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TGS 09: Microsoft demos Natal for Japanese news station

Wednesday, 23rd September 2009 17:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Kudo Tsunoda

Microsoft packed Natal up and brought it to TGS 09 to show it off.

Past the break, there is a video of Microsoft director Kudo Tsunoda demoing Ricochet and Burnout Paradise for a local news show.

GameSetWatch, who posted the video, says for you to make sure to at least watch the bit at 03:35 when “Tsunoda slowly claps with the Japanese host, cheering, ‘Yes, very good for you. I’m so happy,’ before turning to flash a cheesy smile and give a thumbs up.”

How could you NOT watch knowing that?

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  1. Michael O'Connor

    Whatever you want to say about the Natal, you can’t deny that the idea is *fun*.

    And you know what? Not every game has to be super serious and deep; sometimes a bit of silly fun is all you need.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    Probabaly doesn’t sell becuase they pronounce it EK-SIBUCKS!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Jadeskye

    I am intrigued even though i hate the idea of having to move while i play videogames when i’m usually immobile and gorging myself on chocolate.

    However i do believe that this is gonna sell like a mofo, kids everywhere are gonna scream for this one.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    WOW…. It looks laggy and jittery and innaccurate. The E3 demo was way better. But I love the 80′s music.

    But the steerign will always work as well (not) as the sixaxis, becuase it needs something pivot on… Not nothing.

    Another need for physical feedback.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SticKboy

    In the whole of human history, there has never been an interactive experience that lacked a tactile medium.

    Just saying.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. onyxbox

    the voice over roughly translates into:

    “Look at this stupid white American family of douche bags trying to use this crazy EyeToy thing for that console that overheats all the time”

    classic.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. JPickford

    I don’t think they’ve demo’d anything better than eyetoy yet. If this thing CAN do something impressive they haven’t shown it yet.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. onyxbox

    @JPickford

    Agreed, the Eyetoy Kung-Fu game did all that sort of stuff and there wasn’t any latency between what I was doing and the image of me on screen.

    I think MS got an unexpected response coming out of E3 and have jumped on this as a differentiator but the sad reality is that so far it doesn’t offer much more than Eyetoy and a PS2.

    Ho hum… guess there’s no harm in them adding it to their collection of accessories.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Jadeskye

    cynicism247.com srsly.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. sxpacks

    When is Kudo going to take off douchebag glasses?!

    #10 5 years ago