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Kinect Available in Stores

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In all the excitement for the local launch of Xbox Live, another piece of Microsoft’s entertainment pie seems to have gone a little unnoticed. Yes, that would be Kinect, Microsoft’s revolutionary controller-free motion-sensing peripheral.

It’s in stores right now, for the somewhat unreasonable R1999 – or the much more reasonable R4299 when bundled with a brand new 250 Gb Xbox 360 S. It’s a fancy, 3D infra-red tracking system that’ll enable you to flail around wildly and look very, very silly indeed without using any unnecessary controllers. Hooray for casual interactive entertainment! Besides gaming, it’ll allow you to use gestures to control your Xbox – and engage in Webcam chats with other Kinect users as well as MSN contacts who’re using PCs.

Hit the jump for the list of launch titles, and let us know if you’ll be picking up Kinect – or if you’ve already done so.

  • Kinect Adventures (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Kinectimals (Frontier Studio/Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Kinect Joy Ride (Big Park/Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Kinect Sports (Rare/Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Dance Central (MTV Games)
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft)
  • EA Sports Active 2 (EA)
  • Deca Sports Freedom (Hudson)
  • Dance Masters (Konami)
  • Adrenalin Misfits (Konami)
  • Zumba Fitness (Majesco)
  • Sonic Free Riders (Sega)
  • The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout (THQ)
  • Motion Sports (Ubisoft)
  • Game Party: In Motion (Warner Bros.)

If you’ve bought yourself kinect, there are two additional titles I have to recommend. The first, provided you have younger children, is Kinectimals – it’s insanely cute, and filled with a bunch of fun and silly challenges. the other is the single launch title that’s going to sell Kinect; Dance Central. Young or old, drunk or not, it’s an outrageously  party game that’ll get everyone moving.

Last Updated: November 10, 2010

26 Comments

  1. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 12:51

    Lol.. no!

    So when can we expect the first bunch of Kinect reviews?

    Reply

  2. aussious

    November 10, 2010 at 13:07

    The irony of this whole Kinect debacle is that alot poeple in the gaming communities said that the so called hardcore gamers were not interested in kinect but the sales indicate otherwise as the stand alone kinects are sold out but 360 4G/250G bundles are still widely available meaning xbox gamers are the early adopters of the tech…

    Reply

  3. Geoffrey Tim

    November 10, 2010 at 13:08

    No time soon, unfortunately. I don’t want to get in to it – but the local review sampling for Kinect is retarded.

    Reply

  4. Cloud Strife

    November 10, 2010 at 13:14

    @aussious whats your favorite kinect game?
    is it Zumba or Dance Masters, i can’t believe how awesome kinect is!
    Kinectimals graphics are so lifelike better than Halo Reach!
    I can’t believe how much variety and how hardcore these games are whats your Xbox live sig?

    i can’t wait to play Kinect Sports online with you and beat you. Who needs Gears of War Kinect Rocks!

    Thank you MS :heart:

    Reply

  5. AC!D

    November 10, 2010 at 13:30

    Whats that??? MS have done something retared again in SA??? I cant believe it!!!

    Reply

  6. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 13:47

    HAHHAHHAHAH CLOUD STRIFE JUST OWNED YOU AUSSIOUS!!

    HAHAHAHA

    Oh dude, that was hilarious! *high-5s Cloud Strife

    Reply

  7. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 13:49

    The unofficial or are they official xbox/microsoft squad on twitter is hilarious. “Have you migrated yet?” “Kinect is awesome”.

    Poor guys, but I suppose it pays the bills. :happy:

    Reply

  8. lans

    November 10, 2010 at 14:21

    @Bobby lol Aussious is his own worst enemy!

    @Bobby next time im deep undercover keep it on the down low!

    Reply

  9. Aussious XBot Leader

    November 10, 2010 at 15:15

    Nah actually cloud its Kinectimals! I love those cute cuddly wuggly tigers and whatever the hell the rest of those things are, but I’d really love to get bobby one of those workout games his poor ass is like one Big Mac away from a heart attack…

    Reply

  10. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 15:33

    @Ians Sorry mate, I didn’t know you were trying for a stealth kill. πŸ˜€

    Reply

  11. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 15:37

    LOL! Dude, I weigh 72kgs (on a 5 foot 6 frame), so HARDLY overweight or even obese. Sure, I may be short, but I think you’re projecting your insecurities on me.

    If you want to lose weight and gain some muscle, just go to gym, cut out the carbs, and go easy on the junk food.

    Reply

  12. Nick de Bruyne

    November 10, 2010 at 15:48

    You know I was speaking to some people the other day that didn’t know who Bobby Kotick is, and through it was your real name, and that it might be you in that pic. So… yeah, could cause some confusion.

    Reply

  13. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 15:59

    @Nick Wow…

    Although I figured that much, but to be honest, it’s probably best that you don’t know who Robert Kotick is because once you delve too deep into gaming politics, it can become a depressing affair.. πŸ™

    Disclaimer: This account is a satirical take on Activision’s boss, Robert Kotick. I am not THE Bobby Kotick, or as some may know him the Secret Bloody Agent, ruler of Activision/Blizzard, destroyer of Guitar Hero… nor do I weigh 360 pounds, enslave African migrant workers or insist on overcharging for games coming from Activision, but I do like pie… and women πŸ˜†

    Reply

  14. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 16:00

    @Nick

    Maybe I should return to that mild mannered and polite fella, Sir James vannie Kaap.

    Reply

  15. Aussious XBot Leader

    November 10, 2010 at 16:00

    Hmm is that your classifieds add placement? :ermm:

    Reply

  16. lans

    November 10, 2010 at 16:06

    @Aussious you need to build up some followers….’leader’ looks like the XBots are getting converted into KinectBots

    Reply

  17. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 16:07

    @Aussious

    Nah that would be:

    HotStud1981: Non-smoking, Cape Townian male, 29, heterosexual, Swinger-in-relationship, looking for other Swingers who like video games πŸ˜†

    Reply

  18. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 16:08

    @Aussious

    Now’s your change to reply!

    Reply

  19. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 16:10

    I can already see the movie tagline:

    The rise and fall of the KinectBots πŸ˜€

    Featuring Aussious… as the last xbro standing. πŸ˜† :happy:

    Reply

  20. Aussious XBot Leader

    November 10, 2010 at 16:12

    LOL, okay that’s a good comeback I’ll give you that one!

    Reply

  21. Aussious XBot Leader

    November 10, 2010 at 16:15

    I actually can’t wait until they release GT5 maybe that will give you something to do… for a while at least!

    Reply

  22. lans

    November 10, 2010 at 16:21

    @Aussious i agree droids and XBot’s can not co-exist!
    There can only be one!
    *cue lightning and music*
    I AM IMMORTAL
    I HAVE INSIDE ME BLOOD OF DROIDS
    I HAVE NO EQUAL
    NO XBOT CAN BE MY EQUAL
    TAKE ME TO THE FUTURE OF YOU ALL!

    Reply

  23. Aussious XBot Leader

    November 10, 2010 at 16:22

    Yeah I will have Schwarzenegger portray me.

    Reply

  24. Aussious XBot Leader

    November 10, 2010 at 16:22

    SKYNET = KINECT!

    Reply

  25. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 10, 2010 at 16:25

    Michael Bay can direct it.

    http://www.funny-games.biz/images/pictures/159-arnie-on-vacation.jpg

    Not so sure about Arnie dude!

    Reply

  26. lans

    November 10, 2010 at 16:29

    Arnies catch phrase for the movie?
    YOU ARE THE CONTROLLER MUHAHAHAHAH!

    Reply

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