Not only is pizza better with Kinect, it renders all other ordering methods obsolete.
In this edition of Push Start to Continue Jesse talks a bit about the PixlBrew experiment and just a few impressions of his experience with BioShock: Infinite thus far. And many games are discussed, like Star Fox 64 and its rumble pack, Soul Hackers, Professor Layton, Luigi’s Mansion and more! And, of course, we couldn’t help but discuss how pizza delivery is better with Kinect.
Birds Goblins 3D.
As one might expect from a controller-free input device, the Kinect has some extremely limited gaming capabilities. The games that fare best are those that stick to a single concept of which the device is properly suited; Wreckateer fits that bill nicely. Using a giant ballista, players will sling fodder at a set of medieval structures that are occupied by a group of goblins. Greater destruction means greater scores and that’s what Wreckateer is all about. Thanks to its precise controls and simple, yet addicting gameplay, Wreckateer proves to be one of the few enjoyable titles for the casual-friendly Kinect.
Instead of being only available at Microsoft stores, the plan is now available at bigger outlets.
Almost two months ago, Microsoft announced its contract plan for a 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect. For $99, you could buy the console along with a two year subscription to Xbox Live Gold and pay $14.99 monthly. Microsoft then announced its plans to bring this deal to retailers other than its own Microsoft stores and today they have announced that GameStop and Best Buy will offer the contract plan effective immediately.
The Kinect dance title is returning for a third year in a row.
Dance Central 3 was presented at the Microsoft E3 Media Briefing with Usher doing a mini concert for the crowd. After the lights dimmed and the dancers returned backstage, we got some details about the game in the form of a press release and trailer. Most importantly, the Kinect dance title will be released this fall.
Adding Internet Explorer to the Xbox 360 is just the beginning.
Microsoft’s vision for their console is much larger than just games, as evidenced by the fact that at least half of their E3 press conference consisted of announcements that were not specifically video game related. Their new services cover all the entertainment bases; movies, music, TV shows, streaming video services, smart phone integration, social networking, and even fitness training leaving almost everything covered in their quest to dominate living rooms the world over.