E3: XBox Project Natal Announced
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E3: XBox Project Natal Announced

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My god this thing is freaking amazing! Did anyone else see it?! Announced at E3 was XBox's top-secret Project Natal. It is a motion based, voice recognition, camera based, and visual recognition gaming technnology! You no longer need a controller. You are the controller.

In the video they showed a kid having a karate fight and doing the kicks and punches and the guy on the screen moved just like him. They showed a racing game where the people were moving the steering wheel with their hands. It showed a couple going through the Netflix movie sections using their hands to go through the menus; and in regards to movies they announced instant 1080 HD Video (NO DOWNLOAD!). They showed a paint program where a picture was made using your hands and voice commands. They showed a game show being played between two different families over XBox live and it knew who the contestants were by their voice. They showed a soccer match between two players and the players on the screen moved just like them, FULL BODY MOTION! But the most amazing part (and a little scary actually) was a character that had his own personality. It reacted to the player like a person with emotional responses, facial reactions, and a recognizable personality. This wasn't a scripted game or scene, either. This was a person interactig with a digital character.

This is going to revolutionize gaming as we know it when it hits the shelves. We will look back at the era of Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and Playstation as the past after this. This is mind-blowing. I wanted to cry when I saw it.


Posted by BurningDoom
on Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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BurningDoom -
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Did you see the Natal video? EyeYoy is primitive compared to Natal. EyeToy compared to Project Natal is like comparing an Apple II to a modern computer and saying "They're both PCs, what's the difference?"

Their mentality for Project Natal was just the opposite. They were saying that non-gamers will never pick up a video game and get hooked because they are intimidated by the controllers we all love so much.

leafman343 -
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This isn't actually all that new or revolutionary. Sony had some games for the PS2 that used a camera called the EyeToy which does pretty much everything this Project Natal appears to do.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Apparently I'm not too old for videogames. This has really put me off gaming. The wii is one thing but a lot of older gamers aren't going to be able to do half the stuff this new tech requires physically. Hopefully they leave PC games alone for old school gamers.
HeartBreakKid -
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
lol yeah sounds great but maybe just make an E3 thread instead of making a bunch of threads
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