Monday, June 21, 2010

E3'10 Rambles: Hands Off

Watching the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, I was intrigued by the controller-less Xbox interface. It's one of the few possibilities of Kinect that interest me because so few applications seem worth standing and waving my hands around for a prolonged period of time. There are things I have reservations about, like activating a selection by hovering over it for a few seconds -- waiting sucks when navigating a menu and you know what you want, and seems prone to accidental selection -- but otherwise it seems like a slick way to play with menus. If the Kotaku note about standing requirements applies to the interface, though, it'll be a moot point. Hand-navigation, maybe. Talking to my Xbox, unlikely. Standing up whenever I want to do something in a menu? Um, no.

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