The Best Exercise Games for the Xbox Kinect

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Now since I’ve been writing about exergaming, I’ve been pleading with developers to make us a game that’s as fun as is it effective for fitness. Ubisoft just announced a game called Shape Up for Xbox One, slated to be released on November 11, 2014. If the game is as fun and creative as it looks like in this trailer, Ubisoft might have another Just Dance-like winner on its hands.  [ 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 ]

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 ]

Using an iPad with the Xbox with Free Xbox Companion App

Posted by steve on July - 21 - 2012
controlling xbox with ipad

Do you own an iPad? Here’s some cool news. A few months ago Microsoft released the XBOX Live app for iPhone and Android devices. Recently, they’ve updated the app for the iPad. The app is available on the iTunes store. To use it, download and install the app on your iPad. You’ll also need to go into your Xbox to Settings > System > Console Settings > Xbox Companion and  [ Read More ]

Review of Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure

Posted by steve on May - 26 - 2012

Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure The best Kinect fitness game so far for younger ones Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is one of the best games so far for younger players from age 5 to 10, and one that can be thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family. Rating by steve: 4.0 stars As I mentioned in my review of Kinect Star Wars, movie tie-in games have never been  [ Read More ]

Xbox Deals for Christmas 2011 from Best Buy

Posted by steve on December - 17 - 2011
best buy kinect sale

Usually, Amazon is the one that shamelessly copies other companies’ promotions. But this week, the tables are turned. Best Buy has a couple great deals on Xbox systems and games; nice thing about it is that you can pick up your items at your local store which guarantees you’ll have it (while I normally swear by Amazon, during this week and next sometimes any shipment through the US Mail can  [ Read More ]