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    Aaron Greenberg has got some interesting words to say about the two new players in the motion-control game: Project Natal and PlayStation Move. And he's definitely not mincing any of it.

    In an interview with The Bitbag, he expressed his opinions on a wide range of issues, from the comparison of Move and Natal, the sudden leap in Xbox 360's sales for February, and whether or not the Xbox 360 can handle at all God of War-like games.

    Natal vs. Move

    Xbox 360 has a strong history of innovation. Halo, Xbox LIVE and instant-on 1080p HD. With each of these, we had our sights set on the future – and it paid off for us, the industry and Xbox 360 owners. We are doing it again with “Project Natal” on Xbox 360.

    We believe controller-free experiences are the future of gaming and entertainment. Only “Project Natal” makes YOU the controller, putting you in the middle of the action and in complete control. Jump and your Avatar jumps. Speak and characters respond. Combined with Xbox LIVE, “Project Natal” will transform how you connect with your friends, family and entertainment – as only Xbox 360 can do.

    Xbox 360's February 2010 NPD results

    I think it was a combination of our leading portfolio of exclusive blockbuster games, industry leading online experiences over Xbox LIVE and high anticipation for the release of “Project Natal” for Xbox 360. What makes us special is that we are doing all of this at a great value, starting at just $199. As you know, consumers vote with their dollars and these results are further proof that this will be the biggest year in Xbox history.

    God of War III-like games on Xbox 360?

    We have proved over the years, that all games can be realized on Xbox 360. Just look at titles like Final Fantasy XIII, Forza Motorsport 3, Gears 2, and Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox 360? These games and our leading online experiences demonstrate that Xbox 360 is the most powerful games and entertainment console in the market today.

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  2. Forstride

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    Hmm...$199 for Natal? It sounds like a great new innovation, but is it really worth that much? I'd really only buy it if they could integrate it well.
     
  3. tjas

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    sony and microsoft jumped on the band wagon pretty late didn't they?
     
  4. cyr0x

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    Sony started working on a motion controller with the PS2.
     
  5. o0ICE0o

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    Eye-toy.
    I still have one.
     
  6. prowler

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    Same here, bro.
    Best webcam ever.
     
  7. o0ICE0o

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    I know. [​IMG]
     
  8. Hadrian

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    Rip off of Sega's DreamEye.

    Also Sega had motion controllers on the Dreamcast way before Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft even thought about them.
     
  9. dinofan01

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    The NES had motion control with the power glove. Everyone copies everyone. Except Sony and Microsoft are little more blatant then others.
     
  10. Hadrian

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    Though true, Power Glove was by Mattel and awful.
     
  11. dinofan01

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    Doesn't really change the fact that the NES had motion controls no matter who made it. And everything is arguably awful when coming from a certain opinion.
     
  12. nando

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    they really need a different name that doesn't relate to pregnancy or birth or bodily fluids.
     
  13. Dwight

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    Wow, the $199 price tag caught me by surprise. Looks like no natal for me.
     
  14. MuppetInvasion

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    I'll get it, it seems like it will be pretty fun actually.

    The Wii didnt do it for me, eventually my sensor bar cord (ITS SO THIN) just broke and my wiimotes went to hell, but natal seems to just be a one piece device that isn't battery powered, and unlike the wii, the controller is still the primary control method for most games.
     
  15. purplesludge

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    Me too [​IMG]
     
  16. Arp1

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    $199 wowza.
     
  17. worlok375

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    LOL! Two (maybe 3) of those games were multi-platform. Not a very good statement on how that makes the 360 better.
     
  18. Zerousen

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    i'd rather get a new psp 2000 slim and lite with $200. never really liked xbox,but hey,maybe its just cause i dont have one and dont like the feel of the controller. but,the Move looks pretty sweet,even if its copying the wii. still wouldnt get it,though.
     
  19. 431unknown

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    199$ is not the price of natal, it's the reason for the jump in sales in February! He must have been refering to the arcade model 360. There is no way in hell they can launch natal at 199$ and expect anyone to buy it!
     
  20. Justin121994

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    I'd rather get the move. for the ps3. It's basically copying the wii and natal into one and for so much cheaper!!