What everyone and their mothers should have gotten very clear from this weeks E3 2011 Xbox Media Briefing was one thing: YOU should have bought Kinect! or Let's hope YOU will/have Kinect! Is this a bad thing? Absolutely not. Kinect is a really nice piece of technology, yet, when it comes to games that you and I play the big fear is that what we love today (as in traditionally controlled games) will go away in favor of games pushing us toward motion and nothing but Motion. Fear is a powerful thing. So, why are we letting it ruin an otherwise harmless portion of our lifes? Videogames are obviously an important part of our lives if you are reading this. Seen in the video's below, it's beginning to appear that what developers are getting a grasp at is augmenting Kinect functionality into our so-called "hardcore games" instead of replacing so much of the interaction to a point where you feel left out if you've chosen thus far to not particapate in all of the wacky Kinect fun.
And of course, I could go on and on, but the real proof will be in the pudding once all of these Kinect "enhanced" titles release. Kinect or not, you will still be able to play your games the way you always have. Relax...
Kinect Core Games Preview from the eye's of Xbox
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Kinect Demo at E3 2011 Mcirosoft Press Briefing
Mass Effect 3 Kinect Demo at E3 2011 Mcirosoft Press Briefing
Kinect Fun Labs Demo at E3 2011 Mcirosoft Press Briefing