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by Paul Acevedo 2
Review
  • xbox 360
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • couch
Get up and get silly with Kinect

Kinect Party Co-Op Review

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?

by Paul Acevedo 0
News
  • Xbox Live Arcade
Out with the old, in with the new

Happy Action Theater Delisted, Turns into Kinect Party

It's usually bad news when a downloadable game gets delisted. Even the worst games have their proponents (*cough* Kung Fu Strike). But today I report that Double Fine's Happy Action Theater (which I loved) has been removed from XBLA with no hard feelings or sense of remorse. You see, the recently released Kinect Party (pictured) contains all of HAT's content for exactly the same price. Since the sequel makes the original game basically defunct, I previously speculated that HAT would get delisted or dropped in price. Always bank on my predictions, people!

by Paul Acevedo 11
Screens
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • couch
Things are going to get silly.

Kinect Party, Sequel to Happy Action Theater Free From December 18-31!

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!

by Sam Tyler 1
Video
  • xbox 360
  • couch
Double Fine announce the sequel to their Kid friendly Kinect game

Techno Robots and Fire Breathing Dragons - It Must be Happy Action Theater 2

Many Co-Optimus readers are just like me.  They bought a Kinect for their 360, but it sits there gathering dust, making you feel guilty.  The only time it gets used in my house is when my nephews come to visit.  One of their favourite games is Happy Action Theater.  They will be giddy with excitement now that Double Fine have announced a sequel containing 17 new mini games over at GiantBomb.

by Paul Acevedo 1
News
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • couch

Happy Action Theater to Open its Doors Once Again

Double Fine's second Kinect title, Happy Action Theater, is not a traditional game. Rather it contains 18 minigames or visualizers that play one after another while everyone in your living room jumps around and acts a fool. The lack of structure made reviewing it tough, but we still loved its support for more than two players and general insanity. The game must have sold pretty well too, as Double Fine is already at work on a sequel.

by Paul Acevedo 0
News
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • couch
Get ready to get silly.

Happy Action Theater Brings Kinect Co-Op Insanity to XBLA February 1st

Xbox Live Arcade games that require Kinect can be hit or miss. For every Fruit Ninja Kinect, there is also a Leedmees. But Happy Action Theater has something going for it that inspires plenty of confidence: it comes from Tim Schaeffer's Double Fine Productions. These guys are known for their creativity, and they've already demonstrated their Kinect expertise with Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster.

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