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  1. Sonic Fan
    Sonic Fan June 7, 2009 at 7:44 pm |

    While you were at E3, did you have anytime to do some hands on time with some of the games there? I know you’re a Sega fan, did you see anything exciting at their booth?

    Also, what’s your take on Project Natal, and the other motion capture devices that were shown at the press conferences? I personally thought Natal seemed a little gimmicky at first (such as the racing game), but maybe it might work better in certain applications.

  2. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price June 7, 2009 at 10:34 pm |

    I did spend some time at Sega’s booth. They certainly had a good presence at the show, but nearly all the titles there were outsourced (in fact, I couldn’t spot one off-hand that was internally developed).

    It’s great if Sega makes money off of it, but the substance that defines Sega was absent. Sumo came close with Sonic & Sega All-Stars, but that’s like saying Sonic Team was pivotal in Sonic R. (Sonic Team had nothing to do with Sonic R, beyond providing some limited character modeling assistance).

    Project Natal, I think Microsoft’s design team said it best… it’s far from finished. The tech demos are certainly impressive, but so was OnLive in a controlled environment. They couldn’t even make a viral presence at E3.

    Natal will probably provide accuracy along the lines of Wiimote. Good, but not spectacular enough to replace your controller for most precision applications (FPS, etc).


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