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  • Cyberninja - March 2, 2010 11:05 p.m.

    i say if natal is not the next wii i may buy a 360 if i can still sit down and play my games. surprised xboxrulez hasnt commented yet
  • garnsr - March 2, 2010 10:45 p.m.

    I live in an apartment with one wall that's all windows, and lots of light coming in. Will that affect how well the Natal can sense me? My Rock Band guitar can't calibrate in the light, I wonder if this'll work better?
  • denyeverything - March 2, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    Next-gen was made obsolete by this generation. Development on current generation gaming consoles is just too extensive still. Not that that is bad, but developers don't need a bigger more expensive box to play with they need to perfect and streamline their work on this box. As far as people "developing for Natal," I'm sure they are, but I'm also sure there would be more meet to the rumors if there was something substantial. I think the big error in MS's dealings with Natal is making it an add-on. It should be an independent device that does gaming when attached to the Xbox 360. As a 100-150 interactive device, you can essentially make it as a platform of it's own. Like a virtual computer that attaches to your TV. This is not a merely novel thing either, since the living room and office areas are different. An office, or where you compute, is a more naturally closed and limited area. The living room is more open and less rigid, i.e. it doesn't really add much to give me a Natal in my office but being able to just gesture to my television is a huge addition. It's like the iPhone. It's not that it's a superior gaming device, it's just that it fits within that facet of your life. It couldn't stand if it fought narrowly with dedicated gaming devices. As it is, I don't see the costs working out for developers or consumers. Let's be realistic. We won't see Uncharted 2 on this thing. It's not going to draw in a Modern Warfare crowd. You'll always see better games without the Natal. You'll just see "Natal" games. As a comparison, let's look at Wii games. What's the highest selling Wii game based around the motion controls? Wii Sports. Is it some sort of technological marvel? No. My point is, Natal isn't a competitive gaming device. And slapping it on-top of a 360 doesn't help. It needs to reach the gaming crowd indirectly, much like how a iPhone is reaching them indirectly. Treat it like a next-gen interactive device for your television and focus on giving it some decent utility applications and it's own operating system and I promise you it actually will be a revolution.
  • loonyman978 - March 2, 2010 10:13 p.m.

    "Tiger Woods would be Natal-friendly, but here's hoping he doesn't cheat on it" genius, pure genius

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