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Microsoft Kinect

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Overall 10

Expert Review

15 December 2010
  • Conclusion: For the price, Microsoft Kinect will transform your Xbox from a serious gaming hub into a console capable of delivering spades of family fun. And there’s still so much potential in the sensing tech that we’re sure to see even more greatness in the future.
  • Pros: This game-changing piece of kit of does away with the need for controllers, and feels gloriously futuristic as you move your entire body to control your Kinect games. The kit sits under your TV, and almost always works without a hitch. After installing a software update for your Xbox and a quick calibration, you’re ready to rock. The Kinect will scan you and quickly recognise your every move with no apparent lag and the gameplay feels completely natural and intuitive,...
  • Cons: For the seasoned Xboxer, used to Halo and Mass Effect 2, Kinect titles may feel a little flimsy, but then it’s targeting a different market. It’s also not a super-slick design – the unit is a foot wide and several inches deep. But it's just about as subtle as it could be for the size. You’ll also have to have a decent amount of room to flail around in front of your TV.
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Overall 10

Microsoft Kinect review

4 November 2010
  • Summary: Bravo Microsoft. This really could revolutionise gaming.
  • Pros: It works. So much potential, it hurts
  • Cons: Only works for media in partner hubs, not your own videos
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Overall 9

Kinect - Das Grundgerät

18 November 2010
  • Summary: Die Hersteller von Spielen oder Spielekonsolen versuchen ja immer wieder, etwas Innovatives für die Gamer zu basteln. Nintendo schaffte vor Jahren mit der Wii ein neues Erlebnis im Wohnzimmer, die neuartigen Controller brachten einen ungeahnten Spielspaß für ganze Familien. Vor kurzem kam Sony mit einer dreisten Kopie, namens MOVE, auf dem Markt, welches eine bessere und verfeinerte Steuerung bot.  Doch was bietet Microsoft?
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