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VIDEO: Kinect to Hit November, Looks Exhausting

However, this video of Parade Magazine's A.J. Jacobs trying out Kinect with his family shows us that this new peripheral is a work out and a half. And, as you can imagine, the potential for injuries is just astronomical. Jacobs manages to smack his own son, aged 3, in the face while "windmilling his arms." They were playing an obstacle course game where you have to dart under trees and jump over logs and Zane got a little close. Zane cried and apparently the Microsoft reps looked like they might cry, too. Luckily, things got back on tract very quickly and Jacobs gave the peripheral a glowing preview. That said, we just can't stop picturing the same scenario with bigger, drunker people. I see lots of broken lamps in our collective future.

Check out the video of the demos below.

As a side note, does the lady in the video remind anyone else of Elaine's dance in Seinfeld?

[UPDATE] Microsoft has confirmed that Kinect will be launching this November. No price just yet but we imagine the well-timed launch will secure the device a place on many Christmas lists.

  • sliem
    Nutsos, lol.
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  • TomD_1
    It doesn't look like there was any skill needed at all in that game, just frantic arm waving
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  • dj1001
    and thats why you don't smoke crack.
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  • awood28211
    Every user demo of this seems to be just frantic flailing. Is there a demo where they aren't smacking balls into a wall? I wanna see MW2 or Gears2 played on it.
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  • tayb
    It's the same freaking demo they showed over a year ago. If they don't have something more in depth to show today they should just abandon the project because not too many people are going to spend $150 just to play crap like this. I know I won't be.
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  • dogofwars
    In the end you might just see this thing working in rehabilitation center. I don't want to use that and look like a complete retard.
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  • chunkymonster
    What was the point of the game and how does having an epileptic seizure make it fun?
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  • awood28211
    I want the Milo demo to become "real".
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  • DM0407
    Micheal J Fox would be EPIC at this.
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  • decepticon
    How about a video of it in action and not of the retarded people playing. From the split second the screen was in view, it looked as if the tracking was sporadic....then again there were 4 people waving their arms around like lunatics.

    I certainly won't be spending the same amount of money on a peripheral as I did on the system itself. I think I'm getting deja vu....HD-DVD player add-on anyone?
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