Sunday, June 13, 2010

Confirmed - Natal is now Xbox Kinect.


E3 has yet to even officially begin, and we're hammered with some big time news courtesy of USA Today. There's no word on a price yet, but a name has been solidified, Xbox Kinect. We're connecting as gamers and as families now it seems. Here's a tentative list of titles set to come to Nata-- I mean, Xbox Kinect.
Among games in the works:

•Kinectimals lets you train and play with 20 different virtual cats, including a lion, cheetah and tiger.

•Joyride, a racing game, lets players use their hands to hold an imaginary steering wheel — pull your hands toward you and push back out for an acceleration boost — and their bodies to execute jumps and tricks.

•Kinect Sports has six activities including boxing, bowling, beach volleyball, track and field, soccer and table tennis. To serve a volleyball, you mimic the real motion; in soccer, you can kick the ball or do a header.

•Kinect Adventures includes a river-raft time trial and obstacle course, playable by up to four players. On the raft, playing as a duo, you and a partner must lean one way or another to steer. Jumping helps the raft reach special areas for extra points.

•Dance Central, in development by MTV Games, brings a So You Think You Can Dance experience home.

•Star Wars characters and iconic Disney favorites will be featured in separate new games being developed at Microsoft in conjunction with LucasArts and Disney.
Here's looking for more laughs coming from Microsoft at this year's E3. Stay tuned for further updates from MS and the ensuing gun games to follow for their userbase later this week.

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