like he doesn't have a line around the block to jump on next anyways. If youre on PSN anytime send me an invite perhaps you have Demons Souls? We could pal around on that if you'd like? I have to tell you though that my play time has been quite short latley, just have alot of stuff going on ya know? I'm sure you'll get over it though, lol. Also, just for the record I never claimed that my views were unbiased and I have no problem with being biased on these issues, I feel that there is absolutely no reason for me to be a fan of microsoft considering all I have ever heard/read on the job they've done has led me to be happy about where I have spent (and NOT spent) my money. If you are happy with being a fan of microsoft, that's fine and I'm happy for you if you are happy with your choice as well. This is America afterall, at least for the time being, but of course that is another discussion entirely and I shan't muddy up these waters with that whole deal. Anyways, I'll close by saying that I'm glad that you have seen the light and you are welcome for any part I have played in it. Of course that was sarcasm...we will simply have to agree to disagree as they say. Have a good one Jaden.
  • gamerxl249 - July 21, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    how would gamestop know this? its not out yet
  • JADENkOTOR - July 21, 2010 4:30 p.m.

    Yes your completely unbiased super-fanboy opinion has swayed me into the realization that Im a total idiot. Thank you for this revelation. Im going to be on PSN in a little bit so let me know if you have any requests(I mainly only have exclusives though. I buy all my multi-platform stuff on 360 cause the live network is so much better.). I do have some CoD and stuff though. Anyway Im going to go get on PSN now cause Billy just finished me off... I hope he doesn't get mad. I also loved your humorous grade school joke, it was really funny. I think Im going to steal it and use it sometime if thats cool with you.
  • Howetzer - July 21, 2010 12:50 p.m.

    @ JADENkOTOR Are you mad because I am saying this will NOT fail, or because you have realized you are one of the idiots of which I speak? I have found that as a general rule, people become angry at first when they realize they are idiots, and tend to lash out at anything that may have helped them to realize it. Also reguarding your personal request, sorry yours is already buried in Bill Gates' ass. Seriously though man, why don't you actually contribute something to the discussion instead of throwing out gay insults? Is that what all of your 4 years of elementary school have taught you? I suppose I cannot blame you fully, it must be the school systems' fault.
  • FauxFurry - July 21, 2010 8:23 a.m.

    @JADENkOTOR Nude gaming would bring a whole new meaning to motion control 'waggle'.
  • Smeggs - July 21, 2010 3:03 a.m.

    I'm looking forward to seeing something like "Kinect-Girl", like Wii-Fit girl. Anyone else? Come on.
  • - July 20, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    I like it haha
  • ScruffMoney - July 20, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    Kinect: just don't bother. And to be fair, Move: You'll have a better time with a controller.
  • Metroidhunter32 - July 20, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    Always follow rule 1.
  • JADENkOTOR - July 20, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    and @Howetzer: Go find a cock to suck
  • JADENkOTOR - July 20, 2010 3:15 p.m.

    I will definitely be nude ...and when god gives you lemons find a new god
  • Howetzer - July 20, 2010 3:13 p.m.

    You know whats so goddamn sad about this epic abortion of a product microsoft has deigned to push down your idiotic throats? It's going to make them a bunch of money because the VAST majority of people are IDIOTS. Seriously think about how many times we've all said "Well now they've finally gone and done it! Microsoft cannot possibly expect people to stay with their product after ____________! (fill in the blank with any number of terrible things people have to deal with because they own an Xbox, or the fact that now they have to buy ANOTHER one because now it finally has Wi-fi built in, etc., etc.) But guess what people!? The idiots haven't let Microsoft down yet! They just keep getting their crapboxes fixed or buyin' new ones or whatever microsoft puts out there for people to buy, they just keep on keepin' on. So, no mater how much I wanna just throw up a post like " Epic Fail, Microsoft finally lands on its face!" I will not, because I know tons of idiots out there are gunna buy this, hell they may even play it for a month or two before they realize how retarded this backwards step in controlling a game really is. Peace.
  • FunkSoulBrother - July 20, 2010 11:39 a.m.

    I'll tell you what it's like STUPID!
  • philipshaw - July 20, 2010 10:32 a.m.

    I can see this being a epic fail, I was talking to a friend that has a 360 and he didn't know what Kinect was
  • EdDeRs1 - July 20, 2010 9:40 a.m.

  • NickD - July 20, 2010 8:42 a.m.

    Make sure your penis and breasts are strapped to your body at all times to save yourself from whiplash. If a member of your family see you playing Kinect, don't be ashamed, tell them you are gay, this will distract them long enough so you can make a quick exit. Make sure babies are kept out of range when playing Kinect, when you are going for that high score on milo you don't want to kick the baby out the window.
  • masewindu - July 20, 2010 7:22 a.m.

    I lol'd
  • jmcgrotty - July 20, 2010 6:19 a.m.

    I'm confused. They still haven't cancelled this ridiculous product?

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