Whilst trying to keep up with E3 this year I have been bombarded with Microsoft news. Mostly because day zero was all about Microsoft anyway, but that's hardly the point here. Every second post on every website I read is about the new XBox 360. In my own personal opinion, if a company has to keep releasing different versions of (more or less) the same console, then that says that there's either:
a) something wrong with the console
b) something wrong with the company or
c) something wrong with the fanbase of people that keep purchasing it.
I think the announcement of the Kinect (Project Natal) and the 15 thrilling titles for it, proves all three of my points.
The Kinect launch list looks like this:
Kinect Adventures (Microsoft Game Studios)
Kinectimals (Frontier Studio/Microsoft Game Studios)
Kinect Joy Ride (Big Park/Microsoft Game Studios)
Kinect Sports (Rare/Microsoft Game Studios)
Dance Central (MTV Games)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft)
EA Sports Active 2 (EA)
Deca Sports Freedom (Hudson)
Dance Masters (Konami)
Adrenalin Misfits (Konami)
Zumba Fitness (Majesco)
Sonic Free Riders (Sega)
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout (THQ)
Motion Sports (Ubisoft)
Game Party: In Motion (Warner Bros.)
It also looks like a waste of money, as well as a waste of time, and a sure fire way to kiss your dignity goodbye. Microsoft never ceases to amaze me with just how much they're able to do.
The launch list looks just like every title already available on the Wii, except now you get to repurchase them for a lot more money on a much more expensive console and prance around your living room without a controller.
The Kinect. Making you look as cool as these guys from November onwards.