There is just something odd about Kinect.

April 25th, 2012 -

We’ve all experienced it at some point or another. Whether you were at Best Buy playing a demo, watching some E3 footage of a new game or even owning it yourself. Some kind of disconnection happens during the experience. For a moment your reminded that, “hey this isn’t the way your supposed to drive a car” or “this isn’t how you really run and jump over hurdles.” But why have this realization with a game that has you standing up and doing a similar motion and not with a controller game? I mean we obviously dont actually drive cars with an analog stick, right?

Up until now I was unable to put my finger on exactly why this happens. I definitely knew It was happening, I knew something was wrong, but what exactly? Was it just my own personal feelings about motion gaming getting in the way of my enjoyment with the Kinect? Or is there something wrong with the way the Kinect works? Its actually neither of these. The real answer is pretty obvious once you understand it, yet most people still argue that the Kinect is broken, or its proof that motion gaming sucks, or its Gods Gift to gaming. So if its not that, then what is it? Well, rather then butchering the punchline to this though provoking post, ill leave it to the experts. Check out the video at the link below for a full explanation.

http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/kinect-disconnect

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