Xbox 360 ‘Project Natal’ Gets Major Publisher Backing

Terry Olaes

I Used to be the [H] News Guy
Joined
Nov 27, 2006
Messages
4,643
From a press release:
Xbox 360 announced widespread enthusiasm from the world’s leading video-game publishers for “Project Natal,” a whole new way to play — no controller required. Developers across the globe have embraced the technology and have begun work on titles that will deliver extraordinary entertainment experiences for everyone to enjoy.
 

Z06

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Feb 10, 2007
Messages
1,546
im not too thrilled about this. I enjoy relaxing /w a controller on the couch killing stuff. Not jumping around like an idiot. I tried the Wii and hated every aspect. And this i doubt will be any better for me.
 

ClearM4

2[H]4U
Joined
Oct 5, 2005
Messages
2,320
I will enjoy this mostly for voice recognition and a few hand gestures. Playing trivia games or and controlling movies without picking-up/finding a control/remote sounds great.

Although some great motion gesture games do come to mind. I'm sure I will buy this becuase I love all kinds of video games.
 

Jospeh

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Jul 29, 2008
Messages
1,885
porn porn porn japan porn porn japan japan porn porn porn japan. GET TO WORK JAPAN.
 

Blyss+

Weaksauce
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
115
Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer a keyboard and mouse for gaming.

If I want to exercise, I'll play the sports that I do..kthx.
 

Blown 89

2[H]4U
Joined
Oct 21, 2002
Messages
3,436
im not too thrilled about this. I enjoy relaxing /w a controller on the couch killing stuff. Not jumping around like an idiot. I tried the Wii and hated every aspect. And this i doubt will be any better for me.
Agreed. This type of tech might spell the end of gaming for me. If I'm going to be jumping all over the place to play a game it will be outside doing the actual activity rather than pretending to do it in my living room.
 

jeremyshaw

[H]F Junkie
Joined
Aug 26, 2009
Messages
12,512
I won't be jumping, but Natal can be used for interactive research, too, not just gaming.

Imagine passing a research report to a friend overseas without doing much more then waving the paper over a camera...
 

RussianHAXOR

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Mar 14, 2007
Messages
5,592
im not too thrilled about this. I enjoy relaxing /w a controller on the couch killing stuff. Not jumping around like an idiot. I tried the Wii and hated every aspect. And this i doubt will be any better for me.


I don't necessarily see why its forcing you to switch over?
 

Riccochet

Fully [H]
Joined
Apr 11, 2007
Messages
24,422
Lazy bastards up in this thread. There's a world outside of your moms basement you know.

I'm looking forward to Natal.
 

jojouop

n00b
Joined
Nov 27, 2006
Messages
42
I actually see this technology going much further outside of recreation, I'd love to use similar technology in Microsoft Office software or when I'm doing research. I just like the Natal demo of going through the movie listing, will make it handy since I hate looking of the remote.

Regarding games, they are going to have to retink their strategy. Once 3D games came out, EVERYONE tried to switch to it, which killed lots of great games. Eventually, someone will figure out the best types of games that will work w/ Natal and we'll use those and controllers for others.
 
Top