Why Kinect Is Worth the Extra Money for Families

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If you’re looking to buy an Xbox One, you’ve got two choices: with Kinect or without. Buying the system without Kinect knocks $100 off the price, but if you’ve got a family you’re going to miss out on some of the best gaming experiences to share together.

While most other gaming websites downplay the pros of Kinect, I believe it’s worth the investment just for the games that already support it. Plus there are a number of games planned for next year. These include big releases like EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR, and a number of smaller indie game releases like Crabitron Kinect, Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey and Nevermind. Read More

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My Toddler Is a Zoo Tycoon

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Like most young children, my daughter is fascinated with animals. Cute and cuddly, smooth and slimy, dark and creepy—you name it. She loves them all. We spend hours looking at birds and bugs in the yard, or inspecting the spiders that ambitiously weave their webs on the outside corners of our windows. We’re members of the Woodland Park Zoo, and we definitely get our money’s worth out of that investment. But when we can’t make it into the city to see the real animals, or it’s just too rainy or cold to spend much time outside, we often enter the virtual world of Zoo Tycoon and have a different kind of fun. Read More