In two weeks Microsoft's biggest Xbox 360 related product is going to be launched. Kinect is Motion Controller that gives the players ability to use full body motion to control games. In Microsoft's words it makes you the controller. Kinect also has in-built microphone array for picking up multiple voices within a room. the product was first announced at the annual E3 game show in 2009. It went down a storm with gamers each of them wondering how it could affect there gaming experiences. The technology that was shown at E3 2009 was reminiscent of the technology dreamt up for the film minority report. while other companies were pushing button based technology such as the newly Playstation move Microsoft has gone button free.
Kinect is set to launch on the 10/11/10 in the united kingdom. there is a wide variety of content at launch with the 15+ titles available. these titles span many different game genres from exercise games to dance games.
Game Party: In Motion
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
Kinect Joy Ride
Sonic Free Riders
EA Sports Active 2
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved
This trailer show off a range of experiences that can be had with Kinect. The E3 announcement trailer
Features of Kinect:
-Voice Control: users can utilise voice to command there Xbox using Kinect. Films and Music can be played, stopped, paused in addition to a number of other abilities. Microsoft uses the motto for if you can see it say it.
-Video Camera: video calls can be made between Xbox to Xbox and Xbox to PC using MSN. Kinect has motor in it which enables the Kinect to swivel when someone moves or is about to walk out the room.
-Touchless Menus: players can move there hands in the air to interact with menus.
Reasons why I am buying Kinect:
- Controlling the menus with my hands appeals to me and I think it looks cool.
-Future applications into hardcore games. There has been a number of hardcore games that has already been announced for Kinect. such as Steel battalion: Heavy Armour.
-Its good for gatherings and players can instantly jump into game without game play stopping.
-Finally Dance Central. End of it the best music game that I have played.
Is a Music/Dance game for Kinect where players have to use there whole body to recreate movements from on the screen. The game teaches inexperience dancers how to dance with the break it down mode. Break it down Mode does what it says on the tin and slows down each move to grades you on your ability.
The Dance Central has a good track list with more downloadable content on the way. Dance Central has jerking.