The Best Exercise Games for the Xbox Kinect

Review of Just Dance 2014 for Xbox One

Posted by steve on March - 16 - 2014
just dance - fitness on xbox one

Just Dance 2014 for Xbox One Does a good job of replicating everything that made Just Dance successful on the Wii, the Wii U, the Playstation 3, and the Xbox 360. Hopefully one day we’ll see a version that truly takes full advantage of all the Xbox One and Kinect 2.0 have to offer. But this isn’t it. Rating by steve: 4 stars Admittedly, it’s a bit tricky to write  [ Read More ]

Review of Fighter Within for Xbox One

Posted by steve on March - 9 - 2014
fighter within for fitness

Fighter Within If you’re expecting a true showcase of the Xbox One’s Kinect features, you’ll be in for a disappointment. In many ways this is a sloppy, lazy implementation of Kinect that has more similarities to 30-year old button mashing fighter games than it does to a new generation of virtual reality fighters. But go in with the right expectations, and you can still have some fun and get a  [ Read More ]

Review of Xbox Fitness for Xbox One

Posted by steve on November - 24 - 2013
xbox fitness home screen

Xbox Fitness Start with some of the most famous exercise videos and exercise video personalities in the world, add the incredibly precise tracking of Kinect 2.0, add things like scores, stars, achievements, challenges, social interaction to make the exercise videos feel almost like games, and use the storage capacity of the Xbox One to keep a history of video workouts. That’s a winning combination that in many ways represents a  [ Read More ]

Unboxing the Xbox One

Posted by steve on November - 24 - 2013
Xbox one unit

So, I was pretty happy that I’d taken my own advice a few months ago and pre-ordered the Xbox One from Best Buy. I went into the store yesterday around noon and saw barricades left over from midnight when people had been lined up in the cold. When I walked into the store, there was a huge line of people who had gotten tickets that allowed them to purchase their  [ Read More ]

Review of Zumba Fitness World Party for Xbox 360

Posted by steve on November - 19 - 2013
zumba fitness world party xbox review

Zumba Fitness World Party Zumba Fitness for the Xbox has come a long way since those dreadful days in 2011. Live video dancers instead of silhouettes, excellent motion controls, and excellent Kinect voice controls make this a must-have for anyone who wants to have an intense workout and fun at the same time. Rating by steve: 4 1/2 stars In many ways this post marks a momentous occasion. It’s the  [ Read More ]

Xbox One Exercise Games Available on Launch Date

Posted by steve on November - 17 - 2013
xbox one launch date is 11/22/13

Are you ready for the Xbox One? On Friday, November 22, it’ll be in stores. It’s no secret that Nintendo’s Wii U has stumbled out of the gate, and early indications are the Sony’s Playstation 4 launch left a lot to be desired. Microsoft is starting to look a little prescient in waiting to be third in line to relase their next-generation console. While I own both a PS3 and  [ Read More ]

Review of Just Dance 2014 for the Xbox 360

Posted by steve on October - 18 - 2013
review of just dance for xbox

Just Dance 2014 Still the most fun dance game on any platform, marred just a bit on the Xbox 360 by motion control accuracy that may err on the overly strict side, overly zealous attempts to get you to record and share videos, and lack of PlayFit support. Rating by steve: 4 stars A few years ago, we chronicled the battle of the Dance Games. In one corner was Dance  [ Read More ]

bing rewards for xbox points

As we prepare for the Xbox Fitness service to launch on Xbox LIVE Gold, one question you might have is–do I really need to shell out $50 for a year-long membership? There’s actually a way you can get Xbox LIVE Gold for free, and it doesn’t involve doing anything that breaks Microsoft’s policies–in fact, Microsoft encourages you to do it! There’s a catch though–you have to start using Bing as  [ Read More ]

Microsoft announces Xbox Fitness service (no relation)

Posted by steve on September - 27 - 2013
xbox fitness videos

Microsoft today announced a new service for the Xbox One to be called “Xbox Fitness”. I should first say that this is in no way affiliated with this site. The site you’re onĀ is a fan site put up by a tubby individual who loves working out on his Xbox 360 and has pre-ordered an Xbox One to work out with that as well. I’m excited to hear that Microsoft and  [ Read More ]

Review of Fruit Ninja Kinect

Posted by steve on September - 23 - 2013
fruit ninja kinect

Fruit Ninja Kinect Taking all that made the iPhone and Android versions a runaway hit, this port to the Xbox adds all the right things to take advantage of the Kinect. It’s a fun diversion that isn’t the most intense of cardio workouts, but makes up for it by sheer fun and addictiveness. Rating by steve: 4 1/2 stars Well, I’m about two years too late, but I finally got  [ Read More ]