spam23 wrote:The name of it isn't what they should be worried about, it's the games they're releasing with it they should worry about!
They're not worried. The games being released with it are exactly the type of games that will be popular with the Wii crowd. These games are about stealing some of the Wii market, not about keeping hardcore gamers happy.
When shooters and racing games start to support head tracking and gesture based controls using Kinect, it will appear more to the hardcore crowd.
Imagine a Ghost Recon type game, with four player co-op. You and your buddies are approaching an enemy facility. As you near the perimeter, you realise that any voice communications may be overheard by the enemy guards (like Splinter Cell Chaos Theory). You turn your head left, then right, confirming the positions of your team mates, all the time your weapon is still pointed towards the enemy. You raise your hand. Kinect sees this, and your in-game character raises his hand, indicating 'halt' to your team mates.
You can imagine the rest of the scenario yourself.
Kinect has absolutely great potential, and I'm looking forward to seeing what core games may exploit its features.