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Gaming fans have long debated between the particular merits of their favorite console compared to their competitors. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 fans could point to processing power, gameplay and titles specific to each, the main selling point of the Wii was its unique playing style and fun game titles. However, with the introduction of the PS3 Move and the Xbox Kinect, Nintendo no longer have the monopoly on movement based controllers. Whereas the Wii and PS3 Move are both controller based systems, the Xbox 360 Kinect takes it one step further by entirely removing the need for controllers.

The Kinect Sensor employs full body tracking software that recognizes and mirrors your actions on the screen, making your whole body the controller. Games are played through whole body movements, while menu pages are navigated with a flick of the hand or through spoken commands. The Kinect has certainly raised the bar when it comes to motion sensor computer gaming, but does it actually work as a console or is the Kinect simply a demonstration of what is possible? Continue reading