Kinect launch round-up

Is the new competitor in motion-controlled gaming a thing of magic, or just another gimmick?

Kinect is finally here, and Microsoft has made damn sure every last one of us knows about it. From themega-launch in New York Cityto ads just about everywhere, Kinect shall not be ignored. But how is it actually faring amongst our oh-so-humble review crew members? Find everything you need to know here in our handy-dandy round-up.

The launch game reviews

Kinect Adventures
Would you like a little adventure with your Kinect?

Kinect Joy Ride
Maybe it should just be called Kinect Ride

Kinectimals
Takes a bite out of Nintendogs

Dance Central
The closest thing to a "real" dance game to date

Kinect Sports
More boxing, bowling and volleyball for the controller-phobic


Overall impressions and some goofiness


We've spent a day leaping, flailing, tickling and punching. So what do we think?


Oh dear, my house is not compatible with Kinect
We take home Microsoft's new accessory and hit some problems

Fun with Kinect screens!
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: We and several readers exploit very-easy-to-exploit Kinect action shots

Nov 6, 2010

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My new approach to play all games on Hard mode straight off the bat has proven satisfying. Sure there is some frustration, but I've decided it's the lesser of two evils when weighed against the boredom of easiness that Normal difficulty has become in the era of casual gaming.
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