Developers Get Early Release of Next-Gen Kinect Sensor

The Microsoft next-gen Kinect.(Source: Microsoft)
The Microsoft next-gen Kinect.
(Source: Microsoft)

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Getting an edge
far911   7/18/2013 5:25:30 AM
I see the next Kinect sensor as more of a home entertainment assistant than something purely related to gaming. That said, Microsoft seems to be shiping out early copies to devs in an attempt to gain an edge over SONY. Smooth move, but then again, we don't know if SONY has already done the same with PS4. 

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Mandatory Kinect
far911   7/18/2013 5:27:05 AM
XBOX One requires you to have Kinect connected at all times. This means, you'll need to have Kinect connected even if you want your system to power on. Don't you guys think this is a bit intrusive? 

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Kinect and DRM
far911   7/18/2013 5:29:53 AM
I heard Kinect takes control over your home entertainment preferences. If Kinect detects that there's more than a certain number of people in a room, it will refuse to play a movie. These kind of gestures, at best, seem bothersome to me. 

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MD for Kinect
Bill-Devine   7/18/2013 1:25:13 PM
Seems like with the ability to recognize pulse rate and emotions you could create an application to tell the general physical condition of a person.

If someone were to have a heart attack while playing the system could contact emergency services.

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