At 6/11/10 09:19 AM, H-A-X-O-R-Z wrote:
When does the event all kick-off?
Microsoft's conference starts streaming live at 1:00 Eastern Time. You missed the Kinect conference yesterday, but I believe they will be airing it on TV on tuesday but I'm not sure what time it will be. You can also check what time the sony/nintendo conferences are by switiching the word Microsoft to Sony or Nintendo in the address bar of the gamespot link.
So anyways Kinect was officially shown yesterday with 5 games. It turns out that Rare's "secret game" was Kinect sports, which is just Wii sports with Kinect (using avatars). Also, Kinect Sports has a latency of 150 ms according to the developers of that specific game. Thats about 5 frames I believe if the game is running at 30FPS. Not too shabby, most people probably won't notice.
In addition to that sports game, there is Kinect Adventures(The Red Ball game, among others), Dance Central (Just Dance), Your Shape: Fitness evolved (which is apparently Wii Yoga, and Joy Ride (a cartoony racing game).
So far, the only game that featured the ability to move was a star wars mini-game shown. The movement was very limited, and actually moved in a THOTD style where you would just appear at another area and you'd get attacked by a bunch of enemies, move to another static area and get attacked by enemies, so on and so forth. Hopefully they incorporate the controller into some of the games for movement, since THOTD style gameplay gets boring pretty quickly.
Also when you do watch the Kinect footage, realize it's pre-recorded.