The Xbox DisKinect

Originally, I wanted to write about how a person would play a shooter on the Kinect and I kept thinking of the movie Gamer in which full motion technology was translated through the game. Therefore, whatever the person playing did, the character would do also. (In the movie’s case, the gamer controlled a human being.) But instead that idea is scrapped because within recent weeks, tales have been revealed about the Kinect.

One thing we must understand is that a lot of technology hits a few bumps in the road when it’s first launched – whether it’s an OS platform or a new console, it doesn’t matter. (The Wii’s launch was a TV’s nightmare.)

On Nov 5th, movie critic and writer, Phil Villarrea was playing the Kinect and did something that I doubt Microsoft didn’t even fathom. As was mentioned earlier, a lot of TV’s were destroyed by the throwing of the Wii controller. Since the Kinect doesn’t have a controller that shouldn’t be a worry. Or should it? Phil Villarreal spun turn of events himself.

“A public service announcement: Do not under any circumstances play Kinect Sports Volleyball at 1:30 a.m. while standing under a ceiling fan with a dangling chain for a light switch. You could conceivably spike it into your year-old amazing TV, causing it to die with a rainbow LCD teardrop dripping down from the impact wound.”

Sadly, his TV is left with a vertical rainbow bleed on his screen.

Next up, is about a video going around of the game Kinect Adventures. Requires a lot of jumping and flailing your limbs around and in a confines of a home someone will get nailed in the face. A father and his son are playing that very game after he moved his elbow back he accidentally hit his son in the head. Now this is understandable also accidents happen, it’s just another folly that came about. Everyone will play safer in the future.

Lastly… It happened. Computers advanced to a degree that they can take pictures of you and depending if you can rummage it up you can delete it. But someone had so much trouble trying to delete the photos that a post on the official forum to from Harmonix had to be asked.

How Do I DELETE the Picutres Taken During Dance?

I was trying out the Kinect Dance Central game and I was getting hot so I took off my clothee. I had no idea that the game was going to take A BUNCH OF PICTURES OF ME WHILE DANCING WITH NO CLOTHES ON!!! I can go back and look at these pictures but HOW DO I DELETE THEM?!!! HELP!!!!

Now this is a folly on the developer’s lap. Not the Xbox360, not Kinect or Microsoft (so don’t go blaming Bill Gates). I’m sure the game takes pictures and short videos so you can have a laugh with friends as you replay it and say “I look so silly playing this”. Or maybe to show off how you gained a top score. But seriously…? Is it that complicated to delete them? Everyone will play clothed in the future.

Copyright © (2010) A Guy Called Dave

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