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Date: 06/21/09 09:45 AM

133 Responses to Xbox`s Project Natal Preview Video

  1. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    June 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    Link: Xbox`s Project Natal Preview Video - The future of gaming? Chew on that, Wii!
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2009 at 9:53 am
    I think I just let a little bit of wee out.
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    xaxxonjolly Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2009 at 9:53 am
    awesome
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    ANaRCH Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 9:54 am
    hmm. lol how many pushups can chuck norriss do!?
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    Mooshoo Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2009 at 9:54 am
    Looks sweet, too bad it`s a microsoft product, so it`s sure to crash at some point! =)
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    weresphinx Male 18-29
    218 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 9:55 am
    Possibly this technology will be implemented in the next generation consoles and not in this gen.
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 9:56 am
    At this point, I think I`d rather just go outside
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2009 at 9:56 am
    Whoa.... cool!
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    Challenger23 Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 9:57 am
    I have only one thing to say about this: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT!!!!!!!!!!! O.O
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    bonsushi Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 9:58 am
    it`s neat but too bad it`s just an advanced playstation eyetoy/eye.

    and you look pretty stupid doing half those things (like holding an invisible steering wheel, weeeeeee).

    the sony motion controller kicks this in the ass (the new one)

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    oxyl Male 30-39
    915 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 9:58 am
    wonder if they`ll make a humping game
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    gracegirl127 Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:01 am
    it looks awesome but i have a feeling it might be hard to use. Like what if you are playing at a party and the noise is loud. it would be hard for the system to recognize your voice. Or if there`s a lot of movement in the background it might be the same. I would still like to try it out though!
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    BloodLimit Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:06 am
    Bad idea
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    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:08 am
    it`ll be a good fad. Thats it
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    habbazoot
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:12 am
    wont this be really annoying, like the Wii became?
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    KatWaffles Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:17 am
    OMG WANT! D:
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    ImmortalZach Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:20 am
    Here`s an idea but it`s just an idea...GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!
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    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:21 am
    So how far are we from the actual thing?
    Of course in the preview there is something for everyone (except grandparents), but really now.

    lol teph.

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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:21 am
    My mind has been blown for the day. . . actually the week. . . ok well maybe the month. . . Hell for 2009. Nice. I WANT.
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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:22 am
    "Chew on that, Wii!"

    That sentence made me a little sick with embarassment/hatred/laughter,

    "wont this be really annoying, like the Wii became? "

    Of course not, microsoft are making it so it`ll be 100% reliable and perfect and the bestest thing ever.

    /fanboy rant

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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:22 am
    Haha, I`d like to see this work. I guess there`d be a few games like the Ninja thing, but definitely not the racer. how would it know when you`re shifting? And what gear!?

    The Dashboard part looks awesome, especially flying through the movies and being able to control your avatar. The Soccer part looks like it could work and be very fun. The Skateboard thing is already set to be on the market or something so I hear...

    I don`t understand how you;re supposed to just put a peice of clothing on a picture of you and it fits perfectly...

    Yeah, all I can think about when seeing this is the massive amounts of flaws. But it will be pretty cool if it works.

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    Gameguy001 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:31 am
    Project Natal at its finest.
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    nlcs Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:33 am
    "Here`s an idea but it`s just an idea...GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!"
    Precisely, god I hate where gaming is heading.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:33 am
    I can`t see this reviving the 360 from its slow descent. It would need some good upcoming exclusives to entice people.

    For instance the PS3 has Fat Princess, The Last Guardian, Massive Action Game, God of War 3 etc. all in the pipeline. The 360 doesn`t have many upcoming exclusives, especially with the size limits of DVD.

    Alternately they could just make xbox live free. I`d probably buy one if they did that.

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    aznsunchiq Female 18-29
    45 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 10:34 am
    first of all, the dad looks way too happy, secondly, sometimes a lot of fun comes with having an actual controller, especially in driving games. remember that controller that was entire dashboard? that was sweet.
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    moojuiceman Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:35 am
    1. How?
    2. Why?
    3. What if you dont have a big living room?

    and on a side note, that kid had a skateboard, why does he need a skating game?

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:42 am
    Uhmm, If I could even ride a skateboard safely again why not actually ride the skateboard instead of fake it in front of a TV?

    Full body motion capture may sound nice, But somehow I don`t think it`d be as fun as the real thing. If you can even do the real thing, Honestly I couldn`t do a back round house kick decently for the life of me.

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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:42 am
    Project Natal does look neat and all, but the new motion capture poo from ps3 is gonna own the day here.

    I mean, haven`t we ALL been waiting since our first video game for this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th8_zKa0D...

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:44 am
    The how moo is pretty simple, its like motion capture for films, aka Gollum in LOTR, only players wont be wearing skin tight body suits with sensors on them.

    That being said, movie studios can produce 1-to-1 motion capture with those suits and state of the art equipment. A commercial version should have flaws and loose clothing could hamper the detection.

    I won`t buy it though, not a huge fan of the 360. I`ve got my Wii and I will play with it until it becomes chaffed and broken.

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    LOLVIKINGS Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 10:56 am
    The saddest part about this whole thing is that I would rather sit my ass on the couch and play with a controller. I only hope they don`t completely stop making decent controller based games.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:00 am
    Wow, Zero. Yeah... Natal is dog poo compared to that.

    I actually can`t wait for the next round of consoles. They`re all gonna use technology like that, but better.

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    twigglepuff Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:01 am
    looks a hell of a lot like the Eye-Toy, except a tad more advanced
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    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:06 am
    ".....and I will play with it until it becomes chaffed and broken."

    hah

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    feiku Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:08 am
    Zero; Same here. I would love to play Zelda or any other sword-based game with that thing.
    I think I rather have a controller to be honest instead of doing Natal..but it might be an interesting way to get kids off the couch.
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    sbuninja Female 18-29
    168 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 11:21 am
    I do not like this. Kids do not need to be "gotten off the couch" by something like this. Taking things like this away would be a better solution.

    I foresee many broken household items and even more kids getting distanced from reality. I love technology, but it tears us apart as much as it "brings us together"

  36. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:22 am
    This isn`t gonna work like they show it.
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    thebandit Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:42 am
    i got turned off from the very first shot.
    the kid walking around wouldn`t perceive the guy looking at him, he would just have to look strait the whole time. like the mona lisa
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:43 am
    wasn`t this already posted ages ago , anyway when he scans in his skate-board his finger take up the whole f on the right side but then it is shown on the screen the full f is there , just thought i would point that out.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:53 am
    Even if this thing worked like they show it, what`s the point in playing a video game if the game you`re playing doesn`t involve something you could get arrested for? I`ll never understand why people just can`t go out and play tennis in the REAL WORLD instead of on a Wii. No offense, Wii people.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:56 am
    I`m a PC gamer..but I have a Wii + PS2. The only games i played on the Wii was Pikmin + Zelda with a bit of Wii sports on the side. The PS2 was for the odd tony hawk game!

    Personally I wouldnt buy this. Not because of fanboy reasons but sheer lack of space. Your gonna need a lot of room get the benefit of that.

    Good concept but not practical for some people!

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:56 am
    Unless it`s not hardly glitchy at all, because I feel like it would be, then and only then would it be awesome.

    I still think that little kid you can talk to and interact with is better.

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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2009 at 11:58 am
    Oh and Pooptart19 is 100% accurate!

    I like stuff you cant do in the real world as well!
    If you want to plau "virtual" sports and can jump around to this..why not just do the real thing?

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    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    I`m surprised it didn`t have a red eye. All I can think of are those movies where they have those automated techno-houses. Baaad idea. Do not want.

    The only thing I can think of that this would be useful for is for training people to do stuff.

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    Alls Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    correct me if i`m wrong, but isn`t this like the playstation eyetoy? sure the graphics may be better, but it`s still the same general principle
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    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    meh, looks neat, and I could see how it could be used for training things, like the karate bit at the beginning..., but really, voice recognition is still poo, facial recognition is barely effective any distance away from the scanner, and the whole motion detection system would probably be glitchy.

    also, it would be used in like, 3 months for super-hardcore porn.

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    aram200 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:05:30 PM
    correct me if i`m wrong, but isn`t this like the playstation eyetoy? sure the graphics may be better, but it`s still the same general principle
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    aram200 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    nope his one is better and has better recognition
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    raikun12 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    I`d buy it just for the fighting games, so i could pwn ppl with my martial arts skills.
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    Manoly Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    WOW could you imagine those things get a mind of there own and kill alll humans and then they make there own type that would be fockt up man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    o_o For the Clothing thing, the xbox would have to have a scan of you in your underwear.
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    skillz3333 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    awesome stufff...def. buy
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    Chuck Norris doesn`t do push-ups, push-ups do Chuck Norris`s.
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    Hergs Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    and for the skateboard scan, wouldnt it scan part of your hands too then, because they are in front of some of the skateboard, how does it know whats behind your hands?
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    Another gimmick. Doesn`t seem particularly interesting to me. If I want to be litterally in the game I`ll go exercise outside. The ps2 already did this year`s ago btw, but nobody knew about it.
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    Kadinsky Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    oh my gawd.

    I
    MUST
    GET
    THIS!

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    Megido Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    "Another gimmick. Doesn`t seem particularly interesting to me. If I want to be litterally in the game I`ll go exercise outside. The ps2 already did this year`s ago btw, but nobody knew about it."

    No, the PS2 had the eye toy which most certainly could not scan 3d data and use it in a game in realtime like the Natal. So to sum it up; do your research before talking ;)

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    KoolaidDylan Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    Not really a person who buys the new gaming systems, but I will own one of these.
  58. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    KoolaidDylan: lucky for you it`s not a new system then, but a peripheral for the 360.

    Come on people, E3 was like a month ago. This isn`t news anymore :P

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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    Looks great, and I`m a PS3 fanboy. But honestly, it has to have some polishing.

    That trailer is pre-rendered crap that`s not going to happen for a long while (first trailer for CoD2, anyone?)
    If you saw the tech demo at E3, they were throwing paint around and failing with spazzing out avatars.

    But with enough development, I`m sure it`s something that will make me aspire to get a 360 :P

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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Okay, I`m not a techie or big time gamer so bear with me here. We have an xbox 360 already - is this going to be an add on? Is it something that`s going to be available soon? I really want one if it can do what it says in the trailer!
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    nobody404 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    "and for the skateboard scan, wouldnt it scan part of your hands too then, because they are in front of some of the skateboard, how does it know whats behind your hands?"
    It doesn`t, it just looks better on the ad for him to hold it that way than for him to hold it by the wheels/trucks.
  62. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    Discobiscuit: aside from the avatar spazz and some latency issues the demos shown at E3 seemed to work just fine. The big thing for me is the latency, i really hope they address that issue before it`s released. But then there isn`t even a date set for Natal yet so i guess they have time for improvements. I suspect the avatar spazzing out is due to the avatar not really being meant for use with the natal. I just have a feeling, or a hunch if you will, that for something like that to work well with Natal it`d need at least some special treatment.

    Krabkat: like i just said, there`s no release and the stuff shown in this promotional video are just concepts, nothing real. There hasn`t even been any real games announced for it yet, so hold your horses before you decide that you NEED one :)

    Oh and yes, like i said earlier, it`s a peripheral for the 360. I think that should answer all of your questions :P

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    alikabul Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    Oh yeah... Like I wanna get exhausted playing video games. And that skateboarding game must be insanely difficult for people who don`t skate. And the whole scene kinda looked retarded... Meh... Sony tried with the eye toy and that`s like a huge hit today... (the sarcasm-meter is off the charts!) If I want to play football I bring a ball and go outside. I thought the whole point with video games was to have fun while relaxing..?
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    meeseman Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    wow, this will probably be complete in like, 2050
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    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    Holy poo.

    It looks too good to be true.
    I`m serious, it IS too good to be true.

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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    this just looks like to much trouble for a video game and also given the fact that theres a fair chance that even after release it will be glitchy as heck b/c both playstation AND microsoft have a big problem about releaseing trash then fixing it after the fact. nintendo has done the same on occasion in the past but they still have a better track record then the other 2. so if nintendo puts sumthin exactly like this out i will buy that one first. tho they will prolly just load it down with a bunch of kids games :(
  67. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    Dragosal: Yeah cause nintendo isn`t prone to release bullpoo than fix it 5 versions later. If anything it`s stupid to buy a nintendo product somewhere within 3 years of it`s original release, cause they release now models and peripherals every few months. Game boy, GB pocket, GBC. GBA, GBA SP, GBA Micro. DS, DS Lite, DSI...the list goes on and on and on. Also the Wii, it sucks so they release Motion+, what a sensation. Did nintendo release a peripheral? I can`t freaking believe it!
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    Megido Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    Link: yeah, we`ll probably see a nintendo original IP on xbox. Happens all the time.
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    LexiLeet Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    2012 is when I think they are going to complete it. :/ But besides that. Hmmm. I agree with alikabul said. On top of that, I found it funny when they didn`t let us hear the answer to the question "How many push-ups can Chuck Norris do?".
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    Megido Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    LexiLeet: Seeing as how Ballmer let slip some info on a new xbox in 2010, i would guess that a new 360 model with a built in natal is hitting shelves next year. Possibly slimmed down in size as well, but that`s just me speculating.

    Really, they wouldn`t be announcing it now if the release was THAT far off, the hype would die before they had shipped it.

  71. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    "If anything it`s stupid to buy a nintendo product somewhere within 3 years of it`s original release, cause they release now models and peripherals every few months. " did i say they didnt do that? i am just saying that when they release a product, it works sure they may revamp sumthin 30 times but its always better each time and your not completely SOL at the new release b/c what u already have will still work until that format of game is completely obsolete in 10 years anyway
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    reap Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    Sooooo..... Microsoft`s attempt at an upgraded Wii?

    Slightly irks me that`s what Natal seems like.

    I might just get one though.

  73. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    Dragosal: I don`t even udnerstand what you are talking about. All the three hardware manufacturers have approximately the same lifespan for their consoles and no matter if you have a xbox, Playstation or Wii, a console purchased at launch will play all the games for that specific console. Always. Nintendo, however, is the only company that realized that their original controller wasn`t up to snuff and released a peripheral to correct it, so out of the three current gen consoles nintendo is fail according to your own argumentation.
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    vstorm Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    If Microsoft is in charge of the development, I can say with absolute conviction that this is NOT going to work...
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    Hm... Didn`t I see this video like two weeks ago?

    I-am-bored... You`re getting slower.

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    MrBowserPuff Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    Its a rip-off of both Sony`s eye-toy and basic wii controls. They should have waited to put it as the main controller on their next system. Because of this, it will be expensive, not many people will end up buying it, and it will be hard to develop for. And anyone playing will look more retarded than when playing Wii.
    http://i44.tinypic.com/2ylljrs.gif
    That is from an E3 demo.
  77. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    @Megido i have no clue what your even trying to say. the battle for the best next gen console in every unbiased list u see is wii, xbox360, ps3. xbox and playstation dont fix the shortcomings of their systems for a really long time if at all. but nintendo fixes the VAST majority of the glitch`s and yes they do release peripherals usually but they arent usually to compensate for poor performance or anything. its to allow the system to do new things they may or may not have considered during the original conception of the system
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    skullcandy Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    I was watching for the punch line.
    like the vid was just for funny.
    so you`re telling me this is real?
    i don`t believe it.
  79. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    Dragosal: so first it`s that with nintendo everything works no matter when yon get it, and now that that`s disproved wii is the best console of the three from an unbiased point of view? Do you even know what unbiased means? The wii moves most units, does that mean it`s the best? Best for who? It has a lousy attach rate, I`d wager few actual gamers like it much and it`s a piece of crap hardware wise. AND you need a peripheral to make the controller work. Wii is great for casual gamers and that audience happens to be the largest, ergo it`s not unbiased to say that Wii is the best console. It`s just stupid.

    MrBowserpuff: How is this tech a ripoff of either the wiimote or the eyetoy? The eyetoy is a camera and the wiimote is a remote with a gyro in it. It`s not even remotely the same. It uses cameras yes, but that`s about as far as it goes. Way to go on picking that image as well, cause it`s not like you`ve just sought out the goofiest part available, you also sped it up about 10 times :

  80. Profile photo of Catx
    Catx Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Some of that stuff was cool, but you can also go outside, get a life, and stop jumping around the tv like a tool. Also, I`m a gamer so don`t feel like I`m singling out all you other gamers. I just feel like games are supposed to provide a unique and different experience. So if you want to see what it`s like to skateboard, go out and do it.
  81. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    thats gonna be so drating annoying to play... i hope that this is an add on and not the whole console as i love playing with a controller and moving my fingers on a control
  82. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    Hmm... Uhhh... Seems like one big satire but it has the Microsoft logo, and it`s really professional...

    Someone fill me in on what`s going on- I mean, that whole, "How many push-ups can chuck norris do." And then, there was that thing where the guy said, "Millard Filmore is correct," as if it were recorded already...

    Maybe Microsoft is showing us what they wish they could do?

  83. Profile photo of IABbrandon
    IABbrandon Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    hmmmmm. not sure if its real, but a really really cool idea. id buy it.
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    DertMerchant Male 18-29
    310 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    ok, for all you newbs, it is real, check out xbox.com. For all you people who think this is absolutley rediculous and gay: you are 100% right. Its microsofts attempt to steal the wii market. And fair enough, personally i think i`ll stick to the fun way to play games: with a mean personing controller in my hand.
  85. Profile photo of RepostPolice
    RepostPolice Male 13-17
    189 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    This is real, but it`s still in the prototype stages. It should be up to par with this video by late 2010 but as of now is reduced to a few demos. If it works out, it will be awesome. If it doesn`t and microsoft makes it suck, I will disown them and buy a PS4 (They`ll be out by then). There`s some videos on Youtube now about it. They show how it works and the kinds of games applications it can have.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    Um... if this is real, this must be the dumbest thing I have ever seen. I can see so many things wrong with it...
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    i thought it was awesome but my dad keeps saying "Some pedophile could get your face, fingerprints" ect.
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    ichirei Female 13-17
    165 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    if it actually works that is...
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    johncrb Male 30-39
    163 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    i am getting tired of these video games that are trying to make it `interactive`. let me sit on the couch and play my game
  90. Profile photo of urbanlegend
    urbanlegend Male 18-29
    741 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    this would`ve been nice if it was posted around when it came out, to coincide with E3
  91. Profile photo of angrytick
    angrytick Male 13-17
    194 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    that would be GREAT for porn games... :D
  92. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    Funny that the scan of the skateboard doesn`t have his hand in the design...

    I`m not saying the system won`t be real, but the video isn`t.

    And the "Why don`t you buy it??" *sits on couch and thinks to herself "because then I would have to leave the house"*

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    xXxNatexXx Male 13-17
    135 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    TAKE THAT WII AND PS3 XBOX HATING BEETCHES!! =3 i`d like to see your damn blu ray player do THAT!! >=]
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    wcclark Male 18-29
    731 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm
    Neat idea!

    I`m still sticking with my N64.

  95. Profile photo of confuzedkid
    confuzedkid Male 13-17
    161 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    cool, except im gonna call PHOTOSHOPPED
    i can tell by the pixels.... seen many in my time... l33t... WIN....11one1!!one...

    honestly, thats bullpoo.

    it might happen, but when u watch ur movie, wont it stop every time u cough, sneeze, burp, yawn, MOVE, JERK OFF, EVEN GET A BONER AT ALL. and when you try to pause, wont you turn off the console?

  96. Profile photo of Gluggr
    Gluggr Male 18-29
    422 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    Some people will be very disappointed. Stupid people, but still...
  97. Profile photo of Omega3_DHA
    Omega3_DHA Male 13-17
    54 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 12:03 am
    I`d really rather have a controller =/
    no joke
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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 1:10 am
    Yeahh even if this works, I`m sure the Xbox will still freeze all the time or get the RRoD! What fun. :)

    I`d much rather Xbox get their act together and fix the effing systems before even thinking of releasing this. I`ve had my 360 for a month, it freezes on every game, and this is a replacement for my year old console which had a terrible defect. -.-

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    lvl70 Male 13-17
    69 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 1:14 am
    oh hey Sarah im glad to see your still right in front of your xbox waiting for me to come talk to you....ooh cool dress how long did it take to scan 3 seconds try drating 5 hours if the quality of the camera and if it recognizes your voice your entire body movement and doesn`t cost as much as a drating car i might buy it but i think xbox is building up for a gigantic failure with this
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 2:21 am
    this is going to rock my socks in martial arts games.
  101. Profile photo of Camaleao
    Camaleao Male 18-29
    8 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 2:51 am
    ok, great thing, but i dont really see why this is a new thing. this is eyetoy, has been around for quite some time. movement capturing is great in the promotional vids, sure, better than it is in the eyetoy games, but this is promotion, and promotion is usually only loosely based on the real world.
    if it works as good as MS claims, nice. i doubt it, given the usual xbox hardware issues.
    even if: it is nothing new. i just hate it when they claim "hey, we have created something completely new, innovative, its going to change the world", ignoring the fact that they simply took something thats been around for years, tweaked it a bit and changed the name.

    and no, im not a fanboy, i hated sonys world-changing sixaxis controller, and nintendos never seen before, all-new motion controller, which has been created before as an additional controller for sega dreamcast.
    i dont see any problem in taking a good idea and improving it, but claiming to be the inventor of somethi

  102. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
    439 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 3:07 am
    Camaleao: Like i`ve already said, how about you actually do some goddamn research before saying that it`s eyetoy? The Natal will do something unseen in videogames up to this point, end of story. Besides, even MS themselves say that what`s most revolutionary about the Natal is not the hardware, it`s the software that they made to go with it. So just stop projecting your incorrect bullpoo because you happen to dislike MS. (the line about not being a fanboy...such a fanboy thing to do :P)
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    kevin3113 Male 13-17
    53 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 3:32 am
    Sigh...
    It was either a Wii or an Xbox when I was gonna buy a fancy new thingy. I bought the Wii for the motion sensor gimmick. Now this thing comes out and it`s like the Wii to the power of 42. Anyway it will probably will be poo.(wow, this is like my longest comment ever)
  104. Profile photo of Camaleao
    Camaleao Male 18-29
    8 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 3:42 am
    ok, so if i say something bad about MS i am a sony/nintendo fanboy, and if i say that i am not a fanboy that just proves that i am? good to know.

    and just saying that i dont like microsoft(which is true, but who really likes MS anyway?) doesnt change the fact that the whole thing has been there before. especially that fighting thing in the beginning-eyetoy kinetic combat.

    im not saying that the system itself sucks, this is a promotional teaser, and therefore shouldnt be used to judge natal. MS says it will be awesome, but well, they said the same thing about vista and so on.

    what i criticised about it is that they promote it as something completely new and innovative, even though it is just an improvement of something thats already there(if it works out as MS claims)

  105. Profile photo of Rubix_Cube
    Rubix_Cube Male 18-29
    31 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 3:46 am
    This looks pretty poo to me... am i the only one?
  106. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
    439 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 4:08 am
    Camaleao: See what you fail to understand is that Natal is not just a regular camera. The damn thing captures and utilizes 3d data, not just images. You can do things with the Natal (if it works well) that could never be done with the eyetoy and because of that it is indeed new and innovative, not just an improvement on some already existing concept. You may not like it, and that`s fine, but don`t make up silly reasons to rip on it. There`s no denying that this technology is completely new for a gaming system.

    As for the fanboy thing, just let your posts do the talking. If you feel a need to defend yourself from being accused, there`s probably something there. "Ok, i`m no fanboy but MS drating sucks!" yeah, real neutral there buddy.

  107. Profile photo of ukbox
    ukbox Male 18-29
    101 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 4:38 am
    aaaaaww no shooting games :(
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    Youcantwin Male 18-29
    162 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 4:47 am
    Am I the only one who was happy that they had Wolfmother as the background music? :)
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    ostracod Male 13-17
    105 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 5:07 am
    How did the kid scan his skateboard if his hand was in the way...?
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    Gluggr Male 18-29
    422 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 5:29 am
    Would somebody please ban amit45584? He`s spamming in every thread.
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    perigee Male 18-29
    82 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 6:33 am
    I`m glad to not be the only skeptical person here. If it`s based on what a person can do with their body then doesn`t that slightly limit what kind of games you can create with this? One of the great things about games is the ability to do things that in the real world ARE NOT POSSIBLE.
    The whole purpose of Natal, it seems to me, is to put the real world in your living room so you never need venture outdoors. Well, possibly not in the case of Godzilla, but as soon as I saw that I felt it was ridiculously limited: yay! you can stomp and hit things! but you can`t turn or look around! hurrah!
  112. Profile photo of Isobar
    Isobar Male 18-29
    293 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 7:52 am
    one step closer to machines taking over the world. GET IN THE CHOPPA!
  113. Profile photo of X196
    X196 Male 18-29
    96 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 8:04 am
    that has got to be the most amazing thing i have ever seen in my life. the part with the clothes and the sliding movements reminded me of minority report!
  114. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
    439 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 8:06 am
    Perigee: well think in a broader scope than just what the demo shows. Imagine something like the wii nunchuck (a one hand controller with a stick and a few buttons) to compliment the body input and all of a sudden some pretty nifty things could be made. Most certainly nothing close to reality will be made with it, in the main i think we`ll just see casual games.
  115. Profile photo of Feylynn
    Feylynn Female 18-29
    83 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 8:48 am
    I think PS3 is in the lead on this motion sensor game. I`m a bit bias, slight Sony fan girl yeah. But the two component we see here between 360 and Wii are Camera and Internal Motion Sensors. PS3 uses both rather then relying on one or the other.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwTvTenC0...

    Natal looks to have a few lag issues and Wii is known to be choppy, granted I haven`t seen much on Motion Plus so they may have improved it more then I`m aware of.

    I`m more of an RPG person regardless. The motion gimmicks are neat but I want to see some ridiculously crafty applications before I`m seriously impressed.

  116. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
    439 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 8:59 am
    The ps3 wand is cool as well, but they are doing different things really. The 1:1 tracking on the PS3 was really impressive though, no doubt :)
  117. Profile photo of Swisskid10
    Swisskid10 Male 13-17
    103 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 9:58 am
    Meh, known about it for a while, looks quite good. Still rather have a controller in my hands though.
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    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
    505 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    Have first born son, will trade.
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    Xomb13 Female 18-29
    42 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    It`s cool what we can do with technology now, but video gamesw just aren`t the same without a controller, plus I don`t exactly wanna jump around a room looking like an idiot.
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    Guitar101 Male 13-17
    34 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    How many push ups can Chuck Norris do?

    For the sake of that family, do not say a limited number or else death awaits you with huge feet!!!

    And an awesome beard!!

  121. Profile photo of GTrain
    GTrain Male 18-29
    166 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    Spoont, spoont and more spoont.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    Everyone who gets overexicted because of those new controlers need a reality check.

    REALITY CHECK 101

    Does those new motion controlers perform better then the normal controlers that everyone are used to?

    Answer is "NO" and you know it.

    Don`t be total tards and stop paying attention to this sort of hype.

  123. Profile photo of Souljah23
    Souljah23 Male 18-29
    207 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    I`ll believe it when I see it in person! Otherwise it looks too phony at the moment ~ All I can compare it too us the EyeToy and that other crap!
  124. Profile photo of lloyd525
    lloyd525 Male 13-17
    98 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 11:40 pm
    that looks so so so cool if it works as well as on the previews.

    its gonna cost a mint though.

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    ChilledAce Male 13-17
    85 posts
    June 23, 2009 at 3:47 am
    ...How exactly does this work?
    I saw no Camera or w.e
    Or was the recognition the gaudy-looking carpet?
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    June 23, 2009 at 6:24 am
    And this is simpler than the regular controllers... how?

    CAN`T YOU PEOPLE SEE!? They are trying to get us to move and exercise! don`t be blinded by this fancy stuff, you can`t just chill out on the couch anymore with a bag of chips, you hafto be moving around all the time. wtf is up with that!?


    I think it will be great, but most people won`t buy it. requires to much space and moving around.

    We could just aswell "game" outside seeing as this is what they are leading us up to.

    "introducing the new wii basketball! now a real ball! dribbel around in the local courtyard! invite friends over the telefone or just ask them directly! purchase now and get an extra ball incase you wear it out!" no one else see this coming?

  127. Profile photo of JediMan
    JediMan Male 18-29
    75 posts
    June 23, 2009 at 8:22 am
    so this is just an accessory to the Xbox 360? I thoguht it was going to be a whole new system. And I doubt that it will work as well as that shows, nothing ever works as well as the preview ad shows. But still, it could be enormously cool if it works
  128. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    June 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    They spent that much money developing Natal, and that`s the best promo they could come up with?... horrible acting and cheesy music?
  129. Profile photo of SyXxlunatic
    SyXxlunatic Male 13-17
    177 posts
    June 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    @ ChilledAce

    They showed the camera about 4 times in the vid if you were actually paying attention

  130. Profile photo of SyXxlunatic
    SyXxlunatic Male 13-17
    177 posts
    June 23, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    @DertMerchant
    Technically, the PS2 had the first thing like this when the Eye Toy came out. And ideas for projects like this have been around for decades. Microsoft came in late with the idea, but you don`t need to go around saying(screaming?) that xbox is trying to push nintendo off the market. Thats ignorant and completly uncalled for.

    (IAB needs to get a reply system on the comment board)

  131. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    June 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    And this is simpler than the regular controllers... how?

    CAN`T YOU PEOPLE SEE!? They are trying to get us to move and exercise! don`t be blinded by this fancy stuff, you can`t just chill out on the couch anymore with a bag of chips, you hafto be moving around all the time. wtf is up with that!?


    I think it will be great, but most people won`t buy it. requires to much space and moving around.

    We could just aswell "game" outside seeing as this is what they are leading us up to.

    "introducing the new wii basketball! now a real ball! dribbel around in the local courtyard! invite friends over the telefone or just ask them directly! purchase now and get an extra ball incase you wear it out!" no one else see this coming?

  132. Profile photo of GuinnesApple
    GuinnesApple Female 18-29
    41 posts
    June 25, 2009 at 11:41 pm
    "This looks pretty poo to me... am i the only one?"

    Nope. And if the voice recognition is anything like that Fandango bitch you can bet I will not be the only one to dispose of my Xbox via Nuclear explosion.

    The idea of using this with fighting games is neat for a second. Remember all the trouble with people destroying TV`s and fragile furniture with their awesome new Wii remote? Lets replace the remote with a foot and see how fun that gets. Microsoft will have to put a big ass sticker on the box saying "If you put your foot through your TV its your own dumb fault".

    I seriously doubt there would be offline multiplayer fighting but can you imagine how that would play out? Online multiplayer could work tho and would be hilarious. Of course some dumb kid will take it too far and attempt an Guile like Somersault kick and break his neck. Same with skateboarding game.

    The video from before with Milo or whatever was somewhat impressive. This is not

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