Kinect Works While Seated When Software is "Developed with Sitting in Mind"

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Cancel the furniture movers because you won't have to throw away your couch to use Kinect, after all. Speaking with Joystiq, a Microsoft representative confirmed the upcoming motion-sensing peripheral will work while players are seated "when an experience is developed with sitting in mind."

Following its official debut at E3 2010, reports suggested Microsoft's Kinect was unable to track motion for players who prefer to game while seated. Microsoft has since stated that the social applications featured during its 2010 media briefing are "experiences where [Microsoft] expect people to be sitting."

According to the Microsoft representative, what was shown at E3 was "only the tip of the iceberg" and it's going to be "natural" for Kinect titles to be designed to get players off the couch, "dancing, running, dodging, bending and kicking." Now it's up to gamers to perfect all of these actions, while seated.
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    July 7, 2010 1:18 PM

    Kinect in a way reminds me of the Playstation 2 Eye Toy. It came and went and I never used it much but it sure was expensive when it came out. What a waste. I think the most fun I had was wacking the ninja's that jumped on screen. I'd use my penis hands to give them a good satisfying swat.

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      July 7, 2010 1:25 PM

      Cept I won't need to bring 10 lamps into my living room to provide enough light for the Kinect to register my movements. The Eye Toy sucks if you don't have good lighting.

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        July 7, 2010 1:54 PM

        are you sure about that?

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          July 7, 2010 2:14 PM

          From what I've heard it works well in low-light situations.

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            July 7, 2010 2:30 PM

            The eye toy is a fucking beast of a camera - great resolution and super fast (640x480 @ 60fps).

            The problem is that a bunch of games would require a certain level of brightness to work, and refuse to proceed until that level of brightness was achieved (which was high because it'd try to identify objects or etc).

            But hardware-wise, compared to other cameras, it's pretty good. There's a reason why people went to lengths to create drivers for it for a PC.

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          July 7, 2010 4:11 PM

          It has infrared red doesn't it?

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