The tech is still fascinating, but there were so many Kinect flops this gen that I don't think a more capable device could save. The thing is fundamentally restricted to very few specific types of games. But MS could save it if they opened it up to homebrew. The crazy things people were doing on youtube with it were much more interesting to me than the official games.
I owned a kinect and as far as gaming goes group dance games were actually lots of fun with some alcohol involved but beyond that it wasn't meant for anyone above 12 for gaming. Ever try and play Forza4 with kinect on a 10 mile map? couldn't even keep my arms up after a few miles lol. What I did want kinect for was the promise for navigating with voice and hands but even with added features it was never enough for me and all i would use it for was "play disc". If this new generation gives kinect more access to all sub menus with more commands, maybe even type, would be awesome along with in app ie netflix gesture controls. Also think about it like adding the same capability new Samsung LED TV's with gesture controls have but to any television.
I agree... I think these sorts of use cases are what's currently untapped in Kinect. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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