E3 2010: Kinectimals Announced

on June 14, 2010 2:37 PM

E3 2010: Kinectimals Announced

A creepy little girl stood on stage at the Microsoft E3 event to show off Kinect’s new title Kinectnimals – a game that allows you, or more your child, to interact with a carnivorous predator in the most lovable and cutesie way you can think of. What I found “adorable,” was that the Tiger – the little girl’s pet – would jump from time-to-time onto the screen to lick the screen as if pretending to kiss you. Of course, the little girl also insinuated that the Kinect will also introduce “feel” technology, as the licks the tiger was giving her “tickled,” which we all know is crap.

But aside from noticing the nice visuals, a furry little companion, and a very cheery little girl, Kinectimals looks very… well, childish. I highly doubt any of the hardcore crowd will want anything to do with petting an animal and playing fetch, unless abuse is somehow included in there. The game, from what it seems, is great if you’re one of those parents that neglect your children and want to keep them preoccupied with something other than your time.

 /  Co-Founder
Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.