Thursday, November 04, 2010

Tweets of the day

If you're like me and you follow a lot of gaming folks on Twitter, you've likely seen a lot of Kinect-related tweets in the last few days.

As a result, the following tweet from Ian Bogost (posted about an hour ago) literally made me laugh out loud:

"The amount of Kinect coverage is completely out of control and possibly irresponsible."

(Actually, one of the Kinect-related tweets he posted yesterday was even funnier: "Kinect is like an alpaca for your Chevrolet. A universal remote for your ficus. A kleenex for your toilet paper.")

This tweet, from Gamasutra's Leigh Alexander, also made me chuckle:

"Ladies and gentlemen, today, we are all controllers. But do we want to be?"

All kidding aside, are any of you buying Kinect today? If so, let me know what you think of it. I'm curious!


Anonymous said...

The device doesn't lag, humans do! And let's not forget E3, you don't play kinect, kinect plays you... Gotta hand it to MS pr, they can make turds look appealing. It's not till you get home that you realize it really was a turd. 150 for an Eyetoy is a joke. Esp considering the real Eyetoy works... There was little question these past few weeks, it's a pass for me.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, whoever you are!

I have to say, I've been watching the GiantBomb crew play through the Kinect launch games -- -- and many of them seem painful.

Still, I do want to give it a try someday (may happen this weekend, actually, when the huz and I go to a friend's for dinner -- he's been a Kinect tester for some time), if only to see if I've been right or wrong to bitch about it...

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Yeah...I'm pretty sure I'll pass on this. It's a vehement NO for me. But...HILARIOUS post!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Thanks, Justin!

Yeah, those comments were hilarious -- esp. the Bogost one about the alpaca. I love that guy :)

BTW, I will admit to being rather interested in the Dance Central Kinect game. The guys at GiantBomb played it a bit today, and although I still can't tell if it's at all accurate (in judging whether or not you hit the right moves) it looked fun all the same.

Of course, if doesn't really matter as I don't have a 360 -- and even if I did, I probably wouldn't buy a Kinect for it.