BKITU: I'm utterly fascinated by how this thread has been pending green -- but not released, nor commented coontil now) -- for more than two days, despite being noted for release "one hour from now" the entire time.
tlchwi02: say what you will about the overal utility of the kinnect, the exercise options are quite good for someone looking to increase their health in the comfort of their own home
secularsage: Polygon has some decent opinion pieces, but this one's a little silly. It's just a variation on, "Dance Dance Revolution / Wii Sports helped me lose weight by getting me up off the couch and making me more active!"I bought an exercise bike with a desk attached to hold my keyboard and mouse or controller so I can game while I work out. It's great, and has helped me lose weight. Should I write an opinion piece on how my Playstation 3 and gaming rig got me exercising an hour a day?
lordargent: BKITU: I'm utterly fascinated by how this thread has been pending green -- but not released, nor commented coontil now) -- for more than two days, despite being noted for release "one hour from now" the entire time.I actually saw the timer tick down, looked once and it said '44 minutes' from now, 20 minutes from now, 1 hour from now, etc.Meanwhile, other things that went green just jumped// don't think I've seen that before in all my years of farking// submitter
MrSteve007: tlchwi02: say what you will about the overal utility of the kinnect, the exercise options are quite good for someone looking to increase their health in the comfort of their own homeYup. Count me in as one of the people who loved playing the Dance Central games and am anxiously awaiting a version for the Kinect 2./got surprisingly good at that game.
the_sidewinder: Onion + Pi, you mean like this?[www.adafruit.com image 850x637]
TNel: I can't lie I'm the same and I'm the whitest dude with no dance skills. Supposedly the Kinect 2 is too sensitive for Dance Central and they have to dumb it down or it will be too hard.
Fark like a Barsoomian: the_sidewinder: Onion + Pi, you mean like this?[www.adafruit.com image 850x637]What is that starfruit thing?
MrSteve007: TNel: I can't lie I'm the same and I'm the whitest dude with no dance skills. Supposedly the Kinect 2 is too sensitive for Dance Central and they have to dumb it down or it will be too hard.While I certainly dance like a white dude, and I'm by no means a professional dancer, I can attest that Kinect + Dance Central has helped me with the ladies and my moves - enough to win a dance competition. I wouldn't mind a more precise dance game.[fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 850x580][scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x566][scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x502][fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 850x828]And this slightly blurry one, just because:[scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x1158]/it always helps to have a dance partner who is a professional
Geotpf: Disclaimer: I am a member of the PC Master Gaming race, so I own no console and no Kinect/Move thingy. However, I've seen many a reviewer just farking trash the damn thing, mainly because they simply couldn't get it to work consistently. (Angry Joe lives up to his name whenever he reviews a Kinect game, for instance.) It might be ok for an exercise or dance simulator, but beyond that, it's just broken. And, since a very large percentage of gamers have no interest in play dance or exercise "games", and it's broken for everything else, it seems unnecessary to force people who have absolutely no interest in it to pay more for their console due to it.
phimuskapsi: CSB:About 2 years ago I was pretty overweight. I got Kinect Sports and played boxing for increasing amounts of time (30, then 45, all the way to 90 minutes) every other day, then every day and lost 40 lbs in about a year.It's a pretty decent cardio exercise if you play on the second hardest difficulty (the hardest you are blocking/resting too much). Note: I also changed my diet, and exercising with anything for an hour or so a day will burn off pounds. But, I had fun, and it works out your chest, arms and to some extent legs pretty well!
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