Today is the day when you pick up stupid Kinect and then try to work out how the stupid thing works or if indeed it will work at all in your living room. It is a pretty hefty investment so we here at Easy Xbox 360 Achievements are going to give you a quick tour of what is required to make setting up easy...
STEP 1 : PLUG THE STUPID THING IN
Obviously you need an Xbox 360 and the Kinect Camera thing. If you are lucky enough to have a new Black Xbox 360 then you only need to plug in the one USB cable. If you have an original Xbox 360, then you gonna need to plug in a separate power cable for the camera thing as well as a USB cable.
STEP 2 : CLEAR SPACE FOR THE STUPID THING
Microsoft recommends your floor be clear and around about six feet between you and the camera and another three to four feet either side. Vacuum if you have to, but I am pretty sure if have an super sized apartment like Tony Motana, you will be fine. The camera also needs to be at an optimum height of around 2 - 6 feet off the ground. The room should be well lit and Microsoft also recommends that you wear clothing that contrasts your surroundings or the stupid thing will not pick up your movements.
STEP 3 : WAVE YOUR ARMS IN FRONT OF THE STUPID THING
It seems like a lot of work just to play a game, but we are nearly there. Turn on the stupid thing and after a brief calibration where the camera bobs up and down for a bit, you are ready to flail your arms about and look ridiculously stupid. Oh, joy. Want to learn more? Check out the video below.