Feedback -- Kinect Edition

Posted: November 3, 2010
Feedback -- Kinect Edition
Abbie Heppe is back in the hot seat with Kevin Kelly, Dana Vinson, and Jake Gaskill to give you their reviews on the Xbox Kinect. Also, Adam Sessler calls in to give you a summary of the video game violence case in Washington.

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  • kentla57

    I noticed on a news report about kinect that their sales are not what they appear to be. First off they gave a bunch away. Plus they included sales in what was sent to stores not real actual sales.

    Posted: March 25, 2011 8:36 AM
  • paladin_veltron

    Moves more for me. I prefer deeper games and accuracy over oooh i can wave at my xbox and it signs me in. Kinect wont be able to handle much more than just mini games and fitness games. Who wants to play ping pong withyour hands? Or even pretend to have a lightsaber in your hands? I like the phsical feedback. And come on whats stopping sony from integrating voice recognition on the ps3. It has a 4 way microphone that locates where sounds coming from hell my cell phone has voice recognition. Sony is concentrating on games not little bells and whistles. Do you guys really want to spend 150 dollars to say play to your xbox or move the menus with your hand? It reminds me of the menus in ps eye games or eye toy games, after a while you just want to use your controller. I think the feedback crew just didnt want to like the move and please how much trouble could you guys possibly have setting up the move or playing the games? Arent you guys gamers? My wife doesnt play much video games but she knows how to setup the move and loves bocce ball. I just think sony got it right to use camera and controller together.

    Posted: November 15, 2010 6:01 PM
  • Taggy23

    I realize that this post is 4 days old and no one will likely see this reply, but the Sony fanboy whining is ridiculous. The folks at feedback owe you nothing. Feedback is a candid discussion that features the "opinions" of those involved. It is not designed to be "fair". When they "lie" and "bash" the Move they are simply relaying their experiences during the playtesting. If you never had a problem with the Move then awesome for you.

    As to them sweeping the amount of room you need under the rug, did you even watch the whole thing?! They definitely addressed these issues.

    My Kinect has worked very well. I do have some issues with the voice commands at times (I probably should recalibrate the sound), I am pissed that we cannot surf netflix through gestures, yet in this Feedback the G4 staff said they could. Makes me wonder if they have some later version of the software.

    In short it is very cool, yet not perfect just yet. Bottom line is that in the playtesting G4 did the Kinect was simpler to set up and showed "fewer" bugs than Wii 2.0 did. If your experience was better then bully for you.

    Stop crying!

    /sorry for the overuse of quotes.

    Posted: November 8, 2010 4:40 PM
  • zigy89

    the camera guy behind Heppe is the Spy as a Scout

    Posted: November 6, 2010 10:13 AM
  • Jvirgil

    awww man, the fanboys have really shown their faces on this one.

    They're called opinions guys, its ok for someone to like kinect more than the move.
    no one is attacking the move
    no one is falsely praising kinect.
    and most importantly no one is going to die.
    They are just sharing opinions.

    and another thing, I am shocked that you guys believe our beloved feedback crew would take bribe money... especially after a soapbox so strongly against commending video games for anything besides quality.

    I was really hoping that the g4 audience wouldn't react this way.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 9:44 PM
  • Death2494

    Stepping into the future huh?

    Tell that to the people who have already played with eyetoy

    Educate yourselves and try not to look like you've been bought off by Microsoft.
    http://www.gametrailers.com/ video/eyetoy-kinect-comparison -playstation-eye/707064

    Posted: November 5, 2010 4:59 PM
  • Death2494

    I'm sorry i just stop watching this show because it was just too much "ilike this about Kinect" and no criticizing of at all. I guess Microsoft gave everyone in the media one and that's how they count them as sold.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 4:44 PM
  • Death2494

    This is the first review where i heard that it was easy to set up. I guess all of you have large living rooms. Sounds like just a Kinect worship show.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 4:40 PM
  • WaitingOnThe/s

    At least we know that 500mil went on buying out the few people with little previous bias.

    Exhibit A:
    "Who cares about the psp phone"


    Exhibit B:
    21:35 up
    "Frustration setting up Move"
    "Frustration with the game itself"
    "So I fully expected Kinect to have a ton of problems"followed by "...and it doesn't"

    I have both systems only cuz I love Halo but my main system is my Ps3 (My wife basically owns the 360) and I have no qualms saying that motion, for me, is not immersive enough. Inaccuracy loses that immersion. However, in the face of countless VIDEO proof you guys are gonna put the M$ fanboy/fangirl flag up?!

    No thank you. BAM THERE IT IS!!!

    Posted: November 5, 2010 3:23 PM
  • link01

    Do you guys realize how you sounded like you were bashing Move. I haven't experienced any of the problems that you guys have discussed.... it's really simple to set up too? I mean seriously ...

    Posted: November 5, 2010 3:03 PM
  • Hynad

    Nice trolling of the PS Move guys. You pretty much lie and over-exaggerate aspects of the Move (like the system's recognition of it), showing that either some part of Microsoft's 500M marketing campaign went into G4's pocket, or you're exposing your blatant bias.

    Review games for the Wii, they work!!!! But they're not getting good marks just because they work. They're getting trashed because although they work, they're just bad games. That's exactly the same with the Kinect Launch games, with rare exceptions like Dance Central).

    In any case, your trolling of a product to make it seem like Kinect works flawlessly is utter crap.
    You don't even comment on how Kinect has a lot of shortcomings for most people living in normal apartments, like how you need to put the Camera 8-9 feet away from you're standing, with nothing between you and the camera.

    Sessler's fairness is almost always greatly missed when he's not on the show. Cause unlike him, most of you are biased and unreasonable.

    Posted: November 4, 2010 11:39 PM
  • FireNin90

    there are 33 "The Sims" games but if you want the whole Sim franchise then your looking at 63 games total

    Posted: November 4, 2010 11:18 PM
  • suryu

    (psp phone) u ole folks are stuck in ur ways.........ugh this one was hard to follow ill have to watch it again

    Posted: November 4, 2010 10:15 PM
  • ((GLADOS))

    Are we going to see Xbox controllers being thrown into TVs?

    Posted: November 4, 2010 8:41 PM
  • psychicbug

    what a DISGUSTINGLY BIASED review of the Kinect. I knew G4 had some really screwy morals across the board but I honestly thought the feedback crew were a cut above the rest. I thought the feedback crew were intellectual and honest. To hear them talk about the Kinect like they did is just appalling.

    Every gaming blog and information outlet that has reviewed the Kinect has says it's buggy, problematic, and premature. Engadget, Joystiq, Kotaku, they all give the Kinect a 'meh'. Then feedback comes on and you're all singing it's praises like Microsoft has your families held hostage. I have a suspicion that the reason Adam wasn't kept on the line for the entirety of feedback is because he had no interest in participating in your Kinect circle-jerking. or maybe I'm giving him too much credit too

    I really hope that all the people who come to you as a trusted source of gaming information dig into a view more sources before they decide to shell out $150 of their hard earned case. And I hope that the ones who don't and instead take you at your word become alienated from you because of it. I made a g4tv account just now and this is my first post. I'm only posting to state that I'm never watching feedback again. it's a true shame that you let your business undermine the very idea of what feedback was supposed to be: a candid and intellectual conversation about gaming

    Posted: November 4, 2010 5:04 PM
  • Eddy483

    i think X-Play might of underestamated kinect

    Posted: November 4, 2010 4:25 PM
  • Tearlach64

    I just hope I will be able to replace "Xbox" with "Computer" when uttering commands, Star Trek style.

    Posted: November 4, 2010 12:37 PM
  • SolomonGrundy

    I'm a big fan of Feedback but this show was exeptionally biased. I don't mind it being highly positive but the Move was completely shat apon; the psp phone completely shat apon. While Kinect is shown to have virtually no errors and great fun?

    Even after saying the games are likely not to hold most people's attention for very long...People walking behind you with the Sonic game making you restart your level again? That was swept under the rug and the praise continued. I feel that a critique of a Sony or Nintendo product would have been lambasted for that.

    I honestly don't see how it's considered spending 150 bucks for hardware where a key (apparently one of the best) features is to wave "hello" to your 360 is understood as so super sweet. Voice regonition? yeah because using your thumbs is very very very very difficult. -_-

    I think nathanuc1988's comment summed it up best. But I still wanted to vent a bit myself.

    Posted: November 4, 2010 11:35 AM

    Good job on the soapbox and articles Sess i am sure it is very exciting being at the supreme court watching the case go down. The PSP phone is just a way to try and get people to switch from the Iphone to the PSP phone. Gaming and cell phone king = Iphone. They just want a piece of the pie. I agree about the MS line up they really need a title for the spring. I can't wait for dead space 2 but i doubt it will carry me til gears of war 3. Oh and i am NOT interested in spending 150 dollars on a camera with bad 50 dollar titles. I will wait a year most likely for a AAA title until then no thanks.

    Posted: November 4, 2010 10:41 AM
  • godofwar117

    I love feedback, but it just feels different when Adam isnt there. No disrespect to the other members of feedback but Adam is what draws me to the show. Regardless great show guys!

    Posted: November 4, 2010 4:41 AM