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You’re in the Game: Xbox Kinect. Plus “Call of Duty: Black Ops”
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Gaming

2010-11-17 11:31:22

'Kinect Adventures'

Microsoft’s Kinect sensor (released November 4 for the Xbox 360 system) is a different beast from the Wii and PlayStation Move. Employing a camera to create controller-free gaming, the Kinect sensor puts you into the game like none of its competitors. There are a few kinks in the system, but the overall product goes a long way toward making me a believer.

While Wii simply picks up the controller’s movements, your entire body and play space are utilized for Kinect games. For example, if a ball is flying at your left side, stepping to the right will dodge it, or if a hurdle is in your running path, you can physically jump over it. And unlike the Wii-too approach of PlayStation Move, Kinect is a genuine step forward for motion-controlled gaming.

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Wii-treads: Sony’s and Microsoft’s New Motion Controls Aren’t the Future of Gaming
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Gaming

2010-08-25 14:43:27

Sony's PlayStation Move

Appealing to both hardcore gamers (with the franchises they love) and casual gamers (with ease of use), Nintendo's Wii has been a powerhouse in the video-game market. This success has led Nintendo's main competitors, Microsoft with Xbox 360 and Sony with PlayStation 3, to develop their own motion-control schemes -- which will be hitting the market in the next few months.

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