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

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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:

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42 Comments

  1. Patrick Garratt

    That middle vid from 1.14 is just brilliant.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. get2sammyb

    Fan-flipping-tastic.

    #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

    THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pabWdwvmyDI&feature=player_embedded#!

    and

    THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxxMRmUDCD8&feature=player_embedded

    #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

    @23

    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

    FREAKING AWESOME VIDEOS!
    Everyone needs to do a remix!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWNNECTEhyY

    #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

    lol.
    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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    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]