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Room to Grow

Paul investigates the space requirements of Kinect.

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This is why I love my computer.

Unless Sony and Microsoft can make their Motion Sensor Hardware work well, then they aren't going to get much of that market that the Nintendo Wii chewed up and spat out 3 years ago.

I love it when Paul Talks science! Fantastic!

Is wild flippy hair Kathleen the new action figure you're selling?

And is it just me or did Paul go on a Rick Mercer style rant there? I loved it.

What Microsoft is telling everyone is to build an extension off the side of your house just to accommodate THE FUTURE OF GAMING!!!

this episode felt a little bit short but i still found it hilarious.

Seemed shorter than usual. I still enjoyed it though!

Maybe...maybe they want you to use Kinect in the outdoors? Maybe it's a devious, mischievous and very cunning plan to lure the basement dwelling gamer crowd outside, into the big wide world !

And i want to kill Cyclops too...

This was good. More ACTUAL stuff. I liked it.

The part where he was measuring out the dimensions of a room needed for a Kinect gave me a headache. Granted its first thing in the morning, but still >___<

Authoritative, Steadfast, Punctual, Alive ENN

Keava:
Maybe...maybe they want you to use Kinect in the outdoors? Maybe it's a devious, mischievous and very cunning plan to lure the basement dwelling gamer crowd outside, into the big wide world !

And i want to kill Cyclops too...

The way things are going, soon you're gunna need that boat just to get to the other side of your new 'living room'
And I think we all want a chance to kill Cyclops
... With Wolverine! Jean Grey is MINE! >)

Wait, did you say the tag line was "some destinies are chosen?"

yes...

That's not what destiny means.

HankMan:
Authoritative, Steadfast, Punctual, Alive ENN

Keava:
Maybe...maybe they want you to use Kinect in the outdoors? Maybe it's a devious, mischievous and very cunning plan to lure the basement dwelling gamer crowd outside, into the big wide world !

And i want to kill Cyclops too...

The way things are going, soon you're gunna need that boat just to get to the other side of your new 'living room'
And I think we all want a chance to kill Cyclops
... With Wolverine! Jean Grey is MINE! >)

I'm also worried about the size of TV you'll need for 3+ player at time. I suppose for 4 players a 60 inch plasma is required to even be able to see a thing from the other end of your house... If they ever include support for 6 players it will only be playable in your local cinema.

hmm. It seems to have gotten a tad bit shorter. I don't really expect myself to get a kinnect anytime soon anyways. The price is just a bit to high and the is the fact that i'm a college student and have not gotten employment. The Economy in America seems to be jusy as bad as England's! Brilliant! but I digress....You know what, no i don't. If you need workers and live in the southern U.S states email me! XD T-T

Ohh if only I could have killed cyclops before the whole Nathan Summers shit started.

Now... Imagine the Kinect being used on an ▄berHD TV.

How many people in the world would have that sort of space?!

Bahahaa... 'Alta´r Has fallen in the water and drowned.' Very nice. Though I think you spelled it 'Altier'... Funny either way

Excellent episode too. Short and punchy

Were those cones really only six feet apart?

"That's not what destiny means."

I was about to rant and rave on the definition of words, but Gram beat me too it in the last seconds of the show.

Good times...

Edit:

P.S. I'd hate to play the Kinect with my wife on my TV... I wouldn't be able to read anything from that distance.

What's with all the hate towards Cyclops? Sure he's not a cool as Wolverine or Gambit, but why do people hate him? I never read the comics so I wouldn't know if it originated there.

Did anyone at Microsoft even bother to look into why the EyeToy bombed?

If the mechanic is not built into the console's core design, it is, by definition, a peripheral. The only two peripherals that Nintendo made that were successful was the original NES Zapper, and the Rumble Pack. Everything else was either mildly successful, broke even, or failed outright. I see the Kinect going by the wayside first and fastest, with the PS Move hanging on a little longer, due to the "Me Too" factor from Sony Fanboys.

No one who wants the kind of games that the PS Move/Kinect will provide is going to spend $200-$300 for a console, $100-$150 for the peripheral, and then, finally buy the games. If they want Wii-style motion control games, they'll go buy a Wii. Also, the backlash from the 'hardcore' PS3 crowd so far has almost guaranteed that the PS Move is going to fracture the fanbase.

HankMan:
Authoritative, Steadfast, Punctual, Alive ENN

Keava:
Maybe...maybe they want you to use Kinect in the outdoors? Maybe it's a devious, mischievous and very cunning plan to lure the basement dwelling gamer crowd outside, into the big wide world !

And i want to kill Cyclops too...

The way things are going, soon you're gunna need that boat just to get to the other side of your new 'living room'
And I think we all want a chance to kill Cyclops
... With Wolverine! Jean Grey is MINE! >)

Look, enough with saying you want to kill Cyclops!

That should just go without saying. I mean who doesn't want to kill Cyclops?

Looks like I'm going to have to knock down a few walls in my living room.

I'm in Student Accomodation, I'm going to have to knock down several walls before I get to play Kinnect.

This makes me so angry I could just kill Cyclops right about now!

Azure Knight-Zeo:
What's with all the hate towards Cyclops? Sure he's not a cool as Wolverine or Gambit, but why do people hate him? I never read the comics so I wouldn't know if it originated there.

He's a jobsworth, by the book, taddle tale. Think of every middle manager you've ever dealt with in your life. That's what Cyclops is like in the comics.

I detect huge quantities of fail for that mutated EyeToy. Apart from the space requirements, who would want to play something without any buttons whatsoever?! There's a limit to how many tennis or Wave-your-arms-around party games people will want to buy.

Azure Knight-Zeo:
What's with all the hate towards Cyclops? Sure he's not a cool as Wolverine or Gambit, but why do people hate him? I never read the comics so I wouldn't know if it originated there.

Like most comic book characters, it depends on the writer. And in what TV Tropes calls Flanderization, sometimes one trait of a character is exaggerated--especially by later writers--into the only trait of that character.

Cyclops is very serious and responsible because he really believes in Professor Xavier, the X-Men and their mission statement of peaceful human/mutant cohabitation. But most comic fans today probably remember the 1990s comics, when anti-authority antiheroes became fan favourites. So a by-the-book teacher's pet like Cyclops was naturally set up as an obstacle for live-by-their-own rules badasses like Wolverine and Gambit. Whatever interesting character development Cyclops had in the 60s, 70s and 80s was subsumed into making him a glorified hall monitor.

Zagzag:
Seemed shorter than usual. I still enjoyed it though!

Yes it was :( and it was so funny too.

Apparently Opposingforcistan isn't a current event as sensitive as Afghanistan or any middle eastern country where the Taliban might reside.

Lastly I LOL'd at the Assassin's Creed Facebook updates xD. "Altair has fallen in water and drowned".

Liquid Paradox:
Wait, did you say the tag line was "some destinies are chosen?"

yes...

That's not what destiny means.

The best line from ENN...EVER!

I would definitely not have enough room to play the connect in my small appartment - I'd rather go for a game where I could kill Cyclops.

Boyninja616:
This is why I love my computer.

Unless Sony and Microsoft can make their Motion Sensor Hardware work well, then they aren't going to get much of that market that the Nintendo Wii chewed up and spat out 3 years ago.

Pre-Orders alone say otherwise, but why let facts get in the way of hatred?

I, however, will enjoy playing Kinect in the only space I have available to do so--In the nearby football stadium. I hope it can distinguish people in the rain, though that's probably what the thermal sensors are for.

I also want Cyclops to die a horrible, hopefully humiliating and potentially shaming death.
Like having his visor malfunction in a hall of mirrors...

I loved Paul's brilliant rant. While I'm lucky enough to have a generously sized living room, the Kinect's required space sounds ridiculous!!

Great job, guys :)

If I decide to get a Kinect it would be troublesome due to my X360 being in my much smaller than a living room...room and moving it from there to my Monolith big screen in the tv room would also mean moving a couch to make enough space to play.

Paul's article was neat! lol, a 22X24 living room :P
also, nice boat XD

Really good episode. The size of the room recommendation was great and I especially liked the part at the end about killing Cyclops and that destinies are not chosen.

Zachary Amaranth:

Boyninja616:
This is why I love my computer.

Unless Sony and Microsoft can make their Motion Sensor Hardware work well, then they aren't going to get much of that market that the Nintendo Wii chewed up and spat out 3 years ago.

Pre-Orders alone say otherwise, but why let facts get in the way of hatred?

I, however, will enjoy playing Kinect in the only space I have available to do so--In the nearby football stadium. I hope it can distinguish people in the rain, though that's probably what the thermal sensors are for.

Yeah, and 2 weeks after release, how many of those pre-orders will turn into "Refunds"?

The Wii had problems and only sold well because it was unique. Kinect and Move aren't.

Oh well. Cash Cow goes "Moo".

Oh by the way, "Hatred", as you describe it, would have consisted of "OMG Kinect nd Move is shit LOL". I'm just stating a fact.

most informative ENN ever! :O

Nice one :D

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