I have something I’d like to confess. This isn’t something I’m proud of, nor is it something that I feel comfortable broadcasting, but… I am now the owner of a Kinect.

But why, you ask. Why a Kinect, Jessica? You don’t have any young children under your care, and you have never really taken an interest in jumping around in your living room like a weirdo while having secret pictures taken by the Kinect that Microsoft probably hoards so they can laugh at people. So why did you buy one?

Well, firstly, I got it for cheap. It was a ‘preowned’ one that was on sale. So there’s that. And secondly, as much as no one likes to admit, those games are fun. There’s a reason that people crack up laughing while playing Kinect, and it’s cos you’ve basically let go of all your dignity and are open to pretty much anything happening.

Kinect games don’t require concentration, they don’t need you to make split-second decisions. You’re pretty much just jumping and waving your arms around like a douche. But a douche having fun.

There’s an innocence with the Kinect, you basically regress to a state before you smacked hoes and shot invading forces. It’s like the Wii, but even more so. With the Wii you can regress, but you can do so sitting down and you can also pretend like you’re too much of a cool dude for this stuff. With Kinect you have to be up in front of it and if you don’t put all your effort into it you’re just going to look sillier.

So, why did I buy a Kinect? Cos it’s freaking fun and gaming shouldn’t be taken completely seriously. That’s the point, games are meant to be for fun. So put that controller down, stand up, and wave your limbs around in a seemingly random fashion!

Check out the video below of some guys taking boxing a little too seriously thanks to Kinect. Because that is also what it provides, funny Youtube videos.

Do you guys have a Kinect? Or have you sworn blood oaths to never go near one? Either way, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve sworn a blood oath against Kinect haha. No to be completely honest, these sorts of games just aren’t for me. But that’s not to say that Kinect games aren’t fun. They just aren’t fun for me.

  • Anonymous

    I find the Kinect quite fun for the most part, though I am afraid that there will be too much shovelware in the coming months. There already is plenty on the market and most of them don’t take advantage of what the Kinect has to offer.

  • Anonymous

    Kinect has great potential, its just a pitty there is only a handful of good titles for it

  • charles

    They go alright mate, can’t wait til they bring out the fingerbashin’ game

  • Anonymous

    I thought I would hate Kinect too, but I have enjoyed it a ton! Other than being super tired afterwards anyway.

  • Mick Irving

    It’s the same thing as the 3DS for me. It looks cool, but there just aren’t enough games on it (yet) that have caught my attention.

    That said, I now have a 3DS, and am pretty damn excited by Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus Uprising, Luigi’s Mansion 2, and the prospect of all Nintendo’s other first party franchises making their appearance. With the 3DS, I always planned to get one, it was just a matter of time before the good games came out.

    With Kinect though, it seems less likely I’ll jump on board. Mostly because the 360 is nearing the end of its lifecycle, and I’d assume that Microsoft are probably already starting to focus on their next console, meaning less games that make the purchase worth it.

    Although The Gunstringer, Child of Eden and Leedmees has me somewhat interested. If Kinect comes down in price a little, I might consider it.

  • Michael Irving

    t’s the same thing as the 3DS for me. It looks cool, but there just
    aren’t enough games on it (yet) that have caught my attention.

    That
    said, I now have a 3DS, and am pretty damn excited by Super Mario 3D
    Land, Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus Uprising, Luigi’s Mansion 2, and the
    prospect of all Nintendo’s other first party franchises making their
    appearance. With the 3DS, I always planned to get one, it was just a
    matter of time before the good games came out.

    With Kinect
    though, it seems less likely I’ll jump on board. Mostly because the 360
    is nearing the end of its lifecycle, and I’d assume that Microsoft are
    probably already starting to focus on their next console, meaning less
    games that make the purchase worth it.

    Although The Gunstringer,
    Child of Eden and Leedmees has me somewhat interested. If Kinect comes
    down in price a little, I might consider it.

  • I… actually like my Playstation Move.

    Sorry to divert from the Kinect, but it is motion gaming, so…

    Sure, there are some Move games which I see as nothing more than shovelware, but the fact that it also supports first party games such as Resistance 3 (which is amazing with the Move, by the way) is a bonus.

    So, I hope the same thing happens with Kinect. It has so much potential, being a motion camera. I actually know someone with Kinect and he is a hardcore gamer. First time he tried it, he had a lot of fun because he just flail around and have fun. 

    Must…try…Kinect…

  • Privottc

    Kinect is fun for the whole family, giving a break from the normal style of current video games.There is bigger and better things to come.I enjoy hearing the laughter while the family plays Kinect games,sure theres some buggs but the same can be said for non Kinect games on all platforms.Get up and have fun with Kinect or whatever you choose.

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