If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you’re a miserable douche. Scientific fact!

Onto business…

@zegolf @beige I certainly don’t think Kinect is going to capture the hardcore crowd, but if Child of Eden is anything to go by, it’ll certainly capture the hipster market and has the propensity to give that strange little subset of camera-controlled games we see in the Eyetoy stable a bit of a boost.

Move doesn’t seem to ask for ridiculous sweeping motions and leaping about that we associate with motion controls. If anything, we can finally see menu-heavy games not be a burden to play…so grand strategy might be an option. Any further console-based Civ games would benefit largely from emulated mouse-movement. I’ll let you know how RUSE goes when it drops in September.

By the by, played the demo of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Man, they’ve taken all the criticisms onboard and it’s glorious. The stylistic choice of grain filtering, artifacting and macroblocking is awesome and unique. The cover system is tight, and gunplay is still that wonderfully inaccurate spray-and-pray model. Works for some. In any case, I doubt our dear snobs will bother with it, but Io Interactive seem to do “mood” a lot better than many other action developers. What’s with Scandinavian developers? Remedy, Io…along with TV shows like Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé, they certainly know how to inject a certain je ne sais quoi into their entertainment.