July 16th 2012 2:32 pm PT

Kinect: Mars Rover Landing

Mars Rover LandingOn August 6th the Curiosity Rover will set down and begin it’s exploration of the the fourth planet from the Sun. Why wait though! Try and control NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity yourself with this official NASA KINECT game that is now available in Kinect Fun Labs?

It’s a free download that should keep you occupied until the real thing happens in a few weeks.

 

More details on the game and your mission are it over at NASA

Kinect By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/NoahJette Noah Jette

    To Mars we go!

  • http://twitter.com/AlbertConseil Alfalfa Conseil

    edit

  • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

    I’M NOT GOING BACK!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

    Why no controller support? I didn’t know they used hand motions at NASA to control their rovers.

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Well considering so many have gone missing…

  • Assassin X

    I swear Kinect will be the death of 360. Well overpriced items and “media” junk will kill it off too. >.<

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

      so so true….. as least for dedicated gamers anyway. what you gotta worry about is that if the xbox 720 will have something as bad as kinect.

      • medveten

        You do know that the 720 is rumoured to ship with Kinect 2.0?
        And that MS wants to call it a “multimedia unit for music, movies and games” not a “gaming console”. Games seems to be last place, lowest priority, just look at the current dashboard and you’ll see how bad it is :/

        Next time “my games” will be hidden under “settings” ^^

        • InfernoShade

          It won’t make a difference what it’s called, if it plays games, gamers will buy it.

          • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

            Even if there aren’t any games if the Wii’s anything to go by.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

            and so microsoft will create games depending on who they think is their gamerbase.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

          you just broke my heart.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

      How do you figure? Is there a shortage of controller-based games now? Are free games going to be the death of retail?

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    Anything that might get kids interested in real science is a good thing. Bravo!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

      i totally agree. except i also believe kids have no right to even own a 360. long live hardcore games!

      • Benjamin Eugene NElson

        The average game is a 30 something year old male. How many kids do you know that can spring 500 bucks for an xbox.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

          You got facts to back that up? Besides, an average in this sense is meaningless. There are millions of gamers around the world, which could very well mean that more than a few million are under 18 in that sense.

          • Benjamin Eugene NElson

            As a matter of fact, I do.

            It included a link so it’s in moderation right now, but will hopefully be posted soon.

        • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

          Uh, the number one selling version of Skylanders was the Xbox 360. Lots of kids have Xbox.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

            and thats the problem.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

          actually the average age is 32, but close enough. now just like the old days im sure parents are springing the money for xboxs. i know back when the sega megadrive came out my parents sprung around $400 just for the console and 2 games.

      • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

        I play “hardcore” games. My brother-in-law likes sports games. My niece likes LEGO games and Kinect. Just because people don’t subscribe to your world view doesn’t mean theirs aren’t equally valid. There’s room enough for everybody.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

          theres room enough for everyboby. i totally agree also. thats why we have differents consoles, thats why there is a xbox360 a ps3 and a wii.

  • Jason King

    My kids may have loved this idea, with a controller. They just dont like kinect though. Shame as this could have maybe been fun.

    • ElektroDragon

      Of course they don’t like it. Everything is more inaccurate and harder to control. I wish MS gone the way of the Move. At least its bloody accurate.

      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

        I’m hoping this is why Crimson Dragon got postponed, controller support.

  • http://twitter.com/CyanideExtract_ Chris

    Free achievements? I’m in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

      What do achievements get you? Like, a discount on product? Why does everyone want this so badly.

      • Ed

        It’s just that sound you hear when the chievie pops.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

        they usually provoke some sort of hard on.

  • st0rmgazer

    Kinect is actually a good thing. It gets people (some who’ve never had any prior interest in video games) together to socialize,exercise and have fun.

    • Benjamin Eugene NElson

      Yes, but is it what gamers want from their games?

      Mostly no. The most awesome stuff I’ve seen from knect is the hacks..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

        You’re making the assumption that every gamer is a hardcore gamer. There are lots of casual and/or family gamers that don’t follow blogs and gaming news. There are even serious ones that will enjoy things like this. My kids and I will love playing Kinect games, and it’s not like you’re losing out on anything with it being around.

        • Benjamin Eugene NElson

          I NEVER said anything about “hardcore gamer.” There is a place for casual games, yes. I just see no point in spending more money to get something for a single game. (Dance Central is the ony game that uses the system I’m interested in, and that’s only as a replacement for exercise equipment. The hacks are cool, as I said before, but I don’t need a 3d printer or a shopping cart that follows me around.)

        • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

          How many games that are actually games has Rare made lately?

  • http://twitter.com/MykeJayy Michael J

    If you think this is bad wait until you’ve seen DotW.

    • Clattus

      haha, yep ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

      gotta agree. i just saw it and its disgraceful. really poor dotw

  • Russell Gorall

    You can buy Fallout 3 Game of the Year for only twenty bucks new, now. You should call Xbox support, ask for a full refund and do that.

  • Russell Gorall

    I have a Kinect, I would actually play this if it didn’t use Kinect. I got it last night, I just have no idea if I will ever try it.

  • Lee Rayson

    Is this any good ?

 
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