Hello my army of attack gnomes
So first of all let me apologise to those of you who over the last 2 months have sent me a party invite or voice message and met static air or not been answered fully.
I have been testing Kinect for microsoft for some time now, part of this meant I had no voice or party unless you where in the program.
It has been a most Awesome experience and I am humbled by the trust by letting me do this, becasuse of this I felt honor bound to not say a smidge about it as per the NDA.
It has been such a trial to not speak out when seeing the misinformation all around the net and even on here at one point
All the above said lets get to business, Kinect is AWESOME ! no really it is world changing.
When microsoft do new tech it always changes the way the Tech world is and will be, this will be no exception – Think of the impact of DOS, Windows and Xbox live, these things really shaped parts of the world and Kinect is no exception.
Some of the videos out there at the time and even E3 did the brand no favors, the lag is non existant first of all, during all my play time I have only experienced an issue once and to be honest that may have been more (me/whiskey) based as an issue.
the first time you say – Xbox, kinect, Zune hub….. suggest a movie and it starts to pull suggestions up for you – “next, next… PLAY” or if that doesnt float your boat how about moving through the movie menu’s minorty report style.
One thing to mention as well is video kinect, one of the other people in the test with me was Fayko and man did we put this to the test
Let me paint you a picture -
Its saturday morning GMT, I am in my living room drinking some Jack & Coke, on the TV is Fayko, Half way around the world chilling with me, having a drink and jamming on the guitar while we shoot the breeze and just relax on a saturday morning – With zero lag and perfect sound.
We dont have headsets on, because well hell like the rest of it the Kinect is taking care of Business and doing its thing.
Change scene, Its a weekend My mom and stepdad are over this is cool my mom doesnt stay at the house enough.
She is the kind of Mom we all want, international lady of mystery sold her house and went to live off the land in a bulgarian village for 2 years growing her own food and learning the language.
Now she is living near to me for a bit in a mobile home on the seafront (Lethal Weapon 2 anyone).
So anyway back to scene mom is over, we are all having a drink and a blast, table tennis is the order of the day as my stepdad hands me my ass in many many rounds (volleyball too) mom steps up to bowl and bowls a 200+ game decimating us.
At the end of the evening mom turns to me and says, “We want to get an xbox tomorrow” … WE WANT TO GET AN XBOX, – BEST MOM EVER !!
suffice to say I rushed out the next day and hooked them up, what kind of an ambassador would I be to let that slide, HELL I would probably have had my geek card revoked by the king of geeks Wil Wheaton if I had not immediatley gone to the store at 9am with them.
As you can see, I more than hooked them up !
The games in the image are some of the ones he snagged for a five a pop from the pre-owned bin, well except Fifa 2011, I made sure he left with a handful of games from my shelf as well
This to me shows one thing about Kinect that it did one thing Microsoft said, “It brings the family together to game” hell it makes them hungry for more.
10/10 MS , well done !
Want some more inspiration ! check out this link VERY moving and awesome article
Child with autism connects with Kinect
To sumarise and I know I am sounding like some Raving fanatic here I cannot reccomend it enough, you owe it to yourself to at least try this in store.
Put your pre-judgments aside and go in to the store and just let your inner Geek/child/gamer peek over your shoulder, I am willing to bet She/He will want to “jump In”