Just In Case You Don’t Want To Be The Controller…

By Spencer . January 9, 2011 . 12:40pm

The big selling point of Kinect is the Xbox 360 sensor doesn’t require a controller or accessories to play games. As they say on their commercials, "you are the controller."




CTA Digital, makers of the inflatable Mario Kart… kart, must have missed the memo. At CES they were demonstrating a Kinect bowling ball. It’s just a plastic ball with a strap, something you don’t need to play Kinect Sports, the game being demoed at all. Although, when we stopped by to see the Mario Kart kart a few people were amazed by the accessory. Perhaps, they didn’t know they were really the controller?

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  • malek86

    People were amazed by a plastic ball with a strap? Really?

    • Chow

      Depends on how you use it.


    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      There was a line to try it, people were asking questions, and a few players cheered when the guy before the one in the photo got a strike. The so called hardcore crowd wasn’t there so it is a different audience.

  • Guest

    What happens if you throw the bowling ball along with you leaping onto the floor?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

      You end up flying if you somehow miss the ground.

  • maxchain

    Y’know, that’s probably an accurate guess.

  • Aoshi00

    lol, funniest post in a while… they were kind enough to take away the risk of smashing your TV w/ something by accident, now they hand you a bowling ball.. well, anything for the extra immersion…

  • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail


    another case of kinect boat?

  • karasuKumo

    AH! Just go Bowling if you want it that realistic! I really don’t see the point in ordinary virtual sports. I wont feel any sympathy for these people if they end up smashing their TV lol

  • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May


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