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Microsoft "Very Excited" By Kinect's Success, But Won't Abandon Core Audience
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With Steve Ballmer (literally) shouting that Kinect had shifted in excess of 8 million units since its launch in November at this week's CES 2011 keynote in Las Vegas, in an interview with IGN, Microsoft's David Dennis, Group Manager for Public Relations affirmed that while the motion sensor's success is cause for celebration, MS has no intention of leaving behind its original core audience.

"Obviously we're very excited by the success of Kinect," Dennis stated. "But we have no intention of abandoning the Xbox 360 audience that bought in originally. We're very aware of the key role the enthusiastic core audience played in making the Xbox 360 what it is, and we'll continue to support and develop (titles) like Halo and Gears of War."

Dennis cited Crytek's exclusive Codename: Kingdoms as an example of one such core title in the works, before going on to stress that there are a number of core-focused games in development that have yet to be announced, alongside the mainstay line-up of Halo and Gears of War. Too right!


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Comment #1 by gerowniko
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 08:58:34 AM
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"But we have no intention of abandoning the Xbox 360 audience that bought in originally. We're very aware of the key role the enthusiastic core audience played in making the Xbox 360 what it is (...)"

Very nice to hear Microsoft say that. :)

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Comment #2 by dark lord me
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:00:52 AM
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Please include skyrim please

Swinging your sword, loading and firing arrows that's be awesome =)

But not kinect only

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Comment #3 by DarkPassenger23
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:01:52 AM
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So does that mean they're going to make some quality games for kinect instead of these wii garbage games?

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Comment #4 by LyNxFuNNYMaN
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:03:28 AM
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havnt played kinect yet. do you need a really big room?
is it good?

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Comment #5 by williamsjohn83
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:17:52 AM
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@4 you need about 6-8 feet in front of you tv with a couple of feet either side

Is good to know that they are still goin to develop games that need a controller as i still prefer to use a pad evenn though I have kinect

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Comment #6 by Jimmy Hapa
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:18:31 AM
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I would like a game that combines the controller and the kinect in some way, not as a gimmick, but as a fully integrated, legitimate control scheme--I bet THAT would be a great, new experience.

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Comment #7 by blkalleykat
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:22:10 AM
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I hope so. The fact I only see gears of war 3 as the only exclusive this year has me worried. The fact they pushed it back to holiday 2011 doesn't help the case of there being any good exclusives are on the way. The xbla titles are great though.

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Comment #8 by Nick H74
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:23:56 AM
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@6 Harry Potter sort of went for that and didn't do to bad but you can't play Story Mode with Kinect I don't think anyways Harry Potter is Decent.

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Comment #9 by ThrustfulSteve
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:33:47 AM
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still not sold on kinect...all the games for it look either rubbish or just very childish...i dont think i will ever be tempted to part with my controller

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Comment #10 by dsgt
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:38:02 AM
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Wait, so there are coming more Halo titles?

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Comment #11 by Bajan Elite
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:40:16 AM
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@5 What makes you think they were gonna stop making controller required games?

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Comment #12 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:42:16 AM
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@ 10

Halo 4 and possible remake of the first Halo.

As one of the originally/core memebers or whatever, I still have no interest in Kinect and will not be getting one.

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Comment #13 by PrinceOfThralls
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:55:12 AM
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Some good news. Glad to read that, althought I already knew

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Comment #14 by oysterboy13
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 09:56:55 AM
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I'm not saying kinect sucks but basing how well it is doing off of Christmas sales is not a good indicator. I actually am very interested in trying this technology out for myself but after lookng at the release titles I'm not very impressed. They are all either workout titles or games that have recieved very bad reviews. That's like saying phantom menace is the best star wars movie because it made more money than the originals when it was released. Many people bought kinect due to it being a hot holiday item and nothing more. I think the developers need to step it up a little more before you can actually call Kinect a sucess or else this whole fad is going to sink. In the words of Harvey Kitel, "Lets not go sucking each others d***s just yet"

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Comment #15 by harry
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:11:30 AM
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nice pic

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Comment #16 by Man On The Run
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:22:18 AM
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Thats lovely of them, to not abandon the core audience. Sorry i was being sarcastic as im damn sure if they did they would fall on the arses. Casual gamers do not keep the games industry afloat.

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Comment #17 by NerfTurbo
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:24:53 AM
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People need to learn how to mute their kinect microphone.. seriously it's so annoying hearing babies cry over the headset.

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Comment #18 by Fishcracker
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:53:11 AM
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@17 lol I don't even know how to turn it on for chat. OT I would like to see some hardcore titles coming for Kinect. I am still waiting the day when I can sneak up to someone ala Solid Snake and snap their neck lol but I know that will never happen. I too do not wish to see wii garbage like my petz and crap like that on the kinect or I will sell mine in a heart beat!

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Comment #19 by Swegabe
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:59:23 AM
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Just the fact they HAD to say it at all is worrying. =/

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Comment #20 by joba78
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 11:00:34 AM
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@Jimmy Hapa

I too want a true control scheme for Kinect. So much so, I designed one that is currently in patent pending status. Check it the link below and read all other posts on the blog as well. I will be revealing the full design before the end of the month.

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Comment #21 by Spanish Assault
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:29:52 PM
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yeah Bill Gates don't forget about me. If I want motion sensing I would by a Wii.

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Comment #22 by I SaMsTeR I
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:35:29 PM
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Microsoft while your at it tell Rare to make games like more Banjo Kazooie or another Perfect Dark.

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Comment #23 by sonicdevron
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:41:12 PM
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I love my kinect so far, but I think it's good Microsoft isn't solely developing things for it. They better have other things besides Halo and Gears of War however.

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Comment #24 by asilent boom
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 01:08:30 PM
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Maybe if MS acted like they cared and announced what those game were I wouldn't of bought a PS3 last month for the upcoming PS3 exclusives. Anyone can say they care about something but actions speak louder than words, I can only name one game, GOW3, that I'm interested in next year for the 360 that's exclusive. I'm not interested in Borza 4, I hate simulation driving, the real thing is much better. And who knows if the Crytek exclusive will be any good or interesting considering no one knows anything about it. If MS wants me to believe they still care about the core audience they need to tell me what they have in store for me, because all I see is MS pushing Kinect and the Windows Phone 7, and I have no interest in either.

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Comment #25 by Caramel Cardinal
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 02:34:57 PM
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Crytek's exclusive Codename: Kingdoms
i know it won't be but please let this be timesplitter 4

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Comment #26 by Opayk
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 04:00:16 PM
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Pfft, yeah, Halo and Gears is what the entire hardcore audience wants. /sarcasm

Anyway, whether you want this or not, you know that promises can easily be broken, especially when they aren't promises, and especially when it's Microsoft talking.

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Comment #27 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 08:43:25 PM
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Continue to develop Halo...

Halo Karts anyone?

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Comment #28 by Blue Thunder28
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 08:51:59 PM
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As a Core member I obviously got the Kinect.. and I freaking love it.

But this was pretty obvious too, there was no way they would just up and try and convert Xbox into a family console with a couple M games on the side.

So stoked for Crytek's game though, damn.

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Comment #29 by bigben1292
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 12:33:43 PM
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looking forward to a few more kinect titles! :)

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Comment #30 by AKing84
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 04:41:08 PM
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I have yet to try kinect, so im part of the original core. I will get kinect eventually. I have heard nothing but fun stories. Other than the first wave of games. Im down for some new fun!

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Comment #31 by pmpn420
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 05:02:47 PM
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The kinect is great for having people over for a few games of bowling....nice to not have to pass the controller around. But as far as a good single player experience for the kinect, they have yet to deliver. When they do that it'll sway a lot more gamers.

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Comment #32 by mrmeximega
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 03:08:14 PM
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@#3 so are you saying the wii is garbage? cause not being a fan boy but i actually like the wii i use it to play anything not shooting game

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Comment #33 by nerfking1
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 12:06:26 AM
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halo will be on the kinect???

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Comment #34 by joba78
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 04:56:16 PM
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You want Halo, Forza, and MAdden with Kinect?! I have revealed the design for Project K..A hardware based controller for Xbox Kinect. Check out the link below and let me know what you think!

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Comment #35 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 05:40:57 PM
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Let me quote #1's quote

"But we have no intention of abandoning the poor suckers that we so skillfuly ripped off into buying original Xbox and keep on milking with every new piece of hardware and DLC. We're very aware of the key role the enthusiastic core audience played in making the biggest money hungry and thanks to that, wealthiest corporation out there(...)"

Thanks for honesty man!

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