collinE wrote: Mikeyman64 wrote:
Yeah, the only thing that really impressed me this year was the 3DS. It seemed to be the only thing that was actually a complete and new technology. I imagine that it's going to be something like Head Tracking
I don't have much faith in the new 360, only because I (as do many of you, I'm sure) have a stack of about 3 broken 360s in my workshop right now, and that's only only a shadow of what's passed through it in the past 4 years. We'll just have to wait and see.
Kinect looks like an attempt to "revolutionize the living room" that might work ok for about 6 months then die. It just doesn't differ enough from the Wii controls and the EyeToy.
Move looks like it was well made, but still a copy of technology more or less.
But of course, that's just my opinion from information gathered by watching the E3 vids.
I think you're a little off on a few points.
The 3DS doesn't do head tracking. The 3D is visible only from a very specific area in front of the screen. Someone looking over your shoulder can't see it. Not really anything like what's in that video.
I actually have a lot of faith in the new 360. I would seriously doubt that Microsoft would allow this model to carry the same problems as the last few after the billions of dollars they lost with the RRoD. They've had this unit in the works for a while, too.
The technology of the Move and Kinect is incredibly fresh. Move may look similar to the Wii, but the technology behind it works opposite of the Wiimote and allows for way more accuracy. It's like comparing cake and steak and saying they're not different because they sound the same and you put them in your mouth. Kinect is probably the most fresh because it can track your location in 3D. Not as detailed as Sony's camera, but enough to make out fingers and such.
I know that the 3DS doesn't actually use head tracking technology, because you don't have to wear anything on your head to use it. That being said, the 3DS won't have a way of knowing where your head is (unless it uses the camera to track the shape of your head, which is unlikely). I merely stated that it would probably be something "like" head tracking, as in, have the same results.
You can't say that I'm off on my opinion by giving another opinion. I have reasons for being wary of MS technology, so therein lies my lack of faith in the new 360.
The Move may be new, and it may be fresh, and it may even work well. But what does it do? Exactly what the Nitendo Wii Remote does. So in my mind, it's nothing but a fancy copy.
I have no idea what kind of experience the Kinect will bring us, but I'm not too excited. Like Ben said:
benheck wrote:Natal / Kinect: At least 200ms lag. IE, someone jumps, they've already landed before their character moves. Wii soccer moms won't care, real gamers should. Demos "bubbled" off to make lines longer / protect from inaccuracy. Games total Wii ripoff crap.
So please, I don't care if you have a differing opinion to mine, I love to hear other peoples opinions. But please don't go saying that I'm wrong about mine. That's just silly.