The Studio Behind Bloodrayne And Kinect Star Wars Is No More

Nineteen-year-old independent video game studio Terminal Reality, most recently responsible for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and Kinect Star Wars, appears to have shut down. » 12/12/13 10:40am 12/12/13 10:40am

Even Horrible Games Get Their Due at the Game Marketing Awards

It pleases me to know that despite the shiny circular piece of crap inside every copy of Kinect Star Wars, there's still a place where the folks responsible for the brilliant "Girl Vader" short can feel like the winners they really are. » 4/18/13 1:00pm 4/18/13 1:00pm

Kinect Star Wars Is A Terrible Game. But Damn If It Isn't Fun.

Internet personality and brave gamer JonTron plays through yet another terrible game » 5/03/12 12:00pm 5/03/12 12:00pm for your amusement. This time, it's a game release many fans have feared. Probably the most terrifying aspect of the game is the dancing, which we so lovingly made these of so that you can relive those moments over, and over,…

Backhanded Box Quotes: 'A Dance Central Rip-Off'

Welcome to "Backhanded Box Quotes," a collection of super pissed-off user reviews from people just like you! Whoa, whoa, don't take that personal. » 4/13/12 9:00pm 4/13/12 9:00pm Not much to tackle this week, but in video games, there is always something to complain about. Let's look at a couple of games, one not everyone loved, and another just…

The Kinect Star Wars Credits Are 22 Minutes Long

We don't know how many Bothans died to bring us Kinect Star Wars, but we know that a hell of a lot of people worked on the game. For a couple of years, at least. » 4/04/12 10:40am 4/04/12 10:40am

If You Hated Kinect Star Wars Dancing, You'll Cry Over These GIFs

The dancing in Star Wars: Kinect is admittedly quite silly to say the least. But you don't need to chalk this latest Star Wars-branded product up to a scar on your childhood memories. » 4/03/12 7:00pm 4/03/12 7:00pm

Hey, Star Wars Grumps, You're Making It Even Worse

It's been popular for far too long to complain about Star Wars. I'm sick of it, because it all sounds to me like a bunch of old people complaining about kids these days. » 4/03/12 1:00pm 4/03/12 1:00pm

Kinect Star Wars: The Kotaku Review

If you know how to use the Internet, you will have little trouble finding people who will tell you that Kinect Star Wars is a bad video game. These people are correct. The combination of one popular thing (Star Wars!) with another popular thing (the magical hands-free Xbox 360 Kinect sensor!) has resulted in one foul… » 4/03/12 10:30am 4/03/12 10:30am

Pretending to Use the Force Works Better with Kinect Star Wars

We're just a week away from the April 3 launch of Kinect Star Wars, the game you get when you buy that sexy new Star Wars Xbox 360 bundle. While my hopes aren't particularly high for the game, at least it gives pretending to Force Choke someone important context. » 3/26/12 9:30am 3/26/12 9:30am

The Kinect Star Wars Dancing Mingame is Even More Horrifying Than I…

Ignore the podracing and dueling portions of this Kinect Star Wars video and jump directly to around :50 in the video. I probably should have apologized first. Too late now. » 3/05/12 8:30pm 3/05/12 8:30pm

The Weekend Xbox Japan Conquered Akihabara

On a chilly afternoon this past weekend, well over 100 people waited in line in Akihabara to see Microsoft's " Xbox 360 Kansyasai in Akiba » 3/01/12 6:00am 3/01/12 6:00am" (Xbox 360 Festival of Thanks in Akihabara). The event was a joint effort between Microsoft and Capcom, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Japanese release of the original…

I Bet I Know Why You Will Play Kinect Star Wars' Dance-Off At Least Once

It's going to take a hell of a turnaround to get me to change my tune on Kinect Star Wars. Yeah, Totilo said the game's improved over what I played at E3, but, come on, a dancing game? I mean, how stupid is that. Do I look like a guy who wants to— » 2/26/12 6:00pm 2/26/12 6:00pm

Kill a Room Full of People With Your Brain (For Fun)


This Darth Vader may not have James Earl Jones's wicked baritone or David Prowse's imposing height (nor even Hayden Christensen's adolescent whine), but the evil overlord skills on display simply cannot be denied. It just goes to show: there's a little force-wielding maniac in all of us. » 2/14/12 6:00pm 2/14/12 6:00pm

Not a Jedi Mind Trick: Kinect Star Wars Xbox 360 Bundle Out on April 3rd

Those rumors about an April debut for the Kinect Star Wars game—and the fancy console associated with it—have turned out to be true. Xbox exec Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb confirmed an April 3rd date on Twitter and an official press release cites a $450 price for a console + Kinect + game bundle. » 2/07/12 11:45am 2/07/12 11:45am

Kinect Star Wars Makes Chris Pratt More Powerful Than You Can Possibly…

Parks & Recreation and Moneyball star Chris Pratt's turn as a micheivious Obi-Wan in this commercial for Kinect Star Wars does not make me want the game. It does, however, make me to hang out with Christ Pratt. » 1/26/12 3:00pm 1/26/12 3:00pm

Jesus H. Christ, Kinect Star Wars Will Have a Dancing Minigame

Hey, so the ESRB released its ratings certificate for Kinect Star Wars, let's read along: "In this action game, based on the Star Wars universe," mmhm, yeah, "players use their body movements to perform activities," right, gotcha, "that include dance tournaments—" » 12/17/11 4:00pm 12/17/11 4:00pm

Kinect Star Wars is Supposed to be a Little Better Now

We played Kinect Star Wars a couple of times last month at E3. Our own Owen Good wasn't impressed. Neither was Brian Crecente. I got my chance this week and shot some video to give you an extra look at the game. » 7/29/11 8:00pm 7/29/11 8:00pm

Kinect Star Wars Adds a Sense of Misplaced Gravitas To Jedi Fights

I didn't give Brooks Brown, Lucast Arts community manager, much time to dig into the Kinect-enabled Star Wars game before I began peppering him with questions. » 6/14/11 2:00pm 6/14/11 2:00pm

Barely Feeling the Force in Kinect Star Wars

For as long as brothers have swatted one another with wrapping-paper tubes, Star Wars fans have wanted something, anything, to give them the sensation of wielding a lightsaber, repelling blaster fire and cutting down Stormtroopers in a streak of blue. » 6/10/11 6:30pm 6/10/11 6:30pm