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Old 09-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Should I buy a kinect?

I bought my xbox 360 before the slim one was out. Now i saved up money to buy a laptop. Is buying kinect worth it? Oh, and I don't play online
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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If you have the money, the room and like the games it has, then yes, buy it.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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If you have the money, the room and like the games it has, then yes, buy it.
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I have it (got it with the Slim) & I like it. There aren't a lot of Kinect games that I like, but the ones I do like are a ton of fun. Some of the features in the "better with Kinect" games, like Madden, are pretty good too.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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Absolutely. It's fun, different, and rather exciting to play with friends or alone.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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I think a better question would be "Why Shouldn't I Buy Kinect?". If you can't come up with reasons as to why you should not, then you convince yourself that you should.

I have Kinect. I've had it since Microsoft sent them to those in the preview program and I have used it, for I'd say less than 10 hours in total. I chose to keep it because I always believed there will be something to use it for, and that day comes when FIFA 13 is released.

Developers are using Kinect a little more, which I believe is a great thing. No longer is it only the childish/family games that have it integrated.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:26 PM   #6
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I would have gotten one myself if I had the space for it. Unfortunately I don't and although there is a gadget for the Kinect which decreases the range, it's still a lot of money.

I've played a few games and I'm more impressed by the dancing games than I was with Kinect Joyride, which was painful, irritating and a chore to play.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #7
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I thought the same thing, "should i buy" and i put it off for a while. I have one now and ive used it maybe 10 times since last december. Im more of a gadget freak so when it comes to new toys I spend whatever it cost to get it. was it work the 150 plus 2 games... eh not really I started using it more now for Netflix. Ultimate lazy boy. lol

Hope this helps.

P.S. Games arent as good as i thought they would be.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:13 AM   #8
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The worst 200 I ever spent. The Kinect Sports that I bought with the 'controller' was kinda fun for a while but when I tried to play other games that required more than a swing of the arm or a jump on the spot I realised just how terrible it is. Microsofts slogan "You are the controller" is total bunk. Trying to exert any form of control on what is happening onscreen is nigh on impossible on some games. Many of the games released so far are utterly unplayable. If you like the dancing/fitness type games that only require simple movement then buy it. If you're hoping that it will ever be capable of being used for anything more complex then forget it. When Kinect 2 comes out I wont be touching it with a barge pole.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:36 AM   #9
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The worst 200 I ever spent. The Kinect Sports that I bought with the 'controller' was kinda fun for a while but when I tried to play other games that required more than a swing of the arm or a jump on the spot I realised just how terrible it is. Microsofts slogan "You are the controller" is total bunk. Trying to exert any form of control on what is happening onscreen is nigh on impossible on some games. Many of the games released so far are utterly unplayable. If you like the dancing/fitness type games that only require simple movement then buy it. If you're hoping that it will ever be capable of being used for anything more complex then forget it. When Kinect 2 comes out I wont be touching it with a barge pole.
Ahh good. Mr. Malevolenz is stuck in 1992 with his backwards belief on the progression of technology. Its a camera capturing motion in the room, it's not a virtual reality set up monitoring hundreds upon thousands of points on the human body thus creating a character that literally moves like the player moves. It is well worth the experience and can actually become a fairly enjoyable experience with friends.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:27 PM   #10
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Ahh good. Mr. Malevolenz is stuck in 1992 with his backwards belief on the progression of technology. Its a camera capturing motion in the room, it's not a virtual reality set up monitoring hundreds upon thousands of points on the human body thus creating a character that literally moves like the player moves. It is well worth the experience and can actually become a fairly enjoyable experience with friends.


Not quite sure what you mean by having a backwards belief in the progression of technology, sounds like an oxymoron to me. I did concede that some of the simple, basic games can be fun but the fact remains that it doesn't live up to the claims Microsoft made about it. Many of the games for Kinect ARE unplayable. If you're happy to pay 40 quid, or 60 bucks for a game you cant play, then fine. I suspect you're in the minority there.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #11
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I think people are expecting the same type of interaction and gameplay that a regular handheld controller gives you. You have to not go into the game with that expectation. I don't think it's lowering the bar or anything I just think it's just a different way to play. Don't take a kinect game too seriously or expect something it's not.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #12
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #13
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I love it for the voice command option alone. The games are fun but tell xbox to play next episode in Netflix is well worth it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:18 AM   #14
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if you wanna use the kinet with a fat xbox you have to buy the adapter which is like 30 bucks.. i did it when my fat box died i bought a slim works fine kinet is worth it to
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:04 AM   #15
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It's a fun thing to have, and there's some fun games. But like others have said, it's not a hardcore gaming device. It's loads of fun with two people or party games though.

However, since it requires space, there's a few things you have to consider. Distance is one. You want a good, large open box about 7'x7' in front of the TV. And you need room behind you, or your shadow is going to be picked up as part of you.

Lighting is key. You need at least two light sources, to avoid the shadow issue again.

Pets and small children can show up as your hands, so if you have a lot, you might have a lot of trouble playing games.

The biggest concern after space though is CAN YOU JUMP UP AND DOWN? If you live in an apartment above someone, you're going to annoy them, possibly break their things, and get some very well deserved warnings of eviction from your landlord. This also applies for the second floor of your house. My apartment is on the ground floor, but really shoddily made. Walking causes that area to shake. Jumping up and down is simply murder. My display cases along the far wall will shake violently and things will come crashing down. Any game that requires jumping more than once is a no go.

But besides those issues, I'd say there's quite a few nice Kinect arcade and full titles. (Aside from Kinect Sports, I'd say very few require jumping)

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:18 AM   #16
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i think sadly more and more games will require kinect so in the long run i think we might need to get one
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:20 AM   #17
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i think sadly more and more games will require kinect so in the long run i think we might need to get one

How do you figure? The only way you'll "require" a Kinect is if it replaces the controller. And that's just not happening. It's completely useless for a large amount of game types. Shooters, the Xbox's life blood, would never switch over to a slow and unreliable form of control.

Yes you'll probably see more games making use of it's voice commands, but again, those aren't required, and I fail to see that ever being anything more than an option.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:09 PM   #18
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I know the controller isn't going to be completely replaced by the kinect, but I definitely see more and more games for the kinect now. It makes me wish I wouldn't have given my kinect away, I'll probably end up picking up another one later on.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:21 PM   #19
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I bought my xbox 360 before the slim one was out. Now i saved up money to buy a laptop. Is buying kinect worth it? Oh, and I don't play online
no it is beyond shit it requires alot of room and doesnt work well with kids if you dont have the room also cause they are too short.The games suck as well just get one used from gamestop and try it out you have a week to decide and im sure it will be going back
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I woudn't buy it

It's over priced, requires a large room, and just over complicates things. It's horrible as a mic, most games like skyrim that use it are better played with a remote.
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I bought my xbox 360 before the slim one was out. Now i saved up money to buy a laptop. Is buying kinect worth it? Oh, and I don't play online
I'm waiting till the next system comes out because right now they are $90ish at Best Buy and I'm sure they will be cut dramatically once they start releasing the new kinect (better camera, zoom, etc).
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #23
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If you can get one cheap go for it, they are fun but need a far amount of room. My main issue with it is the voice commands while fun to hop around in menus and Netflix if your playing a game such and mass effect or need for speed it will pick up random conversations and mess with your game. It's small things but as you run though a level and it decides to change your gun in the middle of a fire fight it will likely up set you.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:50 PM   #24
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Its a great bit of kit and adds alot to gaming, to me its just different than sitting on my arse and gaming
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