The Best Exercise Games for the Xbox Kinect

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 ]

Fitness Games for the Xbox One

Posted by steve on September - 20 - 2013
xbox one launch date is 11/22/13

It looks like out of the newer generation of consoles, Xbox One has clearly emerged as the most likely to become the definitive console of choice for exergaming. Ironically, it’s the controversial decision of Microsoft to build the Kinect right into the console that will make this possible. Already, over the next year we’re going to see some games right away that look like they’ll take advance of the Xbox  [ Read More ]

kinect playfit welcome screen

A little over a year ago, Microsoft released a new App for the Xbox called Kinect PlayFit. This was supposed to be the next big thing in Xbox Fitness Gaming where no matter what fitness game you played, the calories you burned would be recorded in this App. It’s probably fair to say that the app hasn’t taken off as much as Microsoft (or I) was expecting it to. Personally,  [ Read More ]

Xbox One Pre-Orders are Live

Posted by steve on September - 6 - 2013
xbox one launch date is 11/22/13

I admit, I’ve been a little torn about whether or not to pre-order the Xbox One. Ironically, while Microsoft has made Kinect required for all users (which explains the astronomical price of $500), as we’ve mentioned in the past it looks like on launch day, only Just Dance 2014 and Zumba Fitness World Party will be supporting the Kinect, and for the foreseeable future I only see one motion game,  [ Read More ]

Okay, the Xbox One Kinect looks pretty darned cool

Posted by steve on June - 27 - 2013

As unfortunate as the PR job that Microsoft did at E3 was (by the way, they’ve since reversed course and have ), they did a great job by letting some folks in the media preview the new Xbox One Kinect (formerly known as the Kinect 2.0). Check out this video from Hit Me Back. Clearly, the good folks in Redmond have been listening and have built some great improvements into  [ Read More ]

Xbox One and what it means for fitness gaming

Posted by steve on May - 28 - 2013

It’s been a while since I posted on the blog. It wasn’t for lack of desire, but it seems that fitness games for the Xbox have just dried up. I’d played and reviewed pretty much every active game on the Kinect; the “top 10″ list you see on this site hasn’t really changed because those old games pretty much remain the best of the best out there for working out  [ Read More ]

best buy kinect sale

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on the blog, mainly because it’s been a while since there’s been a new Kinect active-motion game worth reviewing. You almost get the sense that game developers are sitting back and waiting to see what happens to the Xbox 720, which is rumored to be announced sometime in the next few weeks. As we wait for the news–and for the future  [ Read More ]