View Full Version : Burger King Kinect listing pops up, may not be for 'an actual videogame'

August 27th, 2010, 20:12
Burger King and Microsoft are back in the sack, following up their 2006 tryst with some new, Kinect-enabled treats. First off are the Kids Meal-powered Kinectimal plushies, as demonstrated in the video after the break. Buy some arterial plaque-packed food, get a virtual toy for your virtual pet. Guys, this is it. The future. It's happening and this is what we have to show for it.

But they also announced a Burger King Kinect promotion back in June, teasing that "full details of the promotion are still top secret." When we noticed an Xbox 360 title on game-trading site Goozex titled "Burger King Kinect: The First-of-its-Kind Entertainment Experience So You Can Have It Your Way" we wanted to find out some more. So we contacted Goozex, who told us the data is provided by Rovi (formely Muze), has a tentative release date of 11/30/10 and no MSRP, "but that's not unusual for pre-release data," we're told.

Perhaps more notable is the following note appended to the end of the description: "This promotion has not been officially announced to be an actual videogame. Please check back later for official info, maybe eat a chicken sandwich or something while you wait to find out ..."

And just for fun, we thought we'd share that (hyperbolic) description of the game:
Following up on the groundbreaking promotional lollapastravaganzas Microsoft and Burger King launched in 2006 with the legendary collectible burger-based game triology (which included Big Bumpin', Pocketbike Racer, and Sneak King) this next endeavor of human triumph now uses the revolutionary powers of the Kinect motion sensor to give YOU, the player, the power to experience virtual burger consumption satisfaction like no planet of the solar system has in all of history!!