I don’t know what to say.  On the one hand, I was never in favor of the Kinect in the first place, because anything that requires me to get off my ass and do anything even remotely close to exercise scares me.  On the other hand… nope… sorry, I can’t think of anything positive say, especially after watching this atrocity that is Star Wars Kinect.

OH GOD NO!

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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18 Comments

  1. April 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    Dance, Dance, Galactic Revolution

  2. GeorgeDubya
    April 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    I… that… my brain… wha?

  3. Brian D.
    April 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm — Reply

    Because it’s not a Star Wars game unless Slave Leia shows up….. and starts dancing to Gwen Stephani’s “Holla Back Girl” edited to Star Wars terminology…

  4. April 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    On the one hand, Han dancing is just crazy.

    On the other hand, I never say no to dancing lekkutypes.

    I’m conflicted.

  5. April 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    people may have been happier if this had been in released in 1999 instead of The Phantom Menace

    • LemmyCaution
      April 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm — Reply

      I found it less offensive than Watto’s flatulence. And more entertaining than Indy 4!

  6. April 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm — Reply

    If I didn’t know otherwise, I would have said this shameless last gasp for geek money had to be a very ludicrous and obvious April fools joke on the public by someone with some masterful programming knowledge, like the Watchmen 80’s cartoon show trailer. It’s incredibly sad it isn’t a joke (well it’s a “joke”, but you know what I’m trying to convey…)

    I’m just sorry I wasn’t at the Lucasfilm staff meeting when someone said they should have a Kinect Star Wars game with Han Solo dancing and getting down with his bad self, because the public loves that…and seeing Lucas grin, giving a thumbs up while his cellphone ring tone makes a “Kaching” sound…

  7. @lantis
    April 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm — Reply

    I actually saw the full game at ECC yesterday. It isn’t as bad as this video portrays it. The majority of the game is in fact lightsaber fights and action gameplay. One mode lets you rampage through Mos Eisley as a rancor. Not a great game, but certainly not deserving of the hate this video causes.

    That said, I think the game designers did just sit down and ask what everything the Kinect can do and have a Star Wars game do it.

  8. bob
    April 3, 2012 at 7:59 am — Reply

    Okay,I saw this game being flogged on Spike on the weekend and thought,why isn’t it coming out for PS3?Afterall the ads showed a lot of cool features I’d love to try.After seeing this video,I’ll pass.

  9. J_Michael_T
    April 3, 2012 at 9:34 am — Reply

    I :'( for my childhood.

  10. turks
    April 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    No sense of humor if you didnt laugh when you saw lando wookie hug or speeder

  11. Marco
    April 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    It’s both awesome and ridiculus at the same time,
    it’s Aweculus.
    or Ridicusome.

  12. Frank
    April 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm — Reply

    I was really hoping this was StarWars.com’s April Fools Day joke.

  13. April 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm — Reply

    Actually, now that I’ve had a day to think about it, this is exactly how I imagined Lando spending his time off in Cloud City before the Empire came…He had some nice “Batusi” capework there.

  14. hunterDan
    April 4, 2012 at 11:43 pm — Reply

    April Fool?

  15. hunterDan
    April 4, 2012 at 11:48 pm — Reply

    I played a version of the game months ago at a comic con and was underwhelmed by it. It didn’t feel right playing without a sabre hilt or controler type in your hand. I found the actions laggy , when raising a palm for force push or jumping for a jedi leap. I hope the execution has been improved because on paper this was a great idea.

  16. Thecrazy8
    April 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm — Reply

    This is maddness. Nuff’ said

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