Kotaku reader Ken was lucky enough to score an early, pre-launch copy of Kinectimals. Unfortunately, he put that copy of the Kinect cat game in his Xbox 360 to unhappy results. Learn from Ken's harrowing tale.
Ken writes: "Just a word of warning that if you receive an Xbox Kinect game early and perform the title update, it will also update your console to the new dashboard. Unfortunately, the update isn't the newest version, and every time you try to sign into Live it will try to update to a version that does not exist on the server."
"Since you can't connect to Live without the newest version," Ken says, "the system will be locked out until the update goes on the servers."
That update could theoretically come as late as November 4, when Kinect officially launches in North America. The fall update to the Xbox 360 dashboard will likely be released sometime before then, but that's officially a bummer for anyone afflicted with the same issue who's hoping to play on Xbox Live.
Consider yourself warned, curious Kinect purchaser. If you must get your Skittles on, wait for the Xbox 360 dash update. Or you'll be playing a whole lot of this...
Thanks, Ken! And our condolences.