January 13th, 2012
Microsoft announced this week that it would be porting Kinect from Xbox to PC next month. But given the lack of supported games and relevant applications, the news means little to PC gaming.
Two reasons why:
- Kinect on Xbox has few commendable games.Two years after its release, and Dance Central, Once Upon a Monster, and maybe a quickie with Kinect Sports is all you get. That's fewer than the already limited gameplay application of Wii. So as a net-gaming gain for PC, Kinect doesn't offer much, especially when understanding that the few recommendable games it does have are better served as lean-back, living room experiences anyways.
- Kinect on PC isn't targeting gaming at all. Or so implies Microsoft's official Kinect for Windows site. But even if it were targeting games, the $249 asking price is prohibitive to say the least, especially in this Steam age of "get your PC games super cheap with a little bit of patience and planning."
That's just me though: What do you think of Kinect coming to PC next month?
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