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Microsoft Kinect
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Microsoft Kinect

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Value for money 6
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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.
  • 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

Kinect Review

Cheat Code Central
5 December 2010
Overall 8
8.0

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360

PC Magazine
4 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
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
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Replay value 8
8.0

Microsoft Kinect review

Boys' Life magazine
3 December 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.
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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...
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Overall 5
5.5

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.
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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 7
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Graphics 9
8.5
Control 8
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Installation 8
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Kinect Sensor

impulsegamer
1 November 2010
  • 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,...
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Review: Microsoft Kinect for XBox 360

Canadian Reviewer
8 January 2011
  • 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.
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Microsoft Kinect review

Telegraph.co.uk
10 November 2010
  • Summary: Tom Hoggins takes a look at Kinect, Microsoft's revolutionary hands-free interface for the Xbox 360 console.
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Overall 7
7.0

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 review

TechRadar UK
4 November 2010
  • Summary: You become the Xbox 360 controller with Microsoft's motion peripheral
  • Pros: Easy to set up, One purchase, Voice control works, Bags of potential
  • Cons: Pricey, Lag is an issue, Requires lots of space, Weak launch games
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