Objectives: Physical activity and cognitive training are effective to enhance cognition in older patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Xbox 360 Kinect cognitive games are a combination of physical activity and cognitive training. The objective of this study was to determine the short- and long-term effects of Xbox 360 Kinect cognitive games on slowness and complexity of electroencephalography (EEG) and cognitive functions in older subjects with MCI.
Materials and methods: A clinical trial was conducted on 44 MCI subjects. Both males and females were randomized into experimental group (participated in Xbox 360 Kinect cognitive games) and control group (range of motion exercises only and no Xbox 360 Kinect cognitive games). Subjects were assessed before and after one session of game intervention for short-term effects and after 6 weeks for long-term effects. The outcome measures were the mini-mental state examination (MMSE), Montreal cognitive assessment scale (MoCA), trail making test (TMT) A and B, and slowness and complexity of EEG.
During Microsoft's E3 2015 press conference, the company dropped a bombshell for Xbox gamers. It was announced that a future update for the Xbox One will make Xbox One backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games. This turned out to be one of the biggest surprises of all the E3 press conferences, and had fans everywhere celebrating the fact that the Xbox 360 legacy would live on throughout the course of the Xbox One's lifespan.
With the Kinect such an integral part of the initial Xbox One ecosystem, many assumed that this backwards compatibility would apply to Xbox 360 Kinect titles as well. However, as it turns out, this is not the case. In order to achieve backwards compatibility with Xbox 360, the Xbox One will simply simulate Xbox 360 software, meaning that none of the additional accessories or peripherals released for Xbox 360 over the years will function when playing 360 games on Xbox One.
For the most part, Xbox 360 Kinect titles were considered to be mostly mediocre experiences. Rarely were any Xbox 360 Kinect games met with much critical acclaim, with the exception of Harmonix's Dance Central series. Microsoft tried their best to push Kinect as much as they could over the last few years, even having some of their most renowned studios, such as Rare, dedicated almost entirely to Kinect game development.
What's surprising about this news is that the Xbox One Kinect device apparently can't play Xbox 360 Kinect titles. Considering the fact that the Xbox One's Kinect is significantly more advanced than the Xbox 360's, one would assume that it would be able to do so no problem. It looks like that's not the case, and Microsoft not taking the extra effort to make 360 Kinect games backwards compatible is just another sign of them largely abandoning support of the hardware.
After all, one of their chief Kinect studios, the aforementioned Rare, have now stepped away from Kinect development to put out a huge collection of their games called Rare Replay, and they are also working on a gorgeous pirate-themed MMO for Xbox One called Sea of Thieves.
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Due to the success of the Nintendo Wii and its motion controls, Microsoft decided to capitalize on the hype for that system by introducing a peripheral for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One titled the Kinect. It was a camera that tracked body movements allowing for entire games to be controlled by the players themselves.
Unfortunately, the Kinect was far from a success with a majority of the games for it being rushed cash-grabs that barely functioned. This left the Kinect with a poor reputation but there are actually several games for the peripheral that showed off the lost potential for it.
Fruit Ninja is one of many older mobile games that are still fun to play and that carries over to the Kinect version. Instead of using fingers, the player swipes with their hands as if they are judo-chopping the fruit themselves. The modes get increasingly more difficult forcing the player to move faster.
Most Kinects came with a copy of Kinect Adventures! which is a compilation of minigames that show off the Kinect's capabilities. It's nothing all that special but all of the minigames work with the Kinect with the characters matching the player's movements rather well.
20,000 Leaks, Reflex Ridge, River Rush, Rally Ball, and Space Pop all make for a fun experience, even if it's a rather short one. It's decent fun for the whole family that can get the hearts pumping and maybe some sweat dripping. However, games like Mario Party: Superstars provide far superior minigames.
Disneyland is replicated surprisingly well with many locations in the park but rather than just wandering the park, the player can meet famous Disney characters such as the many Disney princesses and perform quests for them. This can earn them a chance to go on famous rides, making Kinect: Disneyland Adventures one of the more in-depth Kinect games.
It is very clear that Kinect Sports was heavily inspired by Wii Sports, one of the highest-selling games for the Nintendo Wii. It is a launch title for the Kinect that is a compilation of sports minigames including soccer, volleyball, bowling, tennis, track-and-field, and boxing.
A perfect solution to a Kinect party trying to enjoy the games is to have both Kinect Sports games. Kinect Sports: Season Two offers six more minigames that follow the same formula as the first game. Tennis, Golf, American Football, Baseball, Skiing, and Darts are all available for players to have fun with.
Some of the Kinect's most infamously poor titles are when it tried to work with action games such as shooters and fighting games. The Gunstringer is one of the few examples where it worked thanks to using simple but effective ways to control the titular hero with just two hands.
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Much more news is expected Monday, Delman said. He believes Kinect will help Xbox get closer to reaching its goal of becoming the hub of games and entertainment in every living room. But while hard-core gamers are and will remain the cornerstone of Xbox and Xbox LIVE, Microsoft wants to use Kinect to reach a broader, new audience.
The Sunday-night Cirque du Soleil show illustrated this concept by telling the story of a boy and his Xbox 360. He begins the show playing Xbox alone with a traditional controller, but when he and his family are introduced to Kinect, they all enjoy games and entertainment together.
A commercial-free version of the Cirque du Soleil show will air on U.S. television on Tuesday, June 15, at 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. EDT on Nickelodeon, MTV and other channels. Later in the week, video of the event will be posted on www.xbox.com.
That's a huge incentive for gamers who choose Xbox. Not only do they get the very best Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S games to play, they can dip from a big library of compatible titles stretching back to the start of the 2000s. Plus, many of them are available as part of Xbox Game Pass.
The Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S are able to play Xbox 360 and original Xbox games through emulation software that makes your console think it's a last generation machine for the purposes of playing classic games.
Xbox Series X/S owners get additional bonuses too, with the latest consoles able to play many (if not all) of the backward compatible Xbox 360 and Xbox games with Auto HDR enabled. This adds virtual high dynamic range contrast and colours to make the titles look better. Plus, many titles have FPS Boost enabled. This ups the frame rate the games play in, which provides a smoother experience.
Many of the games with backward compatibility are also available as part of a Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. For 10.99 a month, you get access to more than 400 games to download and play on your console, made up of a mix of classic Xbox 360 and Xbox games, plus many more Xbox One and Series X/S titles. You also get online gaming access through Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, Cloud Gaming, and even Game Pass for PC.
Xbox backward compatibility works with digital content as well as disc games. In fact, if you enter a supported disc into your Xbox One or Series X, the machine will download the game from the Xbox store first - although you will need the disc to be in the machine each time you play. This cannot work on an Xbox One S All-digital Edition or Xbox Series S, of course, as they do not feature disc drives.
If you originally set your Xbox 360 to save games to the cloud you will be able to download the save files to the Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S and carry on. The cloud files are permanently associated with your gamertag so the Xbox should do this automatically.
Games like the original Guitar Hero and Rock Band series won't work as they require proprietary accessories that aren't compatible, nor do any that require with the original Kinect motion camera. Even if you have an Xbox One Kinect still, it is not compatible with previous Xbox 360 Kinect games. 59ce067264