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Top 10 reasons Kinect Sucks

Top 10 reasons Kinect Sucks

I carefully considered the title of this article, but couldn’t come up with anything more succinct or unambiguous as the one I chose. Kinect, quite simply, sucks.

The most recent statement from Microsoft outlines exactly how hard it sucks. Kinect is like a stuck up princess that won’t let you so much as hold her hand without first being admired, flattered, fed, bought presents and worshipped as a goddess as she rubs caviar and buttered lobster in your hair while you polish her boots.

Here are the ten things Kinect NEEDS YOU TO DO before it will consider working:

1. Buy a bigger house
Microsoft is a big American company for people with big American houses and big American hands. Just like the original Xbox controllers that were two large for half the world to use, Microsoft seems oblivious to the space available to Europeans and Asians in their homes. The solution? Buy a bigger house dummy! It’ll be worth it when all those triple-A Kinect titles hit the market.

Fun for all the family...except the ones that actually like videogames

2. Buy new lights
Kinect wants to see you clearly, so you better make sure it can. Some types of strip lighting won’t work. And screw you environmentalists, your energy saving light bulbs just won’t cut it with Kinect!

Extra lights...totally worth it!

3. Don’t slouch
You may remember all the fuss about Kinect use while seated. Basically, they never thought about gamers who play on the sofa. Come on, who wants to sit while playing games when they could be standing up in a cavernous, well lit aircraft hangar.

Hmmm...this still wouldn't work

4. Move your speakers/buy a new telly
The layout of your television speakers effects whether you play Kinect on top of or below your TV. If you get interference, just buy a new TV or speaker system. You might as well splash the cash. After all, you’ve already invested in a big house and new lights and as such, presumably no longer have a girlfriend or wife to anger with your extravagant purchases.

They see me rollin'...

5. Move everyone out of the way
Kinect doesn’t really like tracking more than one body, so move your friends out the way. I mean completely out of the way. Idealy they shouldn’t be on the camera but to be safe, just don’t tell your friends where your new house is. You don’t need them any more anyway, you have Kinect!

Loneliness is nothing compared with the power of the....oh god, someone please hug me!

6. Get saving
You don’t get Kinect for free you know, bringing you the future today costs money. Its gonna cost $150 or £130 (Kinect cares not for fair exchange rates). Then you have to buy the games. Don’t worry, they cater to the hardcore gamers as much as the casuals. Check these out:

7. Change your wardrobe
You’ll have to wear clothes that Kinect can pick out from the background. Once again, Kinect gives you fun but makes you a better person too. Its Queer Eye insists you dress brightly, no more black t-shirts and dark gaming rooms for you tubby, time to fashionize!

See, wearing red makes you FEEL good too Gabe

8. Uh-oh, are you even Kinect ready?
The newest Xbox’s describe themselves as Kinect ready. What does this mean? Simply that they don’t require an additional power supply for Kinect. What if you’re not Kinect ready? Well its back to the power block of doom for you!

Uh-oh. I'll just pull the... I mean...Uh oh.

9. Tidy your room
Kinect despises mess! Clean up your floor or Kinect will be unable to find the ground level and the game won’t work. Kinect: the Mary Poppins of consoles. Only less British, and more demanding.

Poppins is displeased with your mess

10. In case you think I’m biased….
There’s no doubt that standing up in a barn with a stadium lighting system, wearing a neon tracksuit and playing your Kinect on your new TV and speakers without your friends is awesome. What could be more awesome though? Perhaps waving glowing neon sex toys to play a game almost indistinguishable from Wii sports.

Put that back in mommies dresser where you found it or we'll send you back to the orphanage!

One final tip: Microsoft has said that you want to put as much distance between you and the Kinect sensor as possible. I suggest serious gamers do just that.

MOAR FROM CALMDOWNTOM!

12 Comments

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  1. Lol says
    12/09/2013, 11:36 AM

    Nothing true only crying i see here >.>

  2. Ghastper says
    11/05/2012, 11:25 AM

    You forgot to add the part where there is no calibration for taller people. Sure moving your tv can help, but about 99% of the time it doesn’t, mainly because that is an option that doesn’t work, and tv placement is a sacred thing, where it should only be moved if you REALLY need to, not every time where you feel like killing brain cells on the kinect

  3. usrev2 says
    03/21/2012, 1:51 AM

    kinect sucks but this is one of the worst articles i’ve seen.

    how about keep it simple and correct

    kinect sucks because it cost money
    and
    it has no games worth mentioning

  4. steven miller says
    02/02/2011, 7:41 PM

    Yeah i concur it sounds crap and im glad that the ps3 controller didn’t just remind me of a dildo!:)

  5. Mammy says
    01/11/2011, 12:45 PM

    Bottom Line Kinect SUCKS. I have PS3 and it ROCKS. Kinect is not accurate at all, when boxing I threw 20 punches and only 2 where detected by Kinect and I have awesome Lighting and plenty of room. My Opinion stay clean of the Kinect and buy a REAL SYSTEM.

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    Tom says
    12/27/2010, 11:19 AM

    I have played it. I was not impressed.

  7. Erik says
    12/26/2010, 6:24 PM

    Have you ever tried it???

  8. Ryan says
    12/08/2010, 7:04 PM

    this is literally the dumbest article i have ever read only about 2 or 3 of the reasons here are true and you over exaggerated every single one of them

  9. Jordan says
    11/10/2010, 6:19 PM

    A bit exaggerated but still a lot of true facts. I think stormhit just bought it and keeps telling himself it wasn’t a bad investment. (Move 100fold better)

  10. lpolon says
    11/07/2010, 11:58 PM

    actually they do.

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    Tom says
    10/11/2010, 9:58 AM

    Well I admit I exagerate greatly, but my comments are based on the information released by Microsoft on optimal use of Kinect. One of our authors has tried Kinect and was unimpressed, enjoying some aspects but overall finding it difficult to set up and fairly laggy.

  12. stormhit says
    10/11/2010, 2:38 AM

    Almost nothing in this is close to accurate. Jokes aren’t funny when they don’t even approach reality.

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