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Can Kinect Teach You Kung Fu?

Gaming 2012/05/22 23:00:00
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Up until now, the Xbox 360 Kinect motion-sensing hardware has mostly been a medium for kitchy dance-offs, sports mini-games, and a few lackluster action titles. But Kinesthetic Games is ready to turn the system on its head, possibly with an upper chest grapple and sweeping kick. We're not sure. We haven't played "Kung Fu Superstar" yet. Whatever the case, the Kinect stakes are rising.

According to Kotaku, "Kung Fu Superstar" will tell the tale of young Danny Cheng as he learns the art of Kung Fu and attempts to become an international martial arts stuntman. That would be pretty straight-forward if it was a typical controller-based game, but since this is played with Kinect, that means you'll actually be learning Kung Fu along with Danny. Even if the game doesn't live up to expectations, it's a fascinating step in a new direction.

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  • duns 2012/09/11 04:49:38 (edited)
    No
    duns



    Like Ryu and Ken can teach me how to ryu ken teach
  • KrSpo 2012/06/29 06:11:28
    Yes
    KrSpo
    Yes, just like Wii Fit can teach you Golf and the PS3 can teach you ow to drive a Formula one.. hehe
  • y so serious 2012/06/26 02:48:33
    No
    y so serious
    Like Skyward sword taught me fencing.

    Link skyward sword
  • Jwrdy 2012/06/26 00:24:50
    Yes
    Jwrdy
    By taking it out on Kinect itself.
  • KTisBored 2012/06/23 16:20:00
    No
    KTisBored
    No because Kinect doesn't show you the pain you feel. Reality kung fu, you know what it feels like to get beaten
  • tankbunny 2012/06/23 05:27:33
    No
    tankbunny
    Definitely not. to get the real experience and real skill, you need to get real lessons and real contact.
  • Rubyking 2012/06/20 21:01:33
    Yes
    Rubyking
    why couldn't it
  • mr echo 2012/06/17 10:46:21
    No
    mr echo
    +1
    can kufu teach you kinect
  • Teineeun 2012/06/16 20:06:45
    No
    Teineeun
    Not in it's current format. Furthermore, to understand martial arts it requires a real sparring partner. This is important so you understand how it feels to get hit and to be the one hitting.
  • k fleming 2012/06/16 20:00:04
    Yes
    k fleming
    +1
    Possibly. I mean better than sitting around imagining yourself doing kung-fu.
    Maybe the next generation Kinect will be able to get passed the basic generic moves and actually show you how to do it right and where you are doing it wrong.
  • Reaper 2012/06/15 11:08:48
    No
    Reaper
    maybe whatever passes for a kinect 2 will but the kinect is just too buggy to do it.
  • Eli Johansen 2012/06/15 00:12:41
    No
    Eli Johansen
    dumbest question yet on sodahead...
  • Kari 2012/06/13 22:06:47
    Yes
    Kari
    yea u can , one learn about weapons in some games likewise could learn moves but just that .
  • Lexxi 2012/06/13 16:33:39
    Yes
    Lexxi
    maybe you can learn some basic moves
  • stef 2012/06/11 18:05:18
    Yes
    stef
    if you learn by seeing it done...
    cant remeber whats it called... i think i could learn by palying
  • ♥•judy•♥ 2012/06/11 00:38:40
    No
    ♥•judy•♥
    tought my self YEP IM A GIRL
  • Eli Joh... ♥•judy•♥ 2012/06/15 00:16:14
  • ♥•judy•♥ Eli Joh... 2012/06/16 02:32:19
    ♥•judy•♥
    kunfu power!!!
  • Heavy 2012/06/10 22:57:31
    Yes
    Heavy
    But it will probably be extremely sloppy.
  • S.E.L. 2012/06/10 20:35:53
    No
    S.E.L.
    more like Kung Fools
  • You Know IT 2012/06/08 05:30:59
    No
    You Know IT
    People take years to learn that stuff, if kinect can teach you it i say it's pretty insulting to those who actually took the time to learn
  • Sarah 2012/06/06 07:41:39
    Yes
    Sarah
    Virtual Kong-Fu, where you can get your ass kicked and eat popcorn at the same time.
  • Anny 2012/06/06 04:13:58
    No
    Anny
    ... you are kicking and hitting air... not something solid.. so you can't gain strength to do any real damage...
  • Brad 2012/06/03 09:43:05
    No
    Brad
    Actual talent-requiring skills CANNOT be learned without actual physical training.
  • Solid Snake 2012/06/01 02:27:40
    No
    Solid Snake
    Skills like martial arts, and instrument playing can't be learned virtually they need real world experience to master.
  • brandi lynn 2012/05/31 18:09:13
    No
    brandi lynn
    idk, kinect is just reg tech
  • jason.colvard 2012/05/30 17:16:52
    No
    jason.colvard
    Derp
  • Fenabarb 2012/05/29 07:11:57
    Yes
    Fenabarb
    love the future
  • Darth Jennocyde 2012/05/28 11:53:29
    No
    Darth Jennocyde
    It's better to go to a certified teacher to learn martial arts...
  • Anne 2012/05/26 17:10:16 (edited)
  • Raghunath Roy Choudhury 2012/05/25 19:05:32
    Yes
    Raghunath Roy Choudhury
    Yes
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/25 17:17:36
    No
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    You might learn the moves ,but you need the mechanics & only a dojo will do that
  • Blood&Chocolate</3 2012/05/25 15:19:00
    Yes
    Blood&Chocolate</3
    That's agreeable.
  • Crime Time 2012/05/23 23:11:10
  • xXILoveVinnyBooXx 2012/05/23 23:09:27
    Yes
    xXILoveVinnyBooXx
    In certain games, maybe.
  • bansheebanski 2012/05/23 22:56:01
    No
    bansheebanski
    +2
    no matter how good u are at video games it cant teach u what a really hard punch in the mouth will feel like
  • Daryl 2012/05/23 22:38:05 (edited)
    Yes
    Daryl
    I learned Kung Fu from kinect and I will kick your ASS!

    punch in the face
  • S123 2012/05/23 22:21:26
    Yes
    S123
    To a point.
  • Cal 2012/05/23 21:40:18
    Yes
    Cal
    Of course. All your doing with a real person is really visual learning with limited exercise. This cuts out the middle man...and you can do it at home. Don't expect advanced kung fu...but yeah a basic proficiency shouldn't be unbelievable.
  • EscapedMentalPatient 2012/05/23 21:01:29

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