The Kinect Sensor Xbox 360 Video Gaming Accessory
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If you own an Xbox 360, you should be very excited about the possibilities of the Kinect.
The idea of playing a video game without a controller in hand is well, let's say revolutionary and that is exactly what the technology in the Kinect is. The most advanced gaming technology; the way of the future. It's actually a technology that will eventually reach beyond gaming.
The excitement for Christmas 2010 was definitely about the Kinect. It was one of the hottest electronic Christmas gift of the year. Microsoft expected to sell in excess of 3,000,000 of this video gaming accessory to people from around the world.
If someone you know owns an Xbox 360, they will likely be wanting one of these 'toys.' If you know someone who wants one for Christmas, and it should still prove to be a popular gift item this Christmas.
The Official Trailer Video For The Kinect
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If you or someone you know already owns the Xbox 360, this is the kit you need. It comes with the sensor itself and a bundled game, Kinect Adventures.
If you are in the market for an Xbox 360, this bundled package represents a pretty good value since it already includes the Kinect.
How Does The Kinect Work?
The initial set up is a bit tedious in that you have to teach the Xbox and the Kinect to recognize your body form. However, once you have done so, the system will automatically know who has entered the room and even when someone else (who is also entered into the system) joins you.
The system echoes your moves during game play. There is a slight lag and the idea is really that you are control-less, you ARE the controller, rather than that the play is instantaneous.
Are There Any Issues With The Kinect?
The sytem is not perfect; it echoes your movements rather than duplicating them immediately. However, the real concern that seems to be cropping up is SPACE. You have to have enough room to play this game properly. If you don't...well, it just doesn't work so make sure you know how much space you have to play in BEFORE you buy your Kinect.
What are the actual space requirements? The Kinect requires 6 feet of space if you are playing with one person and 8 feet if you are playing with two. Extra space, of course, would be wonderful.