Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The Kinect, Microsoft’s answer to the motion-sensing Nintendo Wii, will have you jumping for joy.

This add-on device for the Xbox 360 is destined to be the next big thing in gaming because it’s an absolute blast to play.

The Kinect, a foot-long black plastic box that sits atop your TV, holds a mix of cameras and sensors that track 48 different parts of your body, making you the controller.

It may owe a debt to the Wii, but the Kinect takes players to a whole new place.

You even control the interface by hand-swiping it across your body to choose a task and putting out your hand to pick up what you need to play a game.

The $150 device comes with “Kinect Adventures,” a title that has you dodging balls and obstacles, plugging leaks and, most fantastically, whitewater rafting using your body to turn and jump.

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