Free Content Coming To Kinect Sports And Joy Ride

Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

It appears as if Microsoft is making an attempt to keep Kinect owners hooked on its first-party launch games for the hands-free controller. Kinect Joy Ride and Kinect Sports are both receiving DLC on the house, courtesy of Microsoft. Kinect Sports' free content is already available as of yesterday, but Joy Ride's no-cost addition will see a release a little later on January 4. 

The Kinect Sports DLC pack, the "Party Pack" as its being called, is a meaty offering that adds six new mini-games, a total of 15 "Party Play" events, more achievements, and even a new social leaderboard feature to the core game. Major Nelson whipped up this detailed list of what you'll get upon downloading:  
 


== TEASER == 

Mini Games
  • SuperStriker for Soccer lets you score as many goals as you can and avoid the boots.
  • Pinvaders for Bowling lets you stop the pins before they reach the hazard zone.
  • Rapid Runner for Track & Field lets you run the furthest distance before you run out of time.
  • Target Smash for Table Tennis lets you smash the targets to grab the score.
  • Fruit Splatter for Volleyball lets you hit the fruits while dodging the bombs.
  • King of the Ring for Boxing lets you knockout as many opponents as you can.
 
“Challenge” Feature allows you to track and compete with friends’ Mini Game scores

 
15 Party Play Events: New events variations of the original Mini Games you already love. 

 
Three new goofy mascots to use in Party Play spice up the game and include:

  • Zippy Zombie
  • Champion Chicken
  • Sportastico
   
10 achievements worth 250G keep you challenged.


The forthcoming Joy Ride offering is dubbed the "Chevrolet Car Pack," and as it outright says, it adds Chevrolet cars to the game. Hilariously, you won't be able to simply go to the Marketplace to get this pack as you normally would with DLC. According to Nelson, you'll need to click on a Chevrolet ad that pops up on the dashboard (and Xbox.com) starting on January 4. The cars you'll get as a result? The Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, and Cruze, all of which can be used across all the game's modes.
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

It appears as if Microsoft is making an attempt to keep Kinect owners hooked on its first-party launch games for the hands-free controller. Kinect Joy Ride and Kinect Sports are both receiving DLC on the house, courtesy of Microsoft. Kinect Sports' free content is already available as of yesterday, but Joy Ride's no-cost addition will see a release a little later on January 4. 

The Kinect Sports DLC pack, the "Party Pack" as its being called, is a meaty offering that adds six new mini-games, a total of 15 "Party Play" events, more achievements, and even a new social leaderboard feature to the core game. Major Nelson whipped up this detailed list of what you'll get upon downloading:  
 


== TEASER == 

Mini Games
  • SuperStriker for Soccer lets you score as many goals as you can and avoid the boots.
  • Pinvaders for Bowling lets you stop the pins before they reach the hazard zone.
  • Rapid Runner for Track & Field lets you run the furthest distance before you run out of time.
  • Target Smash for Table Tennis lets you smash the targets to grab the score.
  • Fruit Splatter for Volleyball lets you hit the fruits while dodging the bombs.
  • King of the Ring for Boxing lets you knockout as many opponents as you can.
 
“Challenge” Feature allows you to track and compete with friends’ Mini Game scores

 
15 Party Play Events: New events variations of the original Mini Games you already love. 

 
Three new goofy mascots to use in Party Play spice up the game and include:

  • Zippy Zombie
  • Champion Chicken
  • Sportastico
   
10 achievements worth 250G keep you challenged.


The forthcoming Joy Ride offering is dubbed the "Chevrolet Car Pack," and as it outright says, it adds Chevrolet cars to the game. Hilariously, you won't be able to simply go to the Marketplace to get this pack as you normally would with DLC. According to Nelson, you'll need to click on a Chevrolet ad that pops up on the dashboard (and Xbox.com) starting on January 4. The cars you'll get as a result? The Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, and Cruze, all of which can be used across all the game's modes.
#2 Posted by CaptainCody (1525 posts) -

YAY MORE CHAIR
#3 Posted by Moth_Pope (458 posts) -

Nice to see these being supported.

#4 Posted by EvilKatarn (466 posts) -

That's nice of them

#5 Posted by TheMartino (136 posts) -

Well I can't disapprove of this. The party play of Kinect sports is more fun than you would expect, regardless of it just being minigames.

#6 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2545 posts) -

really? clikcing on a chevy ad to get the cars? sounds like a dumb marketing thing.
 
The Kinect Sports thing sounds cool, though.

#7 Posted by carlthenimrod (1602 posts) -

The Kinect Sports stuff seems interesting. I still want 100 pin bowling from WiiSports.

#8 Posted by mrsmiley (1153 posts) -

wow i was wondering about that. got my kinect and set it up yesterday, and it actually prompted me to download the new content. i was like "wha...?" pretty cool stuff. there are at least three different ways to play each sport from what i see, which is fun.

#9 Posted by Poki3 (530 posts) -

So where's the "Now you can control the car" DLC for Joy Ride?

#10 Posted by BurningStickMan (238 posts) -

I'm liking what DLC is doing this month...  lots of free releases, even for top shelf titles like AC: Brotherhood.  Then a 1 GB add-on mission for Force Unleashed 2 for $1 instead of the $10 the other "what if" scenarios went for. 
 
I like this a lot.  Don't expect free and cheap DLC to last, but I like it.
#11 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -
I downloaded the content for kinect sports in preparation for xmas, im getting it for my kids, though the extra gamerscore will look nice on my account too.
#12 Posted by ZombiePie (5789 posts) -

Free DLC is always a good thing.

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#13 Posted by User_Hostile (74 posts) -

I don't mind Kinect Sports, gotta love free DLC!

#14 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Free DLC is never a bad thing!

#15 Posted by AleXTanZ (3 posts) -

 Intriguing haha Kinect sports is sweet so I shall be downloading that since its free as well 

#16 Posted by zkins11 (3 posts) -

Free downloads?! Who can complain.  Seems like a pretty good plan to keep Kinect owners hooked and spread the word of how great it is.

#17 Posted by RedHeadedHarpie (2 posts) -

Completelynew to the world of actually participating in gaming , I am loving this and the other games I have.  The mini games are a blast, and they hape fine tune the skills necessary to keep from looking like a complete dolt when playing online.  I only wish all DLC was free, I'm thinking I'm going to end up working to pay  microsoft.

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