Thursday, November 4, 2010

Use Your Body!

Today marks the launch of Xbox 360 Kinect. Kinect is a revolutionary way to play games. Games for Kinect require a camera, which will run you about $150. The camera is an attachment that you plug into your Xbox 360 and then place above or below your TV. In a sense it is just like the Wii motion bar, except this camera is different. The Kinect camera scans your body and picks up all of the movements. Thus, every game for Kinect will use your body for the controller. There are currently 17 launch titles, they range from playing soccer to dancing. The idea of Kinect is to get you up off the couch and get moving. Whether or not this will take off as a good product is yet to be seen. Most hardcore gamers will not want to accept this new addition to the gaming world. I personally won't be picking this up as I see no point in having it. Unless there is a major game title coming to Kinect, and by major I mean one made by a well known company like Bungie, I won't be getting it. Those who like the concept of Wii will most likely levitate towards this. Plus, Kinect does not only work in game, it also works outside of the game. When at the Xbox 360 dashboard, you can use your hand to scroll through menus by moving it up, down, left, or right. It even works in certain channels on the Xbox 360, like, or ESPN. Kinect is here just in time for the holidays, so lets see how it fairs.


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