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Topic # 70021 16-Oct-2010 18:11
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hey guys i just discovered a new sonic game
"sonic free riders"
its a xbox kinect game.
im wondering if this will be playable without kinect?
dont want to buy the new camera just for one game...
thanks

ps:motion gaming is not the future, yet.




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  Reply # 392665 16-Oct-2010 18:31
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most prob not.

ps - kinect comes with 1 game included too (kinect adventures)

kinect is not just about controller free gaming but also...well see the video below and decide..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfsGy0gRR4M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDWsqNifp5Y





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  Reply # 392667 16-Oct-2010 18:39
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yea it does look good. but my room is too small for kinect sadly.
can you just buy the camera and not a new black xbox?
thanks




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  Reply # 392674 16-Oct-2010 18:45
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don't listen to some site's stating you need a bungalow to play with kinect. kinect works fine even from a distance of 2 meters.

you don't need to buy the new slim xbox. kinect works with every xbox 360 ever made. the only advantage by having the new slim xbox 360 is that kinect would not need to plug into an external power socket on the wall whereas with the older FAT 360's, the USB interface on them is not powerful enough to turn on the kinect so it needs to plugged into the wall's power supply.

ps - you can pre-order kinect alone from dse and noel leeming already.




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  Reply # 392704 16-Oct-2010 19:49
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i work at dse :D
thanks for the info, the distance i have is like just under 2 meters.
hopefully it has a good focus




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  Reply # 392707 16-Oct-2010 19:59
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b0untypure1: i work at dse :D
thanks for the info, the distance i have is like just under 2 meters.
hopefully it has a good focus


DSE has 14 days return policy as you already prob know so you can always take it back if it doesn't works out.





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  Reply # 392732 16-Oct-2010 21:40
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great idea :D




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  Reply # 392879 17-Oct-2010 17:50
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Personally will have play before deciding if we get one or not. Wife and kids are pushing for a wii but I have managed to get them to hold off until Kinect is released.
Had a play with the PS3 Move and was not that impressed. If the Kinect is similar in response time etc I will not be keen on getting one.







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  Reply # 392880 17-Oct-2010 18:00
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yea played ps3 move aswell, archery was shocking response time. lag ruined the whole point of "being the controller"

it lasted 5 days at DSE until it had no customers interest.




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  Reply # 393071 18-Oct-2010 10:24
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i found move to be no more sensitive than the wii with motion plus, i think thats why no one really cares because that tech came out 3 years ago. But kinect has the difference to make it unique from the comp so i think its got more chance. i more excited about not having to find my remote for controlling my xbox everytime i wanna watch a movie haha!



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  Reply # 393243 18-Oct-2010 16:53
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hahahha! yea fair enough :D
i watched a youtube movie provided from billgates (above in this thread)
there seems to be no lag, if any, and a really smooth and responsive motion teachnology




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  Reply # 393620 19-Oct-2010 14:51
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Had a small play with kinect and the response was ok. Just had to exaggerate your movements.

The thing that killed kinect for me is the menu navigation. You have to use the camera in menus as well you can't use a camera.

The kinect stuf has it's own app a bit like how zune is now so I don't think that any of the kinect games will be accessable from the normal games menu



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  Reply # 393845 20-Oct-2010 07:11
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I see, that would be annoying going to the zune app everytime you want to do something




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  Reply # 396998 28-Oct-2010 20:09
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i dont think it would work because it is based on the camera

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