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Since: 24.4.05
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.94
Anyone else get it?

I loved day one with the the new device. Sweating like crazy and enjoyed every bit of it. Got a full body work out without even really trying. I didn't purchase another game for it. Simply having fun with the Adventures game. My (almost) 4 year old is going to love this.

I'll leave the review writing to somebody that has the skill. I'm just here to say that I had fun with it today. Lots of potential coming out of this device.
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Since: 11.2.05
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Got it and Love it. I bought the Your shape: Fitness evolved game with it, but like you just have been playing the kinect adventures.

I don't think Kinect deerves to be compared to Wii/Playstation Move, it's in another catagory. I can't wait to see what people are going to be able to do with it onve they get a development cycle or two in to it



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KJames199
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.88
What sizes and types of rooms do you use it in? I've read some negative reviews basically saying that if you don't have a big living space, it won't really work. Also, I've read that if there's too much sunlight, it isn't playable.
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Since: 23.9.10
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.49
You need 7 ft for single player, about 8 1/2 for multi.

I assume nobody here is black...

full story: http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/708461/Is-Kinect-Having-Problems-Recognizing-Darker-Skin-Tones.html?utm_source=g4tv&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=TheFeed


    According to some internet reports, including an article on GameSpot, the Microsoft Kinect is having problems recognizing some people with darker skin tones. Gamespot tested the Kinect with three "dark-skinned" employees. Two of them had problems with the system's facial recognition, one of them did not. Gamestop tried a bunch of different calibrations, and were not able to get Kinect to recognize the pair.

    Microsoft comment, saying, "Kinect works with people of all skin tones. And just like a camera, optimal lighting is best. Anyone experiencing issues with facial recognition should adjust their lighting settings, as instructed in the Kinect Tuner."

    We tried out Kinect's facial recognition here with a variety of people and it different lighting conditions, and it worked very well, but I'm pretty sure everyone we tested it on was not dark-skinned.


So it seems Microsoft and G4 don't have a single dark-skinned employee or even friend they could bring into the offices. Nice!



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.33
HP had this exact same problem last year.

http://gizmodo.com/5431190/hp-face+tracking-webcams-dont-recognize-black-people



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.50
Meanwhile, Consumerist reports that " some moron in Arizona (consumerist.com)" is the first to break his TV after playing with the Kinect.


Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
He's another one of their bloggers, Phil Villareal.


Reportedly, he did so playing volleyball after he spiked the fan's pull chain into his TV...

    Originally posted by Consumerist
    When reached by Consumerist for comment, the moron said, "It's fine. If there is a time to volleyball spike the shit out of your TV it's November."






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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.45
...so does this mean no Jersey Shore/Kinect cross-promotional efforts??

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.94
as far as space is concerned, yeah you will need it. I currently play the game in my spare bedroom/office. I have just enough room without moving the furniture. I'm thinking about moving the system back downstairs where there is more space. For me, I think I want about 8-10 feet from the tv and about 6-7 feet wide. If you live in a small home, you might want to consider an add-on.


I guess it's a good thing that I got my mom's Irish skin! Gotta admit though, man...I'm pretty sore. This is the only thing that I would compare to the Wii. The pain the day after. Except this time it's virtually every limb not jut my right shoulder & elbow.
cdlawrence3
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Space wise, we use it in the living room about 6 feet across and pretty deep, and has no problems.

As for being sore, the your shape workouts kicked my ass but i think it's really going to work out in the end



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