Summary: Verdict: Kinect is a fantastic accessory that will extend the Xbox 360's user base to new audiences. That said, for the moment there's no killer game that will make the Xbox 360's current fan base run down to stores with their wallets.
Pros: Exceptional tracking capabilities, even basic games are hugely fun when playing with friends and family, easy-to-setup.
Cons: You’ll need a lot of space and a well lit room for the best results, expensive, lacks a killer title at the moment.
Excerpt: Coming Soon: Look for a chance to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect in the January 2011 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Microsoft’s Kinect was released to great fanfare, including a party in New York’s Times Square.
Conclusion: Kinect isn't a hardcore peripheral. Developers aren't going to be able to create the deep, compelling experiences hardcore gamers crave without the privilege of using buttons. However, if dancing or getting in shape is your passion, then Kinect is going to open up a whole new world of possibilities...
Excerpt: When Microsoft first announced Kinect in 2009, they promised a device that would do nothing short of showering players with miracles. Want to play a racing game? Hold your hands out in front of you, pretend you’re holding a steering wheel, and voilà! You’re playing a racing game.
Excerpt: The shiny new Kinect is here. The star child of Microsoft certainly gives you a feeling of wonderment when first trying this technological wonder. While the device certainly is an item that bridges much of the age gap in gaming, maybe even bringing families together for active playtime in the home,...
Excerpt: is a rare product because not only does it work 100 per cent as advertised, it exceeded everyone's expectations on the possibilities of true controller-free motion gaming. Having sold 8 million units in 60 days, the Kinect is a big hit for Microsoft that could change the landscape of gaming.