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Microsoft Kinect

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Microsoft Kinect

ITP.net
4 January 2011
  • 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. This is compounded by the fact that the Kinect on its own retails for US $190, almost the full retail price of the least expensive Xbox 360 console.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360

PC Magazine
9 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 takes motion gaming to the next level by offering a groundbreaking control scheme that lets you use your body as a controller.
  • Pros: Affordably priced. Revolutionary motion sensing that very rarely misses an input. Excellent voice recognition.
  • Cons: Relatively small motion sensing zone.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kinect Review

Cheat Code Central
5 December 2010
Overall 8
8.0

The great leap forward

Cheat Code Central
15 November 2010
  • 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 untouched by Wii or Move.
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Overall 5
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Kinect

AV Club
15 November 2010
  • 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. Not only would Kinect recognize faces and voices and allow gamers to hold invisible steering wheels, it would also do the Wii one better by exorcising the game controller from the experience...
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Microsoft Kinect review

Boys' Life magazine
11 November 2010
  • 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. But does the cool, high-tech camera that lets you play games without a controller really deliver the goods? It certainly does—with a few exceptions. Kinect itself looks really futuristic. And it’s easy to set up.
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Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 review

Techworld
5 November 2010
  • Summary: Of course the question all this raises is why anyone would want to wave their hands around and take twice as long to do what they already can, with greater accuracy and speed, using a gamepad or remote control. The answer is they wouldn't. For show, yes, or spectacle at a party or family gathering, but for practical everyday gaming, Kinect comes across as a wonderful idea with tremendous potential, but one that's still in need of a smarter interface and better controls.
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Overall 8
8.0

Microsoft Kinect Review

Digitaltrends
4 November 2010
  • Excerpt: When I first saw the Kinect in action , back when it was still known as Project Natal, I thought it looked like a gimmick and little else. It seemed to have potential, but potential doesn’t sell units, and the possibilities of what may come weren’t going to replace my beloved buttons. After using the Kinect at E3, my opinion was strengthened, and after playing a game where the whole point was to slide a root beer down a bar top, I left convinced that the Kinect would not...
  • Pros: Just plain fun, Limitless potential, could move beyond gaming., New, innovative technology will only get better
  • Cons: $150 price on top of Xbox 360 console, Half-second of inherent lag, Fairly basic games, Only handles two players at a time
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Kinect for Xbox 360 review

Engadget
4 November 2010
  • Pros: Powerful technology, Voice commands really work, Yoga, dance games show real potential
  • Cons: Requires lots of room space, Launch lineup could be better, Hand gesture UI can be very slow
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Microsoft Kinect review

Techworld
15 July 2010
  • Summary: Kinect is a no doubt going to be a game changer. If for no other reason than it places the Xbox 360 in the same arena as the Nintendo Wii, and even raises Nintendo's hand. In terms of show-stopping prowess the likes of Dance Central, Kinect Sports, and Kinect Adventures get the message across: it's about body control.
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