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Mark Rein On Project Natal

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Mark Rein talks to OXM about Unreal Engine 3 and Project Natal, declaring UE3 to be the "unofficial engine of Natal" and that Natal will likely incorporated into any of their future Xbox games. (thanks, dub) Here he talks about mapping player motions to canned animation with Natal/UE3.

    Throws like a girl? Oh no he di'n't!
     
  2. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    I still don't see much of a future in this natal stuff, it's just a gimmick
     
  3. Northrawn

    Northrawn New Member

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    I hoped that for the Wii-Controller too. And what do we get... ...Pilates, Sports Resorts and stuff. :(
     
  4. Jetfire

    Jetfire New Member

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    I believe the Wii is limited to 2d input where Natal isn't. However time will tell, I'm naturally skeptical of these kinds of things but one day someone will crack it.
     
  5. nELsOn

    nELsOn bSnakeCastShadow = True

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    I guess it depends on the game. I can't really see how they'd integrate this into a shooter for example - unless you get some sort of treadmill as well :B
    And that thought is just... weird :lol:
     
  6. -Jes-

    -Jes- Tastefully Barking

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    If Natal is seriously going to work as they say..

    Then it'll be a BIT more serious in the market than the waggling sticks of the Wii and Ps3. :eek:
     
  7. Sijik

    Sijik Snagged an item.

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    So what's the motion for shock combo?
     
  8. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    This would more likely be used for QTEs than any actual gameplay.
     
  9. Phopojijo

    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    ASMD Shock Rifle? The one on the right...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. [NBK]Rattman

    [NBK]Rattman Goo God

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    Wii motion plus has solved the problem with 3d space, I believe
     
  11. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    It wants me to install Microsoft Silverlight on their Microsoft site to watch videos and pictures. Good Game.
     
  12. 213

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    I'd love this. Then we'd see who the real pros and leets are. :lol:

    DarkPulse would be a LOT easier to hit for one thing.
     
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  13. Forgetful

    Forgetful Here is party?

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    So?
     
  14. Hedge-o-Matic

    Hedge-o-Matic New Member

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    "so you can have a ragdoll effect on a leg, a running animation on an arm, a turning animation on the head"

    And thus achieve the look of a total dipsh!t. High tech!
     
  15. Phopojijo

    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    Until Adobe steps up their game... which apparently they're doing in the next version but that's irrelevant... Silverlight is actually the better technology right now it seems.
     
  16. {Ogre}Spin

    {Ogre}Spin New Member

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    While I agree that natal seems gimmicky, I'm not going to dismiss it. I still recall sir clifford of B himself being made to look a bit of a nonce for dismissing the wii and look where that stands now (more popular than cheese!).

    I can't see any way that an FPS would be improved by this tech, but that's not the point, it's more what can be done which we can't do with current stuff. It is in these areas that innovation is likely to take place.

    The other thing about this tech, is that that like the wii, for every success there will be a dozen badly implemented ideas where the developers try to 'bolt on' the tech to existing game ideas (see the bloody awful donkey kong racer game among SO many others).
     
  17. Phopojijo

    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    The Wii isn't necessarily a success -- the disillusionment from the Core audience that Nintendo had since the Gamecube carried over and intensified to the Wii. Most of the casual audience barely bought extra games.

    When Nintendo will need to go back to selling systems at a loss, they will not see the profits they had. They lucked out that they could sell the Wii, at all times, at a profit.

    **That Said**

    Now of course you can also consider Microsoft not winning either because of all the money they threw at the 360 not looking like it'll be recovered in ANY reasonable time frame. They, however, succeeded in getting a product of theirs into the average person's living room... which they consider a success.

    Sony also threw a large portion of money out the window too... but they somewhat succeeded into pushing BluRay... ... somewhat... I guess?

    The PC lost a lot of market share... suffered a good blow due to laptops, netbooks, people's opinions of Vista, consoles finally switching to HD (sort-of... ... many games really don't even though they say they do... <3 "1080p game" with a 540p framebuffer), and the Mac.

    So yeah... <shrugs>
     
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  18. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Nobody is winning, but Wii has pretty poor software sales. They obviously have no regard for WHAT gets released on their console as the vast majority of the game are so horrendous that they don't even get reviewed.
     
  19. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    I'm not installing their own software they force us in order to watch videos and pictures. Or did I really miss something about silverlight that is really outstanding for displaying videos/pictures?

    Whew.. at least Google doesn't force us to use Chrome in order to have a search result!
     
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  20. Beelzebud (Satanas)

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    I'm just waiting for the inevitable news of Epic being swallowed up my Microsoft.
     

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