You're already stressed out about your wedding day details, but worrying about how you'll look in your wedding gown shouldn't be one of them. The good news is there are plenty of ways to burn some calories without spending half an afternoon in the gym. Fire up your favorite gaming console and pop in one of these titles that will have you working up a sweat in no time.
So you stuffed your face on Thanksgiving, but now you're feeling a little down about your bod. Don't worry — there are plenty of ways to burn of a few calories without stepping foot in the gym. Fire up your favorite gaming console and pop in one of these titles that will have you working up a sweat in no time.
It's safe to say that the Kinect is the must-have gift this holiday, but it looks like there might be some disappointed faces come Christmas. Don Mattrick, the president of Microsoft's Xbox business unit, told audience members at the Web 2.0 Summit that if they want a Kinect in time for Christmas, they need to buy one within the week. Don speculates that at the rate Kinects are currently flying off shelves, there won't be any left by the time Christmas rolls around.
Microsoft moved one million Kinects in under two weeks and is projecting to sell five million by year's end. A quick look around the web shows that it's currently sold out online at GameStop, Amazon, Target, and BestBuy. Is this the equivalent of the Cabbage Patch Kid craze of the '80s or more recently, the great Wii shortage of 2007?
So tell me — were you wooed by the siren song of the Kinect this past week, or are you holding out for the holidays?
Welcome to part two of my Kinect review, where we take a gander at some of the available games for the Kinect system. I was able to test out a half dozen during my time with the Kinect, so let's dive right in as I take you through what each game is about and rate them to help you decide if they're worth your dough.
Coming stocked with every Kinect bundle, you're going to kick off your Kinect experience on the right foot. Fun challenges have you moving your feet (and body!) side to side to avoid obstacles, rafting down a river, jumping up and down, and all in all, having a fantastic time doing it. This game is a blast — no wonder everyone is getting a copy!
Hear about the rest of the games after the break.
The Xbox 360 has always kinda been known as "the gamers' console". There are plenty of games for hardcore gamers to choose from, and access to Xbox Live to play online with your friends makes it social, but really, the Kinect allows the Xbox to be the best of both worlds, fluffy and edgy, at the same time. It's obvious that Microsoft is targeting the "nongamer" for this system, as it's been featured on shows like Oprah and Ellen, and I believe that it will open up a huge market for Microsoft to tap into.
Find out more about the Kinect, along with the rest of my review after the break.
Find out why Comcast should continue to worry after the jump.
I've been waiting a long time to experience Fable III, a continuation of the wildly popular Fable II release of 2008, and it didn't disappoint. Bringing together a sort of "choose your own adventure"-style game play, beautiful landscapes, and a whole new menu feature make this title a worthy successor to one of my favorite games of the past few years.
Find out more about Fable III, and read the rest of my review after the break.
Oprah has been extra awesome in her last season, already sending an entire audience to Australia along with a brand new Motorola Defy. During yesterday's show, she got a demo of the Kinect system, then sent each audience member home with one of their own.
I'm already looking forward to the Kinect's ability to shape my bod, but there's a ton of other games that will be Kinect-compatible soon, as well. Check out Oprah's audience after they find out they're all getting a Kinect and an Xbox 360 in the video after the break.
You guys were pretty psyched about the first DJ Hero, and with DJ Hero 2, there's even more reasons to get excited.Available today, DJ Hero 2 allows you to mix some of music's hottest tracks (Lady Gaga, anyone?), but you can also battle it out with another DJ, add vocals with a mic, and have pals hop in and out of gameplay in the party mode. The DJ Hero 2 Party Pack ($150) includes everything you need to get started — two turntables, a mic, and the game, so you can get your friends involved from minute one. Going solo for a while? There's the Turntable Bundle ($100) that includes the game and one turntable, or just the game ($60) if you already have the hardware.
To sweeten the deal, Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy are tossing in some extras with a purchase. Find out what they are after the break.