"You Are The Controller"
Playstation Move and Kinect by Microsoft are both going to offer motion-sensitive gaming that is more like the Wii than like the traditional handheld gaming systems we are all used to. One of the new consoles that I have a taken a great interest in is the Kinetic. The Kinetic is the new version of a Wii; the only slight difference is that it is based off an X-box console instead.
The Nintendo Wii has the advantage of being the first game system to embrace motion-sensitive gaming. It’s been around for a few years now so people are familiar with it. And it’s done a good job of keeping players impressed with new games and options emerging every now and then.
Sadly, as all things have gone through, people move on to the next big thing in life. We currently live in a world where technology is at its greatest, the only thing that people can do is to keep going forward. Business is flourishing and the Wii now has a worthy opponent to face in this world of gaming.
Kinetic is a new option from Microsoft that will be available to add to Xbox 360 later this year. Other than being specifically appealing to people who already own an Xbox, this option has the following advantages: there is no controller, some people love the fact that this option is going to actually just use the sensations of your body and not rely on a controller at all. It seems to be the future of gaming, uses a touch screen, relies on a camera system that can track four different players at once which are nice for game play, and it also allows video chatting on the Internet.
We’re coming to a time when the internet, television, and gaming will all be accessible from just one device. Using your body to play a video game without holding onto anything is unheard of. And yet, here is Kinect, enabling you to do just that. We have to admit, it was pretty nice being able to play a game without having to grip tightly to a controller. You can let your body do the work through such games as EA Sports Active 2 and Sonic, without having to worry about pounding on buttons and hurting your thumbs. You will still want to make sure you have plenty of space so you don’t hurt anyone. The downfall of having a Kinect is questioned by EA and Microsoft, the problem that people are complain about is that the price range was way too big. The average Kinect is about $144.99, and let’s not forget, the Kinect doesn’t work without an Xbox so if you don’t already have an Xbox it looks like you’re going to have to spend some extra money to get one. Other than that, the Kinetic is a great way of playing games and can change the way we play games in the future.