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gulfnews\business: Kinect gets your heart thumping

I rarely gush about any new piece of technology but in this case I loved everything Kinect had to offer.

In fact, it may very well be one of the most user-friendly gadgets I've ever used.

After removing it from the packaging, I plugged a couple of cables into the Xbox, slipped in the game disc and turned the machine on.

Within less than a minute, the Kinect sensors had identified me as a player and with a wave of my hand, I was white water rafting down a tropical river and steering my rubber raft by moving my entire body either left or right.

To capture coins hanging in the air for points, I jumped high into the air.

I went on to play another game in which I plugged leaks with my hands and feet in a virtual underwater glass box requiring serious agility and flexibility.

Another mountain obstacle game also pushed the limits of my physical capabilities as I rode the rails dodging and ducking inflatable obstacles in my way.

In other words, I was breaking into a serious sweat for long periods of time, but because I was focused on playing the game, it never occurred to me that Kinect was also providing me with a very serious physical workout.

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Bigpappy2075d ago

This guy needs to connect to Xbox live to get the last update. That update the was suppose to fix boot to disk, actually udated Kinect, and the pointer is very smooth and accurate now. I am not kidding, it has vastly improved the movement and stability of the pointer.

Kinect now also works better when seated and when you are closer to it.

The-Tentacle2075d ago

Awesome now Kinectamals and dancing will be so much better :)

Don't forget to smile like you're REALLY enjoying it.

Tinasumsum2075d ago

That dude disagreed with you what you said about the update is true. Kinect is 1:1 tracking now.

LoydX-mas2075d ago

Tried it myself....holy crap. Much more accurate.

Bigpappy2075d ago

Please do not respond to Tentacle. I have already made my last response to him. He is searching for attention.

tigertom532075d ago

I would disagree on this
2.) Games can crash in middle of play never had that happen maybe his xbox is older version and sign of its going to die
3.) More games needed plenty of games on release he has not played many and plenty down the pike if your in to family gaming
4.) Clicking icons with hand difficult never had issue with menus on most games.