80
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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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 and voice commands. As the (estimated to be $500 million) ad campaign says, "you are the controller" -- for better and for worse. Read on for our full review!

Pros
  • Powerful technologyVoice commands really workYoga, dance games show real potential
Cons
  • Requires lots of room spaceLaunch lineup could be betterHand gesture UI can be very slow
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Other
Connection
Wired

General

Type
Other

Controls

Motion controls
yes (Camera / optical)

Force feedback

Rumble support
None

Connection

Connection
Wired (Proprietary)

Compatibility

Compatibility
Game consoles (Microsoft)