Kinect is a breakthrough technology in gaming today. But this is a technology that is FUN and COOL for almost everyone in the family. We bought it early to make sure they don’t sell out before Christmas. But here is why we think Kinect makes sense as an exciting chirstmas gift for kids, toddlers and teenagers.
(As always, please share with our community your own comments and experiences with Kinect Xbox 360)
- Saves you money!: If you have more than one kid, you will spend a fortune buying individual controllers, the batteries etc. With Kinect, 4 kids can play together WITHOUT any controllers. Controllers are a thing of the past now. Why bother buy, charge, lose, get chewed up by your dog etc?
- Spending time as family during holidays: Kinect games such as Kinectimals, Kinect Adventures and Dance Central give you a variety of options for everyone in the family to play and experience together. You don’t need to ration separate play hours for each kid. Family can do play most of these games together.
- Sharing crazy pictures and videos with other family members and friends: For the holidays when everyone is home, isn’t it really cool to be able to share your kids pictures and videos in playing poses with the connected family and friends over Xbox? We love this feature.
- Kinect is a technology jackpot: Kinect includes a state of the art camera ( better than your webcam)Not only is it cable-free, battery-free and hassle free, Kinect makes watching videos (ESPN, Movies,Netflix) really fun. Kids can now navigate the screen like Sci-Fi robots themselves using their hands.
Some of you asked me which games I would recommend based on our family’s experience.
Here is what I would do based on the kid’s age group. Pick and choose from the list if you have more than 1-2 kids.
|Your kid’s age||I recommend||Why|
|3 years or older(OK. may be an overactive yet patient 2 year old as well)||Kinectimals||
|6 years plus||Kinect Sports||
|6 years plus||Kinect Joy Ride||
|Teenage plus||Biggest Loser : Ultimate Workout||
|Adults and kids 10 years plus||Dance Central||
|Adults||Your Shape: Fitness Evolved||