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News MS: Natal isn't for casual gamers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Yeah it is, hardcore gamers don't have the space to use Natal
     
  3. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Well that pretty much is the market for the Wii too, there are many non gamers that own a Wii.
     
  4. GFC

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    For some reason, I just can't imagine my self trying to play COD with that thing. It's so obvious they're going for the casual market and they even dare say they don't.
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    who the hell called it project Natal???

    Natal = Christmas

    its like when MS called their OS vista!!!

    Vista=View

    ow wait.... MS makes the XBOX.... that explains it!
     
  6. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Well-Known Member

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    Isn't a casual gamer and a non-gamer basicly the same thing?
     
  7. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Maybe they were aiming to have the project finished for Christmas.
     
  8. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    natal is birth in latin
    maybe its a new birth
     
  9. Zut

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    So they're targeting SUPER-casual gamers. Those who are so casual they don't even want to buy a freaking console.
     
  10. War-Rasta

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    lol. My thoughts exactly.
     
  11. technogiant

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    more likely a "still birth"
     
  12. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Was going to stick a joke in about Anti-Natal, but I thought better of it.
     
  13. ZERO <ibis>

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    I would assume that if it is not going after the "casual gamer market" but instead "gamers" who do not have a console then I am there target...

    Unfortunately the reason I do not have one is not because of the lack of amazing facial expression games and other crap I am sure they will come up with but because I already have a computer that can play all the games I want just fine and much better than any console can. Also I do not need to pay extra $$$ just to have multilayer or updates ect.
     
  14. sear

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    What Microsoft neglects to mention is that they are going after the exact same non-gamers that Nintendo has been pursuing, and winning over, for the last two to three years. It's not so much that they're going after the existing "casual" market that got into Wii Sports etc., as they are going after the people who have yet to become gamers at all, but will likely become casual gamers. Microsoft simply wants to avoid associating themselves with the Wii and its assumed audience as much as possible, for fear of alienating their steady mainstream-hardcore fanbase.
     
  15. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    i am puzzled how to play a shooter with this... i mean, do you point with your finger or what? and say 'pang' if you want too shoot? and 'piezw' if it is a laser-based weapon? wave with your arms to change weapon? i'd like to see those gamers bunnyhopping...
     
  16. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    i'm a bunnyhopper so I guess this thing is for me if I want to lose weight

    that's it. The next news will be about Microsoft releasing the XFit
     
  17. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Im guessing this system would be more directed at the wii style of game - exercise and 'fun' family rated games. The non-gamer is more than likely to be the type who goes outsides frequently and plays sports or other physical activity, im guessing the 'natal' would mimick some of these
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    this may be the turning point for me in getting a 360 all they have to do is add a blu-ray drive and I would be ALL over it
     
  19. NeedlesKane

    NeedlesKane You're a Dremel

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    this may lead to a post-natal depression!
    so unwitty it hurts
     
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