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Jan 17, 2011

KINECT

It was about 22 years ago when I was first introduced to the world of video games. Pacman and Super Mario were the most popular games back then. I remember not wanting to go home because I wanted to finish off King Koopa and save Princess Toadstool.

Video games have gone a long way from back then.

Last Saturday, I came home giddy like a child. I’ve brought home my shiny new Xbox 360 complete with their newest peripheral the Kinect.

Kinect is the newest gaming technology that uses motion capture to play their games. There’s no need to have a motion sensored remote or Move controller, you just move your body and your avatars will move like you too.

The first time I got in front of the Kinect, I immediately felt like I was in the movie Minority Report. You know the part where they were using the computers moving pages by waving their hands. It felt exactly like it.

Immediately l fell in love.

The system was responsive, that’s all I’ve got to say. Whatever I was doing in front of the camera, my character was doing it too. This is a great thing to have if you have parties because it’s a lot of fun to play with. When my mom and dad saw that I bought my third xbox, they were disappointed at me. I’m not saving money, they told me. But when they saw me play Dance Central, two minutes in, they were behind me following the dance steps on tv.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to lose weight now. Before when you play video games, you only sit on your couch or bed and just let your fingers do the playing, but now, it’s interactive. You have to kick if you need to kick a ball, punch if you’re playing boxing, jump if you want to jump and dance if you’re playing Dance Central. There’s even a game that helps you work out and break a sweat. I’m going to buy that one on February.

I currently have three games for my Kinect. Kinect Adventures, a party game that came with the unit I bought. This is a series of mini games that have you dodging balls, river rafting, racing and over 15 other short games. I haven’t had a lot of time playing this game yet.

Kinect Sports is obviously a sports title. Here you can play Soccer, Boxing, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Track and Field. This is a fun party game. You can team up or go against your friends playing short games. I personally liked track and field. I got tired easily playing this game.

But the best title I have in my library is Dance Central. Obviously, this is a dancing game. You don’t need to step on a floor mat with arrows anymore. You do exactly what your dance trainer is doing. There are 31 songs you can dance to, and they vary from classic disco tunes to the some of the current pop tunes.

This game is what we’ve been playing since I got the xbox. My niece was the one who got me all of the available songs because she dances very well. I have memorized I think a couple of songs and do good on some of the titles. This is my workout title. A couple of songs in, and I’m already sweating like a pig. I don’t really care if I look like an idiot flailing my arms around and doing the chooga chooga to the tune of C’mon Ride the Train. This is a lot of fun!

My early favourites are Lady Gaga’s Poker Face (because this is the easiest), Jay Sean’s Down, C’mon Ride the Train (I love doing the propeller), and Pitbull’s I Know You Want Me (this is my dad’s favourite too, I think).

Now, I’m not worried bringing people home because we finally have something awesome to do.

KINECT PARTY NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

FUN FACTOR: 10 out of 10 stars.

32 comments:

The Gasoline Dude said...

Palaro ako niyan pag-uwi ko sa April! :)

Sean said...

OMG! ito ba yon? i saw one guy dancing to poker face sa isang mall and then the character on the screen was mimicking his moves. didn't get to ask kasi dami tao. inggeeeet!

Kyle said...

i've also watched something on the net na yung mga susunod na mga technology ganyan ay parang magiging mocap na. so every thing you do and move ay pwede ng magawa sa games.

sabagay sir possible na yun kasi matagal na yung mocap technology sa films at pre-rendered movies ng games. :)

KikomaxXx said...

ay pobre ang batman... hahaha... di rin naman ako naiinggit sa mga ganito.. waheheh.. pero gusto akong nakaexperience paano laruin to.. wahehehe

Yffar'sWorld said...

masama ang mainggit - pero naiinggit talaga ako sayo! XD parang gustong kong sumama sa kinect party na yan, haha. XD

Skron said...

Unless they make Skyrim or any other sandbox games compatible with it, I'll still treat Kinect as a gimmick to draw in casual gamers.

goyo said...

Mukhang epektib nga tong pampapayat. Hehe. Enjoy pa.

Chyng said...

super like! and super bongga! ikaw na!

Lakwatsero Ako said...

yay! ako din di nakatiis sa kakatry out dun sa mall, kaya bumili na din ako :)

sakit ng braso ko sa boxing at table tennis!

Axl Powerhouse Production Inc, said...

yun oh.. gusto ko ng ganyan,... patry ako hehe :D

empi said...

wow... nakikita ko yan sa mall. :) ayos, sayaw sayaw

Rah said...

Congrats, mukhang enjoy na enjoy ka sa bago mong laruan :)

ang maganda diyan, Hindi lang siya game, exercise din siya.

Magandang investment yan :)

red the mod said...

Kinect Party na ito!!!! I just tried Wii this weekend. Mukhang mas bongga ang Kinect. Pa-experience naman.

xall percé said...

Thought to be impossible things before are being realized today. I will not be surprised if a game that utilizes the mind, will be invented. Yung ala Matrix na.

Jayvie said...

ayun matutuloy na din ang kinect partey!!!!!!!!!! wooooot! hahaha :D

-=K=- said...

Palarooooooooo!!!!!!!! :)

Ako si Yow said...

Nakakainggit. Parang ang sarap laruin lalo na nung Dance Central. Haha. Ang hilig ko pa naman maglilikot. Magkano yan? Nagtanong ng presyo? Haha. Palarooo! Ako na inggitero.

gillboard said...

yow: bili ko dito yow 17k. 4Gig memory, may kinect sensor, 1 controller tsaka isang game. binili ko sa data blitz sa glorietta. :)

k: suuuuuuuuuuure!!! :D

jayvie: yup yup... sa birthday ko!!! excited nako.. pero kung gusto niyo, lam niyo naman kung saan ako nakatira. kahit kelan game. para may kalaro ako. :D

gillboard said...

xall: naku, magkano naman kaya yun kung sakali. gusto ko yung ganun, ala tron. hehehe

red: sure. sige minsan mag-invite ako. di lang muna ngayon la na budget. hehehe

rah: totoo. meron pang game na puros exercise. pero saka ko na bibilhin. sabi ko nga, goal ko this year pumayat... eto ang first step.

gillboard said...

empi: sayaw sayaw lang.

axl: sure. hehehe

lakwatsero: nag kinect sports ka no? ano pa game mo? ako gusto ko dun track and field... kakatuwa. :)

gillboard said...

chyng: di naman masyado. ayos lang. pero ako na talaga!!! hahaha

goyo: onga. sana lang hindi ako magsawa. hahaha

skron: casual gamer lang naman ako. di ako hardcore. hehehe. can't wait for kinect star wars though. :D

gillboard said...

yffar: sige, pag nagkabudget ako. syempre nakakahiya magpaparty ng walang handa. lolz

kiko: madali lang siya. gagalaw ka lang. yun lang. hehehe

kyle: ano naman kaya ang mga susunod na pautot pagdating sa gaming? hmmmmm

gillboard said...

sean: yung dance central mirror game siya, so ikaw mimic sa screen. pero mahuhuli kung nagkamali ka. pero ang saya ng game na 'to. enjoy sobra. :D

gasul: sige sige. pagbalik mo, papaparty ako. :D

kikilabotz said...

nakakainngit . hnd ko alam yang kinect. haha lotech eh noh? magkano kaya yang ganyan sir? hehe

mangpoldo said...

mukhang magugustuhan ko yang kinect na yan. sana... kaso natatakot ako sa rayuma ko. haha

nahilig din ako sa video games, pero hindi kasing high tech tulad nito. wala pa yong ganito nung mga panahon ko.

Photo Cache said...

sa lahat ng video games yan gusto kong bilhin. sana dis yr may budget na.

CJ said...

Ang sarap sayawin nung Dip It Low. Palaro!

dong ho said...

ayos din talaga bisyo mo. kakamiss nga tong mga ganito. ako kasi pagdating sa bahay pag walang byahe... tulog talaga ginagawa ko. hehehe...

palaro naman kami niyan.

Raft3r said...

hindi ako naka-relate
ang tanda ko na talaga
hehe

gillboard said...

denoy: hahaha okay lang yan denoy, pogi ka naman eh. hehehe

dongho: sure dong. punta ka samin minsan. lapit ka lang naman ata. :D

cj: di ko pa nasasayaw yun. ang lagi ko sinasayaw down, poker face tsaka satisfaction. hehehe

gillboard said...

photocache: ikaw pa. nakakatravel ka nga kung saan saan. hehehe kaya yan. :)

poldo: try mo. nanay at tatay ko nag-eenjoy, naglalaro na sila kahit wala ako. hayst

kikilabotz: bili ko po ay 17k sa glorietta. hehehe. 16k + actually kasi cash. :D

-ssf- said...

syeeeeeet!!! punta na ko now na!!! hehe