After Marvel’s Avengers movie broke bundles of box office records, fans naturally wondered at the lack of a tie-in game. Ubisoft saw an opportunity and quickly announced their own motion-controlled game titled Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth. With such a rushed development schedule and its licensed nature, the quality of the game obviously comes into question. But seeing its array of Marvel characters and co-op, we had to give it a shot.
Last year's Happy Action Theater wasn't exactly a traditional game, but that's one reason why it succeeded with the Kinec's non-traditional controls. Less than a year after the first installment, Double Fine returns with the more understandably titled Kinect Party. We can safely assume that just about every Kinect owner grabbed it for free oover the holidays, so the question becomes: does Kinect Party provide a better co-op experience and improve on its predecessor's handful of shortcomings?
See those kids hopping about in front of a studio made up to look like the perfect living room? They are playing Kinect Nat Geo TV Season Two, baby! And you can too, because the sequel/add-on to the original Kinect Nat Geo TV is now available to download on Xbox 360. This season promises eight more episodes of nature-themed education mixed with motion-controlled minigames, plus a new host: Brady Barr of Dangerous Encounters.
As we all know, new songs are the lifeblood of singing and dancing games, such as Dance Central 3, released back in October. Have the game, but you and your local co-op partner are lamenting the fact that you can't bust some moves to Nicki Minaj's "Whip It?" Don't worry, Dance Central 3 has heard your pleas. This month, tracks from Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, the Wanted, and Flo Rida are hitting the Xbox Live Marketplace and Dance Central 3 Music Store. Titles, dates, and difficulty levels are as follows:
It seems like we've been waiting ages for Crimson Dragon, the spiritual successor to SEGA's cult-favorite Panzer Dragoon series. Since Microsoft hasn't shared news on the game in more than half a year, the universe seemingly took it upon itself to throw us a bone: the game's PAX East 2012 demo recently leaked on the Japanese Xbox 360 Marketplace, along with a handful of DLC. We didn't get a chance to grab the demo before it was pulled, but the footage we share with you now is the next best thing.
We already know that the Xbox 360 version of Dead Space 3 is going to utilize Kinect to allow voice commands in the game's co-op mode, giving you the ability to give ammo to your partner or various other support commands simply by speaking them. And while that's cool and all by allowing us to skip some cumbersome menus in co-op, it's the latest feature that has us just as excited.
Microsoft's Kinect peripheral offers some fine opportunities to get in shape while having a bit of fun. Earlier this year, learning also entered the mix thanks to Kinect Nat Geo TV and Kinect Sesame Street TV (only the former of which is co-op). As I explained in our co-op review, I wasn't crazy about the actual game portion of Nat Geo TV, but I did approve of the concept as a whole. It seems the wider Kinect audience appreciated the idea too, as both games will receive a second season on January 7th, right after the holidays.
As we reported last week, Double Fine's Kinect Party (the follow-up to Happy Action Theater) will debut on Xbox Live Arcade this Tuesday. From that day until December 31 it will be free for anyone to own. But how much will it cost to buy if you don't grab it within that time period? After the game switches to a paid model, it will actually be sold in a fairly interesting way. Read on for the details.
Happy Action Theater, Double Fine's collection of Kinect minigames and visualizers for XBLA, is probably the most beloved Kinect XBLA title besides Fruit Ninja Kinect. It really shows off what the Kinect can do and doesn't allow clumsy menus or motion controls to get in the way of the fun. As such, we've been anxiously awaiting the sequel: Kinect Party. Many gamers (particularly parents) would probably have paid 800 MS Points for the second game, but it turns out they won't have to. From December 18-31, Kinect Party will be completely free. Party time!
A couple of weeks ago, Co-Optimus broke the news that 'Gangnam Style' would become available for Dance Central 3 on November 28th. As promised, the DLC came out yesterday for the standard price of 240 MS Points ($3). If you enjoy Psy's crazy popular K-Pop song, you won't be disappointed with Dance Central 3's interpretation. Read on for our full impressions and a trailer!
Every so often I get inspired to get my lift on so I can maintain my massive Torgue-like physique. Then I see the layer of dust on my Thigh Master, Ab Roller, and Shake Weight and I lose all interest. Lucky for me, I have a Kinect! Sure, it's dusty too, but I don't have to touch it. I find that a few minutes of playing Fruit Ninja Kinect each month is just enough exercise to keep me alive. I haven't died yet, so the science must be right!
Last month, Harmonix announced that Korean sensation PSY's hit song 'Gangnam Style' would be coming to Dance Central 3 as downloadable content, along with Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe.' The K-Pop single seems to pops up everywhere, even during the recent hurricane news coverage, so its arrival in the world's best dancing game is only natural. But Harmonix's initial announcement did not mention when the song would come along. Luckily, Co-Optimus has received first word of the Dance Central 3 'Gangnam Style' DLC release date!
Dance Central is back with another yearly installment. The time-traveling story works in some totally 'fly' songs, but a new leveling system and the same great co-op as part 2 will have you coming back when the story wraps. Find out whether Dance Central 3 is still the dancing game to get in our co-op review.
Ubisoft have just revealed the full character lineup of their Marvel Avengers Kinect game featuring 20 playable heroes from the comic book universe. Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth is set to be released on October 30th and has players choosing a hero to play as in a fighting game powered by Kinect. Yuuuuup - you're gonna be jumping around your living room pretending to be a comic book character to play this one - it's ok, we know you do that anyway in your feetie pajamas.
Dance Central 3 is dropping in a little less than two weeks. You may or may not know this, but there's an actual plot to this iteration of the dancing game. Was there a plot in the other two? Who cares. It's time to strap on your dancing shoes and fuel your flux capacitors. Yeah, that's right. There's a time travel hook in this story. Check out the videos and feel the beat.
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