First things first: what is the Kinect for Xbox360?
Think of it as a powerful motion-sensing webcam with its own “self-contained” microphone which turns your body into the controller.This powerful 360 gaming peripheral has a motorized tilt to track you while filming,And it can even record you in full color! The advanced technology in the Kinect for Xbox allows the unit to recognize your face and sign you in to your gamer profile automatically! And if your friends are on either Xbox live or Windows live messenger,you can video chat with them in realtime! And since this peripheral works with ALL Xbox 360’s,you will begin using a simpler menu system instead of the old style tabs.For example:to load Netflix,simply wave your hand to hit the designated button;or simply say “Netflix”.You can fast forward or pause by either saying the commands out loud,or by reaching in the air and using the virtual buttons.
What is the price? At the time of this writing the only purchase option is for the standalone unit only priced at about $150..
What games are available?
- Kinectimals-Form a friendship with one of 5 young exotic animals.You can teach them commands,play with them,and compete in contests together.
- Kinect Sports-6 full body,action packed games; Soccer,Volleyball,Track and Field,Bowling,Table Tennis,or Boxing.
- Dance Central– Take your moves to the next level!
- Joy Ride-Combines classic karting fun with controller free gameplay.
- Your Shape;Fitness Evolved– Get off your couch and get into shape.
- Kinect Adventures-Experience the great outdoors in your own living room with 20 different adventures!
- Zumba Fitness-Dance fitness workout set to sexy, high-energy music!
- Sonic Free Riders-Sonic the Hedgehog board racing on high octane!
With more games scheduled for release in the future,these games are all “officially” being released the same day as the Xbox Kinect; which brings us to…
What is the release date? The release is scheduled for Nov.4th,2010.
Overview-Whether you preorder your Kinect unit online,or you manage to find one store employee’s have not already purchased before the launch day madness, this amazing new console gaming peripheral will be sure to bring hours of joy and excitement to all of our families!