Xbox Kinetic is the innovative new way to control your console, bringing video games and home entertainment to life. With the Xbox 360 Kinect, conventional handheld game controllers could be a thing of history; Now it’s just you and your Xbox 360! The Kinect quickly became the best-selling consumer device when it was introduced in November 2010, breaking all previous records! At its introduction, it sold an average of 133,333 items every day with a total of 8 million devices in the first 60 days and 10 million units as of March 9, 2011.
What exactly is Xbox 360 Kinect?
The actual Xbox Kinect Sensor Unit is a fairly small piano black device that sits on top or even underneath your TV. The Kinect is equipped with three advanced digital cameras located inside the unit. The middle camera is RGB and can detect if there is someone waiting in front of the real sensor. It is able to detect twenty individual points of articulation for each and every person, which helps you develop a good picture of the action they are taking. The other two cameras on either side of the RGB camera work together to develop a 3D image of the room. The cameras can track 6 players at any time, which in turn makes for an interactive multiplayer gaming experience.
With the Kinect, you’ll enjoy a whole new, easy-to-use world of games and home entertainment. The tech-savvy magic that powers the Xbox 360 Kinect puts you at the heart of the game by monitoring your general body movements, facial expressions, and even your voice. Kinect responds to all actions performed by the user, making all on-screen interactions very easy to use and intuitive.
If you are playing soccer and need to shoot a free kick, just put the ball in place, step back, and take the shot. It’s as easy as that.
Xbox Kinect will also understand and respond to your voice, making the experience that much more personalized. Take control of your Xbox just by saying a command; there is no need for a controller. You can even connect with other Xbox users and join chats through Xbox LIVE.
Kinetic Xbox has sophisticated facial recognition capabilities that can identify when you frown, smile, raise an eyebrow, and more, translating all of your real actions into easily identifiable virtual actions. You can even mirror your every move on your Xbox Avatar, opening the doors to a unique social media gathering where your Avatar can chat and network with other users on Xbox LIVE.
When the Xbox console was first released, it began life as a dedicated gaming machine, but with the advent of the Kinect it now invites users of all shapes, sizes, and ages to be a part of this global phenomenon. The simplicity of use of the Kinect allows everyone to get up and participate in a surreal and interactive world.
The growing number of titles now available for Xbox Kinect further contributes to this. It is possible to find games that will interest the whole family and give ‘family time’ a whole new meaning.
There is also a growing selection of fitness titles available for budding fitness enthusiasts who turn to the Kinect as part of their core fitness routine. The results of this dedication are far from negligible, with some users reporting significant improvements in their fitness levels. On a popular forum, a person lost 22 pounds in just 9 weeks playing games like Kinectimals, Kinect Adventures, Dance Central, Your Shape, and EA Sports 2.
Serious gamers need not worry, as Microsoft has not forgotten them. There’s a whole host of hardcore games for happy gamers, including new versions of popular franchises like Halo and Gears of War.
Whichever camp fits on the Xbox Kinect it never fails to delight and entertain.
The amazing Xbox Kinetic is rapidly changing the way we interact with our console, the television, and each other. Everything you do and say is magically recreated naturally, allowing you to enjoy entertainment and video games on a whole new level.