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The Hardcore Kinect Game You've Been Waiting For: Hole in the Wall

Yes, it sounds goofy. Sure, it'll be gimmicky. But, hey, give it a few drinks.

This could get a little creepy with friends.

There's been a not-so-steady stream of games supporting Microsoft's Kinect device since its splashy launch. I still haven't plugged the thing back in since moving back to San Francisco, despite having been enthusiastic about the premise, especially Dance Central.

Aaaaand while the concept is gimmicky, I'm sorta stoked at GameSetWatch stumbling upon a German ratings entry for Hole in the Wall.

Hole in the Wall airs on Cartoon Network, best summarized by its own damn name. Contestants are forced to position themselves in ridiculous poses to pass through a...hole in the wall.

The ratings entry listed Hole in the Wall as being a downloadable game for Kinect, which is something Microsoft has strangely shied away from in the moths after Kinect's launch. Getting a downloadable game up and running using Kinect's hardware might have proved less daunting and help fill software gaps.

Looks that might change beginning at E3, though. Twisted Pixel Games has also announced a downloadable Kinect game, the awesome and bizarre-looking on-rails shooter, The Gunstringer.

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Posted by patrickklepek
This could get a little creepy with friends.

There's been a not-so-steady stream of games supporting Microsoft's Kinect device since its splashy launch. I still haven't plugged the thing back in since moving back to San Francisco, despite having been enthusiastic about the premise, especially Dance Central.

Aaaaand while the concept is gimmicky, I'm sorta stoked at GameSetWatch stumbling upon a German ratings entry for Hole in the Wall.

Hole in the Wall airs on Cartoon Network, best summarized by its own damn name. Contestants are forced to position themselves in ridiculous poses to pass through a...hole in the wall.

The ratings entry listed Hole in the Wall as being a downloadable game for Kinect, which is something Microsoft has strangely shied away from in the moths after Kinect's launch. Getting a downloadable game up and running using Kinect's hardware might have proved less daunting and help fill software gaps.

Looks that might change beginning at E3, though. Twisted Pixel Games has also announced a downloadable Kinect game, the awesome and bizarre-looking on-rails shooter, The Gunstringer.

Edited by Floope

I LOVE holes in walls.

Posted by datarez

As long as there aren't many "Bam! There it is." kinect moments this could be an entertaining party game. 

Posted by kermoosh
dont we all
Posted by Khann

YEAH SICK BRO FUCK YEAH SICK SWEET

Posted by Danteveli

Yes Yes and Yes one more time.
Epic
 No longer only a viewer  now we can participate in greatest tv program

Posted by craigbo180

This a perfectly except-able game to be downloadable for the Kinect.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Will it be sexy?

Posted by Hammerjelly

I would play this.

Posted by WiqidBritt

not exactly the thing that comes to mind when I hear someone talk about a hardcore hole-in-the-wall...

Posted by Sin4profit

tehee,  "moths"

Posted by WhytePanther

Will there be a boxed special edition with the costume?

Posted by ChuckVsWorld

Put "Glory" in the front of that title and watch sales skyrocket.

Posted by JoshyLee

This will probably end up being an excellent party game.

Posted by RobertOrri

German, hardcore, hole in the wall... wow.

Posted by Natalia

I can't wait for the Quick Look of this.

Posted by TerraDelu

Hahaha at first I thought this was the news story Patrick was talking about on twitter. It definitely isn't.

Posted by VicRattlehead

man the UK version of this show is god fucking awful... 

Posted by MjHealy

I'm pretty sure this was on the BBC for a while. It seemed pretty dumb though it seems to suit the Kinect.

Posted by onimonkii

Posted by Chubbaluphigous

How glorious

Posted by Yummylee

Isn't this game already on one of those Kinect mini-game compilations? The one that Ryan and Alex QL'ed; the last Kinect QL at that I think.

Posted by yeah_write

Half the fun of that game (on TV) is watching too-large people try to smash themselves through a hold on a physical wall. Not sure it'd be as hilarious with a virtual wall, but it'd still be entertaining to pull out at parties. 

Posted by deckardbrain

This is my hole! It was made for me!

Posted by Vexxan
@Natalia said:
I can't wait for the Quick Look of this.
It will be magnificent
Posted by Hockeymask27

I always thought it would come to this.

Posted by dcgc

Japanese "Hole in the Wall". Now that would be awesome!

Posted by Myomoto

Hole in the wall just sounds like a glory hole simulator...

Posted by ValiantGrizzly
@la26 said:
  a whole bunch of nonsense advertising bullshit
Wait, what? Spam? On MY Giant Bomb?
Posted by wizll

can't wait for the QL

Posted by Grilledcheez

This could be fun, the fact that some developers are embracing downloadable kinect games seems like a great idea to me.  

Posted by YukoAsho

Yeah, that's a very, very different type of hardcore.

Posted by LoktarOgar

Didn't Ryan and Alex already do a quicklook of a game where hole in the wall was just 1 of the minigames?

Posted by Xpgamer7

Human tetris is finally here!

Posted by TheRandomKo
@wizll
can't wait for the QL
That..
Posted by abdo

Yep, Kinect is still a joke.

Posted by blaakmawf

This isn't a hardcore game.

Posted by pikeplacer
@Xpgamer7 said:
Human tetris is finally here!

Just brilliant      ^^^^
Posted by Althox

I WANT A QUICKLOOK OF THIS GAME!... AND ALSO BEER!

Posted by giant_frying_pan

BRING ON THE WALL!

Online
Posted by FesteringNeon

too bad there isn't force feedback. I'd love to see people get knocked down if they fail.

Posted by HBK619

I demand an Endurance Run of this game!

Posted by Little_Socrates

Probably one of the better game shows useable for Kinect.

Posted by Deusoma
@bukkookkub said:
too bad there isn't force feedback. I'd love to see people get knocked down if they fail.
Oh man, yeah. That would make this game at least 120% more entertaining.
Posted by Absolute_Zero
@Abyssfull @LoktarOgar Yep. It was a minigame in that Carnival Games... game.
Posted by geirr

Great.

Posted by zudthespud

I preferred hole in the wall when it was only in Japan and we called it "Human Tetris". The British version is abysmal, but so is everything else on TV at 5PM on a Saturday.