Best Xbox 360 Games for Kids
We've got a roundup of this year's best Xbox 360 games for kids of all ages, including details on the new Xbox Kinect platform. Here's how to choose the best video game console for your kids!
Foreword: On Xbox 360 Kinect
Microsoft's new Kinect motion-control platform is a way to play games without using a controller. The device is a complex camera and microphone system that sits in front of the television and tracks the movement and sound of up to two people in the room, which are translated into game controls. For example, if a player jumps, so does his avatar. Kinect can be purchased on its own, with an Xbox 360, or with a game. Microsoft and third-party game makers support the platform with several family-friendly games, making it -- along with Sony's new PlayStation Move motion-control system -- an important consideration for moms and dads investigating video game options. We've included several games designed for this new method of control, noting that the Kinect peripheral is required to play.