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Postby richomack360 » 29 Apr 2013, 10:50

If David Cage got hold of one these you could potentially be a character in one of his CGI movie / game thingies.

Good potential, but I will wait to see if anyone does anything useful with it...as nobody has done anything groundbreaking with Kinect yet.
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Postby Gash Gardner » 29 Apr 2013, 10:53

Very cool concept imo, some of the stuff seemed unneccessary and annoying, but im very much liking the potential this has
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Postby shev » 29 Apr 2013, 10:55

It's hard to get a sense of what it would feel like when you sit in a room and have your eyefocus on your 50" screen, but by looking at the video it looks incredibly distracting and unappealing. Hopefully seeing it in the real world does it some more justice. Other than that, to be able to push this mass market they would need to make it affordable, which is something I have a hard time imagining it would be. As of right now, I see this as nothing more than a vanity item.
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Postby Barca Azul » 29 Apr 2013, 10:59

I dont have a power connection under my coffee table, unless that's wireless or battery?

Its clever, but id see it as a likely expensive distraction.
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Postby Simon Carlin » 29 Apr 2013, 10:59

I like this idea a lot.

I don't like the idea of it's cost, though.

On my wishlist for my next house is a dry cellar in which I'll create a man-cave. In that man-cave will be a projector, but while I like this idea, I like the idea of making an entire wall a screen, better.

And the sound system will be so potent it could induce labour in a pregnant woman.

Here's a cat on a subwoofer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8jBR7Wq6oY
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Postby Barca Azul » 29 Apr 2013, 11:01

richomack360 wrote:If David Cage got hold of one these you could potentially be a character in one of his CGI movie / game thingies.

Good potential, but I will wait to see if anyone does anything useful with it...as nobody has done anything groundbreaking with Kinect yet.


Spot on, im wondering what people will really do with kinect 2 also though that will really enhance it.
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Postby Gemini40 » 29 Apr 2013, 11:04

Interesting concept, but like Kinect ultimately flawed once you move it outside of Microsofts optimum environment set up and put it in the average living room.
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Postby KippDynamite » 29 Apr 2013, 11:13

I suppose it's impossible to truly know what this would be like without experiencing it. It seems like it would be like 3D - cool for about an hour at a time for about 3 weeks, then the novelty would wear off. The scenes that looked best to me were the ones with minimal stuff on the projector, but I think even that would be distracting and annoying.

Watching part of the movie on the TV and the rest on the wall and furniture seemed especially pointless. It was just like a normal projector but with furniture in the way.

Overall: :|
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Postby ingy » 29 Apr 2013, 11:15

I think this could work, providing it's used just to give an ambience- ie making the room green if you're in a field or something similar, that way it wouldn't be distracting like i think it would be if any kind of detail is used.
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Postby rhyfel » 29 Apr 2013, 11:15

i 'am not holding out much hope for this, the concepts cool but remember what microsoft promised us with kinect? and what did we get bugger all.
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Postby Barry316 » 29 Apr 2013, 11:20

The picture doesn't exactly sell it. Just makes it look like you've got a couple of plants and some shelves in your game.
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Postby LiamT » 29 Apr 2013, 11:47

its an interesting idea but probably wont work in normal sizes lounges very well as not everyone has a 30ft x 30ft pure brilliant white lounge and play with all the lights on. i myself have a decentish sized lounge but my TV wall is dark and i never play with the lights on. just LED uplighters hidden in the coving
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Postby EvilWaterman » 29 Apr 2013, 11:51

Nice idea but i have a few problems:

1: My TV is in the corner
2: My Mrs most defanatley will not let me re-arrange the lounge over a gaming device
3: My TV is in the corner
4: I don't even have an Xbox and next gen is PS4 all the way
5: Did i mention my TV is in the corner?
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Postby Fr33Kye » 29 Apr 2013, 11:59

Seems expensive, distracting, and likely impossible for me to use in any of my rooms.
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