Microsoft would have you believe that all you’ll need to play an Xbox Kinect is an Xbox 360, Kinect, and a television, but au contraire mon frère, you’ll need quite a bit more – and following are 5 musts you’ll need to play your Xbox Kinect.
If you’re used to playing your Xbox 360 sitting face to face with your television screen, you’ll have to readjust how your gaming style with the Xbox Kinect. In order to even get the Xbox Kinect up and running, you’ll need at least 6 feet of gaming space – without any furniture or extra onlookers in the way. 6 feet of space might not sound like a lot of space to all of you rich folks, but to all the college students and those that just bought their first studio apartments, 6 feet might be the entire size of the apartment.
Massive Hard Drive Space
Physical space isn’t the only spatial requirement of the Xbox 360 – you’ll need to have a butt-load of Xbox 360 hard drive space as well. There’s a reason that most people recommend having the 250GB Xbox 360 Slim console when using an Xbox Kinect and that’s because the Kinect will eat away at any hard drive. Kinect games take snapshot pictures, save often, and will likely have lots of Download Content so it’s best to go big in the hard drive department. On a different note, you may also check your game ranks and stats at fpstracker.
A Bright Wardrobe
OK, this header might be a little misleading. You won’t need to sport a neon outfit to play the Xbox Kinect, but you definitely don’t won’t to be caught in an all-black emo outfit either – or dark skin for that matter. With $500 million Microsoft spent marketing and developing the Xbox Kinect, you’d think that you’d be able to wear whatever you’d want while playing it – but the Xbox Kinect is not dark clothes friendly.
If dark clothes is a problem for the Xbox Kinect, you could just imagine what effects a dark room would have on an Xbox Kinect. When I bought an Xbox Kinect, I didn’t account for the crappy lighting in my apartment – which is not too Xbox Kinect friendly. Fortunately, the lighting issues with my Xbox 360 Kinect were able to fixed with a $12 floor lamp from Wal-Mart, but you still might want to take your living room lighting into consideration if you’re thinking about nabbing an Xbox Kinect.
Piles of Cash
If you haven’t figured it out by now, you’ll need loads of cash to support your Xbox Kinect habit. Just to get an Xbox Kinect in your home, you’ll have to pay ½ the price of a 250GB Xbox 360 Slim and 2/3 the price of a 4GB. In addition to the entry level price of having a Kinect, Kinect games will also hit you in the pocket along with the massive amounts of Download Content available for each game on the Xbox Kinect.
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