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Body and Brain Connection for Xbox 360 Kinect by NAMCO Bandai Games Review and Giveaway

Body and Brain Connection [http://amzn.to/iswHrW] is the first Brain Training game available on Xbox 360 with Kinect, and the only game worldwide to integrate cerebral and physical challenges for the optimal gaming experience. And given its multiplayer mode and ease of use, whole families can enjoy and receive the benefits of Body and Brain Connection’s myriad of mini-games, challenges and exercises.

Exercise your brain…with your body!
Developed under the supervision of renowned Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Body and Brain Connection revolutionizes the mega-popular Brain Training genre he helped originate with an all-new, unique blend of physical and cerebral challenges. With Dr. Kawashima’s latest research proving that brain activity is augmented by physical movement, Body and Brain Connection challenges players to exercise both their minds and bodies with fun, fast-paced mini-games ranging from math, logic and memory to reflex and physical-orientation exercises.

Key Game Features

  • Fun For All Ages and Brains – With no controllers necessary and an E-for-Everyone rating, Body and Brain Connection brings whole families together regardless of age or skill level!
  • Doctor Approved – Dr. Kawashima, originator of the Brain Training genre, has supervised and approved every aspect of Body and Brain Connection, guaranteeing it’s as fun and challenging as it is cutting-edge!
  • Unparalleled Replay Value – Combining 4-player competition and 20 exercises with the full-motion capabilities of the Xbox 360® Kinect™ Sensor, Body and Brain Connection ensures hours of replayability!
  • First Brain Training Title on Xbox 360 with Kinect – Body and Brain Connection is the only game of its kind on Xbox 360 with Kinect and the first Xbox 360 with Kinect release for Namco, delivering a wholly unique experience to an entirely new audience!
  • Robust In-Game Tracking – Body and Brain Connection boasts persistent data tracking and exercises that can be customized for individuals as well as groups, ensuring a fun, engaging experience for all!

The game makes you think and move all at the same time – its a little tough at times and certainly not for kids younger then 6.  I enjoyed the game play value and it certainly got me into rivalry with my wife fast enough.  There are some challenges that I just found really hard myself but I have been playing with it seeing if I can improve my “brain age” so there is a replay value there…. but I think its ideally great for having friends over and playing it like a party game or being able to show off the kinects skills.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 2nd, 2011.
Leave a comment below with what you think your brain age will be and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
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You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @xboxforall @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/mvb2dU  and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win #BodyandBrainConnection for #kinect for #xbox360 thanks to @xboxforall & @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/mvb2dU

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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclaimer: Thanks to microsoft xbox 360 kinect team  for this giveaway.

2K Play’s Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do – Exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360 Review and Giveaway

When a Wily Wizard, Mischievous Monkey and Boastful Barker fit prominently into your family game night, it can only mean 2K Play’s Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do [amazon] is now available in North America exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360. The latest in gaming technology allows players to actually speak to the Wizard to learn their future, challenge the Monkey to a “Cotton Eye Joe” dance-off and contemplate the Barker’s generous offer to swim in the Shark Tank. The game is out now.

 

The game is super fun for both adults and kids, the hands free controller aspect is amazing (still one of my favorite features of kinect. The games are really good for parties as well as casual afternoon game play with a few kids.  I think the game line up is terrific and even the way they break the menus up to be in sections of the carnival really lend itself to the game.  If you have kids that love carnivals or games that are physical puzzles or eye/hand movement type games then this will be right up their alley.  I think this game is great for ages 4-11 but there is a ton of game play value for older kids and adults (as I love playing the game too).

 

Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do features five theme-park alleyways – from Coaster Corner to Whirligig Way – housing twenty colorful midway games and attractions. Players of all ages can compete against friends and family as they go for the Knockout Punch against a heavy bag that fights back, twist their body in Crash Test Dummy, leap into a space-age journey in Rocket to Mars, catch coins while roller-coasting down Gold Rush Mountain and much more.

 

“We built Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do from the ground up to take full advantage of the one-of-a-kind technology in Kinect for Xbox 360,” said Steve Lux, vice president for business development for 2K Play. “From the character-based voice recognition capabilities to the virtual reality effect you feel from playing a game of Granny Shot, the game has no equal in the world of family entertainment.”

 

Developed by 2K’s Cat Daddy Games, the studio behind the successful Carnival Games franchise that has sold more than 7 million units worldwide, Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do also features midway classics that are completely re-imagined to be controller-free for Kinect for Xbox 360, including Alley Ball, Strength Test, Court King and Wheel of Chance. All manner of interactive prizes and surprises await players, such as animated pet dragons, robot cowboys and flying bears.

 

The immersive experience is enhanced as gamers challenge each other playing as their Xbox Avatars. In addition, tickets can be redeemed to acquire a wide variety of outfits, including Ninja, Swashbuckler, Viking and Wild West costumes. A special Carnival Games’ avatar collection will be available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring a stylish array of Barker accessories, and the game will be enhanced with downloadable content in the future.

 

As no family game night is complete without snacks, Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do includes a coupon for a free package of Jolly Time popcorn, redeemable at retailers throughout North America, and a recipe for Monkey Barker Popcorn Pops. The game is being supported by a marketing campaign that includes television advertising on major networks and national programs such as “American Idol” and “Dancing with the Stars.”

 

For more information on Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do please go to www.2kgames.com/2kplay or visit us at facebook.com/carnivalgames and twitter.com/2KPlay. This game has been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. 2K Play is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

 

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST.  April 30th, 2011.

You must comment telling us who your favorite game at the carnival, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

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#newcarnivalgames @2kPlay @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/dOmjUV and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

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Disclaimer: Thanks to 2K Play for the prizes for this raffle.

Kinectimals on Kinect for xbox 360 review and giveaway

The idea of the virtual pet has come along way from the days of little black and white little egg shaped toys years ago.  Now children (and adults) can raise their own interactive pets… Kinectimals [amazon] is the first video games that allows you to be the controller using the xbox 360 kinect system to interact with your virtual pet.  There of course is a great twist which is you can purchase different stuff animals/plush toys to unlock different characters.  Since this was one of the first games being developed for the system its still by far one of the best.  Microsoft certainly has put a ton of work into this game and it show, from the details in the blades of grass to the interactions the animals have with the game player.

I’m not sure I love the fact that all the interactions are so standard it does make it hard for a toddler (my 2.5 year old) to interact with animals at times but I think any 3.5 year old or 4 year old should be able to control their emotions and arms for the 10 seconds to choose the different game plays. If thats the only fault of this game – then really its not a fault at all… its an advanced gaming system I’m not so sure its made for my toddler 😛 (shhh dont tell the wife I’m playing video games while she sleeps at night).

Here’s a clip of the video game I’m sure you’ve seen it before – its just great…

As you can see it does for allow for the full body tracking and is pretty awesome at the interactions with the animal on screen.

A wide-eyed Bengal tiger cub cocks its head to the side and playfully peers at you. Memories of your first trip to the zoo come rushing back. Through the magic of Kinect that furry tiger cub is in your living room and about to become your best friend.

“Kinectimals” invites children, their parents and animal lovers of all ages to build lasting friendships with some of the world’s most exotic creatures. Just like real pets, your “Kinectimals” will come running when they hear your voice, respond to commands such as “jump,” “roll over” and “play dead,” and purr with joy when you scratch them behind their ears.

Details

  • Get in touch with your wild side. Your journey begins when you adopt and name one of 20 playful friends, including a lion, cheetah and Bengal tiger.
  • Create memories that last a lifetime. From the first time she recognizes her name to when she learns to fetch, your cub will grow up as your sidekick, eager to discover the island around you. She will always be ready for a scratch and a belly rub with smiles and purrs.
  • The fun never ends. There are new ways to train tricks such as fetch, play activities such as jump rope, and even master agilvity courses with hops, stops and balancing acts. Invite a friend with his or her pet for some fun contests.
  • Discover, collect and customize. “Kinectimals” rewards those who are curious about the island they live on. Travel far and wide to discover treasures and toys, and find and unlock new environments. You can customize your pet and decorate your home, plus use the in-game store to shop for items to nurture and care for your new best friend.
  • Grow your “Kinectimals” family. Collectible, limited-edition plush toys will be available online and at popular retail stores. Choose your new friend, scan the code with the Kinect sensor, then watch it come to life on the screen right before your eyes. With your very own plush pal you can keep your new friend with you even when you’re away from your Xbox 360.

 

you do need the kinect senor for your xbox 360 to get this game up and running in your house (so dont forget that).

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. April 20th, 2011.
Leave a comment below with what big cat you’d have as your kinectimals pet and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclaimer: Thanks to microsoft xbox 360 kinect team  for this giveaway.

Burger King goes bonkers over Kinect for XBox360

Do you follow the King? I sure do I’ve been following his cross country adventure ever since leaving NYC (which is when I started seeing his tumbr page and tweets flying about giving away 2 kinects per stop… All the time there’s this major promotion going on over at www.bkkinect.com you buy a whopper you get codes and every 15 minutes someone wins an xbox 360 and Kinect (if you hear the sound of drool its not only over the burger and fries its really the kinect). I great little hint is that there is a little link after you create your account to email yourself codes for free (its all part of that legal entry thingy).

So I have some super cool 1 day giveaways…. (you can only win 1) but I’ve got a few Crown cards (BK giftcards) to giveaway…  I’ll randomly today on my facebook and twitter accounts ask a question first one with the answer wins a $10 crown card. One might ask how will I know its a contest question!? I’ll have the #BK360 attached to the end.  Since I’m excited about this one day event the first 10 people to comment on this post will each get 1 $10 crown card too 🙂


12/3/10 Update: And to that point was not compensated by anyone (i didnt even get a crown card) as I was happy to promote this contest and the @theburgerking twitter road account. I tried to guide a number of followers to locations and stops. To my surprise I was gifted with an xbox360 after a recent medical scare.