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Kinect for Xbox: Children May Struggle

There seems to be a lot of mixed opinions regarding Kinect for Xbox 360, some people suggest that it is the best thing since sliced bread, whereas others suggest that it is laggy and inaccurate, now we have came across an article which suggests that the real problem may be with children using the technology.

As you are probably aware children seem to grasp new technology quicker than adults, however a recent article posted on DailyGame suggests that Kinect may in fact be too challenging for young kids.

At the moment the Nintendo Wii is the console of choice for children, however Microsoft will be hoping that Kinect will change this trend, the real question is how will children cope with the accurate bodily movements that Kinect requires.

With the Wii, children can hold the Wii Remote and move around as much as they like, however Kinect will be tracking movements in a 3D space, this level of accuracy could potential be the reason it fails with young kids.

In DailyGame’s article the author, Jonas Allen, suggests that kids do not notice or care if their erratic movements result in poor scores in games, let’s face it as long as they see their avatar copying them they will be happy, I have to say I agree.

Do you think that Kinect will be a success with children?

Source: DailyGame

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