IGN: We put our newest editor Brian Albert through the ropes as he shows us Kinect on the Xbox One and how well Xbox Fitness works on Insanity.
"we have you signed in as a 25 year old woman lol." This is actually a cool feature for one. Get a virtual incentive to working out.
I put my oxygen bottle up to my screen so this guy wouldn't die while I am watching.
Love this. And with being a gold member you have free access to a number of high praised, highly popular workout videos? And you don't even need to buy a workout game, all of this just comes with the console and kinect!
Now this is where Kinect shines. Not a big Microsoft supporter but the fitness games that use kinect are really well implemented. Not sure i'll shell out 500$ for it but down the line when i do get the Xbox one i will surely enjoy this.
Just what i was thinking... probably won't get Xbox One directly. But after a year or two when the price has dropped and some proper exclusives are out i'll get into purchasing it, definitely. Until then, PS4 will have to suffice.
this is what 1500 USD worth of workouts? You can print off the stuff for P90X as well and keep track of it... I have been thinking of getting P90X looks like my Xbox One will save me the 200ish dollars it cosst
"You could do a new workout using our entire catalogue every week for a year without seeing the same thing." -This looks like a great home workout tool.
Agreed. This is the best use of Kinect I have ever seen. Period. I hope something like this comes to PS4... until then I guess I have to keep going to the gym lol.
The wife has no interest in gaming or my 360, but after seeing this she wants to use it
My GF was the same way, she played with the first Kinect 2-3 times and then said it was a gimmick, never touched it again. Achievements are in my profile, see for yourself whoever doubts me.
My wife loves Dance Central, I love watching her play Dance Central. :), she also is really into workout vids, showed her the first xbox fitness trailer and she really liked it. This is going to be killer for home workouts, not only for wives but the whole family if you are into fitness. I personally wasnt into Dance Central but Im definitely going to try this xbox fitness with my wife. Damm this is just another great idea by Microsoft.
So the same attitude as with the Wii then.
getting all these for free for a year... that's pretty huge
Wii what?? This will make you forget you ever heard the term Wii fit... Blows it away in every conceivable way...
If she wants to blow $500 for her own Xbox for workouts, tell her to get a treadmill instead. If she wants to use your Xbox, that's a pretty sweet deal.
Haters gonna hate, but this is going to be a huge hit. Making popular video workouts interactive, and adding competive and social elemenst to it is simply brilliant. I'm afraid my wife will love this... And drag me into it!
And not-thinkers are not going to think. I mean if "games" such as this becomes MS's main focus where is that going to lead their 1st development focus? How will it not lead towards support of "actual" games on the platform be left up to 3rd party devs? How if such things do manage to catch on wont it damage gaming in general as publishers clone fitness games just like they've with COD. Hate on me all you want, but at least I'm being selfish. Not equating the success of a company if it moves away from my interest with its product as being the same as my success.
If Microsoft sells to a much broader audience then the games will come, what if MS sells 300 Million Consoles within 5 years. You think there wont be amazing games!
M$ can focus on more than 1 thing at a time. They got '$'.
That's a pretty delusional prediction. Microsoft focus this holiday has been to get the console into the homes of core gamers. Maybe, these titles don't appear to you, but there's nothing casual about Forza, Dead Rising, or Ryse. And the lineup continues to be for the core after that with titanfall, sunset overdrive, D4, black tusk game, project spark, fable legends, and Halo 5. MS is perfectly capable of appeasing the needs of core and casual gamers. The game in question probably appeals to hardcore gamers as well (I'd use it). If Microsoft gets the non gamers in the house to use the console, there's a chance they'll become gamers. And that's inarguably GOOD, for gaming. The more console users, the more attractive the console is to developers.
@Godmars Really one sided way of thinking. Why would this become MS's main focus? I love all these hypothetical questions or situations only reserved for MS. You're not being selfish you are being unrealistic and foolish.
@EasilyTheBest: If MS sales to a much broader audience and manages to get a response from that audience, then they're going to give less attention to traditional games. They're going to put elements with "more broader appeal" in traditional games if they make "traditional" games at all. We have literally seen this happen with RPGs and anything not FPS this gen. @Bigpappy: And by example we have seen MS put more money into acquiring DLC and advertising limited exclusives as full exclusives than they've put into developing their own IP. When they first showed off the XB1 it was "TV, TV, TV and COD". They are not good at multitasking even if their console is. @maniacmayhem: "Why would this become MS's main focus?" Because the Kinect being their main focus currently has lead to the possible crippling of the XB1?
Where it's stated that games such as this are the main focus? Or are you saying things without any basis whatsoever?
Godmars, others have commented to you and i agree with them, why cant Microsoft cater for casuals and hardcore. In fact your argument doesn't stand, if Microsoft sold 300 million consoles in five years they'd have the money to take risks on some really unique games hardcore and casuals...
@EasilyTheBest: "why cant Microsoft cater for casuals and hardcore." For the simple fact that they've failed to show that they can be diverse. They might have given some evidence that they've reached out to broader audiences, but the first Xbox and the 360 were and are known as FPS and frat boy systems. After over ten years in the industry their 1st party development is at best arguable and at worse a mess of a joke, and any inroads which they might have made with their initial indy initiative they were more than prepared to cut off with the XB1. They're in the process of restructuring now. And my argument was for 5 million consoles the first year. When Nintendo's likely the only company to come close to 300 million consoles, which is probably every version of the Gameboy in total, yours isn't in the realm of reality. If they manage to get the casual market this gen when they've never so much as gotten a proper IP up and running since buying Bungie for Halo, chances can't be good that they'd do better by "hardcore" gaming. They'll leave it up to 3rd parties and throw money behind them.
True.. It's easier to hit ignore on the trolls and soon you won't even see their ignorant comments. They are just jealous of yet an awesome new feature the XB1 can do and theirs can't !!!
@Excalibur agreed though with this it actually gives you feed back and incentives the mrs loves a workout dvd but this is so much better
@mitford Oh I hear ya and I'm not trying to talk you or the misses out of it just saying be careful with the picture they paint because it may not be the product you receive.
it's the same exact product you buy... video wise... you'll have to print out the sheets on the site if you want to keep track of the workouts as I'm not sure how much integration this has with each program, but fictionally it should be at the bare min on par with buying these DVDs that run you well over 100 usd a piece.
[email protected], indeed, though i was getting a xbox and wasnt to bothered about kinect though xbox fitness is free for a year so they must have confidnce in it
Free is way better than what these guys charge for DVD's $130 and up for a weight loss system.
I thought you needed to be a gold member for this?
Please, enough with that argument. I pay for Xbox Live because of the service and online gaming. I did not have Beach Body workouts with Xbox Live before this so yes, it is free because it's been added to a service I was already paying for.
It's free for the majority of us that already pay for Gold. Why do you people stick with this argument of having to pay for XBL as if we pay for it every time there is a Gold feature?
They said its free for gold members for first year (:45). Which means: 1) If you don't have Gold you can probably pick up workouts you enjoy separately. You would still have to pay most likely although they may have promotional 'try me' demos now and again for different exercises. 2) At the end of next year either MS has to pay annual licensing agreements to continue Free for Gold (may drop less popular ones and add new ones) or first year is simply to get people hooked (most likely). Either way though its a great idea and could be a huge benefit both for MS and Xbox owners/users.
You can get in 3 sessions of P90X before this goes out... by then you should be able to do it yourself or you'll move to P90X2
@Silent - I'm not arguing? I just wasn't sure rofl..All I was looking for was a: 1) Yes you need gold OR 2) No you dont.
Ugh... I want this feature. C'mon ps4!
With all due respect to the ps4 - i don't think its camera is capable of doing this
it could probably do a lesser version of this... maybe not as detailed, but I don't see why they can't do something with this...
whats the difficult part? Its just highlighting the players form and displaying a general form. I would hope the ps4 cam is capable of that
I really like this.
I bet he could have gone the whole 40 minutes if after each challenge one of the ladies took off an article of clothing. All the gamers would be ripped after two months, lol.
He would have died trying. He is out of shape like most people who think you and just start working out and keep up the pace for 40 mins. He did five there. May be 10 is max, and he can get to 40 in a few months.
Never underestimate the power boobs have over lonely gamers. But yeah, I was waiting for Kinect to tell him to call an ambulance.
It'll happen somewhere sometime. Skype and Snap feature will find entirely new uses come this gen. When it does happen family friendly board/card games will never be the same. I can already remember Uno games of the past and it will only get worse. I can guarantee there will be a few unofficial niche games spring up this gen on top of random encounters. Strip Poker will become a real thing moment Poker is released on XBLA.
Although this is not really up my alley as I prefer to lift weights in the gym I can see a lot of people liking this option. Does it keep a trend of your progress? It would be a real benefit to those that want to get into shape to see how over time their stamina is increasing, heart rate/bloodpressure is decreasing and even comparing your bodies overall shape if you are so inclined. In the end it will serve to tip more people in certain demographics to purchase a console which in the end means more developers will be interested in developing for the console. Giving this for free to all Xbox Live Gold members for the first year is a good play.
"In the end it will serve to tip more people in certain demographics to purchase a console" I think it will not sell units. It will sell software (still good for Microsoft). The thing that stops this game selling units is the unit's price. Also the gym mentality comes into play. People go and pay for the gym not because it is the best place to work out (it isn't) they go there because of the social acceptance of/bias for a gym membership (almost like a status symbol and those who can't afford it get the DVDs). It is far manageable (in the short term) to pay for these type of classes at your local gym (membership or no membership) or it is far cheaper to just get the DVD. This is more for the family members of the person who buys the system for other reasons (which can be extremely profitable if they sell DLC for it). In conclusion Microsoft knows this won't sell units (why it is free for gold members) but it will get those family members of the people who buy a One (there living room/watercolour image) involved which could be highly profitable if they sell DLC for it/future versions (backdoor approach)
I agree with you about the social aspect of going to the gym for the most part. This is where the social aspect of the Kinect coupled with Xbox Live Gold comes in. People are more comfortable now than ever with socially connecting online and that is really what differentiates this from other at home exercise programs. You can compete and associate with others through this program on Xbox Live Gold. I am into body building/power lifting so it does nothing for me but I think that you are missing the market that will buy Xbox Ones for this experience coupled with the other non core gaming features that the Xbox One offers. The group I am talking about is the same one that is willing to stand outside an Apple store for hours on end to spend $600 for a phone. This is right up that demographics alley so I do see a increase in sales for the console and if they only happen to convert one in ten to actual gaming that is a win too. Just look at the responses of people on this site that were dubious about the Kinect and now are excited about it for one simple app that to me is not really interesting but is to them. There are lots of people out there who fit into different demographics and this is one of them. MS id broadening their potential market base which will be good for both software and hardware sales.
This looks awesome. I wonder how much they are going to charge for it when it isn't free anymore. Better not be as much as a gym membership which is between 10 and 30 a month. I'd consider paying 8
As much as i dislike Microsoft at the moment, THIS is awesome. Finally something that makes Kinect look good and worth the extra money.
KempoX will be gooood with X1!
This was a done deal after my gf saw this..
K2 has awesome response! Can't see no delays in motion tracking.
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