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Which side are you on? Kinect or Move

by on July 4, 2012

Last week was probably one of the longest weeks of my life. Shivers went up and down my spine every time i thought about the weekend. Thursday night arrives, so i head out to meet the boys at the Dewaniya, and to my surprise my friend Aziz had secretly organized a game night for my friends and I. There was a Playstation 3 with two Move controllers, and an Xbox 360 with a Kinect Sensor.

He asked a simple question, that turned into an argument amongst the boys. “ya jima3a nsha’3il il Kinect wila el Move ?” Translation: “Boys, should we start off with the Kinect or the Move?”

Personally, i really am indifferent because both are a lot of fun; but the room was split, three wanted the Kinect, and two wanted the Move. This situation really made me think of what gamers in Kuwait thought because in my opinion, this is the ultimate motion control shoot-out!

As we all know, the Wii was the the first to introduce motion gaming, but the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have both made their mark in that market, with the Kinect and the Move. For newcomers, who haven’t experienced either of these impressive devices, here is some standard information; the Move and Kinect both use camera systems, Move’s camera senses the “light-up” to detect movement, whereas Microsoft’s Kinect sensor is able to track actual skeletal motion, therefore, not needing a controller.

As an experienced gamer, I would say that the Kinect and Move are so similar, yet so different. The results vary not only in how we play respective games, but the actual types of games themselves. So, a comparison would be unfair to both devices.

We ended up playing Virtua Tennis 4 with the Move controllers first, i got so puffed out that i couldn’t even complete the second set; in my defense, we were playing six game sets. The night ended with some Fruit Ninja on the Kinect Sensor; i actually couldn’t stop laughing at my friends. They looked like complete idiots slashing through thin air yelling out, “shfeeha el rageya ma tenga9,” or “ya5e el kiwi 7ada 9’3eer.” All in all, it was a very eventful, and enjoyable night. We all had so much fun.

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