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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  • Tmidiman

    Oh and nice party hats! LOL

    Posted: November 5, 2010 7:35 PM
  • Tmidiman

    I almost didn't by a PS3 because it was like most people who had one were ignorant liars. Every forum online has PS3 owners bashing the Wii or the 360. The Wii and 360 have their problems and weaknesses and every one knows them. But the PS3 is put up as this awesome god-system that in reality has games that play themselves more than letting you play the game, the online feature is ultra sluggish, and updates constantly fail and take too long to download and THEN forever to install.

    I say the same thing to "idiot" PS3 owners that I say to people who bash our country.

    If what you have is so freaking great and so much better why don't you go play it and leave the rest of us with our bad systems that we happen to have a lot of fun playing.

    Rant over,...for now.

    G4, good job folks keep up the good work covering all the systems.

    Abbie, fun AND professional. That's how you do it!

    Posted: November 5, 2010 7:33 PM
  • crackbomber

    G4 Pitchmen must be a new webshow pitch everything microsoft sales diss everything else. Kinect=Eyetoy.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 7:21 PM
  • Tmidiman

    Sorry but Dana was right about Move. The release games had promise but many were dissapointments. Hey the table tennis was very good, but no bowling, basketball or, baseball!?

    Kinects game-wise is pretty immersive and navigating the games and the outside menus is ultra futuristic.

    Overall all three systems need hardcore gaming in their motion control list. Or are they all telling us that it is not possible to have a hardcore game with motion control. Many people are STILL waiting for proof. Not me. I gave up on Nintendo a long time ago.

    Nice walkabout Mrs. D! Funny as always.

    I pissed my pants!

    Posted: November 5, 2010 7:19 PM
  • lhunter1130

    Wow you commenters are retarded.. no one is getting money from M$ for anything... its their opinion, if you dont like it, go join a ps3 forum and quit trolling... PS fanboys troll the most since theres never anything good for the ps3 and they have to try to make everyone else feel like crap like they do for buying a $500 dollar blu ray player... adam sesler already said that the comments people comment are ruining alot of fun for everyone.. how about you guys grow up and either not comment, or not make untrue allegations thanks

    Posted: November 5, 2010 7:01 PM
  • austinminicooper10

    Looks like someone got a large paycheck to talk up a piece of crap.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 6:55 PM
  • Memu

    I don't like how Dana is overly apologetic for MS, for example at about 9min into this video when Abbie makes the point that the games skew young. There is no need to throw in an irrelevant excuse there, Dana. It stands on its own as a fact people can use to decide if they want to purchase kinect now. I have noticed Dana seems to be overly critical of Sony and overly apologetic for MS. Does she get kick-backs from MS? Did her mother beat her with a PS2 controller as a child? Does she have a secret crush on Bill Gates?

    I will be getting connect. But I wonder how much we'll be using it once the novelty wears off.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 6:25 PM
  • Liquid Swords

    @Dana & Abbie

    Every review I've read talked about the very noticeable lag in the Kinect games. You guys are the only ones who didn't mention it. What's your take on the lag issue?

    Posted: November 5, 2010 6:13 PM
  • RPG-fan

    Microsoft should hire Dana to market Kinect. She makes it the most awesome thing ever.

    Dana is right regarding Kinectimals, those who hates it have no heart that's including me. First time I saw it, I was hoping there was safari mode where it turn in a FPS and can shoot the animals. Hey, it's better to shoot virtual animals than real ones.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 5:11 PM
  • Craigaleg903

    Dance Central truly is the best use of Kinect's capabilities, and hopefully a glimpse of games to come. Even with the typical, casual launch titles, it cannot be denied that Kinect is an impressive piece of hardware. Great discussion

    Posted: November 5, 2010 4:13 PM
  • tdogg06051991

    I personally have nothing to say about Dana Vinson thats good. So when she says move is too complicated it proves to me shes not a gamer. Hey Kinect is fun but DEFINITELY not the best gaming peripheral ever. She doesn't understand hardcore games at all and haven't seen one thing I liked from her. Shes a good person just not for G4.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 3:53 PM
  • leodd2k8

    I call bs on your claims that move doesn't work. I have played the move with tons og games like the shoot and mag. Never once have had an issue with it not responding or working correctly. Then you say it hard to calibrate how slow are you. I have played the sports champion table tennis 2 players against my brother and there was not a single moment of lag even with us moving all around. Now I won't speak on kinect because I have never tried it but your complaints about the ps move are incorrect.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 3:42 PM
  • Spidey47

    Good lookin girls reviewing games...I love it. Also I'm super bummed my apartments too small to get kinect!

    Posted: November 5, 2010 3:37 PM
  • Peatore

    I've watched 2001 a Space Odyssey enough to know that having a computer controlled camera follow you isn't a good idea.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 3:35 PM
  • lucidity

    Looks like Kinect is a runaway success. it's selling out at major chain stores all over.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/art icles/2010-11-05-kinect-is-a-s ell-out

    I see Consumer Reports has debunked the dark skin thing.

    http://www.1up.com/news/repo rts-racist-kinect-debunked

    Posted: November 5, 2010 2:55 PM
  • blueboykc

    played it over my friends house today..i was really impressed how well it works and how fun it actually is...im so glad im not a blind crybaby sony fanboy who cant see the forrest for the trees...

    Posted: November 5, 2010 2:53 PM
  • PinkCrayon32

    WHEW, good thing that video cut off when it did...

    Posted: November 5, 2010 2:28 PM
  • ImpurestCrowd

    I wonder how much MS paid these b*tches to lie their azzes off.

    Posted: November 5, 2010 2:16 PM
  • Mystyr_E

    hottest talkabout ever

    Posted: November 5, 2010 2:01 PM
  • phantomzxro

    More like a kinect fangirl

    Posted: November 5, 2010 1:50 PM