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XBox One Kinect

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    Richard.Hein

    Hey, does anyone know what the minimum height requirement for the original Kinect, vs. the new XBone Kinect is? 

    Just wondering because my 13 month old tries to wave to get the Kinect to do things, but it doesn't register her because she's too small.  Sometimes it does when she's in the right position and the angle is right.  I know the new Kinect has a wider viewing angle, both horizontally and vertically, so that will help, but is there specifically a size limitation on the skeleton tracking?

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    RealBboy360

    An old Kinect won't work for sure.

    The new one might, but what use would it be anyway?  I don't know, but I would think a kid would have to be at least 3 or 5 to get any use out of it.  I'm guessing it would probably require a lot of extra work programming it for a 1 year old.

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    Richard.Hein

    @RealBboy360:

    I think you'd be surprised at how much she understands. Children are capable of learning sign language and gestures at a very young age, and my daughter can do things like point, touch and swipe to move things on a tablet quite easily. But the Kinect doesn't respond to her 99% of the time. I just want to see what she can do.

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    RealBboy360

    They're not going to be able to navigate the menus though.  I also can't find anything online about it, I think they want more sitting games though.  Let us know if it works.

    I guess you could make a baby sitter app, that watches the kid and yells when the kid does something bad, or takes a picture and sends it to you.  Even better you have the Kinect watch the nanny and take pictures.

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    kettch

    @RealBboy360: I wouldn't underestimate the ability of children to navigate through UI, despite not be able to read.

    My nephew was able to unlock my mother-in-law's Lumia (no pass code) scroll around on the start screen until he saw the tile with a picture of my wife and open up her contact. He also managed to make the call. He's 16 months old and knows exactly what he wants when he picks up a device, and most of the time he's able to do it as well.

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    RealBboy360

    Maybe they'll make a game for babies and toddlers then.  I hope they do, I'm guessing it would be very easy gamerscore.  I don't know of any on the market.  They have a just dance kids, but that's probably 5 and up.

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    PerfectPhase

    I found watching my nephews use my Kinect, that they can use it at first, but get frustrated very quickly when they get excited, they forget that there is a limited region that they have to stand in, that they have to make certain gestures etc.; the younger one wants to join in with his old brother and runs into the field of view and Kinect gets all confused. 

    So yes, young kids and use it at aged 2-3 but they really need to be 5+ to use it.

    I did notice that in a recent  video (the one with xbox reading the QR code) the user was very close to the connect (which was under the tv) but the on screen preview was showing a very wide field of very.  Looking good for smaller rooms and small people.

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    Richard.Hein

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    Maybe they'll make a game for babies and toddlers then.  I hope they do, I'm guessing it would be very easy gamerscore.  I don't know of any on the market.  They have a just dance kids, but that's probably 5 and up.

    There's Kinect Sesame Street, and I've played it a few times with her.  She hits and kicks at balloons and stuff, but I usually have to help her by holding her up, and the tracking is flaky for some stuff, like AR costumes, but  others it seems to track ones outline and it works much better.  The balloons one is the latter.

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    ZippyV

    , kettch wrote

    @RealBboy360: I wouldn't underestimate the ability of children to navigate through UI, despite not be able to read.

    When I was 4 years old I was able to start my games in DOS without being able to read or write. I still don't understand how I accomplished that.

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    Bas

    I have no idea how I ever managed to play through and finish Scott Adams' text adventure Pirate Adventure without being able to read English.

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    eddwo

     , RealBboy360 wrote

    Maybe they'll make a game for babies and toddlers then.  I hope they do, I'm guessing it would be very easy gamerscore. 

    Devil

    It's still all about those Cheevos for you, isn't it? You worked your way through Hannah Montana just to boost your score, and now it's onto games for toddlers.  

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    RealBboy360

    , eddwo wrote

    *snip*

    Devil

    It's still all about those Cheevos for you, isn't it? You worked your way through Hannah Montana just to boost your score, and now it's onto games for toddlers.  

    Yeah, I will play games for toddlers to get cheevos.  It's not only me though, look at all the gamerscore sites.  So a game like that would sell to 2 groups.

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    Sven Groot

    @RealBboy360: I challenge you to get all the achievements in The Stanley Parable. Without cheating. I'm referring in particular to the Go Outside, Commitment, and Unachievable achievements here; every person in the world so far has gotten those three by cheating, so you could be the first to do it for real!

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    cbae

    @Sven Groot

    Go outside

    Don't play The Stanley Parable for five years

    LOL

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    kettch

    @RealBboy360: So, you're telling me that the gamer points you get from really difficult impossible achievements are worth the same as points from kiddie game achievements? Shouldn't there be an asterisk on your record or something?

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    Blue Ink

    @cbae: if that's the rule, everybody who didn't buy the game will eventually get the achievement. Smiley

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    Sven Groot

    @Blue Ink: Everybody should buy the game though. It's awesome and hilarious and a brilliant commentary on choice in games at the same time. Big Smile

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    RealBboy360

    First off, I only count Xbox Live Achievements.  The rest don't matter.  You also get 3% off your xbox live purchases with over 75,000 gamerscore.

     

    As for the difficulty level, there's a site True Achievements that does track that.  I have some really hard ones on dance central unlocked.  But in my world it doesn't matter cus when you show someone your gamerscore on your windows phone, or someone looks up on gamercard on COD, they'll see 100,000+.  First impression is imprinted.

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