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Parentdish Review: Kinect

30/03/2011 10:46 | Updated 22 May 2015

By Jacob Hirschkorn, age 7

'I was very excited about going to the launch of the Xbox 360 Kinect launch, because I thought it was going to be lots of fun. The launch was at the Natural History Museum. It was fun staying up late to go with mummy. When we got there the lady had to look for our names on a list before we could get in. We were given a wristband that said we were VIPs.

It was very cold, but I had some hot chocolate with marshmallows to drink, which tasted very nice and warmed me up. There were lots of people there, but they had set up a special area for children with pens and paper and some puppets and cuddly toys. I drew a picture of some cooked grass for the zebra puppet.

Then we went outside and listened to The Wanted and Leona Lewis. I thought it was quite boring because all I wanted to do was play on the Kinect, but mummy seemed to like it.

After the music was finished we went to a tent where they had some Kinects set up to play with. I played a running game with another boy. We stood on the spot and ran as fast as we could, but I kept coming second. He beat the World Record twice though, so I didn't feel too bad about it.

Then I played the football target game where you have to pretend to kick a ball with your feet. You can trick the goalie by kicking the ball outside the goal and then sneaking another kick in to hit the target while she isn't looking.

Then I played another game where you are in a rubber dinghy and, if you have two players, you have to move together to try not to crash and to collect balls. It was fun. I had a go on a bubble game too, where there are bubbles on the floor, walls and ceiling on the screen and you have to move around to try to pop them. To fly up to get the high ones you have to flap your arms.

What I really love about the Kinect is that you don't have to use a controller, instead you do everything with your hands and your body. It's a lot more fun than the other consoles I have played on because of that and mum likes it because I get lots of exercise instead of just sitting on the sofa. I hope that means she will let me play it more.

My favourite games the bubble popping and football games. I can't wait to get my own Kinect. I told mummy that I hope Santa will bring me one for Christmas.'

Microsoft Kinect is available now priced £129.99.

Games cost £39.99 and 19 titles were released at launch.

Jacob played Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventure.

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