Kinect - or more correctly Kinect for Xbox 360 - is a device for interacting with the console without using a controller. The player's body "becomes" the controller.

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Can the Xbox Kinect laser cause vision problems?

Has anyone out there experienced any vision problems from the Xbox Kinect laser? I am wondering if anyone else has noticed spots, well not spots, more like a test pattern in their eyes that can be ...
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How does Kinect work?

I would like to know how does Kinect work and how it is different from Nintendo Wii motion system?
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Does Kinect work with a projector?

I hear a lot of good stuff about Kinect for the XBox 360. However, my only "display" is a projector that is sitting right next to where I would be sitting/jumping. Since Kinect is basically a ...
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In what ways will 4GB limit my Xbox usage?

Microsoft recently announced that "Kinect bundle" that includes Kinect and Xbox 4GB. The price is good, I'm thinking of getting one - but I have two questions: In what ways 4GB would limit my Xbox ...
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Does Kinect Really Work?

I would love to hear from someone who has bought a Kinect. Does it really work? Is it buggy? Does it require a specific rug or background? Can kids and adults play it? What are the ins and outs ...
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Is Internet required to activate Kinect?

Do you have to have Internet on your Xbox 360 to activate the Kinect?
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Kinect microphone turning off when second player signs in

My boyfriend and I are playing COD online with two other friends. When he is using the Kinect's microphone to chat, and I turn on a second controller and sign in, the Kinect's microphone gets turned ...
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Using the Kinect Microphone for Chat, how does one set it up correctly to use video chat, but not in games?

I am a little confused on a particular config on the Kinect, when it comes to chatting. If you go to the settings, there is a way to turn 'Microphone on/off for chat'. When I set up my nephews, I ...
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Is it possible to turn off the XBox One Kinect?

If the Kinect is disconnected from the XBox One, is the console still usable? (Does unplugging the Kinect render the console inoperable?) Is it possible to turn off of disable the Kinect, or is it ...
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Kinect compatibility

Kinect is said to be released in November this year. I have an XBox 360 Elite verison. Will it be compatible for my version? Another important question for me: Will all (released till now) XBox 360 ...
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Is it possible to disable Kinect support while playing Mass Effect 3?

I've been playing the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3 and since I have a Kinect attached to the system, the game automatically "uses" its functionality. That is, whenever I or anyone or anything ...
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Is a Kinect unit tied to one Xbox?

I recently bought the Xbox 250GB Kinect bundle, and don't have as much room as I thought I needed to play Kinect effectively. So if I sold the Kinect unit, could it be used on another Xbox? Thanks.
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Workout with wii or kinect

What is better for doing workout (yoga, pilates, karate, fighting games) - Wii or Kinect? Important for me is precission. The system should be able to tell me that I'm doing some moves bad, that my ...
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Does Kinect Sensor Lens need cleaning?

Is it necessary to clean the Kinect Sensor Lens periodically? If yes, how should I do that?
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What do I need to get Kinect up and running on older 360?

I have an older model 360 (not slim). I have heard that they require an additional power supply to work with the older models. Is this true? if so is it included or sold separately. I would hate to ...
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Export Dance Central Pictures

How do you export the pictures/animated gifs from Dance Central?
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What type of cable to use to extend Kinect cable?

I just got a Kinect and I have a wall mounted TV with the wires running behind the wall. I really want to hide the wires for the Kinect behind my wall but MS sure did not make it easy with the weird ...
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What are the voice commands for Xbox 360's Kinect?

I recently purchased Kinect, and was curious if there is a place to find all of the voice commands for the system? The manual doesn't really say a lot about the voice commands and I can't find a ...
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What are my options for motion control on the three consoles?

What are my options for motion control on the three consoles? What are the pros and cons of each motion control system on the Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3?
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LCD TV vs LCD Monitor for Xbox

I have no experience with consoles and I have decided to buy an Xbox 360 with Kinect. I don't have a big display so I will have to buy a display first. So, I would like to know whether an LCD TV ...
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Make Kinect V2 listen longer?

Kinect V2 for Xb1 (and I guess V1 for 360 too, but this question is mainly for One as I never used 360's much). Begins listening for commands after hearing "Xbox", but to string together commands is ...
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How to connect heart monitor to Kinect?

I tried to do it like they do on video, however the light on the heart rate monitor is always blinking and it is not recognized. I have tried to start the heart monitor(by pressing the on button). it ...
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Is there a way to fine tune a kinect?

I just purchased a Kinect for the Xbox360. It is a bit over sensitive. I currently have the 6 required feet. I want to know if there is a way to 'fine tune' or correct the sensitivity of my ...
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Is UFC Trainer only for right-handed people?

I am trying to play UFC Trainer for Xbox 360 Kinect. I am left handed, but it will only register my punches if I stand in a right-handed stance and throw my punches like a right-handed person. Is ...
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Is it possible to limit Kinect dialog voice commands to a specific human user?

Is it possible to limit the Kinect voice commands to the currently playing user, or to just the combat squad commands and not dialog options? My wife finds it amusing to pipe in and select one of the ...
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What's wrong with my Nyko Zoom and Kinect setup?

I recently bought a Nyko Zoom for Kinect which is a lens attachment that is supposed to enable you to use the Kinect with less room. When I've attached it, it does zoom out more as advertised but ...
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How can I access/play Kinect Fun Labs using the current dashboard?

I had Kinect Fun Labs and many of its mini-games installed on my XBox prior to the initial Metro/Tiles dashboard update of around a year ago. Now, after the latest dashboard update the files are still ...
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How do I uninstall Kinect Fun Labs?

Please tell me how to uninstall Kinect Fun Labs. I tried going to my storage to delete it, buy it said, "There was a problem performing that action." And I tried going to where I downloaded it, and it ...
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Can I play “Brunswick Pro Bowling” without Kinect?

Can I play "Brunswick Pro Bowling" without Kinect, with only a wireless controller on the Xbox 360?
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Can the voice recognition feature be used to pause and play DVDs and movies?

I just bought kinect and it's pretty cool-- a few minor irritations for a technology as cool as this; it's well worth it. (irritations such as a small lag in game, but then the sensor is only 50cm ...
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Is “XBox Live Vision Camera” the same as “Kinect”?

I have a Kinect, and I recently encountered an older XBox Arcade game called Puzzle Arcade, which lists support for the "XBox Live Vision Camera". I assume this was how camera support was listed ...
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Dance Central with a blacklight and strobes?

I think it'd be a blast to play Dance Central in a gaming room set up with blacklights and/or strobes. Would that actually work, or would it screw with Kinect's cameras?
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Is there a space requirement for the Kinect?

Is there a certain amount of space needed in order to use the Kinect? How much of an area do you need to move around in?
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How do I throw a hook in Kinect Sports Bowling?

I was reading this question about throwing a hook in Wii Sports bowling (which I can do), and it reminded me of the one time I was playing Kinect Sports Bowling with my friends and their child. I'd ...
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Look, No Hands Achievement in Kinect Sports

I'm having difficulty getting this achievement. By "open play", does this mean just the regular competitive mode against the computer? Does this need to be on a specific difficulty? I've tried ...
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How to use Skyrim “Power” with new voice command Kinect?

I have downloaded the new Kinect voice commands and now can't figure out how to use my "Natural Power" for my Kajit character. Before I could use Nighteye on the Rt bumper in place of Shouts, but now ...
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How can I mute Kinect's mic without leaving my game?

For the Xbox One, how do we mute the Kinect's mic while in game chat without leaving the game?
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Can Kinect for Windows work on an Xbox 360?

I realized that this is not a less popular concern (and more popular one being the reverse) so I want to post it here. I have a Kinect for Windows but I don't have an Xbox 360 to test this, so can it ...
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Space requirement for dancing game

I recently bought an Xbox 360 with Kinect and now my girlfriend really wants one of the dancing games (e.g. Just Dance 3 or Dance Central 2). I'ld be happy to buy her one of those games but my concern ...
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How do I shout or use other powers with the new Kinect update - without speaking?

I don't want to use the voice commands because my wife is sleeping. When I press RB it just changes the little speaker icon. How do I shout without shouting?
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Kinect camera apparently not working - What can I do?

We have had a Kinect for the past five months, and it used to work fine. Now, however, it doesn't look like it is "seeing" anything. It doesn't recognize any motion. The little box in the corner of ...
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Snap Friends List

What is the voice command to Snap your Friend's List? I can get the Xbox Live Party to Snap, and find my friends by choosing to Invite More People, but I was looking for a way to keep it in the Snap ...
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Can I play Fable: The Journey without the Kinect?

The question in the title says it all... Can I play Fable: The Journey without the Kinect? I have done some searching for it, but could not find any creditable sources. Can anyone confirm this?
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Can I save Kinect game progress without internet?

When my Xbox 360 is not connected to the Internet, for certain Kinect games I am only able to log in using guest mode. Thus I am unable to save game progress. Every time I play again I start from ...
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Missing pushups in UFC Trainer

I am about 3 days into my first 30 day challenge on UFC Trainer and have been getting frustrated that the game isn't picking up all of my push-ups. I can grind out 20 or so ( don't laugh (; ) in the ...
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Kinect Joy Ride: Playing the game with wireless controller

Is it possible to play Kinect Joy Ride with wireless Xbox 360 controller? I don't own Kinect yet.
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Leader Board for Michael Jackson The Experience for Kinect

Where is the leader board(s) for Michael Jackson The Experience for Kinect? The game's site: http://theexperience-thegame.ubi.com/
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Using Microsoft Kinect on a PC

Microsoft recently released an SDK for the Kinect for Windows development. Does that mean if I go buy a Kinect, I can use it on my PC now? I'm a developer and would like to fidget around with it, but ...
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Is it possible to create and store 2 person Avatar Kinect sessions offline?

I am trying to understand the requirements and capabilities of Avatar Kinect for local (offline) use. This involves a number of steps: Is it possible to play with two players locally? (e.g. two ...
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How does the Playstation 2's EyeToy compare to the 360's Kinect

Just as the title says, how does they way the Playstation 2's EyeToy calculates where things are compare to how the 360's Kinect does it?