Kinect to the Joy! [ VIDEO ]

This video of GELTONZ playing Kinect Joy Ride had me laughing my ass off.

via: Reddit


  • Gojiso

    What is this I dont even…

    • Flammable Hippie

      I’m 12 years old and what is this?

  • I see what U (M$) did thar…

  • Randomgamerdude

    He is not sitting still, they just filmed separately. You can tell because it makes slight turns every once and a while. Take 1:06, he turns slightly. I know from experience, it’s impossible just to go straight on any Kart type games.

    • meh

      Have you PLAYED this game though? Yes, on OTHER kart games you can’t just go straight and win, but I assume that there could be a good amount of auto-turning to make up for the sensitivity lost by the Kinect’s simplistic control scheme.


        Actually, in some games, you can just hold down the gas and not even steer and you could get pretty far in a race.

        At least, that was the case for some races in Mario Kart DS and Kirby Air Ride.

    • Oscar

      Also look at the two highlight photos at the score screen. He’s not moving.

  • Randomgamerdude: the alternate explanation is that the developer realized how crappy and insensitive their kinect controls were and built cheats into the map to “hint” the car slightly in the right direction if it’s not detecting input.

  • X_Intolerable_X

    If you can come in first by not moving at all, I wonder how awesome Michael J. Fox would be!

    Because of Parkinson’s.

    • Flammable Hippie

      Or Stephan Hawking. Or Christopher Reeves. Or Just about any dead person. :D

      • chif ii

        Stephen hawking is still alive, dude…and it shows how much the system sucks. I’m not sure if it was the Zero Punctuation guy or not who said this, but I firmly believe that video games need tactile feedback to be effective. Natal just doesn’t cut it in that regard (shut up, it’s Natal).

  • I went to a tech talk at my university by the company that developed this, and basically the reason why they had to add in all of these assists is because people are too stupid to pretend to drive properly (especially kids. the presenter pointed out 3 times that kids are stupid.) But if you actually drive properly, it will drive where you’re turning.

  • Also, (@Michael Keller) the data the kinect (and body tracking algorithm) gives is really crappy, it doesn’t always give a logical human body. One second the person is fine, the next, their arm is being detected as someone else’s arm, the next, their leg is 1 foot long.
    Basically, second gen. Kinect games will be way better.

  • Nick

    Have you tried the Kinect yet in a home environment yet, Steve?