BIGBUTTER wrote:I got caught up in purchasing the first Kinect
I'm in this camp, but am hoping that version 2 will be put to better use. Although I am pretty uncomfortable barking orders at the TV and leaping around my living room.
I've personally never understood this position, or the problem. With Kinect generally.
You can use it as little or as much as you want... but I use it all the time and find it really useful. Gesture controls are easy and a nice way to use the interface imo. The auto login for multiple players using their face is REALLY useful in some mp games.
But the standout use for me is voice control. Thanks to the constant advances and new dashboard, the commands are now pretty extensive. I don't pick up my controller nowadays until a game has loaded. I can navigate all the menus, load any of my games or apps, and even navigate in the apps (eg browse Netflix/lovefilm libraries etc)
...the Bing-based voice search (both in console/live and in the net browser) have never got it wrong once for me. As a result its SO MUCH QUICKER to find games, movies and music that way.
...and games like Kinect sports always get used at parties.
So, I just don't get why people don't like it. Especially at the moment when it isn't even mandatory. That means the people that don't like must have bought one. I don't understand what they expected it to do, that it doesn't do...?