I discovered the Downtown Chicago pedway today thanks to my dad. It's a fascinating system when you think about it. Anyway, while travelling through the pedway I made my way to Macy's and found something magical...
A place where I could try Microsoft's new Kinect! It was set up and I had to call the Boyfriend because I didn't believe it!
I had an hour before work so I tried it. And guess what? It works!
I played the title Kinect Adventures, and I just hit a ton of balls bouncing around. It's definitely real exercise, so be prepared to not sit on the couch while you play. Also, it'll take a while to figure out how good the reaction time is, but the system is accurate other than that. It was funny to see what it did when I decided to scratch my head.
There was even a lady there to help
Also, I was wearing black clothing and it registers my torso fine. There was no couch in front of it though, so we'll see if can register you just sitting on your couch at your home.
All in all, promising, but I think the hardcore gamers are still going to bitch.
Do you want to try it out? Well, you can! There are probably try out areas across the country, but I know about the one that is going to be in Chicago.
Macy's On State Street
(Old Marshal Fields and Co. Building)
Thursdays through Saturdays
Noon to 8pm
Noon to 6pm
Only until September 30th.
Why am I essentially helping Microsoft with their ad campaign? Because I think if you're going to talk about a product, and it's available to try out, you should! I think I shall take a look at it again next week too if possible. :D