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Hey, Xbox One Kinect Devs! Wake Up!

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I’ve been waiting a long time for virtual reality. I mean real virtual reality. The kind you get on a Star Trek Holodeck. This is the kind of virtual reality that almost puts you in another time and place. It lets you see your hands and feet and use your body so you can run around and get in sword fights and stuff. Or you can wear blue skin and feathers and fly. Or you can practice your snowboarding in a simulation of the French Alps. Read More

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3 Ways To Get Off the Couch While Gaming

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Getting too much screentime? Probably. It’s hard these days to tear ourselves away from our electronics, and sometimes it’s even harder to tear kids and teens away. Sitting around in front of the television or computer while gaming isn’t great for us physically, as you might imagine—and while games have a myriad of benefits, they can also be hard on your body. Here are some ways we can combat that wear and tear (or lack-thereof).

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New Release: Kinect Sports Rivals

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Wake racing, anyone? How about wall climbing? (Don’t worry about falling.) Target shooting? Or, if you prefer old favorites, how about soccer, bowling, or tennis? All these sports are playable in the new game Kinect Sports Rivals, released yesterday for the Xbox One.

The buzz on the game is that, besides offering new games, Kinect Sports Rivals is pretty, it has lots of new features, and it works better than earlier Kinect-enabled games. The Kinect 2 can perceive finer movements and respond more accurately to player gestures than the earlier version of the Kinect.

Other features of the game are colorful, beautiful settings and more ways to connect with, and compete with, other people over the Xbox Live network. Check out the reviews below for more detail.

Polygon – 6/10

IGN – 7.3/10

Gamespot – 5/10

Joystiq – 2/5