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Good: Tracks you quick, better than the old xbox camera, good if you like dance games
Bad: Expensive, you need a lot of space (e.g big bedroom or lounge), can sometimes glitch, voice control isn't that great
Comment: I have had one now for about 6 months and it is really good as I got it with my 250gb xbox and it simply plugged into the socket in the back of the xbox with the orange bar on it. Also, it said I had position it so far away from the screen (can't remember the distance exact but top of tv or bottom is relative enough) so I tried mine on the bottom but it wasn't as responsive for me as if I had it on the top so I found myself having to buy a kinect mount (more money) to put on top of my tv to support the kinect so that worked and it was better, but the trouble is the space as i mentioned on the bad points, I play in my bedroom and there simply isn't enough space, and my parents will not let me put it on the tv downstairs so I'm stuck and when playing on a dance game i'm stuck with getting almost's and good's because i can't get in the place to get the incredible moves due to lack of space. DAMN SMALL BEDROOM!
Good: Breaks your old Xbox which you were extreemely happy with before!!! :-(
Bad: Love's red ring of DEATH and brings it to your happy home
Comment: BEWARE - Do not be over ehusiastic about buying a Kinnect if youâ€™re an old Xbox 360 owner!!! I before the Xmas period went shopping for myself and purchased a Kinnect and 3games, really was looking forward to playing them when I got home. Unfortunately the Xbox I have is an original (arcade) been fun for a while but no more fun will be had with it anymore!!! The Red ring of DEATH has appeared - all down to Xbox selling an item that burns out your Xbox....WHAT IS THAT ABOUT? Please someone explain...OH I get it they want me to purchase another Xbox. Really un impressed MR Microsoft -
So be careful itâ€™s just another ploy for Bill and team to earn a few more Dollars - Cheers
Good: no controllers and voice control
Bad: it is not always accurate
Comment: The xbox 360 kinect is a really nice add-on for the xbox. I think it is great if you have a big living room but if not it won't work. The reflex and fitness games on it are really good. And the game included is extremely fun!!
Good: lots of fun, great for the family, great for all ages, small so it does not take up a lot of room
Bad: need a lot of space to play in for it to work as it should.
Comment: Great plug in for the xbox 360, lots of fun for all of the family of all ages, good tracking, all you have to do is wave at the kinect sensor and it will find you. Easy to navigate.
Good: quite accurate and fun
Bad: not accurate enough
Comment: Well I prefer the PS3 move (which I have). And it's more fun for games like tennis, ping pong, shoot em up where you have to hold something in your hand. I don't see the point of shooting without an actual gun in your hand.
Good: Super Fun, Revolutionary experience!
Bad: New Tech, still can be so much better.
Comment: I had the Kinect for about 2 weeks now. The whole family can enjoy it and i can get my some real good exercise. I haven't touched my hardcore games for 2 weeks now..lol. There's some technical issues like the small lag, but nothing that will breaks the experience. Developers have already made middleware to improve this for next Kinect games. The two players max currently is not an issue either, because i don't see how you can have 4 people playing at the same time with all those crazy motions unless you have a mini concert hall with a 55" LCD or bigger. Space is an issue, but if you can figure out your space issue, Kinect works wonderfully. It easily detects player walking on and off, regconize the player's face and all you have to do is raise your hand to tell Kinect you are the player. The only problem occurs when you have over-excited kids waving and jumping around in front of the TV when you're selecting the menu!
Kinect is a blast. Everyone should get one, if you have the space for it.
Good: Only had it a couple of days and its great!
Bad: nothing at all!
Comment: What great fun and very addictive! Family love it and have orderd more games for it! EVERYONE HAS to buy and surport this.
WELL DONE MICROSOFT!
Good: Excellent physical activity, very responsive
Comment: After buying this, we as a whole family fall in love with it. I have just sold out my treadmill and shedding calories while playing with kinect. I have used Wii, but its much much more excellent and responsive device.
Good: Price, usability, ease of setup, fun factor
Bad: Nothing..., give it time.
Comment: Received it yesterday, it was easy to setup, works really well. Great for all the family. Like any new product it will mature over time, I could never see the point of holding a controller in your hand and waving it about. If I were Nintendo I think the words rhyme with 'Clucking Bell'.. A great way to play games.
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