Talkabouts: Xbox Kinect

Posted: November 5, 2010
Talkabouts: Xbox Kinect
Abbie Heppe and Xbox Kinect expert Dana Vinson talk about the technology behind Kinect and discuss whether or not the Kinect games are actually fun.

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  • CujoSWAoA

    I think these two girls should do everything for G4. Too damn entertaining, they are.

    Posted: November 6, 2010 10:39 AM
  • crackbomber

    dana sounds like one of those fat chicks on morning infomercials about losing weight{ yeah i've tried other motion controllers and got burned so i was afraid to try kinect but its great it really works} yeah right. pull one out from behind the desk and sale it already so microsoft can pay u cause direct tv isn't going to anymore.lol....


    Posted: November 6, 2010 10:32 AM
  • crackbomber

    dana sounds like one of those fat chicks on morning infomercials about losing weight{ yeah i've tried other motion controllers and got burned so i was afraid to try kinect but its great it really work} yeah right. pull one out from behind the desk sale it already so microsoft can pay u cause direct tv isn't going to anymore.lol....


    Posted: November 6, 2010 10:29 AM
  • Wolfhammer

    ok all the kinect bashing has done me in so i went to a friends house to try his PlayStation move as my ps3 broke on me. after trying both, im sorry to say to the people move is totally different it doesn't quite work as well but im sure patches will fix it and as for both i agree with these two that launch titles really wont mean crap to the overall quality of the device (for hard core gamers) especially after 5 years of watching all three consoles grow to surpass the launch effectiveness 5 times over through simple updates

    this being said i cant think of many things the move or wii-mote could expand on versus the kinect
    hell imagein simply watching a movie them getting up to grab a drink or go to the bathroom kinect sees you leave the couch and pauses your movie for you that would be effing sweet and thats the tip of the iceberg.

    Posted: November 6, 2010 9:53 AM
  • BallsofFURY

    Dana Vinson, good to see you, your still sexy as hell. But whats up with the ring on the finger, thats b.s.!

    Posted: November 6, 2010 9:31 AM
  • Snork34

    It really is sad how many people believe anyone at G4 gets "kick backs" for any kind of review. Please remember folks, reviews are basically professional opinions. But opinions none the less. Sights like G4, IGN, etc etc usually offer their opinions based on personal experience. But these personal experiences are subjective. Basically, not everyone is going to agree. But not agreeing with someone isn't doesnt mean they are getting a kick back. Kinect works. If that were the case, then apparently i am getting a kick back from the porn industry because my wife doesnt agree with me watching Sasha Grey.....But uhhhh....

    Yes the games skew young because its first gen Kinect games. I can assure you we will see adult oriented in the future. I can promise you this though. If they every come out with a Kinect version of Duke Nukem forever.....i'm gonna have a big wet spot on our living room floor. And my wife will probably divorce me. So...Dana....you single?

    Posted: November 6, 2010 9:22 AM
  • Empyu

    Oh hey, I think Dana's the first person I've seen talking about Kinect who wears glasses. I wear glasses too so I've been wondering if Kinect recognizes you with and without them. It's not really a bother, but I don't have any intention of buying Kinect, but I still want to know what its limitations are...

    It has nothing to do with using it as the eyes and brains for an evil robot.

    Posted: November 6, 2010 9:19 AM
  • ilovemyjeep

    "You're gonna be doing a lot of standing if you get Kinect."

    This is true physical exertion right here. Standing. Phew, can someone get me a Fiji Water please? I'm parched.

    Posted: November 6, 2010 9:02 AM
  • JustTheBeginning

    I am sorry if this sounds sexist but I think they should have a NON female do the kinect reviewing. For example, I just can not see Adam Sessler getting this excited over Kinect.

    Posted: November 6, 2010 8:32 AM
  • micrapple

    If someone manage to get me to dance, I better get a BJ after that.

    Posted: November 6, 2010 3:03 AM
  • RandyMercer

    I can't say what I really wanted to say so I'll say this, there's being skeptical and being ignorant. The Unnecessary bashing of Kinect is just plain ignorant and bashing someone for their positive opinion on it is twice as ignorant. I'm a PS3 owner, unfortunately I cannot afford a 360 or a Kinect but really. Get over what was said about the PS3 in the past. And Stop living in the past, if Sony sees what MS is doing with their Tech, they'll make theirs better than what it is now. The Devs will make something standout. All of this... Insecurity for something you could lose tomorrow is just preposterous in every sense of the word. Really, come on.

    Posted: November 6, 2010 2:56 AM
  • Gorefire

    I dont understand why people like kinect so much..... lets all workout or pet a cat? i havent seen a game that would be worth spending the 150$ for it....... and yes i do have a PS3 and i dont have a halobox and i do have the Move and i havent seen anything wrong with it yet... i have lots of fun playing disc golf and whatnot and i cant wait to play a game that does more than ride in a raft and Jump.....cough....cough (kinect) Oh and i know im going to get voted down for this but Dana is a total MS fangirl or boy every time i hear her open her mouth its MS is so good and PS is junk

    Posted: November 6, 2010 2:49 AM
  • AngelsandDemons

    Hey Dana...I got something you can hold in your hands....

    Posted: November 6, 2010 2:08 AM
  • zgifford

    The Kinect is truly proof of concept. I'll be honest, I love my xbox but motion controls have always made me feel a little uneasy. I sold my wii after wii sports resort didn't offer anything new or any sort of long term playability. Granted all the titles out now don't offer me any sort of long term playability either I will be keeping the kinect around simply because I know more is coming.
    Even if there wont be any games to address core gamers I will still hang on to this piece of equipment simply because it works and works well. Yes you have to make adjustments (I had to reorganize my living room to give me a few extra feet) but to steal a line I once heard from Chris Hardwick "First world problems". I have had several "wow" moments where the tech just works. Not to mention this is the first we have seen anything like it. Personally can not wait to see other companies either pick this up or make their own version. The lost TV remote will soon be a thing of the past.

    I can not wait to see where this tech goes, and for those of you who prefer wands with glowing balls, well, keep waggling because thats just another dead end.

    Posted: November 6, 2010 2:01 AM
  • ihaveheppies

    8:37, "shove it in, where it doesn't belong." fast-retarded-pre-buscent-lol.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 9:36 PM
  • ihaveheppies

    I love both sites like crazy, only to help get a better gauge of critical views....feedback made me want to get the kinect....then i just watched invis. wlls. on the GT and they all said it was not worth the money...at least the old lady ain't asking for one yet. If she said she wanted it, i would get it, but i don't see the point...except for dance central....man....do want.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 9:31 PM
  • crackbomber

    maybe saling microsoft products is their new source of income since direct tv dropped them.lol....

    Posted: November 5, 2010 8:43 PM
  • lucidity

    I'd like to offer all the PS3 fanboys a Kleenex to cry into. Try as they did, they couldn't stay away from the Kinect threads and now their upset the Metacritic scores are higher with Kinect and Kinect is selling like crazy.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 8:36 PM
  • blueboykc

    i despise ignorant narrow minded ppl especially fanboys that cant get their own heads out of their own asses long enough to try something before they try to tear it down..just because its better than what they profess to like..

    Posted: November 5, 2010 8:19 PM
  • Gamedude90

    What is up with all the haters? Just because someone likes something it doesn't mean that they are getting pay to. Kinnect is awesome, I played a demo of it at times square during the launch, and found that it was really good. Even if they were getting paid, I am not saying that they are, kinect is still really good. Also why do people talk out of their ass, most of these people have never played it, so how do they know it's a bunch of crap?

    Posted: November 5, 2010 8:02 PM