True, but I wasn't really thinking of people like that. If you look at the Alan Wake review poll, a guy that's never once posted in the 360 section of the forums gave it 1/10, the lowest score possible. That's the kind of voters I'm talking about. Bit sad that we even have to discuss this really!regarding your edit: wise move but why can it only be 360 owners that vote, some people may only be interested in the 360 due to the possibility of Natal and from what they have seen may have made their minds up that neither natal or the Xbox 360 is the right choice for them.
Exactly the same opinion here. I can't say I will never buy it (I said the same about Guitar Hero and I love the games now), but I can't see how it could ever convince me to buy it.i said i'd keep the fence warm but it would have to be sliced bread x10 to stop it from ultimately becoming a 'NO'.
Hopefully they see the potential this has and work on things like that but work on them to an extent where they work to a useful point not as a gimmick that isnt worthwhileSo much of Natal is unknown - I think that's the real problem.
I want to see how the voice/facial/gesture recognition works in and out of games. In some games, the D-pad is used to select different weapons, so voice recognition could be used for that. Natal can "see" you, so it could provide instant feedback, in the same way that Burnout Paradise does if you have a Live Vision Camera attached. Will I be able to launch games and apps with speech? Will I be able to invite people to games by saying "Invite mattclarkie" or whatever? How well will it work if I'm holding something in my hand(s)? If I'm playing a driving game, for example, could I hold the Wii Wheel from Mario Kart, so at least I feel like I'm turning a wheel? If that works, then even holding a frisbee as a steering wheel would work, lol. There is a TON of scope there - things that I think a lot of people haven't even considered - but it's whether or not they implement that stuff and how well it works that matters.
That's it. If MS are savvy, they will appeal to the "casuals" and "non-gamers" but they'll also appeal to people like us. There are a lot of casual games on the 360, but the console is perceived as for the "hardcore" and I'm concerned that they might use Natal as a vehicle to change perceptions and widen the market, which would obviously be a good business move, but it wouldn't offer me much. In the year since the last E3, there hasn't been 1 single press release or rumour that makes me think "Natal is aimed at me too", so my expectations for next week are not really that high. I expect to be impressed by the tech though, even if it's not for me.Hopefully they see the potential this has and work on things like that but work on them to an extent where they work to a useful point not as a gimmick that isnt worthwhile