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Kinect Sports Rivals hands-on - meeting the next generation

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Aoife stops by Rare's booth for a full-body scan, then goes for a rock climb

Perhaps it had something to do with the prospect of free T-shirts, but Kinect Sports Rivals consistently commanded some of the biggest crowds at Gamescom's Xbox Showcase. Before getting a hands-on myself, I kept sneaking back to Rare's stand, peeking over shoulders to get a handle on the accuracy of the game's full-body scanning and Avatar creation feature. There were some duds, of course, and there were a couple of occasions when the process failed, and had to be restarted. But more often than not you could clearly see the resemblance between the in-game champion and their real-life counterpart. The next generation of Xbox Live Avatars? This might just be it.... read more

Kinect Sports Rivals hands-on - meeting the next generation

Postby Maximus T » 04 Sep 2013, 13:50

Hooray! Something to keep the Kinect doubters at bay! :P
I saw one of the screenshots was football, I hope it is much improved from Kinect Sports 1. It should be.
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Kinect Sports Rivals hands-on - meeting the next generation

Postby MrT666 » 04 Sep 2013, 13:51

Yeah well that's convinced me. Is that the same Rare that made perfect dark and Goldeneye, jeez!
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Postby Chameleon » 04 Sep 2013, 13:55

Maximus T wrote:Hooray! Something to keep the Kinect doubters at bay! :P

It'll never happen! Oh wait.... no, looks like I was right the first time :roll:
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Postby xUKDrAGoNBorN » 04 Sep 2013, 16:19

i would like rare to make a new conker game
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Postby Metalrodent » 04 Sep 2013, 19:43

I asked whether the Kinect would pick up on more adventurous colours. He laughed and said no

Well that's Hetty and Cunning's gf dissapointed

on another note, I wonder if it will be able to accurately capture how unfit and useless I am, I expect my avatar to be out of breath the moment he's generated

oh, and liking the glasses Aoife
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Postby Dave2123 » 04 Sep 2013, 22:26

"Before we began, he admitted that the programmers got a little bit nervous every time a girl approached the booth, simply because there were fewer opportunities to obtain feedback from female subjects."

That's not the real reason they were nervous, is it? :wink:

"I'm fairly certain I'd be identified as a prepubescent boy by most scanners, given that actual humans have often made the same mistake."

Is it bad that I laughed? :oops:

Metalrodent wrote:Well that's Hetty and Cunning's gf dissapointed


It took me a while to understand what you meant there. I was like, Hetty and Cunning have the same girlfriend?
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