Archive for the ‘Kinect’ Category
  • Game Party for Kinect Impressions
    Posted November 29th, 2010 at 12:45 pm 7 Comments
    Game Party: In Motion released two weeks after the wave of launch titles that arrived alongside Kinect for Xbox 360. The game attempts to present an amusement park and arcade atmosphere with mini-games that fit those respective environments.  A total of 16 mini-games have been included, some of which are mildly enjoyable but not terrible compelling, while others are downright awful. (more…)...
  • Kinect Sports Impressions
    Posted November 18th, 2010 at 12:00 pm 7 Comments
    While my overall thoughts on the Kinect system have been surprisingly positive, when it comes to software there have been some very good games that take advantage of the technology and some disappointing ones. Kinect Sports quickly became my favorite game and over the last two weeks that feeling has not worn off. There are a couple very fun and addictive sports included along with a deep set of features including online play and Facebook tie-in "leagues". (more…)...
  • Kinect MotionSports Impressions
    Posted November 8th, 2010 at 10:11 am 14 Comments
    In my initial impressions of Kinect for Xbox 360 I noted that despite how capable the hardware was ultimately it would be the software that makes the experience worthwhile or not. Of all the Kinect games I've played so far I've only been let down by one and that is MotionSports from Ubisoft. (more…)...
  • Initial Kinect for Xbox 360 Impressions
    Posted November 5th, 2010 at 4:40 pm 42 Comments
    Only one day in with Kinect and it has been a surprisingly enjoyable experience. This comes from someone who has not bought into the concept of motion-based gaming previously. The question certainly remains whether it will have the desired replayability factor but I'm confident enough at this point to have decided to sell my Wii. I've kept that console around just in case a compelling game comes along but having Kinect makes it feel unnecessary and obsolete. (more…)...
  • Kinect Out This Week
    Posted November 1st, 2010 at 11:41 am 28 Comments
    Kinect for Xbox 360 arrives on Thursday and today the system dashboard updated in preparation for the launch. Kinect is the camera-based peripheral that provides controller free gaming using only the gestures and movements of the body. Beyond gaming it also allows for movement through the dashboard (think Minority Report) and video chatting. Right now it appears that sales are going to be least initially through the holidays. Kinect is being marketed to a casual crowd with a bunch...