View Full Version : Kinect adds Sesame Street and National Geographic to Xbox Live, makes motion control

October 20th, 2011, 22:26
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Kinect (http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/04/kinect-for-xbox-360-review/) -- it's the Xbox 360 peripheral that just keeps on giving (http://www.engadget.com/tag/kinect,hack), now with more edutainment (http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/14/motorola-xoom-family-edition-includes-kid-friendly-apps-will-hi/). Yes, that collision of worlds typically yields cringe- and boredom-inducing interactive experiences. Not so with this marriage of MS' motion-controlling sensor and the fine folks behind TV mainstays like Sesame Street (http://www.engadget.com/tag/sesame+street/), National Geographic and Disney. The newly inked content partnerships will see the creation of specifically tailored episodes of Kinect Nat Geo TV, in addition to a season's worth of Kinect Sesame Street TV for Xbox Live (http://www.engadget.com/tag/XboxLive/), letting your youngins play virtual connect the dots with Elmo. Plans are also underway for a virtual storybook effort, codenamed Project Columbia, aimed at indoctrinating children into the fundamentals of reading, and Rush, a videogame that'll lead adults and their tots alike through Pixar's virtual worlds. These various family-friendly titles and TV shows are set to rollout sometime next spring, so if you need to get your little ones' blood pumping (and slim down those love handles while you're at it), it looks like X's prepping to mark that spot. Official presser after the break.