The Xbox 360 was produced after the highly successful Xbox and is up there with other games consoles such as the Sony PlayStation and the Nintendo Wii. Both the Xbox and Xbox 360 are produced by Microsoft and along with the Kinect have been eagerly embraced by games users who love the range of games as well as its Xbox Live Service.
This enables players to download arcade games as well as play online games, watch trailers, TV programmes and films.
So what games are available for the Xbox 360?
The answer is quite a lot. This is mainly due to the release of the Microsoft Kinect – a motion capture device which enables you to interact with a game using body movements and voice commands. This device is the nearest you will get to virtual reality if you don’t have the money to purchase a CAVE virtual reality system. It is not strictly VR in that you don’t wear a head mounted display (HMD) or data suit/glove but it does allow you to use gesture to interact with objects within a virtual world.
However, there have been efforts in this direction; for example, a hacker combined the Kinect with virtual reality glasses which enabled him to control the movements of an avatar within a virtual environment. He could move the avatar. He basically, could experience this environment as if he were the avatar.
Examples of games for the Kinect include:
- Dance Central 2
- Kinect Star Wars
- Kinect Sports: Season 2
- UFC Personal Trainer
These are a few of the many games available.