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Let's just get this out of the way: in its current state, the Kinect can't deliver a true lightsaber experience. The device's input lag combined with the hardware's finicky nature simply won't allow it. That's not to say that Kinect Star Wars isn't without its merits. There are a few decent ideas hidden in its sub-games, even some fun to be had, but the overall...

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I suggest a new strategy, R2: Let them have a Kinect Star Wars demo

We can understand why you may be a bit hesitant to take our verdict on Kinect Star Wars as gospel. It's got Vader fights, rampaging rancors and is the closest physical manifestation of that one kid's dream journal we may ever get. Now you can discover how not good the game is yourself with a free...

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Kinect Star Wars review: Needs Force feedback

Let's just get this out of the way: in its current state, the Kinect can't deliver a true lightsaber experience. The device's input lag combined with the hardware's finicky nature simply won't allow it. That's not to say that Kinect Star Wars isn't without its merits. There are a few decent ideas...

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$50 credit with Star Wars Xbox on Amazon

While Amazon isn't actually discounting the Star Wars Xbox bundle, it is willing to offer a few extra space credits on the side. Specifically, the Star Wars bundle is now eligible for a $50 Amazon credit. Lest you've forgotten, the bundle comes with a sweet R2-D2 Xbox, a white Kinect unit, a gold...

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Joystiq goes hands-on with the Star Wars Xbox (and you can win it!)

Microsoft sent us one those fancy Star Wars Xbox Kinect bundles, so we thought it would be nice to give our readers a closer look. If the video leaves you drooling for the sweet R2-D2 console, C-3P0 controller and white Kinect, you should really make plans to come see Joystiq's live podcast at PAX...

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Not a Jedi trick: Kinect Star Wars and console bundle coming in April

After missing the exhaust port its planned holiday launch, Kinect Star Wars and the Star Wars Xbox 360 console bundle have settled on a new release date. The game and console bundle will now launch on April 3. The bundle features a console and Kinect unit in the style of everyone's favorite droid,...

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Kinect: Star Wars trailer is cute in an awkward, bumbling kind of way

Imagine Obi Wan Kenobi not as Jedi master, but a guy working the cash register down at the Gas 'n Gulp. Rather than wielding an elegant weapon for a more civilized age and being a princess's only hope, he's closer to the idiot in the Kinect: Star Wars trailer above....

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ESRB: Star Wars Kinect has 'dance tournaments' mini-games

A little known fact about the Padawan training program is that it includes an intense, three-month course on dance. Think about it: dueling with lightsabers is basically dance fighting. Right? That's why the ESRB rating for Kinect: Star Wars didn't really throw us. The promised "dance...

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Kinect Star Wars and inspired console bundle to miss holiday

Kinect Star Wars and the R2D2-styled Xbox 360 Kinect bundle will launch "beyond holiday 2011." Speaking to OXM, Microsoft and LucasArts moved the game's release date (along with that of the console bundle) to "ensure the full potential of this title is realized." Microsoft and LucasArts plan...

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'Rancor Rampage' is latest Kinect Star Wars minigame reveal

"Rancor Rampage" is joining the bite-sized quests for Jedihood and Pod Racing glory in Kinect Star Wars. From what we saw at Gamescom, the mode plays exactly how it sounds: Players embody the Rancor, trashing houses on Tatooine and eating Jawas. How we long for actual Kinect Rampage now....

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Star Wars R2-D2 Xbox 360 priced in UK

The Limited Edition Star Wars Xbox 360 console, priced at $449 in the States, has been given a suggested retail price of £349.99 in the UK (ouch, that's $570 US!). The standard 250GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle retails at £299.99. The rebellious console from a galaxy far, far away was...

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