Kinect - a DO and DO NOT guide of how to play

Microsoft's motion sensing Kinect device has been surrounded by controversy over what it can and cannot do. So much so, in fact, we're losing count. So, based on what we know so far, we've put together this guide on how you will and won't be able to use Kinect when it's finally released. 

We asked Microsoft for clarification on all of the points below, but their response was rather woolly, containing lines like "What we’ve shown thus far is only the tip of the iceberg of a whole new era of controller-free games and experiences brought to life by Kinect". So in the spirit of videogame journalism, we'll assume everything the internet told us is correct until the facts reveal themselves in due course.

It's going to be very interesting to see what the final product is like. The clock is ticking...

19 Jul, 2010


  • barrage7667 - July 19, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    and if you want the kinect to REALLY track your movements feel free to go nude! ur safe in the confines of your home anyways its not like anyone is watching you right? right?
  • willyfoureyes - July 19, 2010 4:10 p.m.

    That all sounds well and good, but I'm worried about the last recommendation: "Get a bigger house"? Isn't that what got Krusty the Klown in trouble?
  • ventanger - July 19, 2010 4:20 p.m.

    Pre-order the Kinect bundle including a bigger house for the reduced price of three hundred and thirty thousand dollars!
  • sveini22 - July 19, 2010 4:48 p.m.

    @Barrage7667: Nope nobody is "watching" and i am not beeing thretend with a gun in the back of my head to tell you that nobody is "watching"
  • vigeoman - July 19, 2010 5 p.m.

    poor micheal jackson will never be able to play kinect
  • CH3BURASHKA - July 19, 2010 5:04 p.m.

    I expect these to be on every Kinect box. Make it happen. The first one will lead to superior girlfriend workout videos. Take that, Wii Fit!
  • TheWebSwinger - July 19, 2010 5:11 p.m.

    I knew it. Kinect has the power to bring Michael Jackson back from the dead. Praaaise jaysus hallelujah.
  • Axcleblade - July 19, 2010 5:30 p.m.

    Shit, I need to get a new house before Kinect comes out!
  • Conman93 - July 19, 2010 5:51 p.m.

    I smell impending doom for microsoft :O
  • sleepy92ismypsn - July 19, 2010 6:04 p.m.

    standing up to play games huh... fail.
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 19, 2010 6:09 p.m.

    I'm bookmarking this for future laughs, Justin. "No Michael Jacksons allowed" is no fun allowed!
  • sammyhatfield - July 19, 2010 6:15 p.m.

    why the hell do i wont to stand up to play a game come on
  • rxb - July 19, 2010 6:50 p.m.

    I love this, will print for future use.
  • Cyberninja - July 19, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    darn i like mj
  • FantasticMrStarFox - July 19, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    this better be on the kinect box
  • mdhammer - July 19, 2010 8:54 p.m.

  • Psylockerules - July 19, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    loved the "get a bigger house"
  • Thuperman - July 19, 2010 10:38 p.m.

    If these are not on the box for kinect it better be in some kind of safety manual for it, these are hilarious and im very interested in the girlfriend ones c:
  • Silvermech - July 20, 2010 2:48 a.m.

    Tight clothes you say? But, that will cause rampant decreasses in male sperm count. All the giggly fluffy men, wo,em are the only ones that can pull off the tihjt clothes.
  • Spybreak8 - July 20, 2010 3:03 a.m.

    daft? oh right UK

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