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Old 8th December 2010, 11:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What I dont understand is why it took Microsoft so long to develop a voice activated controls for the system. Its not like this technology is new, its ancient.
I had a voice comm system on PC that I'd trained to work quite well, back in the early 90's. That system (the name of which I can't remember now) was bought out and developed into what was known as Dragon Dictate, and further into what's now called Dragon Naturally Speaking - a voice-op system my sister now uses (she has a neuro-nervous condition that basically renders her unable to use a standard keyboard).

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And why are we paying 150 dollars for outdated tech?
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Old 9th December 2010, 12:19 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It voice activation stuff worked for those aussies who had their regions set to the US or something apparently, no major issue with accent supposedly.

Wish I could talk to mine.
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Old 13th December 2010, 04:10 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm sorry but at the moment the Kinect does not excite me. The range of games is way too limited at the moment. I'm pretty sure that will change very quickly but I'd be more inclined to wait and see.

With my Wii most games give me a choice of using either the wiimote or classic controller (notable exception is Donkey Kong Country Returns...do not understand why they did that) I'm wondering how far things will go with the Kinect...if you will still have choice. Will be interesting to see how it goes with shooter games. I forsee a whole pile of accessories to aide people who feel stupid steering using an invisible steering wheel type thing.
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So far none of my games have a controller option (only press Y to calibrate), but for me that's fine. Kinect games are built for the hardware not just regular games with shoddy motion controls throw in.

Also in my experience my kinect is at least as accurate as my wiimotes, more so in certain
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But in this like all things YMMV
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I wonder if they're intending building kinect functionality into Git Hero/Rock band - style games.

Bonus points/achievements for best air guitar style, anyone?
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I wonder if they're intending building kinect functionality into Git Hero/Rock band - style games.

Bonus points/achievements for best air guitar style, anyone?

That would actually be really cool
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