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Old 04-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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Can kinect games be played sitting down?

can they? even some of the games? because i virtually have no space to stand up and play unless i move the rooms entire furniture around
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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No, if the Kinect is situated above your TV it needs to be able to sense you without any objects obstructing the way. You need to be in the same standing position for most games which sucks and it hurts your legs standing up for too long.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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No, if the Kinect is situated above your TV it needs to be able to sense you without any objects obstructing the way. You need to be in the same standing position for most games which sucks and it hurts your legs standing up for too long.
Like he said most Games require you to stand. Forza 4 doesn't to name one.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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No ... You need to be in the same standing position for most games which sucks and it hurts your legs standing up for too long.
Ah, maybe there aren't many games out yet, but probably soon with Fable for Kinect:


The video preview picture shows him standing, but if you watch the video he's sitting for most of it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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You can play Gunstringer sitting down, but it more so depends on how your setup is. If your couch is too far away, so you have room to stand and play Kinect games, well, then you probably can't ever play sitting down.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #7
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You can play Kinect Disneyland Adventures sitting down. You need to stand for the minigames, but while just walking around the part you can sit.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:40 AM   #8
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When a game is "better with kinect" does it typically mean that the game is controller based, but responds to voice controls? Are there games that do this especially well?
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:06 PM   #9
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The 3 Kinect games I have so far all require you to be standing.

I think as a general rule...

If it's a strictly Kinect game (like those in the purple cases), it probably requires you to stand up.

If it just uses some Kinect integration (Forza/ME3 I believe/Fable Journey, etc.) it seems you can probably be sitting down.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:53 AM   #10
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Would the Kinect be able to detect a clear chair? Then you could sit for some games.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:12 AM   #11
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I've had luck playing Kinect Sports while sitting down, but for most games I find that I have to be standing up, or at least have my feet on the ground for it to recognize me. For games that are "better with kinect" it does mean that the game is mostly controller based with voice commands integrated.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:12 AM   #12
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I’m in the same boat, my Xbox is sitting on my desk with my computer, I sit 18 inches in front of it and even if I had one it would only see me from the chest up. There is literally no way to add a Kinect to my set up. Not to mention that I have zero desire to sit there jumping up and down or waving my arms around like an idiot for hours on end while I play games.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:01 AM   #13
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When a game is "better with kinect" does it typically mean that the game is controller based, but responds to voice controls? Are there games that do this especially well?
That is usually what it means, yes. I've never actually tried it with any game though.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:24 AM   #14
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No, if the Kinect is situated above your TV it needs to be able to sense you without any objects obstructing the way.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:20 AM   #15
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I know Gunstringer is one, as mentioned before, some of those Funlab games would have been MUCH more tolerable grinding out if you could sit, IMO. I have to move my furniture around to play Kinectimals and it's a pain, I have heard some people getting good luck using the Kinect Zoom with limited space, but I still havent gotten it myself yet. There might still be a thread floating around about it. I wish I could sit for at least some parts of the games, I can't stand that long, I've got some spine trouble that really put a damper on my kinect use.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:35 PM   #16
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Ive tried to just never works but then again i only own 2 kinect titles
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #17
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When a game is "better with kinect" does it typically mean that the game is controller based, but responds to voice controls? Are there games that do this especially well?
No, it means that some function of Kinect has been added, either voice or motion, and is optional.

A few have been voice only, like Mass Effect 3, and the Skyrim update. But Child of Eden, Tiger Woods 13, and a few other have full kinect support (voice and/or motion) as an option.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:06 PM   #18
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I've managed to play Forza 4 and also Kinect Joyride sitting down before. I've also played parts of Kinectimals sitting down too. I guess it all depends on how you've got the kinect sensor set up to detect where you are...
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #19
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I still have no idea how they're going to figure out how to make a kinnect game that isn't an on-rails "shooter"...... or free-motion game that actually has good controls (I'm looking at you rise of nightmares).
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #20
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I know u can play kinect joyride sitting down
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:52 PM   #21
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i don't really see a point of getting a kinect if you don't have room for it... kind of the whole point is so you can move around and be active... sitting down would take the fun out of it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #22
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I've played some games sitting on a high bar stool.

Works welll if you dont need your legs as it keeps you at the same hight as if you where standing
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #23
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I've played some games sitting on a high bar stool.

Works welll if you dont need your legs as it keeps you at the same hight as if you where standing
I do the same thing with some games. It works well for kinect disneyland adventures as you can sit down while running around the park and then just hop up for the mini games.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:09 AM   #24
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I have my kinect ontop of the TV and I've been playing quite a few games sitting down, to name a few; Kinect Joy Ride, Diabolical Pitch, most of Kinectimals, Body and Brain Connetion (the parts where you don't need to use your legs) and Fruit Ninja (while farming the achievement for X amount of fruit). Menus usually work really well in games you need some rest between the actual requiring parts within the game. Haven't tried The Gunstringer yet but I've seen people sitting down in videos. My chair puts me about 1 head lower than when I'm standing.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:07 AM   #25
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I find the latest Ghost Recon gun customization hard to control with the Kinect sitting down.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:45 PM   #26
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For some games which require the player to be standing up, sitting down is somehow still possible. Once, I lowered myself and sat on a chair behind me - very slowly. It worked.
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That defeats the purpose.
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I would think that any game that does not have to track you lower body movement could be played sitting down.
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My Kinect is posted high on TV (c. 5'). I use a stool which is slender (stays behind my legs completely) and kind of tall (the stool is almost two feet). I have luck playing Leela, Child of Eden, and of course gunstringer. However sitting on a couch won't work for me at all, not even on Gunstringer.
A bar stool might work, if it was really narrow...
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #30
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That's the thing I liked about the Wii's gimmick...you COULD play games sitting down, I did it all the time when I had a Wii. The Kinect...not so much. =/ I usually slide my bed off to the other half of the room then if I need to sit, I just sit off the path of the sensor bar usually on the bed.
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