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Well, we finally got our hands on a Kinect...and off the controller. What a stupid mistake. Where's Milo!? Has anyone seen Milo!?

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Girlfriend Reviews
Girlfriend Reviews 2 أشهر قبل
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Liam Hollands
Liam Hollands أشهر قبل
Hey there, just letting you guys know that someone is trying to scam your commenters while posing as you guys, replying to comments with promises of prizes they have won.
Bill
Bill 2 أشهر قبل
DISAPPOINTED! Missing Closeup of you guys eating the food you made! That's heresy against the muckbang god!
The Deadpool Who Chuckles.
The Deadpool Who Chuckles. 2 أشهر قبل
nah, Optimus prime gets jelly.
Tiny Dancer
Tiny Dancer 2 أشهر قبل
@usernamesareforidiot looking forward to buying from hellofresh!
usernamesareforidiot
usernamesareforidiot 2 أشهر قبل
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Banter
Banter 2 أشهر قبل
Fun fact: Kinect cameras are now using in tons of medical imaging devices. Turns out that it’s really good at 3D measurements when the subject is NOT moving.
Gurs
Gurs أشهر قبل
Also a bunch of grown ass men run around with it and try to capture ghosts, so that's a thing I guess.
Justin Lelbach
Justin Lelbach أشهر قبل
@hook357 no, she made a video explaining she would still call him her boyfriend for the show
bluesdealer
bluesdealer أشهر قبل
@sadman hoque that’s because the original prototype had an onboard CPU that was axed to cut costs. It never ran as advertised because the product they advertised was never mass produced.
Tim L
Tim L 2 أشهر قبل
Use KINECT? HA!! Over MY DEAD BODY!
Maximman102 n
Maximman102 n 2 أشهر قبل
Air New Zealand uses them to scan your baggage at the self baggage check
Ginger_NoSoul
Ginger_NoSoul 2 أشهر قبل
I think iv seen engineers repurpose the kinetic senors for random projects more than iv seen them used to play xbox games 🤣
David Deacon
David Deacon 2 أشهر قبل
Zach Bagans used it to hunt ghosts
Sebastian Kruse
Sebastian Kruse 2 أشهر قبل
Wait, you say we can play games with it? 😂 Mine is a 3D printing monitoring sensor since a while now. 😅
sashen667
sashen667 2 أشهر قبل
I've seen them used in Airports as part of their surveillance system...
Nabil Ahmed
Nabil Ahmed 2 أشهر قبل
They're good for motion capture for 3d animation as well
Ginger_NoSoul
Ginger_NoSoul 2 أشهر قبل
@De1usionsofGrandeur thats dope af!
WUMBOL0GY
WUMBOL0GY 2 أشهر قبل
What I've heard from developers was this thing actually worked exactly as advertised which is why it's still used for so many engineering products over the years and to this day. The colossal failure wasn't the hardware, but the horrible dev tools. Microsoft aparently made it a nightmare to make the sensors work as intended and developers inevitably had to take shortcuts to release games on time. The reason you see sensors on instagram and snapchat filters working so well now isn't because the tech improved. It's actually using the same tech that was in the kinect from the start. They just took the time to properly write the code.
Frank Reiser
Frank Reiser أشهر قبل
Yes the Kinect works surprisingly well. And I found the tools Microsoft provided also very easy and helpful. I had done a lot of projects with it and was not disappointed.
Aaron H
Aaron H 2 أشهر قبل
I've heard from developers it was a shit product that didn't work at all as advertised
MCmadness110
MCmadness110 2 أشهر قبل
Did you know that the TrueDepth camera system in the iPhone X and up are basically a shrunken 360 kinect (not Xbox one, that worked differently). Apple bought out the company that developed the technology licensed out to Microsoft for the 360 kinect. (That company was primesense).
L C
L C 2 أشهر قبل
@WUMBOL0GY Your overall point isn't wrong in that the tech itself is good, but it is wrong in that you claim what Microsoft advertised wasn't wrong. They advertise depth detection and processing at high speed, which is how all of those dream like advertised activities were enabled. That's not going to be materialised any time soon even today. It's too complex to get data from depth imaging camera, process it, then take the next one, process it again. The gap between the captured frames must allow enough for meaningful processing to take place. The advantage of the Kinect and why it got used to much by third party developers, is because it provides a functionality at a low cost. Other depth detection devices, which can be more sophisticated, allowing for faster capture, more accurate depth data, more data in general etc... are very expensive because they are niche. Kinect was mass produced, packing only a certain level of tech to enable a low price for consumer, dragging down the price of the functionality drastically, which is why medical imaging devices use it. A fun parallel with Kinect is FaceID. Apple own the same depth detection hardware company that licensed the tech to Microsoft for Kinect. They work almost the same way, camera receiving depth information to construct images. It was used for FaceID and some stupid emoji, but the growth of the streaming industry and advance in Live2D animation software enabled the VTubing industry, a use case completely outside of its original intended purposes. At the end of the day, it really wasn't just the "dev kit" that doomed Microsoft. They simply were not ready for the tech. Apple's depth detection is wildly popular because of software. Microsoft software simply could not compensate for what the hardware can or cannot do. Today, their software had gotten a lot better. Hopefully they can compete with Apple for consumer depth imaging.
Érick
Érick 2 أشهر قبل
@Ken Mathis Go touch some grass
Timothy Lewis
Timothy Lewis 2 أشهر قبل
Say what you will about Kinect. Dance Central was a blast and one of the last times my house was full of kinda cool people having fun with a gaming console.
Ery Almario
Ery Almario أشهر قبل
i love dance central
Anh Tuan Huynh
Anh Tuan Huynh 2 أشهر قبل
Dance Central was the only reason I had an Xbox Kenect. Well the only reason I had one was I was gifted one and then it was so popular my sister borrowed it and never gave it back. So I went out to buy a used one. But that was the only reason. I took it to a bar for a party and it was the most fun ever. Most nip-slips in one evening no doubt.
Brett Lovell
Brett Lovell 2 أشهر قبل
Harmonix did the best Kinect games. More than any other developer, they understood what it was good for and good at, and used it effectively. The only other game that made good use of the Kinect was Skyrim. Being able to use the shouts by saying them was so much better than mapping them to a controller button.
ZDY张大雨
ZDY张大雨 2 أشهر قبل
True, so much better than Just Dance. You have to spend time learn each every move, and have to do it so precisely in order to pass the song.
Rodrigo Jeferson Damasceno
Rodrigo Jeferson Damasceno 2 أشهر قبل
Dance central and just dance, the kinect for this games works great, it sometime register the movement wrongly, but i think if microsoft kept investing in it, it would solve this minor problems.
HEMAYATC
HEMAYATC 2 أشهر قبل
I actually loved the Kinect and am sad it was discontinued. Games that used it well such as Dance Central, Kinect Sports and Fruit Ninja were a blast to play with casual friends. If they had more realistic marketing and didn’t try to force it down everyone’s throats, I think it could have worked out as a nice option for the (admittedly few) people who enjoyed the games.
Rob K
Rob K 2 أشهر قبل
i bought one a few days ago for 20 bucks when I realized my old one stopped working. Still fun, especially your shape 2012, sports 1 and 2 (golf) and vtennis 4. Redbull crashed ice is also fun, but leaves you injured for several days. Good times. :)
EyePatchlolz
EyePatchlolz 2 أشهر قبل
@Girlfriend Reviews ah yes the marketing really want did it for me too
Brett Lovell
Brett Lovell 2 أشهر قبل
@Pedro Rodrigues it was one of the better Kinect experiences, I have to say.
FactsHurtU
FactsHurtU 2 أشهر قبل
Not a Kinect fan but they should have kept it as a peripheral Not included with Xbox one with Kinect 2.0
Pedro Rodrigues
Pedro Rodrigues 2 أشهر قبل
The Gunstringer deserves more love. People should try it!
Samuel Lambert
Samuel Lambert 2 أشهر قبل
Weirdly Kinect still is one of the best camera for motion tracking for computer science research project.
LuziBuzi
LuziBuzi 2 أشهر قبل
@Neoshaman Fulgurant Apple actual even bought the team that created the depth-sensory system. So, Iphone kinda uses technology from Microsoft.
MCmadness110
MCmadness110 2 أشهر قبل
Microsoft still sells a variant of the Kinect called the Azure Kinect.
Nawangwe
Nawangwe 2 أشهر قبل
@Arianooo Amari but you’re wrong. Kinect2 is on par with other multi spectral sensors in terms of pricing. It’s also the better one, as it has the highest resolution and plenty of available apis for different platforms.
Neoshaman Fulgurant
Neoshaman Fulgurant 2 أشهر قبل
IPhone called from simless hell
Arianooo Amari
Arianooo Amari 2 أشهر قبل
It’s not one of the best lol. It’s one of the cheapest cause the sensor would otherwise wind up in the trash. I know that for a fact cause we got tons of these sensor as a donation to our university. That’s why they being used all over the world even to this day. Pfff best ones…yeah sure…best one my ass!
Daniel Balderas
Daniel Balderas 2 أشهر قبل
There's only one reason why the Kinect exists, and that's DANCE CENTRAL. I spent part of my first ever freelance paycheck on buying DC 2 and 3 because THEY'RE SO GOOD. I loved Dance dance revolution and dance central was the closest amazing dance game that there is. I don't even like just dance, dance central was so precise you had to sweat your ass off just to complete a song
Kobus Eksteen
Kobus Eksteen 2 أشهر قبل
I have all three dance central games. They are incredible. I used to do like 5 songs everyday for exercise and was exhausted. Also both seasons of kinects sports are fun.
Max
Max 2 أشهر قبل
Only reason. Too band dance central with the 1 was beyond trash.
ArthurHLI
ArthurHLI 2 أشهر قبل
Dance Central is the best game made for the Kinect!
Aedan Lycanth
Aedan Lycanth 2 أشهر قبل
Dance Central is a workout, and absolutely agree that’s the only viable reason anyone would still want a Kinect.
HEMAYATC
HEMAYATC 2 أشهر قبل
Dance Central was the BEST!
DonQ
DonQ 2 أشهر قبل
didn't expect GFR to rip the Kinect this morning, but I'm not complaining
Peter Doroshenko
Peter Doroshenko 2 أشهر قبل
The Kinect was more useful for software engineers' senior projects than it was for gaming.
catamscott
catamscott 2 أشهر قبل
this is easily one of my favorite videos that you guys have put out. really appreciate all the excellent content you both put out!
Girlfriend Reviews
Girlfriend Reviews 2 أشهر قبل
Thank you so much!
Ministry of Magic: Department of Mysteries
The Kinect is actually one of the best 3D spatial measurement cameras. We use them extensively in prototyping for engineering. They are really good cameras. The tech isn't great for video games, but it's absolutely amazing and dirt cheap for spatial tracking.
Minesteve
Minesteve 2 أشهر قبل
I actually had a Kinect and a Wii, and I can confirm I looked like a fool playing on the Kinect more. Thank you Girlfriend Reviews for unlocking that memory.
Robin Goodfellow
Robin Goodfellow 2 أشهر قبل
The most impactful thing that came from Kinect might be that it gave a bunch of devs experiences that helped VR grow in recent years. Fun fact, the Zune guy is actually a project lead at oculus now. Had Kinect not died a horrible death, VR might be in a much worse spot today.
Darragh Ferry
Darragh Ferry 2 أشهر قبل
@Helois Gevit it's early days yet. We could see genres come about in VR that wouldn't really be possible with traditional games
Helois Gevit
Helois Gevit 2 أشهر قبل
@Darragh Ferry Plenty of genres and play styles don't mesh with VR at all. This alone will stop it from ever being as big as the rest of the industry, it's too limited in the type of experiences it produces.
Darragh Ferry
Darragh Ferry 2 أشهر قبل
@Helois Gevit VR is pretty much the coolest way to play games. Once it becomes a bit more affordable and maybe if they shrink down the size of the headsets I think it will probably grow to be as big as the traditional side of the game industry.
Helois Gevit
Helois Gevit 2 أشهر قبل
@Iophene X to doubt.
Iophene
Iophene 2 أشهر قبل
​@Sep G Negligible? In comparison to other industries, sure. But VR is catching up bigtime, especially since Meta pushed the Quest so hard. 15~ million units of one headset isn't anything to scoff at. That's around the same number of units of 'current gen' Sony and Microsoft consoles sold in the entire US.
Clara Page
Clara Page 2 أشهر قبل
To be fair the Kinect 2.0 was actualy pretty good, I was addicted to Dance Central on that thing and navigating the Xbox one's ui with motion controls actually worked pretty well.
NMRIH is a great Source mod - blessed by Cory's lip
"now its 2022 so why did I walk on my boyfriend playing with this" its honestly adorable how Shelby & Matt vibed in that clip together
Scruffi
Scruffi 2 أشهر قبل
Microsoft was a victim of its own success with the Kinect. They sold so many in such a short time during the 360 era, that they came to the conclusion that they had a legitimate hit on their hands. Combined with real data showing that people had been using their 360 on their living room TV to watch all kinds of media on disc and through apps (I watched tons of Netflix on mine, plus sports on the ESPN app, and so on). The timing was perfect with the Xbox One in development, and the pressure from products like Apple TV (which seemed at the time like a threat to take over the living room media experience - by this time MS had become really paranoid about Apple’s resurgence and their own string of failures in mobile and other products), and MS really thought it had a trend to jump in front of. All the data supported them. And then they went and tried to pitch this whole vision at E3 to a room full of people who only cared about games, and they set it on fire. Wrong message to the wrong audience. If they had stuck to a gaming-centric message to that crowd, and then quietly marketed the media capabilities to a broader, more casual audience, they might have had a much better time of it. Playstation did exactly that and, well..
Carpediem06
Carpediem06 2 أشهر قبل
Bingo!
Grayson Towler
Grayson Towler 2 أشهر قبل
At the launch of XBox One, Microsoft was announcing predictions of 1 billion unit sales. Which would have been (at the time) be more than all console sales in history combined, going back to the original Pong system. I think it's safe to say they were a bit optimistic. My take was that they thought that, in Kinect, they had managed to create the next touchscreen--that is, the Kinect interface would do to the TV market what touchscreens did to phones. In marketing terms, this is technically known as "huffing your own farts."
_- GHOST FPS -_
_- GHOST FPS -_ 2 أشهر قبل
@teehundeart eh i have smart tv but I'm still using the xbox as a media center
teehundeart
teehundeart 2 أشهر قبل
Even then I'm not sure all of the focus on media capability was a good idea considering that most people prefer to use smartphones rather than PiP and also Smart TVs were popping up that didn't require you buy a $500 console to play Netflix. And they didn't even get the TV functionality right from a technical perspective. On 50Hz programs like you'd see in Europe the TV signal looked more choppy when passed through an Xbox. It was literally a downgrade to just watching regular TV
Scruffi
Scruffi 2 أشهر قبل
@IronWish Yes, exactly. Wrong message to the wrong audience. Show some D4 concept art to Blizzcon, to let the PC gamers know you're working on it and everyone is happy (if not satisfied :). Show the gacha mobile Diablo at an Asian games show, and they would soak it up. But mistake one for the other and you get combustion.
Iván Ibarra
Iván Ibarra 2 أشهر قبل
You know, kinect was an incredible device for kids specially to play. I got my first xbox with a kinect and i spent tons of hours playing just kinect sports, beating world records on it. The main problem in opinion is that the games were poorly developed. A lot of them just asked you to move your hand, or do the same movements over and over. Games like kinect sports that were multiplyier and forced you to do a lot of different moves with your whole body were the best.
Ethan Hauck
Ethan Hauck 2 أشهر قبل
Marky Mark's look when he realized he was being filmed is a truly timeless classic.
djkatscan
djkatscan 2 أشهر قبل
There’s a current product called Azure Kinect that built on the original. It’s used in enterprise/edu/gov/medical. It was a huge leap in spatial awareness and body tracking. Maybe it was actually ahead of its time?
PerpetualDaydreamer
PerpetualDaydreamer 2 أشهر قبل
The ONE thing I will give this dumb system: Buying the Kinect and the first three Dance Central games was still less expensive than buying a treadmill, and more engaging. That said, it's not like dancing games were exclusive to Microsoft. This was just how it worked for *me*.
Thushara
Thushara 2 أشهر قبل
As I'm reading it from all the comments is that the Kinect walked or crawled more like so that VR, medical applications of kinetic sensors and DANCE CENTRAL could run and I think that's brilliant. I remember giving Xbox a chance during the kinect phase and then I sprinted back to my playstation safe space within a month. It was fun though, for a week.
ForeverMasterless
ForeverMasterless 2 أشهر قبل
The actual hardware is great. Engineering students have done some WILD shit by plugging a Kinect into a PC. The game developers and/or publishers not willing to throw money at developers are the ones who dropped the ball. Basically the same thing happening to VR right now. Flawless tech, but there's like four or five truly amazing VR games, and one of them is a port of a game from 2004 (RE4). There's no reason this should be the way it is. If somebody made a half life Alyx quality VR title every year, I'd buy one every year. Hell I'd buy five. But nobody is fuckin doin it, cause they're COWARDS. TAKE MY MONEY.
Dana Eckhoff
Dana Eckhoff 2 أشهر قبل
it's so hackable, I've seen dozens of interactive art made with Kinects and for that, I will eternally
Bogdan Hrusca
Bogdan Hrusca 2 أشهر قبل
Fun fact: Kinect was used in Paranormal Activity 4 as a horror story device.
spartanDJChalo
spartanDJChalo 2 أشهر قبل
This was the biggest mis-sell in Microsoft history. I remember seeing the Project Natal trailer where they scan in the skateboard deck and was so disappointed when it didn't become a feature in a S.K.A.T.E or Tony Hawk game.
Alejandro Vivas
Alejandro Vivas 2 أشهر قبل
I had a Kinect and I had a blast with Kinect Sports, Dance Central, Just Dance and Your Fitness Evolved, I honestly don't understand all the hate the kinect gets
clarissa krigger
clarissa krigger 2 أشهر قبل
Matt really be having me rolling😂😂 between the edits and commentary he has me laughing hard
Papa Static
Papa Static 2 أشهر قبل
Gonna be honest, I thought the Kinect looked cool as hell when it was announced. And the Xbox one version even cooler because it was before everything (fire sticks, Roku, Xfinity remotes) had voice activation stuff for opening apps on TV.
Mark Aitken Guitar
Mark Aitken Guitar 2 أشهر قبل
This was sooo good. You guys should do more “retro” stuff.
TheSamurix16
TheSamurix16 2 أشهر قبل
Sure the kinect wasn’t the best but I did have a lot of fun playing it with my siblings.
Tavis Flanagan
Tavis Flanagan 2 أشهر قبل
I work electronics at a thrift store. We get our fair share of kinects. But we don't have games that work with it. I looked up the value and stuck a $15 tag on all of them. I didn't even know what they did until now. Thank you for the history lesson.
fortuntek
fortuntek 2 أشهر قبل
It is a desperate day indeed when a gamer is reduced to gaming on a kinect. Get well soon buddy
Nathaniel Jordan
Nathaniel Jordan 2 أشهر قبل
I have zero regrets about "missing" the Kinect era...
SirJarko
SirJarko 2 أشهر قبل
The writing is so on point, I couldn't stop smiling
Girlfriend Reviews
Girlfriend Reviews 2 أشهر قبل
Thank you!!!
SirJarko
SirJarko 2 أشهر قبل
@friendlyfire421 OH for sure!
friendlyfire421
friendlyfire421 2 أشهر قبل
This is the most charming channel on AR-vids.
David D'Adamo
David D'Adamo 2 أشهر قبل
I loved the Connect. Connect Sports, being able to make Skype calls on the TV, etc. It had its uses. The problem was Microsoft way overhyped it, then gave up on it. Apple has launched several technologies half baked, but then spent the time over the years to perfect them. An additional problem was the original Xbox One required the Connect with an additional $100 over the purchase price compared to the PS4, and they got creamed in the marketplace by Sony. If they had made it optional, taken the time to develop properly and not oversold it, it could have worked. The technology itself was actually very innovative.
Temascos
Temascos 2 أشهر قبل
I remember the general format of several Xbox E3s in a row; Halo, Gears, Call Of Duty/Battlefield and Kinect. There were live reaction threads I used to read and people would go nuts (And not in an "Oh yeah!" way) when Kinect would dominate half a press conference. Glad those days are gone.
Tim M
Tim M 2 أشهر قبل
FWIW, if you're a hobbyist nerd the Kinect is a dream. It likely inspired a handful of augmented reality programmers. You can get the libraries for this and easily program things with 3D object/hooman tracking. I mean. I didn't. But you can.
Mikael Bergström
Mikael Bergström 2 أشهر قبل
I actually liked the Kinect. I liked controlling stuff on the screen by waving rather than finding wherever I put the controller. But I defiitely like the Kinect as a 3D scanner - the 360 Kinect works well as a low-price scanner for static objects, and the Xbone variant can be used for some middling-to-decent entry-level motion capture.
Jeffrey Tomczyk
Jeffrey Tomczyk 2 أشهر قبل
Usually I watch your videos and laugh, today I just feel sad. I was one of those suckers who saw the initial Kinect adverts and thought “holy cow this is the future of gaming! Think about all the different gameplay applications that can now be utilized.” I never bought one, but I remember the first reviews coming in and literally everybody being disappointed. This is false advertising at its worst and Microsoft should be ashamed and punished for straight up lying to everyone. Love you guys though, way to put forth the effort to try to like it.
TeaMakerJason
TeaMakerJason 2 أشهر قبل
This marketing actually consumed me as a kid. I skipped school on launch day. Pretty sure I never touched it after a week 🤣
Mountaineer Media
Mountaineer Media 2 أشهر قبل
I loved mine for streaming camera, enjoyed the voice controls. The games I played were fun , but think people's laziness these days, and inabilty to adjust and learn modern tech led to bad word of mouth and online trolling so they canned it to soon before they could make anything really cool for it. I have the same stove btw love the blue inside.
Michael Lavy
Michael Lavy 2 أشهر قبل
I actually had a ton of fun with my Kinect back in the day, it’s a shame it got a bad reputation
Rebma Thompson
Rebma Thompson 2 أشهر قبل
I remember hearing about this when it was announced as project Natal and was so excited. Pre ordered it and played dance central and connect for a month and never touched it again 😂 it was very cool as a novelty but such a disappointment in practice
Nerrickk
Nerrickk 2 أشهر قبل
The one thing I really miss about the kinect is the video controls. Not the motion controls, but voice controls ("xbox pause", "xbox play") worked in every video app. So you don't have to turn on your controller, hit play, then turn your controller off to save battery life
Uncle Ryan
Uncle Ryan 2 أشهر قبل
Worked with Middle Schoolers when the Kinect came out, and they actually got alot of use out of it, though specifically with just 3 games (Dance Central, Kinect Sports, and Kinect Adventures), and it worked very well all things considered. What it did not work for however was any level of the hard-core gaming crowd, which are of course the ones actually buying XBox systems, so...yeah. It was cool however with the XBone version as basically a multimedia device that turns on, off, and controls every device in the living room with just your voice (also worked fairly well, as my non-gamer wife would attest). So cool in fact that it has since been copied by every single Alexa/Google Home/iHome device in existence, and they did it first. p.s. I will legit die on this hill, that Dance Central was a far superior game to Just Dance, and only died because it was tied to a peripheral that was mismarketed and mismanaged.
Chris Hall
Chris Hall 2 أشهر قبل
The quality of every video you guys put out is amazing. This channel definitely deserves at least 5 million subs.
LifeWulf
LifeWulf 2 أشهر قبل
I had some good fun playing Kinect Sports with my family, though not nearly as much as Wii Sports. With the Xbox One, I used it exclusively for the following voice controls: “Xbox on, Xbox record that, Xbox off”
army103
army103 2 أشهر قبل
I had the Eye Toy for PS2, and I loved it! When it stayed in its lane, it was a lot of fun; unfortunately, motion control is a crappy substitute for an actual controller in normal games, and like Xbox, they didn't make nearly enough unique games that played to its strengths.
Forchy Forchy
Forchy Forchy 2 أشهر قبل
motion controls are still a big thing, they just evolved into VR games and are actually very similar
Metaphysical Resonance
Metaphysical Resonance 2 أشهر قبل
It amazes me how this channel's joke and memes are always so on point.
Ratworks
Ratworks 2 أشهر قبل
so true about the parents thing. My mom hadnt touched a video game since Tetris and my stepdad never played anything yet they used the Wii they got me for getting good grades more than I did.
LampovyUrge
LampovyUrge 2 أشهر قبل
Hmm, dunno, I got Kinect a year ago and enjoyed the hell out of it, great experiences ))
L3XAN
L3XAN 2 أشهر قبل
Apparently the Kinect's prototype was much more accurate and reliable, and Microsoft just thought they could get away with a cheaper camera and underdeveloped software. I wonder if they ever had a moment of introspection about that decision during all the goofy live demonstrations.
Ennaeel
Ennaeel 2 أشهر قبل
The Kinect had some fantastic video chat features. You could walk around your living room and the camera would follow you. It would have been a handyl video chat solution at the start of the pandemic.
earthian11
earthian11 2 أشهر قبل
I loved my 360 Kinect at the time and I will add that its been collecting dust behind my tv ever since it was released but honestly the only problem I had with it that discouraged me from continuing to play is the required space it needed. No matter what room I put it in, it kept telling me to back up. I couldn’t back up, I’d just hit the wall or a chair or the bed. And it wanted me to move around side to side, back then my room didn’t have enough space for that. And then they stopped making games for it which was another thing. But Kinect Adventures and Harry Potter were fun on Kinect. Good times
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson 23 أيام قبل
I used to absolutely love our Kinect we had when I was a kid. Especially that Kinect adventures game
Frank Reiser
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The Kinect is a wonderful device and it did work almost perfectly for me. I had done several projects with it and was surprised how good it works
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suspended Hatch
suspended Hatch 2 أشهر قبل
Kinect works excellent with the dance games. Dance Central and Just Dance. A smoke machine, a disco ball, a subwoofer, and booze is all it took for me to throw wildly successful Meetup Group parties. Non gamer women loved it. Hence local guys loved it, and the brave ones would join in on the dancing. It also helped that I lived near a seasonal ski resort and that there were a lot of strippers in the area. I also had a full Rock Band setup to switch over to as the evening wore on. Recently passed the whole setup to a friend who has a couple kids interested in dance. They absolutely love it and have learned a lot of early 00 dance moves.
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bat) 2 أشهر قبل
I've never owned an Xbox but the Kinect made me seriously consider buying one. I haven't tried it out so I don't know if it falls far short of it's claims, looks like it did, but a lot of the theoretical possibilities seem really cool . Considering how much motion capture and voice recognition technology has improved since then they should try it again
Ernest
Ernest 2 أشهر قبل
The Kinect was supposedly pretty good for dancing games, which other comments here seem to support. I'm pretty sure it's still regularly used by Just Dance streamers. Would love to see y'all review that game genre some time!
BeardedNerdSE
BeardedNerdSE 2 أشهر قبل
My Kinect was a ridiculous waste of time, BUT, Child of Eden was an amazing experience that almost made it worth it. While it did work better because it had more horsepower to actually do that motion capture stuff, the core gameplay was not really different than the Eyetoy did on PS2 years before. Waving your hand in front of a huge icon while a bar filled up and all.
friendlyfire421
friendlyfire421 2 أشهر قبل
My niece was about five years old and she played this party game on my Kinect. The floor was lava or something. She saw herself step into the lava, catch fire and disappear into a pile of ashes and she was INCONSOLABLE!! I guess she thought she really burned up. I mean, she saw it happen, right? 🤣
Ginger Snap198
Ginger Snap198 2 أشهر قبل
I remember buying this for £70 on sale thinking I had an absolute bargain. Think I used it twice and then never again 😂😂
Joseph Good
Joseph Good 2 أشهر قبل
I loved my kinect. Legit useful for changing programs, switching channels, switching games, turning on and off the TV when you walk in the door, changing volume, and more.. never used it for playing games tho lol
John Williams
John Williams 2 أشهر قبل
I actually really loved the idea of the kinect back in the day. Just wish that some good games had been made for it.
The Golden Pork
The Golden Pork 2 أشهر قبل
Man, I had an OG Xbox One that came with the kinect. I also got it with Dance Central. I L-O-V-E-D that game, probably the best and most accurate use of the kinects body motion detection capabilites. It was very accurate and required you to precisely move as the dancers on screen, creating real challenge and a great workout in the process (unlike in other games like just dance on wii where the motion detection was limited to the remote and so you could basically cheat if you wanted to). Rest of the applications and games were pretty crap though. Only tried 2 more games I got from friends before realizing that besides Dance central, everything else using it was trash. Heck, my kinect also crapped the bed after 2 years of use and I got it replaced free of charge, even though the warranty was out of date already.
Soosas
Soosas 2 أشهر قبل
I actually really enjoyed using it for netflix. Just telling the Xbox to turn on that also turned on the TV and doing all the navigation with voice or motion was nice and just asking it to pause when needed rather than turning the controller back on to do it was alot more seamless. The games were never there tho so it was just an occasionally useful peripheral. I'm annoyed they stopped supporting it but I'm also annoyed they changed the dashboard annually so nobody cares what I think lol
Floki
Floki 2 أشهر قبل
I actually work in VR development and as many have said, the Kinect is used a lot simply as a 3D camera for research and development of VR technologies.
DeathDiamond720
DeathDiamond720 2 أشهر قبل
The humour is on point for this one! Good job!
Zaruian
Zaruian 2 أشهر قبل
honestly, kinect games were actually pretty awesome party games for non-gamers, and a blast to play for like 20 minutes or so, it was indeed different and fun, and let's face it, it worked waaaaaay better than anything the wii and it's shitty cheapo motion sensor did it just didn't stay fun for very long, and definitely not for over a hundred bucks pricetag long
Zac Childs
Zac Childs 2 أشهر قبل
I had fun with kinect adventures for about two hours. It was also nice to have when I was watching tv and the controller fell just just far enough that I'd have to get off the couch to pick it up.
Dreamy
Dreamy 2 أشهر قبل
It is really interesting how Nintendo hit a home run with the Wii’s motion controls, stumbled with Wii U, and Switch’s motion controls became lukewarm. Xbox tried to Kinect but failed; whilst PlayStation had a wiimote copy too, and decided to innovate further with PS VR
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Peter
Peter 2 أشهر قبل
I actually appreciated the Kinect, because it showed the gaming industry's willingness to actually develop games as a medium instead of just rereleasing Castlevania or Doom again and again. Admittedly, it's best for a more casual experience, but that's fine. Dance Central is obviously rad. The only big problem for me is finding enough space to set it up.
Sonia’s Way
Sonia’s Way 2 أشهر قبل
I automatically start smiling when I see a new post by you
Ceasius
Ceasius 2 أشهر قبل
The Kinect is actually a pretty interesting and misunderstood piece of tech. I think gaming wasn't a great application of it though
trident042
trident042 2 أشهر قبل
So there was a time where I was wholly bought in to Microsoft's scams. Apple, especially, be damned, as i rocked my Zune (which I did, in fact, watch a movie on, but more often much smaller videos) and while I did also own and love my plumber's Wii, I also was still firmly in the Go To Hell Sony camp, so I wanted whatever gimmick controllers my systems could throw at me. I laughed at that E3 along with everyone else because at least I wasn't so naive as to think Molyneux wasn't a bold-faced liar. But ultimately, the Kinect had its pros to go with all its cons. The voice commands were spectacular for media viewing, replaced the 360 remote control in its entirety. My couch was well-positioned to use the hand menus too and once I got them down it was pretty easy. So, for menuing, very nice. But if the night was not literally Netflix and Chill, there was no point to not just using a controller. And for real, I wish they had stuck to all of their ill-fated guns regarding the Xbox One. I know must-have Kinect and always online functionality were poo-pooed by the populace, but so was a must-include hard drive for the 360 and them having to last-minute remove that was a sore spot in the development of games for that system whether you remember that debacle or not. Microsoft was so damn micro and soft when it came to making sweeping innovative changes, that if they'd actually just nutted up and did them, the PS5 and Series x wouldn't literally just be two flavors of same drink.
Trevor Anderson
Trevor Anderson 2 أشهر قبل
Dance Central is incredible and it was a huge hit at any house party I had. It was also extremely motivating as a workout routine. I would have a kinect again just for that one game alone.
TheJadedJames
TheJadedJames 2 أشهر قبل
I actually forgot why I had one of these. I remember playing a few game on it back in the day, then realizing there was an ambient internet connected camera in my bedroom at all times, and disconnecting it, never to use it again because it was ultimately a gimmick controller anyway …. seriously, until I saw this commercial I forgot owned one of these. I had an EyeToy too now that I think about it
Braveheart841
Braveheart841 2 أشهر قبل
It was actually capable of capturing facial expressions so that Microsoft could see how you reacted to things, in hopes they could sell that data to advertisers. It was truly a spy device. I thought people calling it that were conspiracy theorists. Boy was I wrong.
Verbal Learning
Verbal Learning 2 أشهر قبل
I can't believe Shelby got to see Kyle The Pause Button i've heard he's very hard to get a hold of. It just goes to show how much this channel has grown, now that they're capable of pulling such big names.
PlaySoloRaptor
PlaySoloRaptor 2 أشهر قبل
Matt! At the same time you got it, I also went down with a case of trigger finger (probably because Hollow Knight on Switch). I tried a lot of stuff but I think what got me a lot of relief was using a TENS-machine. One that uses electric impulses to stimulate your muscles. I hook up both my hands 🙌 and let it vibrate the muscles around thumb joints and I feel it helped a lot! I’m in the middle of creating my own gaming content and so I was pretty down because of the set back but I think this helped me to get back at it :) Hope it possibly helps you as well!
Diego Ferreira
Diego Ferreira 2 أشهر قبل
that is a common treatment in physiotherapy
Jason Weaks
Jason Weaks 2 أشهر قبل
I also have trigger finger that came out of nowhere. Getting old blows.
Girlfriend Reviews
Girlfriend Reviews 2 أشهر قبل
Thanks for the tip!
Carl Birchard
Carl Birchard 2 أشهر قبل
I feel like this was a missed opportunity for you guys to maybe showcase some cool ergonomic/adaptive controllers that are made for people with disabilities(not saying being too good at ps5 is a disability 😆)but idk it just feels weird to have a Kinect video out in 2022 when Xbox even has an "adaptive controller" as they put it. Still love you guys and think the vid was amazing and hope that the gamer thumb recovery goes quick!
Clayton Marnin
Clayton Marnin 2 أشهر قبل
We were all conned into essentially beta testing this thing! I actually refused to buy an Xbox One until they removed the Kinect! That's how bad it is!
Dr. Ryan
Dr. Ryan 2 أشهر قبل
at a buffet, i personally sneak corndogs into the buffet so others can enjoy them. I hide 6 corndogs in my jacket pockets. it then, is a joy for me to see other patrons of the establishment eat my corndogs thinking they were part of the buffe
Rolfye
Rolfye 2 أشهر قبل
Oh yeah? Well I impersonally sneak them in.
Ethan Alfonso
Ethan Alfonso 2 أشهر قبل
my favorite comment
Boy_of_War
Boy_of_War 2 أشهر قبل
What 😅
Jewy Caramel Center
Jewy Caramel Center 2 أشهر قبل
Finally, some ACTUAL medical advice from a real professional.
PeachFuzz
PeachFuzz 2 أشهر قبل
Hope you get well soon Matt, thanks for the laughs, also watch crowbcat's video on Kinect, the bald guy actually turns against the Kinect and calls it stupid after a few years.
AintItJay TV
AintItJay TV 2 أشهر قبل
When shelby was cutting those scallions I was litterally screaming! I'm glad she's learning to cook but mind your fingers girl
Rei Zak
Rei Zak 2 أشهر قبل
Matt is radiating such Dad energy, and I am here for it.
Leroy Clunne-Kiely
Leroy Clunne-Kiely 2 أشهر قبل
As an engineer/developer who has been using versions of the Kinect in a number of robotics applications over the years, I can't be mad at the product; but MS have always had absolutely atrocious dev tools. Stuff like SDKs forcing you to build everything from the ground up from raw 2D image data is super frustrating. The Azure Kinect is a great piece of hardware, with some of the best available scanning fidelity and frame rates on the market for infrared based imagery; however MS being the corporate monolith they are, have left the software support at the SDK level completely stranded and pull a surprise pikachu face when they question as to why the adoption rates are so low. My take on the whole gaming use case was that MS were primarily accruing a massive data set of user poses to train the body tracking models. The modern NVIDIA CUDA body tracking capability is actually extremely robust in terms of maintaining pose estimations when people are partially occluded and even has some capacity to maintain user IDs when people walk in and out of frame entirely. I'm just glad it's paved the ways for companies like Stereolabs to come to the table and eat that particular lunch, as these smaller boutique companies regard spatial tracking as their bread and butter and do infinitely more to support the software stack underpinning these types of applications.
Kade Bass
Kade Bass 2 أشهر قبل
Motion controls are actually really good when done right example: aiming it’s really good at. But I do have to say the kinect was one step forward two steps back
Affan Syed
Affan Syed 2 أشهر قبل
Me and my sis loved the Kinect. It was fun always!
Matt
Matt 2 أشهر قبل
I loved the kinect. My dad and I had never been so sore in our entire lives after he and I played kinect for 6 hours straight on Christmas morning 😂 Good times
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Seth Newton
Seth Newton 2 أشهر قبل
Listen, it may have been a scam, but it's the only way I could convince my parents to get me an Xbox. The plan worked to perfection.
rowd149
rowd149 2 أشهر قبل
It'll always be sad to me that Microsoft actually did have something kind of cool on their hands, which iterated on and could have even surpassed the Wii's motion control functionality, but decided to release their body-tracking peripheral without the part that tracked your body (the onboard processor). Turned a promising piece of kit into a, "Look, we can do it too!" scam like Sony's SixAxis. And then they did it again with WMR. I don't like seeing Facebook eating anyone's lunch, but MS kind of deserves it at this point.
falcore91
falcore91 2 أشهر قبل
So some VR headsets feature finger tracking, with some games that leverage this. Might be something to try while that hand is healing.
pronumeral1446
pronumeral1446 2 أشهر قبل
You know I never realised how much Matt was punching above his weight when he got Shelby. Well done Matt.
Kyle Herbert
Kyle Herbert 2 أشهر قبل
The Kinect was actually a blast. Especially for games like Just Dance and games like that. The action games were bad, but that wasn't really the kinects fault.
Ronnet
Ronnet 2 أشهر قبل
The kinect actually was cool tech. Most of the gestures worked. Problem was that none of the games were fun enough. So it was an expensive gimmick. But I do believe Microsoft thought it had the potential to change the industry. In hindsight that's rather sad but when you have many (failed) ideas on the pipeline I can see how you can have high expectations.
Blake
Blake 2 أشهر قبل
The only game I ever made it work for or enjoyed was Dance Central. I feel like after that it wasn’t supported or Xbox didn’t make the knowledge available to developers. That was the only game it ever worked for on my end 😂
Daphoid
Daphoid 2 أشهر قبل
Kinect was neat when it was first announced. Tried it once with Kinect Adventures and it was amsuing - but actual gameplay I'd play repeatedly? Nope. It ended up being voice controls only (which actually worked pretty good on the 360). I sold my Xbox One a few years back when I got an Xbox One X, and I don't miss the Kinect. I will say - it's neat to see makers use the sensors for stuff though.
sparksk8er
sparksk8er 2 أشهر قبل
Ahhh yet another video to remind me how easy and fun it is to shit on everything Peter Molyneux says about an incomplete project hes involved in. Great work you two
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