Tuesday, April 10, 2012


The Whittle household was an early adapter of the Microsoft X-Box 360 Kinect.  I am a bit of a tech geek that lives vicariously through my boys. My wife plays along, knowing full well that she really has four kids that love tech.

The main thing that hooked me was not the marketing of the human controller but the promise of the best Star Wars lightsaber battles this side of Tattoine. When I bought our Kinect in the fall of 2010, the promo for a motion sensor controlled Jedi battle was tantalizing. The game however was postponed, again and again.

In fact, I forgot all about it. We moved on to fun sports games, dance games and exercise programs. I forgot all about the Star Wars game that had been a fixation two years ago. Tonight, Aidan and I were pleasantly surprised during our outing to the Future Shop to find it had finally been released.

Kinect Star Wars is selling for $50.00. I was prepared to shell out the cash but frankly, we have bought a few games this past yearon impulse that have not provided the thrill we anticipated. Fortunatly the game was on display in the AV section of the store. Aidan piloted a space ship through an Imperial blockade, jumped into the gunner's seat blasting Tie-fighters like a pro before getting down to a lightsaber battle with some sith lord.

Aidan was the contoller, he was using force pull, force choke and swashbuckling around like a Jedi on a huge screen in HD! Kinect Star Wars looks great but the big question remains to be answere, was it worth the wait?   The proof will be in the play.

In the meantime, here is a fun bit of marketing for the game!

May the force be with you!

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