KINECT has gone the way of TV entertainment while Move is for serious gamers. Kinect picks up full body movement. It can scan the room for background ambient noise to optimise audio levels and once the voice setup has been done will respond to voice commands. Everything within at least half- a- meter-squared needs to be cleared, including tables, chairs and even the dog.
Kinect works best when about 2m from the sensor, which may be challenging in smaller homes, and when kept out of direct sunlight.
Most of the games are what would be expected from Nintendo Wii, with many multi-participant group games, other than Fighters Uncaged, which requires the user to roundhouse, headbutt, and punch the life out of the virtual opponent.
The avatars are like animated replicas of the user and with its facial recognition technology can pick-up and load individual’s avatars.
Great fun for the whole family, but serious gamers are more likely to head for Move.
Move has a USB PlayStation Eye sensor accessory which detects the Move controllers.
No need for militant furniture and pet clearance, although it too suffers the direct sunlight issue, so can be played only on rainy days or behind drawn curtains.
Games available for Move include Heavy Rain, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, KillZone 3 and Resident Evil 5.