Microsoft halts production Kinect camera

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Microsoft has stopped production of his Kinect motion camera with voice recognition. The company will provide support for your existing Kinect purchases....

    Microsoft halts production Kinect camera
     
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    maize1951 Master Guru

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    Nobody in their right mind wants to wave and flap their arms and hands around like a blooming idiot.
     
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    Remember when MS was almost forcing everyone to use Kinect for XB1, until they realized it was killing their sales?

    Well when you put it that way, slouching on a couch pressing a bunch of buttons and twiddling some thumb sticks doesn't sound a whole lot better.
     
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    I dont know about you but i dont play game to get work out, if i play game to play games to destress and releax. If i wanted a work out I wouldnt be playing games. Nintendo started this and both sony and ms tried to jump on that wagon too
     

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    I never said anything about what is preferable. I'm just saying that waving and flapping your arms around doesn't make what you're doing look any less stupid than button mashing. What is preferable and/or more practical is totally different. As the saying goes "if it looks stupid but works, it isn't stupid".
     
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    Kinect is old tech now, Microsoft is merely making space for their push with mixed reality. I would imagine we will see an xbox version of hololens at some point.
     
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    it wasn't really directed at you, it was mostly generalization that most people dont play games to get work out and flaping around and waving your arms and most other stuff kinect and similar products from nintendo and sony are no different are there such uses these things sure, but most people are not interested in such things, they just want to sit down in chair and relax while playing there game de-stress from the day.

    while I thought nintendo nunchuk was interesting especial how it work with say punch out, it was not how i want to play my game and it novelty wore off fast with in 30 minutes i was look for normal controler and this what started it all imo. For virtual reality games it makes sense, and i not talking bout the virtual reality we have now. I seen and tried the " current incarnation for virtual reality and i was no impressed it still give people head headache. and mostly cause you need 120fps per eye to avoid that and still really not possible. I talking about true virtual reality where you cant tell, that dont require hugh helmet to worn which are still long ways away from.
     
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    Actually the two kinects were pretty good for development of indie titles. You can use them for motion capture of characters and 3D model capture with the depth camera.
    There's software for it that is around 400 USD, which is waaaaaaaaaay cheaper than a standard motion capture suite.
     
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    Put the Kinect up in the Hall of Shame next to such other great accessory wonders as, Xbox 360's failed HD-DVD format/drive, N64's Expansion Pak and Sega's 32X/Sega CD.
     
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    SerotoNiN Ancient Guru

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    And if nothing else, the Kinect did evolve the efficiency of hunting ghosts for the Ghost Adventures team lol

    https://imgur.com/a/Jfrhf
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    Kinect! Good Riddance
     
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    Shame really as the second version worked really well in games and voice commands, just a pity MS cursed it with their horrendous XBox one launch, i quite enjoy Rare Sports rivals on it, it works very well indeed.
     
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    Could this perhaps also be an indication that M$ is working on something to rival the playstationVR? I mean, as far is gimmick console gadgets go, VR is waaay cooler than kinect.
     
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    And nothing of value was lost.
     
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    There is actually a few workout games that support it so in that sense it is nice. It makes a workout more fun and exciting.
     

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    Out with the old... In with the new...

    VR's where it's at now and I'm sure Microsoft has something planned for its console too.

    Kinect was fun while it lasted.
     
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    I think HoloLens/AR is where MS is going. VR is honestly, already becoming a thing of the past imo. Integrating reality with video game seems like a very interesting and likely successful venture. Apple is also pushing this with iPhone X...well.they will once they get it out. They have software and camera support for their ARKit on iPhone 6S and up.
     
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    The kinect was an Ok casual concept but when playing hardcore games it would get very tiring pretty fast. It was just like the Wii with the motion controls it made a part of your body very sore with some games like the TMNT game based on the 2007 movie.
     
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    with open access to the kinect SDK...
    There are no devs here who take advantage of the cheap second kinect devices for motion capture and depth scan capture project fun?
    The large pool of the devices fairly cheap has been an amazing tech resource for those that can see past the knee jerk immediate gamer response ( devs, creators, hackers, etc.. )
    Thankfully Kinect is not the only depth sense game in town. But the army of crying ditto head lemmings sure made them easily accessible second hand.
     
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    "fully committed to the devices"..

    Next to be killed: Windows Server, Bing division, XBOX division
     

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