Time lists Project Natal as one of the 50 best inventions of 2009

Thursday, 12th November 2009 15:17 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Time Magazine has listed the top 50 best inventions of 2009, and Project Natal is one of ‘em.

The list includes the “best new gadgets and breakthrough ideas of the year”, and calls Natal “cool”

A $10 million dollar lightbulb is also on the list, and so is teleportation.

Go see for yourself.



  1. theevilaires

    its time magazine nuff said….I hope

    #1 5 years ago

    This could get ugly.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DarkElfa

    “it does this by using several cameras…” By several I guess they mean 2.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I must have missed someone inventing teleportation. Can I trade my car in against one?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster


    #5 5 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    Yeah atom to atom teleportation. It’s a start at least! :-D

    #6 5 years ago
  7. reask

    Way to go MS.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Wow. One step closer to a real holodeck I’m sure.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    Now all we need is some Ferengi.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    I think they’re getting ahead of themselves.

    Even as an idea alone it’s not that great imo without going in to the fact that it looks laggy as fuck in every demonstration I’ve seen of it thus far.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    MS = Ferengi, no doubt, they love them Micro Transactions.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    @freedoms_stain: It’s just a trick of the eyes. If you look at Digital Foundry’s write up on it you’ll see that it’s about equivalent to the lag you’d get on any 30fps game. Basically somewhere between the lag you’d see on Halo 3 and the lag you get on Killzone 2…

    …it’s just we’re not used to seeing someone do something and then see a silhouette of them do it ~100 milliseconds later on a screen. Tis not natural, which is why our brains can pick it up so easily.

    @OlderGamer: Haha, yeah, no doubt.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Talyis

    Does anyone else think why the hell the eye toy was never put on here seriously Natal is just an upgrade from the original eye toy and no one knows yet if Natal is any better than the new Playstation Eye!

    #13 5 years ago

    EyeToy was not invented in 2009.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Saying that… neither was the zcam.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Talyis

    @G1GAHURTZ I didn’t mean as it was released this year I’m just talking about how highly there hyping Natal like it invented no hand video gaming when we all know it didn’t, and we all know MS is gonna market Natal to be just that. Remember the Eye Toy made an impact for a little bit but then it just got boring and the same will go for Natal!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. onyxbox

    Let’s just hope they support it a little better than all the other crap peripherals that come with 360
    Singstar rippoff Mics (1 game or is it 2 now)
    Buzz rippoff controllers (umm…)
    Eyetoy rippoff vision cam (UNO and Rainbow 6)
    and the all time classic HDVD (nuff said)

    let’s face it… Not a good track record so far… Trust me, if this thing doesn’t sell truck loads MS will drop it faster than you can say XBOX.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Yet NATAL will be boring with casual games.. while PS3 motion controllers will have more hardcore games.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    ahahahahahahahahaha playing pc games with me mind is way better

    pc gaming is way more adavned

    by the way pc gaming had natal tech for a long time now.

    #19 5 years ago

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