John Carmack on the Kinect

#1xlovenuggetxPosted 10/19/2013 8:01:30 AM
http://youtu.be/o2bH7da_9Os?t=10m00s

Since obviously John Carmack is a god and can make no false statements, what are your thoughts? I'm personally not getting either console at launch because I don't have the money and already have a PC. Watch the whole video if you have time for context.
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#2Foxx3kPosted 10/19/2013 8:10:14 AM
I didn't watch the video. Carmack is more of an authority on technical specifications and their impact on programming than game design.
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#3scoobydoobydontPosted 10/19/2013 8:35:49 AM
http://i.imgur.com/vuF6G.gif
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#4SunDevil77Posted 10/19/2013 8:38:16 AM
scoobydoobydont posted...
http://i.imgur.com/vuF6G.gif


Da hell is that?!
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#5labountiPosted 10/19/2013 9:31:26 AM
If you believe one thing he says you have to believe your Nerd Lord savior's every word.
#6BigPapi829Posted 10/19/2013 9:41:42 AM
He seems to be talking about the old kinect where his argument would be more justified, but the new Kinect seems to have zero to little latency issues, voice commands replaces awkward hand gestures evidenced from all the demos we have seen thus far especially from the reveal.
#7DesperateMonkeyPosted 10/19/2013 10:05:05 AM
John Carmack knows about specs. John Carmack knows almost nothing about motion controls or Kinect 2.0.

Its like saying because I listen to my Lawyer regarding legal issues so I should listen to his advice on how to raise children...
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#8labountiPosted 10/19/2013 10:29:29 AM(edited)
DesperateMonkey posted...
John Carmack knows about specs. John Carmack knows almost nothing about motion controls or Kinect 2.0.

Its like saying because I listen to my Lawyer regarding legal issues so I should listen to his advice on how to raise children...


There is the hole in your logic. Carmak is an "overrated"(opinion) developer, he's nobody's developer. His words(means nothing to gamers) do not help gamers in anyway shape or form, your Lawyer helps you and you pay him. Analogy fail.
#9DesperateMonkeyPosted 10/19/2013 10:59:20 AM(edited)
I dont pay my lawyer because he is a family friend.. I do pay him for contracts and important services but not for simple advice. Just like i paid carmack for his games, not for his info. Lawyers Also post legal advice online. Is that invalid because you were never charged?
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#10Strider1850Posted 10/19/2013 12:50:38 PM
Its interesting when he says that kinect controls feel like a zero button mouse. What kind of games can you play with a mouse that has no buttons? How would you play a FPS with kinect controls for instance. Microsoft should really show in what way kinect is going to improve games in the future.