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Tuesday, 04 January 2011 10:05

PC to get Kinect clone from Asus

Written by David Stellmack
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Will use PrimeSense technology, as well
Asus will be showing off its Kinect clone, which will be called the WAVI Xtion at the 2011 CES show next week in Las Vegas. Sources tell us that they are not the only one planning to show off their own Kinect-like technology at CES.

The one advantage that the Asus WAVI Xtion might have, however, is that it uses the same PrimeSense technology that Microsoft uses in Kinect. It is unclear yet as to what Asus is has up its sleeve for PC owners and the technology, but it is obvious that the news is a big deal.

Asus does talk about the device being leveraged by developers of all types to create applications for the device. Asus says that that they will be offering authors of applications the ability to sell the apps in the Xtion store, but no time table is set for the launch of the store yet. Asus does intend to start shipping the device in Q2 2011, but no pricing has yet to be announced.

Developers will be able to get their hands on the Xtion PRO, which is a 3D sensing professional gesture-based development solution that is also powered by PrimeSense technology. Asus seems to understand the need for software to be developed to take advantage of the device; and they will also be supporting the efforts of the OpenNI developer community to help grow the application base available for the product to PC users.



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+11 #1 VMB90 2011-01-04 10:39
"WAVI Xtion"

looooool

What happened ? They suddenly run out of ideias for cool names ?
 
 
-4 #2 Warrior24_7 2011-01-04 10:59
This is old news, but maybe they'll allow those motion sex games that M$ is vowing to ban! :D
 
 
+1 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-04 13:25
Quoting Warrior24_7:
This is old news, but maybe they'll allow those motion sex games that M$ is vowing to ban! :D



What's wrong Wary, got tired of your own dong?
 
 
-9 #4 Warrior24_7 2011-01-04 13:38
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
This is old news, but maybe they'll allow those motion sex games that M$ is vowing to ban! :D



What's wrong Wary, got tired of your own dong?









I got tired of your mom. :-x
 
 
+7 #5 yourma2000 2011-01-04 16:22
I don't think stuff like Kinect or Wii controllers have a place in the PC gaming market, The reason why people buy games for the PC is because the mouse & keyboard provides more flexibility and competition in online games like fps or strategy games, someone playing COD on an xbox/ps3 against a PC gamer would have a hard time, this is why the controller phase is taking off for consoles, because gamers are intrigued by new technologies whereas PC gamers are happy with the mouse and keyboard setup because they know it's a superior way of accurate controlling within their gaming environments
 
 
-9 #6 Warrior24_7 2011-01-04 18:48
Quoting yourma2000:
PC gamers are happy with the mouse and keyboard setup because they know it's a superior way of accurate controlling within their gaming environments

Mouse/keyboard are simply "point and click", "drag and drop", thats NOT control! The consoles are innovating, the PC is not.
 
 
+7 #7 yourma2000 2011-01-04 19:04
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Quoting yourma2000:
PC gamers are happy with the mouse and keyboard setup because they know it's a superior way of accurate controlling within their gaming environments

Mouse/keyboard are simply "point and click", "drag and drop", thats NOT control! The consoles are innovating, the PC is not.


but the kinect is laggy and low resolution, why would you play online multiplayer using the kinect where seconds count? it's like bringing a knife to a gun fight, the PC gaming market isn't focused on singleplayer gameplay due to free internet gameplay unlike Xbox Live
 
 
-13 #8 Warrior24_7 2011-01-04 21:49
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but the kinect is laggy and low resolution, why would you play online multiplayer using the kinect where seconds count? it's like bringing a knife to a gun fight, the PC gaming market isn't focused on singleplayer gameplay due to free internet gameplay unlike Xbox Live

Xbox Live is the greatest gaming service on the planet, Steam is a virus, and PSN is okay. I have a Kinect and I didn't experience lag in the games I have, body placement is an issue. If any game would benefit from motion, it would be the FPS. All you have to do is move or gester, then point and click. As far as being "free" to play, the PC needs an internet connection to play most games, especially on Steam, that costs! The console does not!
 
 
+2 #9 Mxmz 2011-01-05 16:51
Quoting Warrior24_7:
As far as being "free" to play, the PC needs an internet connection to play most games, especially on Steam, that costs! The console does not!

Please tell me you really didn't mean that? It is a pity how ignorant are you. And where do you get your internet connection for the Xbox Live?
 
 
-6 #10 Warrior24_7 2011-01-05 19:18
Quoting Mxmz:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
As far as being "free" to play, the PC needs an internet connection to play most games, especially on Steam, that costs! The console does not!

Please tell me you really didn't mean that? It is a pity how ignorant are you. And where do you get your internet connection for the Xbox Live?

Its a pity how ignorant you are, the internet costs money, and you don't need Xbox Live, most PC games need an internet connection ESPECIALLY with that gay @$$ Steam! Why should I be "forced" to accept Steam or I CAN'T LOAD MY GAME? Nobody forces you to use Xbox Live! Steam is a virus. :-x
 

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