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Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360
alaAverage 4.2

304 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design, but the reliability and value for money get less positive opinions.

usability, design, size

value for money, reliability

On average, users rate this product 88/100.

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Kinect - Fascinating but not Feasible

 

I may be skeptical when it comes to motion controlled gaming but there's a good reason for that. Actually there are two good reasons for that – 1) Lack of precision and 2) Crappy Software. These two concerns of mine may iron themselves out eventually...

While I’m obviously very disappointed with the launch lineup, there’s no doubt that Kinect is an interesting piece of technology that should evolve just fine with time. Many of you may get a kick out of controller free gaming for a few days, but it’s...

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Microsoft Kinect: The AnandTech Review

 

For better or worse, new user interfaces are all the rage right now in the console gaming scene. Nintendo was first to the block in 2006 with 3D motion-controlled user interfaces, leveraging a unique combination of IR sensors and 6-axis MEMS...

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Microsoft Kinect

 

When I first saw the Kinect in action, back when it was still known as Project Natal, I thought it looked like a gimmick and little else. It seemed to have potential, but potential doesn't sell units, and the possibilities of what may come weren't...

Just plain fun ; Limitless potential, could move beyond gaming ; New, innovative technology will only get better

150 price on top of Xbox 360 console ; Half-second of inherent lag ; Fairly basic games ; Only handles two players at a time

Microsoft’s Kinect add-on for Xbox 360 eliminates the need for controllers – and edges in on Nintendo’s Wii – with full-body gesture control.

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Kinect for Xbox 360 review

 

And just like that, all three of the major game consoles now have some semblance of motion controls. Unlike the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Move, however, Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 opts to get rid of buttons altogether, relying on body gestures...

Powerful technology ; Voice commands really work ; Yoga, dance games show real potential

Requires lots of room space ; Launch lineup could be better ; Hand gesture UI can be very slow

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Microsoft Kinect Review - PCWorld

 

Reasonably priced

Accuracy problems

Intrepid but flawed, Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensor for Xbox 360 offers true controller-free gaming at a reasonable price, but suffers from serious accuracy and tracking issues.

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Kinect Review

 

The future of gaming or just another gimmick?

After being able to experience Kinect and some of its available games, the Kinect is no longer the joke we thought it was. It has lived up to some of the hype and promises made by Microsoft when they first announced it back in 2009. The control-free...

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Microsoft Kinect

 

With Kinect Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo now all offer gaming without the use of a traditional joystick or gamepad

Kinect is a fantastic accessory that will extend the Xbox 360's user base to new audiences. That said, for the moment there's no killer game that will make the Xbox 360's current fan base run down to stores with their wallets. This is compounded by the...

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Microsoft Kinect - Fun for just One or Everyone?

 

I've never jumped, hopped and skipped so much in my life. I saw the pearly gates...

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Kinect Review

 

Thereâ�€�™s no denying that Kinect is a fascinating piece of technology that has the potential to help continue the evolution of gaming into new and exciting frontiers. Unfortunately, you cannot write a review based purely on potential, as reviewer...

An engineering marvel; has the potential to add genuinely new genres to gaming; when it works, it astonishes

Requires too much room to maneuver; doesn't work well with simultaneous players; lag time is exceedingly disconcerting; expensive; often fails to match movements one-to-one; generally feels "unfinished

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Kinect Review

 

When Sony and Microsoft both said they wanted their latest console platforms to last in homes for a full decade, the enthusiast gamers out there (including me) scoffed at the idea. There was just no way that these platforms were going to last that...

One of the weirdest things about this game is that Microsoft spent the cash to license a ton of high-profile music to play in between points and plays, but it only plays a few seconds at a time. So while you'll hear songs like Queen's "We Are the...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Force / Vibrate Feedback:No / Not Applicable
Multidirectional Button:Not Applicable
Signal Connection:Wired
Technology:Digital / Not Applicable

Connectivity

USB:No / Yes

General Features

Platform:Console
Supported Console:Microsoft Xbox 360
Type:Adaptor / Visual Interaction Device
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