Kinect: Video Shows Teething Problems

A couple of videos have surfaced which seem to show Kinect is having a few teething problems. The first YouTube video, posted by warzonegamer, shows a player testing out Kinect at one of the Macy’s promotional stands. It seems to be going well until the 4m 25s mark…


A comment on MCV by ‘x360girlgamer’ tells of more problems with the Macy’s demo,

They should try it (Kinect) out a Macy’s… as I had several problems with it in store, it was laggy and kept on glitching because I was wearing a dress, and the menu’s was so hard because the pointer controls was simply broken, more time setting it up than playing it I am not impressed.

The second video, spotted by GamesRadar, appears to have been recorded at a demonstration in Japan and shows Kinect Sports having a shaky start, failing to register players completely and eventually getting moving once more…

It could be argued that the conditions for the second video are far from perfect, perhaps all those camera flashes are confusing the sensor. Reasons for why the Macy’s demo fail are less clear – there is only one player and it’s a well lit environment.

Team TSA are planning an assault on Covent Garden in London this very moment so we can try out Kinect ourselves, we shall report back as soon as we have (hopefully better) news.

Sources: YouTube, GamesRadar.



  1. I had similar experiences with the Eyetoy, with the camera having a hard time registering the moves you make. I can tell you, for a competitive person, like most of us are, it completely takes the fun away.

  2. This looks utterly horrible. Not my idea of gaming, or fun. If that’s your bag, get a Wii.

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