The great thing about Visage was, well , they were great once. Just the once. They were in the right place at a point in time when they met the music markets needs. They were huge and then they were gone. Such is the way of the bandwagon. When a movement builds momentum its not that difficult to slip in and grab your 15 minutes of fame.
If you know your music history you will be shouting at the screen now berating me for the lack of historical fact. Yes, Steve Strange was there when it all started, he was instrumental in the launch of Boy George and Culture Club, he rubbed shoulders with Bowie. He was really part of that movement. All true but he still only managed to grab that 15 minutes. So what’s all this 80′s tosh got to do with gaming?
Welcome to 2010 and Microsoft are on the brink of launching Kinect. Oh its all buzzing now and the new bandwagon is rolling. Damn it, Microsoft are probably responsible for nailing at least a couple of the wheels on it. They seem to have been around for ever, they are certainly in the right place at the right time. But they better make the most of their 15 minutes because that’s all its going to be. The tech is flawed and flaky, the games are unmemorable. Dance Central could give Microsoft their one hit and families across the country could be enjoying one of the most expensive parlour games ever this Christmas. But in the end that’s all they’re going to get, because the family aren’t all going to sit down together and play Fable III when they patch the hardware in are they.
Nintendo nailed the market years ago, Sony have come in with something a little more innovative and certainly more polished. Microsoft want some of that, but they’re core user base have their consoles in their bedrooms not in their living rooms. They’re more interested in busting heads than busting moves. So enjoy it while it lasts Microsoft, you’ll make a ton of cash as always and then it will fade to grey.
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