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For PrimeSense, Kinect Is the True Motion Gaming Revolution

by Ernice Gilbert on August 4th, 2010, under Uncategorized

Kinect, MOVE or Wii, Which is better? Of course Sony will say it’s MOVE, likewise, Microsoft will contend it’s Kinect and undoubtedly, Nintendo is convinced its Wii is way better and more profitable than them all.

For PrimeSense, however, the company behind the technology creating Kinect’s magic, Microsoft’s motion control device represent the true evolution in said field.

Here’s a true comparison PrimeSense conducted:

An interesting point of comparison between a depth-based gaming experience and a remote control based gaming experience is illustrated by a simple comparison to the Wii. The Wii remote includes two accelerometers, which can provide an accurate relational 3D location of two points along the Wii remote axis. In contrast, the PrimeSensor provides a VGA-sized depth image (640×480 pixels), where each pixel in the depth map is an independent 3D location. Comparing the two control paradigms, the PrimeSensor provides 307,200 points in space, whereas the Wii remote provides only two. The unbounded emerging gaming experience is straightforward from here.

A comparison of gaming control technologies is illustrated in the following figure. Until recently, games were controlled using a standard remote unit, which has existed for many years. The Wii introduced an accelerometer-based technology that enabled hand motion tracking. Today, PrimeSense’s low-cost depth acquisition technology enables full-body motion tracking.

As you can tell by the comparison illustrate above, PrimeSense’s tests, in a nutshell, concluded that its technology is not only the best, but also affordable, which means Kinect should be the best motion device on the market.

But is that true? Reports around the web have been claiming the opposite. Web sites around the world have been complaining of lag. Even OXM employees said they’ve countered a menacing amount of lag while testing the device.

As for the Wii, though it’s the best selling console this generation, there’s been many accuracy issues with the WiiMote.

At the end of the day, it’s the gamer who’ll determine who wins here, so will leave it off to you.

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4 Comments

  1. Thu, 5th Aug 2010 at 3:51 am

    well obviously the guys who made the tech are going to say theres is best.
    from what i have seen kinect is not as impressive as M$ would like you to believe.
    but only time will tell!
    million dollar question is IF kinect is 100% perfectly 1:1 accurate so what?
    you really cant do much with it, i mean driving games ok you can lean forward to accelerate, lean back to brake and use your arms to turn like in kinect joy ride.
    but that limits in what else you can do, what if you want to grab a drink, or if you want to turn the sound on the TV up?
    you lean back to grab the remote and now woops ive braked and now am getting my ass handed to me!
    its just impractical, innovations have to be 100% positive, there has to be all pros and no cons if theres any cons than no ones going to buy into it!
    same with 3D its never going to take off till its A cheap B a standard as in its available with EVERYTHING! and C glasses free!
    thats the problem with kinect A it has so many limited uses and B it is 1 pro and 1 con.
    ok it could work with driving games, but what about shooting games?
    am i going to have to shout bang everytime i want to fire?
    whats throw grenade going to be?
    how am i going to aim?
    it just has so many limitations, and because of those they render kinect useless!
    for casual kids games its the best thing since sliced bread!
    but for proper hardcore games like shooters or even puzzle games its just far to awkward and inconvenient!
    new tech is suppose to make my life easier, not harder!

  2. Thu, 5th Aug 2010 at 4:24 am

    True, I’d expect them to say nothing less, really. But it’s amazing how the world keep moving closer and closer to what we see in the movies… Crazy

  3. Fri, 6th Aug 2010 at 10:14 am

    wait till next year when we start to see some new game engines come out.
    theres a few games in development that use the cry engine 3 which look better than crysis 2!
    wardevil is going to be one to look out for, along with Agent and LA Noire.
    all in short you aint seen nothing yet!

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