Montréal Kinect Experience Hub!

Are you situated in Montréal?  Do you have anything to do this weekend that prevents you from heading down to Complexe Les Ailes?  If not then I highly recommend you head down there because Microsoft has set up a wicked little shop to show off Kinect.  The Kinect Experience Hub as they’re calling it is open during the regular mall hours and allows visitors to try out Kinect for themselves.  It’s open starting tomorrow and will run until the Kinect’s launch on November 4th.  Since we’re part of the media we were allowed to get a sneak peak at the store this evening.  Needless to say just about everything we played was similar to what we played at E3.  In other words, if you read through our E3 coverage you’re all set.  If you didn’t, well then what are you waiting for.  Just hit up the search bar and type “E3 2010.”  It’s that simple.  Games shown include Kinect Adventures, Dance Central, Kinectimals, Kinect Sports and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved.  As I said, all the builds were almost all the same as we played before.  That said, these are new for all of you as you haven’d had the chance to check any of these games out before.  Now on with the pictures!

This is what the entrance looks like. Tonight it was only open to the press.

If you’re interested in knowing exactly where Microsoft has this shop located, it’s on the Metro level of Complexe Les Ailes, maybe three stores to the right of EB Games.  Believe me when I say, this is going to be jam packed with people starting tomorrow morning at around 10:00AM.

We were allowed to bring friends and kids. Notice the floor space required to play. Yup, you better clear out that living room of yours!
You ready to lose 10,000 calories because that's one of the achievements!
Kinect Adventures is going to be a big one at launch. Everyone who has tried it loves it.
Yet another game featured in Kinect Adventures. As I said, this is going to be a popular one.
This was the final demo from Kinect Adventures that everyone was playing.

There were a lot of other demos being shown, but they were extremely difficult to get pictures of.  Imagine Dance Central, with arms and legs moving all over the place, it wasn’t easy to get non-blurry pics.  We have that lovely video of Steven dancing on YouTube, which I’m sure you enjoyed.  If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Awesome, no?  Steven is the most talented member of the COE family ;)

Finally I leave you with this image.

This is really what it’s all about, playing the games with friends and family.  Don’t these two look like they’re having fun?  Kinect’s whole purpose of being is to bring people together and from the interest I saw as people walked by looking at all of us trying the games, I think Microsoft may be onto something.

I want to give a big shout out to Alex and everyone who made this little event possible.  You guys rock.  Now how about getting us Kinected later this November ;)

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