aL_ said:Bass said:*snip*
if not something like a cell phone, maybe a netbook? a netbook with a somewhat powerful gpu [assuming gpu acceleration here] sould be able to handle the natal..
im also slightly worried about the push for have no controller at all by microsoft.. [as mentioned earlier in this thread] i think you do need some sort of artifact. in real life you're not waving your arms around in this air when driving, you got a wheel, when using a gun you have a trigger etc, its actually less realistic to just have nothing at all
sony in their presentation mention that there are just some thing you need a button for and i think thats more realistic in terms of how games actually work.. from looking at the videos of natal it looks like theres like 250-500ms lag [totaly unscientific and a pure guesstimate] and thats not good enough for shooting games..
then again there is absolutly nothing stopping people from using the natal in conjunction with a regular controller it also remains to be seen if the natal can track other things that humans, like wheels or swords or whatever, it a tad unsetteling that the joint tracking demos doesnt include a hand joint.. finger joints may be to much to ask for but not tracking the hand joint would make sword swinging a lot less cool :/ compare that with the sony setup where basically all they track is the hand joint. its far less advanced but looks more responsive and accurate.. i do hope im wrong about that though
I think a low-mid powered GPU, with about 256 MB of very high bandwidth memory (typical of what is in video cards anyway) should be sufficent if dedicated to this kind of work. It's not something you'd find in a cellphone today, but maybe in a few years. Actually with these kind of intelligent algorithms proves we still need Moore's law to continue working if we want to advance software.