And you thought because it doesn't use peripherals Kinect would be spared a bunch of ridiculous third-party add-ons. Well, you were wrong.
This is Atomic Accessories' "Game Boat". It's for Kinect Adventures, a game which includes a rafting game. So you blow up the inflatable boat, and...look, I'm not going to dignify this with an explanation.
I'm just going to ask that if Atomic are mad enough to release this boat, they could at least go the whole hog and release the plastic jungle to go with it.
Consider myself a bit confused, I thought the whole point of this device was that you didn't need accessories. That the whole full-body motion control thing, out-weighed the concepts of holding things, or having physical objects to interact with. How does this even remotely make sense? What does it do? Even the most awkward Wii-Add-on had, perhaps, in theory has some conceptual idea that might be tangible.
The big question is Kinect owners: Do you have room for this? One thing I noticed during PAX, people playing just about any-form of motion control gaming: a good amount of room is required.
What I'm trying to say is: Do you have enough room in your living room, to put down a raft, for one mini-game, that doesn't exactly physically help you play the game?
At what point do we nod our heads and realize that this stuff isn't for the "core-gamers", but also realize that it might be ludicrous for everyone else.
"Grandma! Get on the raft! No, you're not off your pills! We have a full-size raft in our living room!" XD