6.02.2009

Project Natal: Look Ma! No Wii!



I can't beleive I am saying this: I am so impressed by XBOX's Project Natal, I don't know what to say. It is, as the video indicates, a Wii without the Wii. The controller bar below the TV detects your face, recognizes you, follows separate voices, and does a full body motion capture in real time to permit you to play games with all 4 appendages and no controller. Can I have one? Now!?

The Mr. doom and gloom corner: How will MS screw this up? Will it cost too much? Will they fail to produce adequate mini games - the thing Wii did so well? What will it be? Still, I saw the Zune HD video today as well and it is, well, slick. Maybe there is hope for MS after all in the consumer products space.


3 comments:

Flarf said...

watch the live demo and you'll see they have a long way to go to reach their "Product Vision"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH_gDreIdcM&feature=related

Flarf said...

but i love the concept and i hope they can pull it off

matt617 said...

I think Milo looks fraught with horrific possibilities.

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