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Kinect TV spots begin… frustratingly boring

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I’m a fan of the idea of Kinect and I enjoyed my time with it at E3 earlier this year, however these first 3 adverts that are being aired to start building the hype of Kinect are frustratingly boring.

None of them looks the least bit entertaining and will do nothing to convince core gamers that the Kinect isn’t a complete and utter joke.

Not to mention they have possibly leaned a little to heavily on an old Wii Fit advert?

Kinectimals – Apparently this game makes you spend 100% of the time on the floor

Kinect Sports – To bored to come up with a witty statement

Joy Ride – Because it’s obvious we are going to be playing Kinect in Gym, at the office and in a public space surrounded by overly exciting looking people.

Last Updated: September 27, 2010


  1. Sir James

    September 27, 2010 at 11:17

    That wasn’t THAT bad, just not inspired, and the “You are the Controller” tag just doesn’t light a fire. Although, one of my American friends told me that these ads are running almost every few hours, so I guess in this case, it’s jellify their brains and hope they buy the Kinect. 😆


  2. Sir James

    September 27, 2010 at 11:21

    I have to admit though, seeing happy people running and waving around their arms, just doesn’t appeal to my emo sensibilities. I just want to take a 2×4 to their heads.


  3. Bonk

    September 27, 2010 at 11:51

    You are the idiot


  4. Sir James

    September 27, 2010 at 13:05

    I will assume that’s an informed opinion, based primarily on the fact that you actually know me? No? Merely trolling? Thought so, here’s a cookie little boy.


  5. Sir James

    September 27, 2010 at 13:10

    Am I the only one that finds the kinectimals advert creepy? After all those awesome Halo Reach adverts this is the best they can do?


  6. Christo Le Grange

    September 27, 2010 at 14:14

    yes it is, their budget must have been depleted after the cool Halo movies…

    It looks blerrie boring…all of them..

    Here’s your witty Kinect Sports tagline…
    “Kinect Sport – Felt queasy after watching the add, must be their intended effect when you play the game as well”


  7. Bonk

    September 27, 2010 at 14:14

    You are the controller……….You are the idiot. Did you get it. I would still like the cookie though. Why not courier a whole tin.


  8. Sir James

    September 27, 2010 at 15:19

    Damnit Bonk, I thought you were attacking me 🙁 lol, anyway the other meaning of “You are the Controller” is “You are a tool” 😆


  9. Gavin Mannion

    September 27, 2010 at 21:16

    Nope I found the entire idea behind Kinectimals creepy back in July http://bit.ly/a2NIde


  10. Gavin Mannion

    September 27, 2010 at 21:16

    lol I had that same reaction when I first saw his comment… I thought he was calling me an idiot for not liking the Kinect videos :tongue:


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