Xbox Tours UK with Your Kinect Experience Tour
Posted by James Newton
Starts next week
If you haven't had chance to try out Kinect yet, or want to see some of the latest games on the way, Microsoft's UK division is bringing it to you with a new tour that kicks off on 29th September.
The tour, named Your Kinect Experience, starts next week at the Metro Centre in Gateshead, before taking in London and Birmingham's Clothes Show Love in December. Gateshead attendees will be able to try out one of four games before launch: Dance Central 2, Kinect Star Wars, Kinect Sports: Season Two or Kinect Disneyland Adventures, depending on their choice.
What's really clever is attendees will have the option to wear an RFID wristband which, when linked to a Facebook profile, will automatically share video and images via the Your Kinect Experience application.
If the experience convinces you to take the plunge and get an Xbox 360 with Kinect, all attendees are eligible for a discount on bundles before Christmas.
If you manage to make it down to one of these shows, we'd love to hear from you.
[quote[XBOX 360 TAKES KINECT ON THE ROAD GIVING THE UK PERSONALISED CONTROLLER FREE EXPERIENCES
LONDON – Wednesday 21 September 2011 Xbox 360 today announces details of this years’ Kinect UK tour as it takes to the road again offering UK consumers a chance to get hands-on with Kinect games. This year the tour will include an innovative and personalised trial experience that visits London, Newcastle and The Clothes Show Live in Birmingham. Kinect trial will also take place at Disney on Ice shows and at retail stores across the UK between October - March 2012.
The Your Kinect Experience tour kicks off on September 29th at the Metro Centre in Gateshead and consumers are able to book their personalised experience from today using the Facebook booking tool and interactive tour map which details all UK trial locations at www.facebook.com/kinectforxbox360.
The Your Kinect Experience will be personalised around the visitor’s choice of game with various elements of the trial experience updating automatically depending on the users preferred game. Groups of up to five friends can play one of four games together prior to release (Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Kinect Star Wars, Kinect Sports Season 2 and Dance Central 2) within the Your Kinect Booth
On arrival all visitors will be given the option of using an RFID wristband which will allow the Your Kinect Facebook application to link the visitor’s experience to their Facebook profile allowing personalisation of their experience by easily sharing everything they see via Facebook, from photos and videos to other content by swiping their wristbands at various points in the booth.
Stephen McGill, Director of Xbox and Entertainment comments, “We are delighted to be taking Kinect on tour again this year. Seeing really is believing with a product as magical as Kinect, and we have some truly amazing games launching before and after Christmas. With a product as innovative as Kinect it’s only fair that the tour experience matches that. Not only will consumers receive a personalized experience it will be completely integrated with Facebook using RFID technology to create a unique trial experience.”
During weekends visitors at the Your Kinect Experience booth consumers will also get the chance to get hands on with the latest update to Windows Phone, which features even more integration with the Xbox LIVE service.
Along with chances to win fantastic prizes on the day, including Windows Phone mobile phones and Xbox 360 bundles, Your Kinect Experience visitors will also receive a free picture of themselves in their favourite game – printed and ready to collect as they leave the experience. All consumers who take part in the trial will also be given an exclusive discount offer to buy a Kinect for Xbox 360 bundle in time for Christmas.
The Your Kinect Experience Tour wraps up at the at The Clothes Show Live Birmingham 2011 where Kinect for Xbox 360 will be sponsoring the Clothes show Freestyle Stage next to the main arena at the Birmingham NEC. Aspiring freestyle dancers can win a chance to appear on stage to show off their moves by tweeting their best freestyle video to @KinectSocial for a chance to appear on stage at the NEC.
Kinect Disneyland Adventures will also be appearing across the UK at selected Disney on Ice shows from 7th October giving Disney fans a sneak peak before launch. The game will also appear at the Disney Inspiration Store in Oxford Street, London during October half term
Full details of retail trial locations which include various GAME and gamestation, HMV, Argos, Currys, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Toys R Us, Asda, Best Buy and John Lewis stores across the UK can be found on the Kinect Tour map at www.facebook.com/kinectforxbox360 and at www.Xbox.com.