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Post by Dan @ 11:32am 19/10/10 | 9 Comments
Xbox community figurehead Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has updated his news blog, reminding us about the looming launch of the Xbox 360's Kinect "controller-free gaming" accessory, due to hit stores world-wide next month.

He's quick to point out that the 17-strong list of kinect compatible games due out in the first month is comparible to the number of titles that launched alongside the Xbox 360 itself, indicating that Microsoft and Xbox really are treating this as though it were the launch for their next console generation.

Here's the complete list: Kinect Adventures, Kinectimals, Game Party: In Motion, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 The Videogame, Your Shape™: Fitness Evolved, Dance Central, The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout, DanceMasters, EA SPORTS Active 2, Zumba Fitness®, Kinect Sports, MotionSports, DECA SPORTS FREEDOM, Kinect Joy Ride, ADRENALIN MISFITS and SONIC FREE RIDERS.

Unfortunately for the core-gaming crowd, as you can probably tell by just reading those names it's all well and truly casual and family focused and it won't be until much later on that we'll see some actual gamer-games materialise for the platform with the likes of the Japanese developed Codename D, Project Draco and Steel Battalion.

For more details on all the Kinect launch titles, check out this extensive press release. However be careful to note that these are all North American dates and prices and Australia are slightly behind on both accounts.

Xbox Kinect is due on Australian shelves on November 18th 2010 with an RRP of AUD$199 for the standalone kit, or RRP AUD$449 for the complete bundle that includes an Xbox 360 console with Kinect and the Kinect Adventures game.

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Latest Comments
Posted 11:47am 19/10/10
I feel compelled to say: hardcore gamers need not apply.
Posted 02:27pm 19/10/10
Preodered mine
$198 with Your Shape™: Fitness Evolved
It should be good once the better games arrive. Hard core gamers can cry about Kinect all they want, the gaming industry is boring as s*** at the moment and Kinect will make it more interesting.
Posted 02:44pm 19/10/10
the gaming industry is boring as s*** at the moment and Kinect will make it more interesting.

So it will be making it more interesting by copying what nintendo are doing, costing more, and being 3 years late to the party?

Explain how?

And I dont mean copying just based on the motion controls, it was obvious that they had to copy that eventualy, but by the games that are the the release titles. Most seem to be Wii-sports/wii fit clones.
Posted 04:22pm 19/10/10

Posted 04:42pm 19/10/10
Tell me when they have 1:1 motion tracking.
Posted 05:27pm 19/10/10
I think if 2 people were actually together in the same room, using 2 of those f*****g ghastly genesis things, the room would implode as if someone divided by zero.
Posted 05:53pm 19/10/10
Tell me when they have 1:1 motion tracking

Isn't that what Kinect is?
Posted 05:54pm 19/10/10
nope. from the vids ive seen kinect has a pretty noticeable delay.
Posted 08:55pm 19/10/10
I want to be able to play a FPS with my body ie ducking for cover and aiming the imaginary gun in my hand, if there is a game like that i'll buy kinect.
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