Videos – Natal has dignity degeneration system, rave mode

Monday, 7th June 2010 12:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Holy. Shit.

Parade Magazine writer AJ Jacobs and his family have been filmed enthusiastically testing Natal in the US. The YouTube mixers have already matched some frantic motion action to black-out gabba. This is truly awesome.

See below. Microsoft’s E3 Natal Experience takes place this Sunday in LA, with 360′s main press conference happening the following morning. Full details here.

Thanks mington, Geki.

Here’s the original:

Here are the Dutch versions:



  1. Patrick Garratt

    That middle vid from 1.14 is just brilliant.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. get2sammyb


    #2 5 years ago
  3. Joe Anderson

    haha quality.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Mike W

    Natal just lose all my interest.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Words fail. :-|

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Tallon 4

    @4: +1

    I think it’s way too hardcore for me 0_O

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Redh3lix

    LMFAO awesome :D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. NGCes26294BIV

    What the fuck just happened.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. cookiejar

    I’d love to see a Kevin Butler response to this :D

    #9 5 years ago
  10. kdogg

    Do you have to be retarded to play Natal? That lady looked like she was having some sort of fit…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. mathare92

    The video title on 1up sums it up for me: “Is this family on crack, or are they playing a video game?”

    #11 5 years ago
  12. JimFear666

    ewww they look soooooo retarded.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Patrick, how could you miss




    #13 5 years ago
  14. polygem

    if i would have witnessed this scene personally i would have called an ambulance…this shows exactly what i feared. retards taking over gaming – but not in a cool zombie apocalypse way. no – in a far more frightening way. moms and dads that go nuts. this is hell. an industry creating more and more games for retards (a.k.a. casual gamers). slowly developing less and less games for retards with style (thats how i like to see it) like me and all the other hc gamers.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Yoshi

    Ohhhh no… XD

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Peetry

    Hopefully E3 will allow Microsoft to prove to me that they havn’t just re-invented the eyetoy. Currently I ain’t buying

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Nico23

    OMG LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL WAT BS lol from all the videos ive seen it looks like you’ll have to have a lot of space to use it alot lol.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. AHA-Lambda

    OMG XD

    #18 5 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    M$ does know America has an obese weight problem? Which entails most lazy fat lard ass Americans won’t buy into this. Which means they will more likely migrate to PS MOVE.

    Now I understand why Rob and J.Allard left.

    On a positive note: The wife’s hair looks nice. :D

    #19 5 years ago
  20. reask

    Holy f**k that’s embarrassing. :(

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Pytox

    lol the second video :D

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Dralen

    Omg! I had this feeling that Natal was going to make you look retarded and oh shock-horror, yes it does.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. JPickford

    Hard to believe this is it. Surely MS have *something* up their sleeves? I guess it’ll be Rare’s Wii Fit Knock off.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Amored

    I hate when casual “gamers” try to play games well. They have no clue how to play the fucking games.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. NGCes26294BIV


    All MS need to succeed is some software that allows users to navigate their Xbox360 menu like a Minority Report wall.

    Consider this a no brainer too, as the Natal tech has already been shown doing it.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. manamana

    Ok, it looks silly dumbass. But what is all this elite-hardcore-thing going on here? Just because some guys claims the hardcore247fps-crown doesnt mean you own this shit. Consoles and gaming is still for everyone. Go hide behind your Windows-rig and enjoy yourself! And when the idea strikes, that you can build a propper hardcore-console for hardcore only, than show off. If people enjoy playing that way, its not my fucking business, neither its yours. CoD will still be rolling out, so is other hardcore stuff … yeah but right, its still an embarissing movie to watch.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. tonynibbles

    Everyone needs to do a remix!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Amored

    @26 – Assuming you are talking to me. What I meant is that it’s wrong to use that video as an example on how to play Ricochet, because clearly those people didn’t know what the hell they were doing. I love casual games, and I want non-gamers to play games (i’m desperately trying to have my GF play games). I might be some kind of a hardcore gamer, but I RARELY play on PC. I’m console all the way. To me PC-gaming is dead, with the exception of RTSs and MMOs.

    So I’m sorry if I made it sound like I hate all casual games/gamers, because I really don’t.

    But still, this video should be seen as a representation of how Natal works, because it really doesn’t.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Galactic_Barret

    Jesus, what a handful of awesome. That is total win right there. I’d pick it up, if only for the comedy.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. OrphanageExplosion

    Into hour five now of intermittent laughter!

    Black-out Gabba will forever dominate my destiny.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. SplatteredHouse

    Brilliant! xD I noticed it helps to play Natal if you fall about on the floor like a bad budget movie cop. It’s the only way to reach the next level – otherwise, we’ve just seen a world exclusive of Microsoft’s answer to Locoroco, played with natal! :o

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Galactic_Barret

    Had to watch the third one again. Its so awesome.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. polygem

    @26: i think casual gamers aren´t good for gaming in general. if you´d compare gaming to punk then you could call bands like green day casual punk. you get the point (or not if you like green day but hate fugazi). i know gaming is already mainstream. it´s just an example. the casual fucks up the core. we end up with cole of inFamous looking like barbies boyfriend ken etc. that´s just how this works and you can already see this. of course you will still have some good games. but it´s a slowly, creeping process where the mainstream will suck up everything. casual gamers one day also get attracted to more “serious” games so developers will make them more casual friendly- an example of this are the changes being made in fable III (maybe this turns out to be cool changes and it will prove me completely wrong – and i really hope so)…that said, i don´t want to sound supernegative about it and i really don´t care that much about it at all, also i don´t wear a “hc gamer crown” and only got an absolutely gaming unfit mac mini and no pc…but i really do believe that in time some games will suffer from the increasing numbers of the so called casual gamer…should be ok to post these concerns on a gaming related website.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Freek

    …aaand that’s why the pre-E3 reveal is a technology free even.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. OrphanageExplosion

    “The YouTube mixers have already matched some frantic motion action to black-out gabba. This is truly awesome.”

    Still. Tears. Of laughter.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Withnail

    Natal is quickly becoming the laughing stock of the internet. MS better have something good cooking apart from more unfounded hype and bluster.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. ianbenoir

    despites the laughing part, i still see a big and empty room..

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Amored

    No, Natal is quickly becoming the laughing stock of ugly, fat little douchbags, who feel so sorry for themselves that they have to talk shit about everything, that isn’t branded a Sony-product, on the internet, because that’s only place people can’t make fun of them.

    Everybody who are offended by this statement knows it’s true… xD

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    ^ New resident 360 fanboy.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Johnny Cullen

    Someone had to balance it out, Gek.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. NiceFellow

    Amusing. If nothing else Natal will definitely be providing some choice YouTube moments.

    I note we still seem to be waiting for a demo of Natal in a normal room – i.e. one with couches at funny angles, coffee tables, etc.

    Still love the idea of it as an interface – but I’d really like to see it in action in a small, actual European living space.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. OrphanageExplosion

    If I watch these videos again, my productivity for the day will be completely shot.

    #42 5 years ago

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