Xbox 360 Kinect Guide

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Kinect for Xbox 360 is a controller free gaming experience which allows users to play games without the need of controllers, think of it like the Nintendo Wii without the controllers. Scroll further down the page for a video demonstration of what can be done.







Kinect release date
Microsoft confirmed that Kinect (formally known as Project Natal) will be released on November 4th 2010 in America with the release coming to the UK 6 days later on November 10th 2010.

Microsoft have high hopes for Kinect both in the UK and worldwide, the device is expected to totally change the way gamers use the Xbox 360 by opening up a new area of gaming which they hope will also encourage a new type of gamer onto the Xbox system. Set to rival the existing Nintendo Wii with it’s Motion Plus controllers and the newly released Playstation Move, Kinect has gone one step further by removing the need for controllers altogether.

The release date for Kinect meant it become one of the must have gadgets at Christmas and pre-ordering in advance of the release date was wise due to initial stock shortages.

How much is Kinect for Xbox 360?

Prices of Kinect will depend on if you already have an Xbox 360 or not.

If you do aleady have an xbox 360 console then Kinect can be purchased as an add-on and can simply be plugged into an existing USB port, priced at £129.99 (rrp) it comes bundled with Kinect Advertures, a package of around 20 games aimed at demonstrating the full features of Kinect.

The other option is for those without an Xbox 360 or those wishing to upgrade to the newly released slim version of the console. Microsoft will be selling the new Xbox 360 slim complete with Kinect as a bundle for £249.99 (rrp). Below are the bext prices for each option, updated daily from all the main UK online retailers.

Will Kinect work with existing Xbox 360 consoles?

A common question asked by those with older Xbox 360 consoles is “Will Kinect work with my Xbox 360?”

The answer to this question is yes, both the new and old version of the Xbox 360 link with Kinect via the USB ports on the console, the only difference is that with the newer slim models the USB ports having a different power output which removes the need to power Kinect separately, existing consoles purchased prior to the slimline version will need to power Kinect through a power supply (included) in order for it to work.

Kinect games list:
Kinect Adventureskinect-bowling
Kinect Sports
Kinect Joy Ride
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved
Kinectimals
EA Sports Active 2
Dance Central
Forza 4
DECA Sports Freedom
Dance Masters
Adrenalin Misfits
Zumba Fitness
Sonic Free Riders
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
Motion Sports
Game Party: In Motion

The full list of games can be found here.

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    9 thoughts on “Xbox 360 Kinect Guide

    1. dose the power pack for the older consoles deffinly co with all of them because on there website it dosent say anything about it

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    2. Answer here:

      http://www.pcworld.com/article/204402/microsoft_xbox_360_s_the_best_box_weve_ever_built.html

      Quote:
      It was just part of redesigning the board. There’s a lot of stuff that in retrospect I wish we would’ve done with the original Xbox 360. Now it’s like, there’s a lot of Rock Band accessories and stuff, so let’s do it, because we’ve got the power on the board.

      But the reason there’s a special Kinect port…actually Kinect does use USB, but the USB ports on the back of the Xbox 360 S don’t have enough power to run the Kinect camera. So the Kinect port on the back of the Xbox 360 S is actually just a high-powered USB port. We changed the connector so you don’t accidentally plug something else in there. Likewise, we don’t want you plugging Kinect into a regular USB port because it won’t work.

      On the older model Xbox 360, you’ll plug Kinect in through one of the USB ports, but then it’ll require a cell-phone sized wall plugin power adapter. So Kinect still works with all versions of the consoles, we just eliminated the need for a power supply with the new Xbox 360 S

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