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deinfinityx

Alright so I am annoyed, all I have heard since the rumors of Kinects price point is that $150 is to much and that Move is the better deal.

Now this would be true by about $50 for one person but when you through in the second person the Kinect has it beaten. Now I like what Move will do for games that need a controller but it really is just an upgrade Wiimote and the games they showed at E3 only support this since they are almost identical to the wii games just with better graphics. Now the reason I love Kinect is for the fitness aspect and the potential in FPS and other games. Move and Wii can not tell you if you are doing an position right Kinect can. I don't know I still think Kinect will sell more then Move if only by the same word of mouth that the wii had but Move is at the back of the pack since the PS3 although amazing still is the 3rd in the console war this gen.

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fourblades

Just wondering, does Move comes with the Playstation Eye or you have to buy that separately?
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deinfinityx

Unless you have it you have to buy it seprately or in the $100 bundle. And pardon my spelling I'm on my phone.
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qyiet

Well.. the $99 price for the move is only the start point. If you were to make the economic arguement it should be:

Move + Eyetoy bundle $99
Sub Controller (nunchuck) $ 29
Charging Station $29

Move alone is $49

My view is both cost about the same, but you are much more likely to get multiplayer games for the Kinect, mostly because you can. The fact that some of the demo's were using more than one move also add to that cost.

I just wish I knew which device is more computationally expensive, as this will impact how much you have to leave out of your art to use the alternate input devices.
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KAsante

Totally agree with you. To add to that; think about it: which of the big 3 do you think will stop at nothing to make their tech the number 1 in the market? Nintendo tends to stick with their guns and sometimes they win, sometimes they loose... Sony expects you to work to get their products (Their CEO had one of the most idiotic quotes about that a while back) and then you have Microsoft. A company that lost 1 Billion + on their old Xbox and still came back for more. I think they're tech will be the one to have because they won't just stick with casual games, They'll do what ever it takes to be sucessful
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coologuy1957

I really can't tell at this point....

At first, Move SEEMED really cheap when they said it was $50... then you add $30 for the Son-unchuk (Sony's got brass balls for these two blatant copies), $30 for the PlayStation Eye and you're at $110 for ONE person

$190 for two people and add $80 a piece for a third and fourth... (just like with the Wii)

So then Kinect seems like the price winner...

My only thing is I haven't seen good demos for Kinect... I saw a really bad one (here on gdgt) with Kinect controlling the Zune Music Market and it was unresponsive, clumsy, and picked up things it shouldn't have. I'm beginning to doubt that it will effectively be able to deal with 2 people, much less 4, simultaneously AND be fun... They trotted out the usual minigames but nothing that THAT ONE KILLER game..

as far as I am concerned right now, Move is the best compromise between Kinect and Wii, having enhanced gyroscope support and camera tracking. Sony's commercials have one really good point about Kinect - most games do need buttons.. and joysticks.. I would love to see them get past this somehow, but for now at least, I can't see that happening...

and before you get crazy you should know I'm not gonna buy either system for a long time as I think they are both overpriced.... I've spent so much between consoles and games and rentals and Rock Band/Guitar Hero equipment that frankly I'm disgusted they cost as much as they do...

I think the cost of entry, hardware-wise, should be MUCH lower and the games should be a lot cheaper as well to cater to the casual audience and the, frankly, lower production values of the games they showed...
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coologuy1957

also, the top of my entertainment center is full Sony and Microsoft!!!!!11 I have my Wii up there and my center channel speaker already....

Honestly, I DON'T HAVE ROOM for all your new peripherals!!!11
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qyiet

I have a drawer in my entertainment center that's dedicated to them. Although it may have to stop housing the media center PCs keyboard.
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coologuy1957

I just mean I don't have any space to have the Kinect sensor and/or the PlayStation Eye on top of my entertainment center...

they would either need to be off-center or I would need to move my center channel... or maybe try to mount it to my center channel (which already sits right in front of the Wii sensor bar!)

Personally, I hope all 3 systems have great motion based games as it just benefits the consumer and the video game industry more in general :)
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KAsante

Yeah I know what you mean; My Entertainment center is damn crowded.
But from what I read; MS is planning to add Kinect support to their HTPC and I have Windows Media Center Powered HTPC so It could be damn cool. I imagine getting rid of a bunch of my remote controls.
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deinfinityx

The only thing with that is I don't think its microsoft that's adding them its the company makes the camera portion of kinnect and I believe they said there will be no voice control or motorized based. Not that it won't be awesome to have motion controls controlling say Google TV which would be freaking sweet, I think kinnect will still be the best of the batch.
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