Thursday, 3 May 2012

Sponsored Video: KINECT STAR WARS

Thursday, 3 May 2012

I'm sure most people born in the '70s and '80s remember running around their bedrooms with a broom handle or cardboard tube, making "vwumming" noises, pretending they were Luke Skywalker with a lightsaber. A few may even have favoured putting a bucket on their head to become Darth Vader. It was all so quaint back then, relying on imagination and ingenuity.

In comparison, today's children are spoiled rotten by flashy video games like Star Wars Kinect for XBOX—which enables players to control characters via the Kinect's incredible full-body motion tracking. This means you get to hop, hack n' slash your way through the Star Wars galaxy from the comfort of your own living room. An old broom handle is easier on mum and dad's bank bank account, but I'm sure many parents will be tempted into buying this game (RRP £39.99/€49.99)—if only to send their kids to bed early and stay up trying to defeat the evil Empire themselves. I know for a fact this sometimes happens with Mario Kart.

To celebrate the recent release of Kinect Star Wars, there's now a cool app for iOS and Android smart-phones that allows you to view Facebook and Twitter feeds in the iconic Star Wars "text crawl" style. It even includes five mini-games. You can also get more information on Kinect Star Wars through this app, and click through to buy yourself a copy. The app's now available for immediate download in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Click here for more details.

This post has been sponsored by Kinect Star Wars.