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  • I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore gamer, I'm casual at best, but even I saw little at Microsoft's E3 press conference to get me excited to play any of the titles that were shown
  • I found this rather perplexing because to me, less effort does not mean talking loudly to the screen, or flailing my arms around like a crazy person, which is exactly what the demoer of the product was doing when showing off the product
  • There was nothing particularly wrong with the way the game handled, the little furball responded to my petting and stroking, and I enjoyed watching it fall clumsily over a jump rope, but after I had done pretty much everything I could think of, I got bored

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      I got a chance to play with the new Kinectimals, one of a few titles to introduce Microsoft’s Kinect (previously known as Project Natal) to the world of gamers and likewise, families everywhere.

      Indeed, it seems the prime demographic, at least initially, for the Kinect is families. I wouldn’t consider myself a hardcore gamer, I’m casual at best, but even I saw little at Microsoft’s E3 press conference to get me excited to play any of the titles that were shown.

      The one I spent most time with was Kinectimals. In it, you


      use your hands and body to interact with a furry little baby tiger that’s facing you on the screen. Kinect’s whole angle is that it’s making gaming simpler by getting rid of the control, and effortless. I found this rather perplexing because to me, less effort does not mean talking loudly to the screen, or flailing my arms around like a crazy person, which is exactly what the demoer of the product was doing when showing off the product.

      Nevertheless, you can’t argue that this is an innovative little gizmo, so I ...


      • was intrigued to try it out and see how well it coped with human interaction as I see it.

        There was nothing particularly wrong with the way the game handled, the little furball responded to my petting and stroking, and I enjoyed watching it fall clumsily over a jump rope, but after I had done pretty much everything I could think of, I got bored. I’m sure in the full version there will be a lot more in the way of interaction and games and so on, but I see this as more

        of an impact move from Microsoft, rather than a legitimately enjoyable title in its own right. On first site, everything about Kinectimals is fresh, adorable, and intriguing, but I was bored after about 10 minutes of it. I realize I’m not a 7 year old, which is obviously the sort of age this game is intended for, but I can’t help thinking that after having a little spell on it the little tykes will be bothering their parents for a real life tiger, leaving Microsoft to find themselves in an Almighty pickle.




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