Edited by countinhallways

Good stuff. Tell me about my shape. 
Edit: The menu aesthetics and general presentation in this are really very impressive. 

Posted by UberExplodey

Love me some Purple Jeff.

Posted by MattBodega

Easily one of the most striking games available at launch. It may be a "fitness program" and not a proper game, but that slick interface and strike aesthetics make a pretty strong case for Kinect's merits.

Edited by bybeach

The only reason why I may get a kinnect, though I havn't viewed this Ql yet. ' 

It's the premise, and in this case, the complete lack of a controller that finally appeals to me 
The concept of a Kinnect suddenly connects....... 
Well heall, in the beginning at least, maybe not! 
I want the announcer from Adrenaline Misfits instead.    Hey BROOOOOOOO! naw zen lady is fine.
Posted by brocool

work it work it

Posted by Gerhabio

Ha, already got first. 
Damn, there's like 10 comments already!

Edited by Trace

Is it wrong that as Jeff was slowly increasing his current weight in the setup, I was imagining the Cliffhanger yodeling music from The Price is Right?
I don't mean to judge the GB staff so much as the game in that regard. That just seems rather mean on the part of the Ubisoft devs with how slowly that option moves, like it's trying to make you feel bad at the start.

Posted by rjayb89


Posted by FrostyHerpiez

i wonder if this is a better replacement for wii fit

Posted by DukesT3

Work those hips Jeff! Work em! 

Posted by ShaneDev

The announcer sounds like the animus women from AC1.

Posted by Hot_Karl

Woo Woo Woo, You Know It!

Posted by Jerome85

This and dance central are my favorite kinect games so far.  Can't wait to see what they come up with next.  Thanks for the quick look giantbomb crew.

Posted by RE_Player1
@ShaneDev said:
" The announcer sounds like the animus women from AC1. "
Well it is Ubisoft maybe it is the same lady. 
Posted by onarum

man this looks neat as hell

Posted by MrMuscle

This is the most impressive "game" so far, really diggin the look of it.
Posted by tourgen

first decent example of using kinect for augmented reality and it's cool as hell
when is the Stripper trainer DLC coming?

Posted by BlackPuma

I say Endurance Run! You guys get fit, we get entertained.
Game looks surprisingly awesome by the way.

Edited by blacklab

Watching the weight go up was painful...the game/workout was quite impressive. 
We need more Dave QL's in general.

Posted by fox01313

Love the UI on this game. Plus great to see more of Dave :)

Posted by JakeTaylor
@PsEG:  Haha. No, that's pretty funny actually.
Posted by gbrading

This was definitely the most interesting thing I've seen from Kinect so far.
Posted by golguin

This looks pretty insane. I'm actually taking Stretch Aerobics and Yoga at school for units, but they are surprisingly difficult to do and they do tire you out. I can easily see chicks loving this game, which is why guys should probably get it.

Posted by SuperSambo
@Branthog said:
" Sorry, I don't have room in my home theater for this shit. I have an 8' in diameter bean-bag where all this activity would be taking place and the bean bag is more important than some goofy motion shit. "
Move the bean bag while you are using it then put it back? It's not going to take much effort.
Posted by pwnmachine

We need more TRON version of Jeff!

Posted by pickassoreborn

Best Kinect UI ever.

Posted by MonetaryDread

As a kinect owner, I love this title.
Plus I am actually interested in the dlc that is coming.

Posted by guilherme

Looks nice

Edited by Piranesi

I've got the EA fitness one on pre-order (it's double the price with the heart monitor so this may be a better substitute). You lose the weight measurement of the Wii Fit but the skeletal tracking looks really good here.  
The Wii balance board got in the way of many of the exercises (and led to a number of foot slips during the advanced sessions). The yoga in the Wii game also pulled muscles in the wrong places as you tried to match your balance, get the right posture and look at the TV all at the same time - this would avoid all those issues. It's also has a lower cute puppy count (...) which is a bonus and the sight of a sweaty adult running around after Miis was also a little troubling.
Not sure about the calorie burning as a measure - 10 Kcals for 6 mins of Tai Chi seems off. That said, you could grind the golf mini-games in Wii Fit for quick scores which also seemed a bit dodgy. At least the Wii tried to tie exercise to diet in it's goal structure (e.g. a 225 Kcal target is a bowl of rice). Doing 30 minutes on the game and then having a deep-fried Mars bar probably won't get you far.
To return to these games over a long period, you do need a decent carrot and stick - you have to feel you are achieving something each time. After the novelty of the minigames has gone, and the routines become routine, you lose the motivation to put the disc in again.
Posted by Goopynose


Posted by Tennmuerti

This seems like the best launch title so far, imo.

Posted by osvaldomoreno@hotmail.com

Most impressive game from Kinect in my honest opinion... The tech is really well presented and the mood is just soooo relaxing.

Posted by diggylee1

Watch out WiiFit!
Posted by Tordah
@MrMuscle said:
" This is the most impressive "game" so far, really diggin the look of it. "
Totally agree. This actually seems like it works really well.
Posted by Milpool

Looks really cool actually.  Would like to see more of this game.  Props to Jeff for showing us his shape.

Edited by buckybit
@Tordah said:

" @MrMuscle said:

" This is the most impressive "game" so far, really diggin the look of it. "
Totally agree. This actually seems like it works really well. "
I was doubtful - reading the comments before watching - but this is really awesome, in my humble opinion, too! 
It is easy to be cynical about Microsoft entering the Wii Fit/EA market, but if the result looks and plays like this - everybody wins? 
Microsoft needs to package the XBOX accordingly for the kind of people who don't play video games. Yet, it actually IS a game! You have a "game world" with it's rule-set, a task, you progress, you achieve ... good stuff.
Posted by Pop

I'm kind of bummed they didn't say anything at the end of the broadcast  if the kinect was going to last or not.

Posted by TomTheRealist

This looks fantastic!  
This is the product that makes me want to buy Kinect, so intelligently designed - relaxing. 
I would like to know how much content is included though. Whether this is something that could satiate, say, half a year's worth of training. It seems like it's ripe for DLC that would be totally worth buying.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

Wow this might be the best GUI I have ever seen.

Edited by ominousbedroom

Whoa. Seriously impressive.

Posted by Sergotron

I am totally digging this, if I did get the Kinect I think I will pick this up as well.

Posted by AndrewB

Give me a full-on professional yoga instructor and I'd be completely sold. As it is, I think the only big missing thing here is something that actually takes your weight instead of asking you for it. A bathroom scale is pretty cheap, but I liked the idea behind Wii fit because it keeps track of all that stuff.

Posted by jonesrm

What concerns me most about this "game" is how turned on I am right now.

Posted by Funkydupe

The scanning process was impressive. It shows how well the camera is able to track someone also.

Posted by Everybody_Poops
@Funkydupe: It was unresponsive for 2 minutes at the beggining.
Posted by big_jon

Posted by Levio

Yeah, I finished the 3000 calorie burning objective on day 1, cause I'm a pro gamer.  You're a noob if you can't hit at least 2000 day 1 and 10000 day 6.

Posted by MagicBoots

The GUI is very well designed, the other launch titles use a cursor, but that totally defeats the purpose. The advantage of a system like this is that people who don't play games can use movements they are familiar with, without having to get used to cursors/button/traditional controls. Additionally, basing the menu system around an actual image of the person  gets rid of a lot of that calibration tomfoolery since the persons silhouette is the point of reference  and the user can base their own movements around what they see their silhouette doing.

Posted by Wiseblood
@Everybody_Poops said:
" @Funkydupe: It was unresponsive for 2 minutes at the beggining."

Jeff moved something and everything started working fine again.  This was the first game they tried after they did TNT and set up the Kinect stuff again.