While testing out the Microsoft Kinect system this past week, there was one thing that kept running through my mind: Leonardo DiCaprio's breakdown scene in The Aviator (stick with me here).
While testing out the Microsoft Kinect system this past week, there was one thing that kept running through my mind: Leonardo DiCaprio's breakdown scene in The Aviator (stick with me here). Unlike Howard Hughes, I don't have a crippling case of OCD, but I do think that the Kinect system is "the way of the future." Think about it — just a few short years ago, the Wii broke serious ground in the motion control arena, followed by the glowing remote of the PlayStation Move, but taking leaps and bounds ahead of that is the Kinect, which uses no controllers at all. Sure, some serious gamers will say that controller-less games are a fallacy and may be no more than a baby's toy. OK, fine. But here's something — maybe there's room for both.
The Xbox 360 has always kinda been known as "the gamers' console". There are plenty of games for hardcore gamers to choose from, and access to Xbox Live to play online with your friends makes it social, but really, the Kinect allows the Xbox to be the best of both worlds, fluffy and edgy, at the same time. It's obvious that Microsoft is targeting the "nongamer" for this system, as it's been featured on shows like Oprah and Ellen, and I believe that it will open up a huge market for Microsoft to tap into.
Find out more about the Kinect, along with the rest of my review after the break.