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Fitness Games for the Xbox One

Posted by steve on September - 20 - 2013
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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 ]

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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
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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
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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 ]

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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 ]

Review of Just Dance 4 for Kinect

Posted by steve on February - 2 - 2013
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Just Dance 4 Solid Xbox Fitness Game Despite a few glitches, Just Dance 4 is an excellent dance game that focuses more on fun and frivolity vs. the more serious and technical Dance Central 3. Its fun and its motivational features are excellent for getting you to return over and over to get a great workout. Rating by steve: 4.5 stars I’ve previously written reviews of Just Dance 4 for  [ Read More ]

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Gangnam Style by Korean rapper PSY is a, by all accounts, a phenomenon. On YouTube, as of this writing the official music video has 1 billion, one hundred ninety three million, three hundred forty thousand, four hundred and ninety-four view. And counting. The video is approaching 7 million “likes”. The video is so popular that even YouTube designed a special icon just for this song. My friend Jack (who’s always  [ Read More ]

Review of Rapala for Kinect

Posted by steve on January - 14 - 2013
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Rapala for Kinect Weird fishing game that’s actually kind of fun once you get past the weirdness Rapala for Kinect is the latest in a series of fishing simulation games by Activision. The Kinect version adds full motion gestures for casting, hooking, and reeling in fish. Some parts are surprisingly realistic, while other parts are obviously there to make the game accessible to kids. And surprisingly, you can get a  [ Read More ]

Week #2 of the Dance Central Fitness Challenge

Posted by steve on January - 13 - 2013
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Week #2 of Dance Central’s Fitness Challenge is an interesting one. I guess in honor of it being 2013, they’ve named it “The Unlucky 13 Challenge”. Their instructions are to pick a song from the entire Dance Central library, including DC, DC2, DC3, and all downloadable content), and create a playlist that features the same song 13 times! This actually works great for fitness, as a song that’s about 3  [ Read More ]