I used to have the Wii EA Active Sports and thought it was absolutely brilliant, that was until my Xbox addict better half decided to buy the kinect for his Xbox. I know there was a method in his madness because there was no way he was ever going to use it as he is a Gears of War and Driving fanatic concerning Xbox. However he called me up to give it a try.
Next thing i know he has bought me an Xbox 360 and with the Kinect connected it to the TV downstairs for me. Told me to trade in my Wii and games for which i got Zumba and EA Active 2 Sports. I have never looked back, the Wii was a brilliant introduction in the world of gaming for fitness but i have to say that the Kinect exceeded all expectations and not having to hold/use any controller was the best feature. You can not cheat using Kinect because as soon as you stop it tracks your movement or lack of it. This was a brilliant plus for me and i have never looked back, what a way to play games and keep active.
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I have to second ARMBABE3094 about the 80's songs (and all of the other decades) for Dance Central suggestions. I just got the game and system two days ago so I haven't tried everything, but the songs and dances seem very "clubby." I'd love to see some more variety in the choreography and songs.
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I totally agree. The thing that makes me giddy about the motion-tracking games is that they automatically pause when you step away from the game. It really allows you to answer the door, take a call, or chase down a rogue dog/ child without feeling like you are being totally interrupted.
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Couple things! First, I feel like an idiot now, choosing a self-serving nickname to reflect my dot com address. I do plan on being a valuable member here. ;-)
Second, I think the Kinect is going to continue to be a rising factor in our living rooms. As someone else mentioned, a TON of Xbox and Kinect units were sold over Black Friday. Still a month until Christmas.
And the "motion-tracking gaming" wars or whatever we want to call all this is just now starting to heat up. Nintendo is there, and now Sony's Move is building steam.
These devices just make SENSE in a "futuristic" living room. The Kinect can hear us when we want a show paused, when we want a movie started, a disc ejected. It can track our movements when we're interacting with it in various ways. Really, I see some type of motion-tracking device remaining a home entertainment fixture as we move into the future, and the big brands have anted up with the brand names they're going to stand behind. So Kinect, and Move, and...shoot, I can't recall what Nintendo's is called right now. ;-)
Anyway, these names are going to be around for a while, slugging it out, and competition will be bringing out some pretty amazing innovations. I'm excited!
Glad to be a part of the group here! Was referred by a great reviews and interviews site on Kinect games, someone I kept coming across in all the Kinect games I was putting up on my own website. ;-)
Over Black Friday, Microsoft sold nearly 1 million new Xbox consoles. About 75% of those with the Kinect! We should see lots of new people coming, so PLEASE help me in welcoming them to the group. Take a moment and go to their page and say something like, "Hello and welcome to the Kinect to Fitness and Health group!"
The other good news is we are getting the attention of several people involved with the Kinect games. We have several contests with prizes taking places with more on the way. Also, the Dance Central team wants YOUR questions. If you have ANYTHING you want to ask about Dance Central, post it here or send them my way.
I also will be reviewing a bunch more Kinect games. Due to the holiday season, many of them came at once. Not only did I need the time to review them, but the physical ability to review Kinect games. LOL The good news is, I've played through them and should have the reviews up very soon. Stay tuned!
Let's not forget about our walk across the country! I owe you several write-ups about the cities we have virtually walked through. They are coming, but for now keep posting your miles, kilometers, and steps. We're making great progress.
Finally, we are about to take things to the next level of group interaction and motivation. Thanks to the social features of the Xbox, we are building up our buddy list. I've introduced our new husband and wife team and we soon will have mini-contests between teams. Not for prizes, but bragging rights--which might be more coveted.
If there is ANYTHING that we can do to make this team better or more inspiring, please let us know. We are hear for each other and together we can do this!
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