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I use the voice control on kinect all the time, it works 90% of the time and being able to bing stuff to watch is brilliant

It's shit how you can't just use a headset to do all that.

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Apart from the fact I haven't been in a domicile with enough space to make Kinect happy, Dance Central is proper amazing. And Child of Eden was just a massive distraction from the game because it was kind of flaky.

So yeah, apart from the fact it doesn't really work, it's great.

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Yes, yes we know Dance Central is the only reason to own a Kinect. I think if you like dancing games it is actually worth owning a Kinect just for that one game. You can pick one up for peanuts these days as well.

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Yes, yes we know Dance Central is the only reason to own a Kinect. I think if you like dancing games it is actually worth owning a Kinect just for that one game. You can pick one up for peanuts these days as well.

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  • 2 months later...

Could someone do me a small favour please? I haven't had my kinect connected to the TV for a few months and have just had it stashed in a box. But yesterday I went to mount it back on top of the TV and noticed it is a bit wobbly on its stand.

It is stiff to twist it left and right to get it central, but the little chrome pillar seems to have some loose movement if you rock the main sensor backward and forward. Before I go taking it apart to see if I can tighten it, I wondered if it was normal and everyone elses is the same? Thanks,

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I bought a Kinect for a tenner from Game, because I'm a lunatic and absolutely have to have more shit to fill my loft.

I got Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, and Dance Central. Which games are worth trying? Do any actually work particularly well?

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Schmojo, get Fruit ninja off the arcade store, better than most of the full price games,

Or if you are intending to get Gunstringer, don't, because most copies contain a free code for FNK. Considering it's about a fiver in some places, you can't fail.

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So I have what I gather are the only decent kinect games already and I'm interested in buying a few of the shit games that will just be fun to laugh at, particularly in 2 player. My shortlist so far includes:

- Joy Ride

- Hulk Hogan's Main Event

Anything else anyone would recommend for some stupid cheap lols?

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  • 2 years later...

As almost an addendum to the life of this device, Peter Molyneux, has gone on record, calling the Kinect a "train wreck", which fulfilled little of the promise made in the original pitch:
 

 

Seems like the device has died a death in both forms. I think I'm right in saying that you can't even connect one up to the Scorpio, and no real games were ever made which use it for the Xbox One. Can't begin to imagine the sunk cost which went into it. Do people think the Kinect ver. 2 died a death because of all the controversy which surrounded the One on launch, or was the concept just generally unwelcome in games.

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I think there were a couple of games which had Kinect on the One. 

 

There was that Disney Fantasia game which everyone says Microsoft did over by cutting Kinect as a pack in (not sure how true that is and to be honest they had different priorities at that point than Harmonix's best interest. 

 

And there was also this platforming game that genuinely looked like a great use for Kinect. 

 

 

It sounds like the voice functionality of Kinect was the best thing about it. Would be nice if they just did a cheaper mic only thing to retain that functionality. 

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It's like Hololens its true benefits lie outside gaming but MS felt it had a purpose within the Xbox ecosystem which it didn't really. "Real games" which use it on XB1 - Dance Central, Xbox fitness, Kinect sport rivals, Fantasia, The 3D breakout one. The biometric identification stuff was neat as well even though they never expanded on it tellingly.

 

Voice stuff can be managed via headset now and yes Scorpio can support it the same as the S via USB

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Peter Mooyneux is a fucking train wreck. I thought when he was crying like a child and begging people to keep paying attention to his shit games he promised to stop doing interviews? I don't know what's given him the idea that he needed to stop that, it made him a thousand times more likeable.

 

Kinect was a stupid idea from the start. It's impressive, interesting technology that has no application for games except as a supplemental device for voice and face capture, which it's too expensive for. As a control device, it's like a completely shit Wiimote with no tactile feedback, and it's not like the Wiimote was saturated with great gameplay ideas. The most memorable aspect of the original Kinect release is how incredibly poorly it worked.

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Most of the Kinect stuff was meh.

 

However despite my snobbery regarding Japanese games ( for some reason they jus tdon't appeal barring a few exceptions) D4 was a masterpiece and suited Kinect perfectly

 

The exception that proves the rule I guess with regard to Kinect but finally an experience that warranted having the daft thing on the TV stand :)

 

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