Watch Ellen DeGeneres Pimp Kinect’s Dance Central

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Remember last week, when Oprah gave away free Xbox 360’s with Kinect, causing a microcosm of mass hysteria? Because shilling your product on just one incredibly popular daytime television talk show isn’t enough, Microsoft have engaged in another bit of ingenious product placement that’s bound to stir up more Kinect interest. Or kill it. Whatever.

This time, Kinect’s been showcased on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Naturally, they showcased the one launch title that I think has the ability to “sell” Kinect; Harmonix’s  Dance Central. Quite a brilliant fit really, as the funny vegan blonde-haired rugmuncher has been known to bust out a move or two.

She too gave away an Xbox 360 and Kinect to every audience member, but you’re saved that particular insanity in the video after the jump.

Whether you as a “core” gamer like it or not, this thing is going to sell by the boatload.

Last Updated: October 29, 2010

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

87 Comments

  1. easy

    October 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    ooo degenerate looks funny as a r’tard… must get one!
    ooo hang on, i also look like a r’tard… lets pack it away for a rainy day, next to the wii fit.

  2. Zulu Gamer

    October 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Ellen = Awesome! With Oprah retiring, Ellen is going to be the voice of housewives and bored slackers around the world. Just a pity, SABC is so crap and in debt, otherwise they could get Ellen for SABC 3.

  3. Zulu Gamer

    October 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Damn she can actually move!!

  4. Luna

    October 30, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Hahaha that was a lot of fun to watch! Ellen did a pretty good job!

    So now I know one thing … That even if I don’t want to play it myself, I could have a lot of fun watching others. ^_^

  5. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 30, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    That was what was fun about the old Eye Toy, plugging it in when your friends arrive for a braai (barbecue), and after a few beers, you can have a laugh as people start playing it. I would imagine that Kinect would be perfect for parties as well.

    I think next time I host a braai, the PS Move, Buzz and guitar hero will be available for my patrons to enjoy. 😀 :happy:

    Good times!

  6. lans

    October 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Xbox 360 is only 500k ahead of ps3!!!
    lol

    Xbox 360 42 million units sold !
    Ps3 41.5 million sold!

    so everything really depends on kinect lol!
    Info to back up my statements
    Official Sony sources
    you gonna have to dig it out
    http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/financial/fr/viewer/10q2/
    Compiled info

    http://www.gamersmint.com/sony-q2-2010-results-announced
    http://www.kingps3.com/view/news.php?id=5262

    Microsoft Sources
    http://bit.ly/dvEWYM

  7. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    OH NO! The Xbox and PS3 have sold almost the same amount! That’s terrible! I can’t believe that this could ever happen!

    “In case you didn’t notice, I was being sarcastic.” – Homer J Simpson

    lans = fanboy

  8. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Oh No u Didn’t!

  9. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Luna= Xbot 2.0

    Xbot 2.0 Definition: Xbot with boobs

  10. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Moron. I’m even playing my PS3 right now, and even got into the beta for PlayStation Rewards.

    Face it lans, you are a pathetic fanboy who’s just too stupid to know what he’s talking about. Your blind love of PS3 over everything else shows it. Oh no, the Xbox is doing badly because it’s only 500k ahead! How horrible!

    Play GAMES, not SYSTEMS. Fool. Give it up, you’re no more then a good laugh. You’re also a sexist idiot that WILL get your nuts ripped off when you say that kind of crap to a woman’s face.

  11. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Seiza and Desist troll
    i will bite your friggin head off!

  12. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    well i was playing halo reach, co-op today so stop being such a whiney judgmental sap

  13. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    You don’t even know what a troll is.

    I’m here to talk about games, not bash the system that isn’t my favorite, like you.

    Again, give it up. You’re a laughing stock, and you will bite nothing, pathetic little fanboy.

  14. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    lol luna i know taekwando, ill make all your circles spin if you get new me!

    stop talking about nuts ok this is a gaming site, thats supposed to be female friendly remember

  15. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Then stop ragging on Xbox, and Wii (although it’s been a while since you attacked Wii). Again, play GAMES, not SYSTEMS. Sony will do NOTHING for you for singing their praise, except to disown you.

  16. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    You know taekwando huh? Tell me how that matters.

  17. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Luna you are an abomination of the gaming world, crawl back to your cave, the world is not ready for your insolence!

    Luna seriously why must i deal with your useless emotions, get over it and take it like a man! XD

  18. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve been a gamer since before you knew how to poop without your mommy’s help. I hate people like you, and I hate you. Why do I hate you? Mostly because you’re sexist, but also because you are the worst of gaming. You’re the type who makes gamers look bad. I’m fed the fuck up with your sexist bullshit, but I will never be fed up with laughing at your attitude.

  19. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    lol Xbot 2.0 are too funny!
    i told you to stop wearing you emotions on your cleavage. Im sorry buy gamers have ego, its the very concept of gaming, to be competitive just because i dont want to have a hen party with you and talk nice about kinect or xbox does not mean im not allowed to!

    Im sorry i can kid around with Xbots, but Xbot 2.0s are full of scorn, lol

    you need to relax i dont like you but i dont attack you either
    im such a gentleman why don’t you be a gentle woman

  20. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    lol Xbot 2.0 are too funny!
    i told you to stop wearing you emotions on your cleavage. Im sorry but gamers have ego, its the very concept of gaming, to be competitive!

    just because i dont want to have a hen party with you and talk nice about kinect or xbox does not mean im not allowed to!

    Im sorry i can kid around with Xbots, but Xbot 2.0s are full of scorn, lol

    you need to relax i dont like you but i dont attack you either
    im such a gentleman why don’t you be a gentle woman

  21. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    You attack me everything you say with your sexist bullshit.

    Gamers don’t have to be assholes like you. You call me an Xbot, but you are too stupid to see that I hate fanboys regardless of systems. If you were a fanboy of Xbox, I’d still hate you. If you were a fanboy of the Atari 2600, I’d STILL hate you. How come you’re so stupid to see this?

    Being competitive doesn’t mean you have to be a brainless fanboy.

  22. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    yikes im so scared luna! you hate me its the end of the world boo hoo!

    lol
    if it makes you feel any better Luna i hate you too!
    Luna why don’t you watch twilight, or valentines day or something, leave the gaming stuff to us, we can handle it!

  23. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Only an asshole like you would go off on someone because they’re female. Yup, all girls are horrible gamers. And we all love Twilight. I personally hate sparkling vampires.

    You are a sexist piece of shit. Seriously, the only thing you can insult me on is being female. I could go on and on about men, but I’m not a sexist prick like you.

  24. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    lol Luna it took 3 posts for me to get under your skin Luna, i think you need to grow a back bone and a pair of balls!

    Luna your only hope is to get friends and gang up on me, so scurry along and go recruit your feminist friends!

  25. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    i am exploiting an advantage like any gamer would luna, i am a true gamer, not a carebear

  26. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    You motherfucking sexist shithead. The ONLY thing you do to get under my skin is being sexist. I think you’re an asshole, and I not once threatened you. I will do everything in my power to make your existence here a living hell as long as you keep that up. And let me add that being sexist gets you no respect from ANYONE.

    The rest of it, I enjoy. I love laughing at your fanboy idiocy. I love proving you wrong (which I’ve done quite a bit). I love making you look like the fool you are for your idiotic attitude about gaming. I’ll never stop enjoying that.

    BTW, I know someone personally who has the online name of an actual carebear, is 6’7″, and would easily pound you into the ground in person. As the Simpsons once named this same bear, an Intensive Care Bear. THAT would be funny.

  27. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Luna im sorry, your awesome, girls rule.
    If women ruled the world, things would be so much better!
    Oprah rocks!
    Girlz rock at COD! with their l33t skills!!!

    there are you happy?

  28. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    now please be reasonable i’m tired of fighting about useless things can i just flame in peace?

  29. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    erm prove me wrong lol!
    most people agree with 90% of the times.
    i admit, in this precaurious situation i can be ganked coz of your fragile emotions my apparent ‘sexism’, and i suppose a few knights will come and see if they can get laid, but i can handle it.

  30. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Oh you’re sorry. That’s why you said all that stupid shit about women.

    Girls/women don’t as often like to play competitive FPS because all the guys are annoying. As soon as you hear our voice, you’re all over us. First, trying to warm up to us, then insults when we don’t cyber you. You’re probably one of those morons in Reach that TK someone for finding a quiet corner to put the controller down long enough to take a sip of water.

    And it’s time for you to look into your memory, your real memories and not the ones that you changed to fit your needs, and notice that I don’t particularly care about Oprah. I’ve only watched her show once, don’t care to again. But you’ll use her as ammo against me yet again because you put your own disjointed meanings to what people say, instead of to actually listen and understand.

    Be reasonable? When I see you post the same message about how much PS3 is then Xbox in THREE different comment threads. And one of your links showed clearly that Xbox was doing very well, despite the American economy and and their forecasts. This is crazy, and I will never stop as long as your fanboy attitude shows itself. If you stop ragging on anything that’s not PS3, I will let you be, but I won’t let you get away with spreading false information about even the PS3.

    I’m a gamer, and not a slave to any one console. Even one of my closest friends that adores PS3 gave an honest chuckle when I told him I have both PS3 and Xbox to get all the exclusives, like when Xbox got the Need for Speed HP demo earlier (and that’s not a dig at PS3, I got the same demo on it later that day).

    “Apparent” sexism? The only thing you can honestly insult me for is that I’m female, and that is a pathetic thing to do, and you do it ALL the time.

    Stop spreading lies to advance your own agenda, and I will stop teasing you for it.

  31. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Luna….
    I DONT DO WALLS OF TEXT!!!
    seriously why do you punish yourself if you know im only gonna make you mad? are you insane?

    so your best solution is too ignore me?
    i did warn you long ago, i don’t want to make you cry, i want to be a gentle man

    amirite or amirite?

  32. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Oh, I’m so sorry. Are you not able to read a lot of words on a medium created on reading? Poor sweet baby.

    You don’t bother me the same way when you’re a pathetic fanboy. And it doesn’t matter when and if you’re right, because it’s wrapped on a fanboy sausage. I LOVE that stuff, because you are one of the few people on the planet that I enjoy proving wrong.

    You warned me that what, you will become even MORE pathetic and insult me for what I was born as? It’s as bad as being racist.

    Are you right? Very, very rarely.

  33. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Bobby, I only found it bad when one of my friends recorded me on his camera playing DDR back when very few digital cameras were able to record video. I had no idea until I saw it on the web! AHHH!!!!! lol

    So what do you think… they could make a good “Air Guitar Hero” with Kinect? heehee

  34. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    lol whatever!

    luna have a noddy badge, congratulations for representing the female race you have done well!

    lol people call me the warrior of truth, what do they call you?
    crazy hormonal nazi woman?

  35. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Warrior of TRUTH? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Oh my God, you made me laugh with that!

    They call me Luna, or they call me my real name. Your hormone thing is again, sexist. I don’t need to have a single hormone to see what a tool you are.

  36. Nick de Bruyne

    October 31, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    For someone who doesn’t “do” walls of text, you sure know how to whip them up. I’ve seen you post 2-3 walls of text in a row before

  37. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Nick don’t mess this up! im close to vanquishing this male domesticating feminist and her endless babble

  38. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    You piece of shit, lans. You call me “male domesticating feminist” because I don’t want to be insulted for being female! You can go to hell, you pathetic motherfucker. I will never give up, and I will follow you to the ends of the earth until I can actually rip off you moldy balls and shove them down your throat.

  39. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Go fuck yourself lans.

  40. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Worthless fucking sexist piece of shit!

  41. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Sexist fucker!

  42. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    luna please be nice and civil!
    and not swear so much, this site is for all ages and sexes please be respectful

  43. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    swearing is not very nice luna
    little girls could be reading this site, i suggest you calm down

    ………… :silly:

  44. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Go suck your own cock you sexist piece of shit. I will NEVER be done with you. And like you give a FUCK about being respectful! All you have done is insult be for being female, and so help me, I will make you pay.

  45. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Go fuck yourself you sexist asshole!

  46. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Luna i know you can be the better person!

  47. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    you’re better than that! Be strong like charlize theron!

  48. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    There is NO worse person then you, you sexist motherfucker.

  49. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Don’t swear all of women-kinds hopes rest on you don’t be a quitter!

    and please stop swearing, its not nice! :angel:

  50. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I have had it with you. I don’t give a flying fuck about your “opinons” and stupid motherfucking rants about games, but I will make you suffer for your sexist fucking attitude.

  51. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Not SHIT it’s not nice, you sexist piece of shit. Your brilliance is so underwhelming that I can’t believe you don’t short out your keyboard from the drool.

  52. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I agree when you’re on PMS mode you’re pretty much unstoppable! :tongue:

  53. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Worthless sexist piece of shit.

  54. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Stop swearing luna your so rude!
    and disrespectful!

  55. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    smart people don’t need to swear so calm down chilax, have a beer or a smirnoff!

  56. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Shut the fuck up you worthless sexist asshole

  57. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Your opinion means SHIT to me you sexist asshole. Once you crossed that line, you are #1 on my radar.

  58. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    are you done yet?
    continuing with me in this fashion will only result in tears i suggest you do as i suggested earlier, leave me alone, i never ever reply back to you in such a vicious way! im only messing around! you can’t change me just ignore me and you will be happy, have a chat with aussious im sure he will make you feel better

  59. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    No, I am NOT done and never will be. As soon as you crossed over to being sexist, you are the one that will suffer. I don’t give a shit if you say you were messing around, because that STILL makes you an asshole. And one that’s just too stupid for his own good. Die.

  60. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    nick im in a pretty big hole with big bear can you please scold me and end this matter?

    Luna i dunno, you can’t seem to take a joke?
    i told you arguing and calling me names is pointless, im actually holding back and being nice to you, i suggest you calm down……breathe……..relax

  61. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I suggest you simply keep your sexist piece of shit mouth shut then. If you piss someone off this much with a joke, then maybe you did the wrong thing, you thoughtless, sexist asshole.

  62. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    lol
    you can never domesticate me!
    im a WILD MAN!
    and i SHALL BE FREE!!!!
    :silly:

  63. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Having ANY respect for other human beings isn’t being domesticated. You’re not a wild man, you’re a sexist prick.

  64. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    you know ill just change my name, your anger is so pointless and meaningless why don’t you play kitty island or post in another thread?

  65. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Luna i dont want to make you cry…please stop i actually did a vow to stop swearing as much as i could and being mean, i can see your pretty sensitive, if i go for the kill ill feel pretty bad but your like pushing me into a corner lady, seriously ?

  66. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    How does you changing your name help you in any way? What does that matter at all? The only thing it proves is that you want nothing more then to be a prick, and will fight against everything to do so. You are a worthless, sexist asshole.

  67. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    WHY SO SERIOUS LUNA?
    WHY SO SERIOUSSSS!!!

  68. Geoffrey Tim

    October 31, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    You guys seem to be getting on quite well. When’s the wedding?

  69. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    OMG, you must be The Joker! ha ha! You used a now dated pop reference!

    You are a sexist asshole. Go away.

  70. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    As soon as he chokes on his own balls.

  71. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Geoff what are you doing your not gonna end this argument!

    Moderate this thread!

  72. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    finally PMS mode is depleted, took long enough!
    i will go away just dont reply to me and attack and derail my thoughts!

  73. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    You turned this from someone proving your lies down to an all our brawl, lans. The only time I will stop is when I am not at my computer, or when you shut your sexist mouth and go away.

  74. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Nothing will happen on your terms. You will go away on MY terms, you sexist prick.

  75. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    pointless vengeance is pointless luna!
    stop wasting your energy, your not gonna change me. lol

  76. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Yeah, you are a sexist prick lans. You think that being told not to be sexist is trying to change you. Perhaps it is, but you are too stupid to understand that you should not be a sexist asshole, and that it’s as bad as being racist.

  77. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I’m not a matyr to your insecurties about your sex, if your insecure about being a female get a sex change!, shouting at me won’t help

    i think sandton hospital does plastic surgery, you can go there

  78. Geoffrey Tim

    October 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Can’t we all just hug and be friends?

  79. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    You a martyr? Oh, you don’t even know what the word is, you sexist prick. I have no insecurities about my gender, and no one deserves to be treated as you treated them. Sexist asshole.

  80. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I wouldn’t hug lans for all the money in the world.

  81. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Geoff im actually pretty calm,
    Luna has pretty much gone postal, im not could with crazy woman so why don’t you mediate

    Luna im sorry lets all be fwends
    Sexist,feminist same difference!!!!

    We’re all freaks in this great big blue circle called earth!
    xoxo
    Luna
    :silly:

  82. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    could=good

  83. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    We all may be freaks, but not all of us are sexist pricks as you are.

  84. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    i would rather hug a barrel full of contaminated yeast then hug you LUuuUNA!
    lol
    give it up lady, im not pissed off why should you be
    let bygones be bygones!

    i really dont understand why you so mad honestly

  85. Luna

    October 31, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Wow, so you don’t want to hug me either. Great, makes my life easier.

    You’re not pissed off because no one was a sexist prick to you. You really don’t understand? Just proves my point all along.

  86. lans

    October 31, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    ya well, you wanna be treated equally, well im treating like i would treat any Xbot,Xbot 2.0 so im not being sexist at all. If your a boy it would be just as easy to rip on you!

  87. Gavin Mannion

    October 31, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Okay this has gone to far now.

    lans, luna, I don’t care if you don’t get on and enjoy having a go at each other but this has gone to far now.

    lans you are warned to cut back on the sexist remarks they are unacceptable.

    luna you are warned to cut back on the aggressive swearing and insults.

    Don’t make me install some moderation software, I really do have better things to do but this is now enough and if it continues you will be banned.

    I’m closing the comments on this thread so you can both go to bed and sleep it off…

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