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Kinect Sports

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Casual
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Rare
Release Date: Nov. 4, 2010 (US), Nov. 10, 2010 (EU)

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'Kinect Sports' (X360) Xbox Nations Event Goes For World Record

by Rainier on April 7, 2011 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT

Turn your living room into a world-class stadium, bowling alley, soccer pitch or track-and-field arena. With Kinect Sports you're not only the star player, you are the controller. See a ball? Kick it. Spike it. Even give it a little topspin. Kinect Sports features soccer, beach volleyball, bowling, table tennis, track and field, and boxing.

Turn your living room into a world-class stadium, bowling alley, soccer pitch or track-and-field arena. With Kinect Sports you're not only the star player, you are the controller — through the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360. See a ball? Kick it. Spike it. Even give it a little topspin. Kinect Sports features soccer, beach volleyball, bowling, table tennis, track and field, and boxing.

Simple, intuitive and instantly fun, Kinect Sports delivers the ultimate party experience — whether you are trying to outmaneuver the goalie to win the soccer match or cheering on your friends at ringside. The first full-body, controller-free sports game, Kinect Sports is so real, you will almost feel the wind in your hair as you fly over hurdles and the sand in your toes as you set, bump and spike your way to volleyball victory.

Some of the UK’s biggest sports legends and 2012 hopefuls are set to face-off in a friendly competition for bragging rights and gold medals at the Kinect Sports Superstars event on the 14th April. Captains Graeme Swann (cricket) and Amy Williams (skeleton) will lead their teams, with Louis Smith (gymnastics) and Darius Knight (table tennis), to sporting glory as they compete against one another on beach volleyball, boxing, table tennis and track and field on Kinect Sports – all for the thrill of sport. 

In addition to the bespoke event, the Kinect Sports superstars will be issuing a call to action to athletes of all ages to make history on Saturday 23rd April. On this day at (18:00pm GMT/10 a.m. PDT), sprinters all around the world can represent their nation by taking part in the largest 100m sprint Guinness World Record attempt on Xbox Live and Kinect Sports. Compare your fastest time to that of Graeme, Amy, Louis and Darius – and see if you can set your own 100m dash world record.

The history-making moment is taking place during ‘Xbox Nations’, when all Xbox Live members can access the service for free for the entire Easter weekend. Xbox will be awarding prizes and unlocking Gold member benefits and a world of movies, music, multiplayer gaming and more on Xbox Live from Thursday 21 April to Monday 25 April. Transform your living room into a cinema, listen to the latest hot music, or Video Chat with Kinect, for the entire family to enjoy together.

Key Features:

  • Become a multisport athlete. Kinect Sports features six team-based and individual sports — soccer, beach volleyball, bowling, table tennis, track and field, and boxing — with many challenges for each experience. Getting into the game is as easy as stepping in front of your TV.
  • Take one for the team. Kinect Sports includes a variety of fun game modes for solo, cooperative and competitive play with levels to encourage and challenge players of all ages and skill sets. Sports Party mode allows you to compete against a friend, rally a whole room full of players into teams, with everyone jumping in and out to catch a breath, or bring your team to victory.
  • Live your sports star dreams. Kinect Sports puts your avatar in the spotlight and lets you experience what it is like to be a world-famous sports star. Bask in the glow of the paparazzi fervor with your teammates after a big victory and deck out your avatar with stylish rewards for your proudest gameplay feats.

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