I raved about the Kinect for Xbox 360 when I played it at the X’10 Canada: Xbox 360 Holiday Preview Event. Now the public can experience the Kinect at the new Kinect for Xbox 360 Experience Centre on Yonge Street. I was invited to the private launch party where I got to drink beers and play Kinect for 4 hours. IT WAS AMAZING! I really can’t think of a better way to spend an evening. I predict lots of drinking and Dance Central parties once I get my hands on the Kinect for my place.
I brought my friend Mark Rabo ( who runs Gamercamp with Jaime Woo) along. I think we played pretty much every game available to us. We were sweating like crazy as the Kinect isn’t a passive gaming experience. You are moving around and if you are crazy like me you’re flaying around too. Thank god for the beer.
I love the Volleyball game. It brought back memories of big air and spikes on the high school volleyball team. Le Sigh. I love that sport.Â I also played a lot of Dance Central and got my Poison dance routine on. 🙂 Kinect also takes photos of you during the game as you are wildly moving around. They can post them to social networks like facebook, etc if you choose. At X’10 I thought that feature was kinda silly but I changed my mind after this session of Kinect. I had some great David Lee Roth high kicks going on it photos. I would totally put that stuff up on facebook or twitter. It’s so silly and fun.
Kinect for Xbox 360 will hit stores November 4, 2010 in North America.
The Kinect for Xbox 360 Experience Centre is open till December 1, 2010.