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Post by Killswitchmad on Fri 24 May 2013 - 20:31

Microsoft's day-long media outing for the Xbox One this week was only the first of a two-stage unveiling for the new console, and the E3 event won't be just about games.

Among the features not yet shown off for the console is the ability for gamers to have a friend take over gameplay remotely to help them through a difficult spot in a game and Kinect's ability to talk back to gamers.

The Xbox One's heavy reliance on the Kinect for voice commands will eventually include two-way conversations, according to two sources who tested out the still-in-development feature.

In one scenario, Kinect used its facial recognition to scan a room full of people and note if there was someone in the room it didn't recognize. It then told the console owner that there is someone in the room it didn't recognize and asked the new person to identify themselves. Once the person said their name, Kinect welcomed them and saved their information to the console.

Xbox One's ability to speak will allow it to function more like the iPhone's Siri, according to Microsoft officials who presented the feature. The voice may not be available at the console's launch, but if it isn't it will be added in a post launch patch within the first few months.

The Xbox One will also feature the ability to Skype a friend to ask them for help on a game and then allow them to take over gameplay. The feature is designed to allow players to help one another get through sections of a game when they're stuck.

In a demonstration of the feature, a source told us that a message popped up on their screen asking if it was OK if the player they were Skyping with could take over the game. Once the friend took over, the first player was able to watch them play the game. Either player could end the remote play with a button push.

While the feature is already fully functional, the details of its use aren't completely locked in yet. It's not clear, for instance, how long a person can remotely play or if they need to also own the game they are helping their friend play through.

While the demonstration our source saw used a local hardwired connection between consoles, Microsoft officials say they aren't worried about latency issues. It is also unclear what technology will be used to power the remote play.
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Post by slowdog76 on Fri 24 May 2013 - 20:39

im sorry, but talking kinect is fucking awesome
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Post by N1NJA FWG on Fri 24 May 2013 - 20:47

Killswitchmad wrote:While the feature is already fully functional, the details of its use aren't completely locked in yet. It's not clear, for instance, how long a person can remotely play or if they need to also own the game they are helping their friend play through.

This would be great if it were a possible way around the preowned games issue lol

Talking Kinect (while a cool piece of tech no doubt) gives me the creeps - its starting to sound a bit like the Ultrahouse 3000 with Pierce Brosnan voicing the AI in the Simpsons Laughing


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Post by FWG Monkey on Fri 24 May 2013 - 22:11

First step towards HAL...
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Post by Waylander FWG on Sat 25 May 2013 - 9:50

Big brother will definitely be watching you Laughing

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Post by HomerRamone2084 on Sat 25 May 2013 - 9:58

Ill be selling celebrity cardboard cutouts for your kinect if anyone wants to put a deposit down and make any preorders now Smile

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Post by Waylander FWG on Sat 25 May 2013 - 20:38

I would buy that for a $

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Post by FWG MARKY FWG on Sat 25 May 2013 - 20:43

It's enough that I have a wife and two kids that talk back to me but to have an xbox do it too!!! No ta.
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Post by Dongziller on Sun 26 May 2013 - 10:28

Heard a rumor today that if you rent a film and the kinect detects too many people in the room it will stop the film and make you upgrade the viewing license ie pay more

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/the-extent-of-kinect-2-s-visual-drm-is-beginning-to-emerge/0116138
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Post by HomerRamone2084 on Sun 26 May 2013 - 16:45

I read they have patented that. Wether they use it remains to be seen. My celebriaty cardboard cutouts will make it look like theres only 1 person Chainsaw
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