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How to Play Kinect Sports

Learn how to play Kinect sports in this Kinect for Xbox video from Howcast.


So, I'm here today to talk about Kinect Sports. Now, as you can see, it is a purple game, which means that it's only compatible with the Kinect. You cannot use your controller. So, we're going to bring up the screen and I'm going to show you a couple of things about it. So, here we are on the start screen and it's very simple. Raise your hand to start. And it's going to identify me. And I can also sign in a guest. What's great about this game is that there is an amazing like co-op mode. You can actually join into teams, and you guys each play. So what we're going to do, um, we can't do party play, so we're just going to go over to main event, and we're going to play some of the sports. So, here are your options, and there's a lot to choose from. But I'm thinking, let's do a little table tennis. And it gives you the option again, you can play with a player or against, or for our case, I'm going to play against the computer, and hope I win. So you also need to accept, and you can change your skill level. And there we go. As soon as everything is all good to go, click on the center, and you're ready to play. And it will also give you a tutorial. Again, you want to stand about 6 to 10 feet back depending. You want to be in that nice little square so you can move around, because if you go forward and you lose that sensor, you're done. You could probably lose a point, lose the game, and your team is going to be really angry at you. So you don't want that. All right, so that's me, elf ears included. And you know, we're shaking, we're doing fun things, but you know what? We don't need this, we want to just get into the actual game. Now this will give you a tutorial the first time you sign up for a game, but what you can do is you can turn it off completely or you can just skip it. If you haven't played before, I really recommend doing it, just to kind of get familiar with the game and the area. So for now, we're going to skip and once you're ready, raise your hand. And now, this is really cool. If you're left handed or right handed, one or the other you have to be, you pick what side you want to use your paddle. I'm going with the righty, and there you go. And the paddle is in your hand. Now, we're lucky that we get to serve first. So, we're going to toss the ball in the air and hit it, and hope for a good rally. Beginners luck. As you can see, it's telling me to move forward because I'm too far back. So right now, I'm totally kicking this guy's butt. I'm about two points away from winning and I just lost a point, but that's ok, I'm still five points ahead. So that's really what happens. I mean, I'm on the beginner level, so, you know, getting used to everything, but it's still kinda fun. It's way more fun to play against your friends. All right, I'm on match point. And that's game. So, that was Kinect ping pong. So let's take a look at the other games you can play as well. We're not going to have time for any more, but you should definitely check them all out. We have soccer, bowling, track and field, boxing, which is really fun, and beach volleyball. So definitely play with a friend, play with a party. You can just kinda, have a blast with it! And I definitely recommend it, so, go on, play some sports.

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