NEW Hands-Free Xbox 360
Nov 2nd, 2010
THE HANDS-FREE XBOX CONTROLLER IS ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Kinect, the Xbox360 accessory that lets you play games without a handheld controller, finally hits stores this Thursday. In addition to using your body in lieu of a controller, it accepts voice commands, uses facial recognition to distinguish between people, and even lets you control your DVDs and music just by pointing your finger.
"Kinect Adventures" is the game that comes bundled with the Kinect device. It uses your Xbox avatar for each of its games, which include white water rafting, an obstacle course, and a racquetball-type game. Here's a VIDEO preview. (E)
A dozen Kinect titles will be released on the launch date. They include everything from sports games to dance and fitness activities. Many of them can also capture photos of your fun gaming moments which you can later upload to the Internet.
Here's a list of all the other Kinect games coming out this week . . .
"DanceMasters" . . . This one's from the makers of "Dance Dance Revolution". Like "Dance Central", it includes an easier mode to teach you how to dance. Here's VIDEO of two guys testing it out. Notice how the camera puts them in the game itself. (E10+)
"The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout" . . . This features the cast and trainers from the TV show to guide you through your workout. It also includes 50 recipes from the "Biggest Loser Cookbook" to help monitor your caloric intake. Here's a VIDEO. (E)
"Your Shape: Fitness Evolved" . . . Workouts created by "Men's Health" magazine, yoga and martial arts classes, and family mini-games. Learn more HERE. (E)
"Sonic Free Riders" . . . A racing game featuring Sonic the Hedgehog on a hovering skateboard and you have to reach for rings with your hands. Here's a VIDEO. (E)
"Kinect Joy Ride" . . . A racing game in which you just grab the invisible steering wheel in front of you and drive as your Xbox avatar. Here's a VIDEO. (E)
"Kinectimals" . . . This one lets your kids "adopt" a tiger cub that will respond to their voice commands as they train it and explore an island together. Here's a VIDEO. (E)
"Kinect Sports" . . . The six sports are boxing, soccer, track & field, volleyball, bowling and table tennis. Your Xbox avatars are the athletes. Here's a VIDEO. (E10+)
"MotionSports" . . . The six sports are boxing, soccer, football, skiing, hang gliding and horseback riding, and the athletes are much more realistic. Here's a VIDEO. (T)
"Fighters Uncaged" . . . Illegal street fighting that lets you use your fists, knees, legs, elbows and even your head to take down your opponent. Here's a VIDEO. (T)
"Adrenalin Misfits" . . . A fantasy cross-boarding game that's sort of like "Sonic Free Riders". You play as either a monster or your Xbox avatar. Learn more HERE. (E)