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

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Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
This could get a little creepy with friends.
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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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
This could get a little creepy with friends.
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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#2 Edited by Floope (209 posts) -

I LOVE holes in walls.

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#3 Posted by datarez (845 posts) -

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

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#4 Posted by kermoosh (919 posts) -
dont we all
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#5 Posted by khann (3228 posts) -

YEAH SICK BRO FUCK YEAH SICK SWEET

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#6 Posted by Danteveli (1395 posts) -

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

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#7 Posted by craigbo180 (1763 posts) -

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

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#8 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

Will it be sexy?

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#9 Posted by Hammerjelly (175 posts) -

I would play this.

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#10 Posted by WiqidBritt (590 posts) -

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

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#11 Posted by Sin4profit (3365 posts) -

tehee,  "moths"

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#12 Posted by WhytePanther (113 posts) -

Will there be a boxed special edition with the costume?

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#13 Posted by ChuckVsWorld (18 posts) -

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

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#14 Posted by JoshyLee (186 posts) -

This will probably end up being an excellent party game.

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#15 Posted by RobertOrri (1178 posts) -

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

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#16 Posted by Natalia (136 posts) -

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

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#17 Posted by TerraDelu (529 posts) -

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

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#18 Posted by VicRattlehead (1417 posts) -

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

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#19 Posted by MjHealy (1995 posts) -

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

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#20 Posted by onimonkii (2563 posts) -

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#21 Posted by Chubbaluphigous (610 posts) -

How glorious

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#22 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

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.

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#23 Posted by yeah_write (280 posts) -

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. 

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#24 Posted by deckardbrain (4 posts) -

This is my hole! It was made for me!

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#25 Posted by Vexxan (4629 posts) -
@Natalia said:
I can't wait for the Quick Look of this.
It will be magnificent
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#26 Posted by hockeymask27 (3693 posts) -

I always thought it would come to this.

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#28 Posted by Myomoto (300 posts) -

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

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#29 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (501 posts) -
@la26 said:
  a whole bunch of nonsense advertising bullshit
Wait, what? Spam? On MY Giant Bomb?
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#30 Posted by wizll (11 posts) -

can't wait for the QL

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#31 Posted by Grilledcheez (4056 posts) -

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

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#32 Posted by yukoasho (2248 posts) -

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

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#33 Posted by LoktarOgar (506 posts) -

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

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#34 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2474 posts) -

Human tetris is finally here!

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#35 Posted by KimParnage (264 posts) -
@wizll
can't wait for the QL
That..
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#36 Posted by abdo (1095 posts) -

Yep, Kinect is still a joke.

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#37 Posted by blaakmawf (544 posts) -

This isn't a hardcore game.

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#38 Posted by pikeplacer (450 posts) -
@Xpgamer7 said:
Human tetris is finally here!

Just brilliant      ^^^^
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#39 Posted by Althox (321 posts) -

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

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#40 Posted by giant_frying_pan (87 posts) -

BRING ON THE WALL!

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#41 Posted by FesteringNeon (2266 posts) -

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

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#42 Posted by HBK619 (167 posts) -

I demand an Endurance Run of this game!

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#43 Posted by Little_Socrates (5844 posts) -

Probably one of the better game shows useable for Kinect.

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#44 Posted by Deusoma (3221 posts) -
@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.
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#45 Posted by Absolute_Zero (256 posts) -
@Abyssfull@LoktarOgar Yep. It was a minigame in that Carnival Games... game.
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#46 Posted by geirr (3203 posts) -

Great.

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#47 Posted by zudthespud (3337 posts) -

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.

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