Sunday, January 2, 2011

X-BOX 360 KINECT Review


OK~ Christmas arrived a little early this year when a wonderful package was outside our door from TheOnlineMom. I was fortunate enough to be the winner of an X-Box 360 KINECT at one of her weekly twitter parties. Her website is very informative, as well as her weekly twitter parties are...what can I say?  One of the best around! Always lively conversation and great information when it comes to all of these gadgets that all of us are playing with!

Our family is really enjoying the X-BOX 360 KINECT.  There is one game that does come with the KINECT system, and it's called Adventures. The images are real and you really do feel as though you are floating/flying down a river, sealing leaks in an aquarium, and dodging poles from almost any angle possible.  There are no controllers, your body is the controller! A great invention......A simple way to get the family off of the couch and get the kids moving! Just a couple hours ago I observed my 4 1/2 year old nephew and my 15 year old son sitting on the couch, playing wii golf! With the XBox 360 KINECT, there is no sitting down. If you sit down, it's pretty simple, you're done!

We have purchased the Motion Sports game.This game includes Horseback Riding, Hang Gliding, Soccer, Football, Skiing, and Boxing.The game is fun, but it is very sensitive as to light and recognizing the people that are playing. Be sure to be in a very well lit area and have a little bit of patience. In between each game, you must re register who you are - return player or guest.

I am happy to report that we have not taken out any plants ( none in this house), broken any lamps, or injured anyone!  The XBOX 360 KINECT is awesome!  What I find so cool~ From 4 1/2 years old through adults....everyone is enjoying it.  How cool is it that a 15 year old and a 4 1/2 year old can play the same video game together and both have fun?!

I know many people are wondering if this new technology in the video gaming world is really that cool. Well, this Mom is happy to report that this is really a family friendly video gaming system that the whole family will enjoy.  Personally, this Mom is burned out from all of the shooting video games that her boys all play. It's refreshing to have some happy music in the background, family up moving around, and a little fun competition! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

*I did win an XBOX 360 KINECT from a Twitter Party.  I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.  The opinions expressed here are mine, and nobody else's.

1 comment:

  1. i can't wait til i get mine...i think it's gonna be awesome & the online mom is awesome. hubs gave me a $50 gc for best buy so i'm prob gonna get a game at some point. hehe looks like everyone had fun with it from the pics. i will have to do a post, too, when i get mine.

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