Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sophie + MS Xbox Kinect

Mama Bex is going to be associated with Kinect for Xbox 360. I think this is a good thing for her. If she has a single out in November, this could be some sort of promo for her. "Murder On The Dancefloor" is already listed as one of the confirmed songs to be on the game. But i wish they add a couple of her new songs. Especially Revolution, cos it sounds like an amazing song to dance to. And the Freemasons Mix of Bittersweet and Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer. Oh and Groovejet, how can they miss that song!?


Microsoft's announced a new competition, which will see the Xbox 360 motion controller coming to towns, villages, schools or even back gardens up and down the country on the Kinect Tour.

It's called "Kinect Comes To You" and gamers can champion a particular stop off for Kinect on its nation-wide ramble, simply by telling Microsoft why Kinect should come to their chosen location.

Submit entries via the official Facebook site at by October 6, 2010 to be in with a chance of flailing in front of Kinect before launch.

The three most "compelling and creative" entries will be chosen by a judging panel of UK marketing boss, Stephen McGill, Rare Studios boss, Nick Burton and erm, Sophie Ellis Bextor.

"I'm really excited to be announcing 'Kinect Comes to You', where we're giving someone the chance to experience Kinect, before it hits the shops," the sultry songstress said in the announcement.

"Whoever wins this opportunity I'm sure, like me, will have a great time experiencing the amazing world of Kinect!"

Whether or not you'd like Sophie Ellis Bextor turning up at your front door is, of course, a question of taste. She divides opinion in our office, anyway.

The following dates are already set for the Kinect Tour:
Ireland National Ploughing Champs - September 20th - 26th
Liverpool City Centre - September 25th
Manchester - September 26th
Bristol - October 16th
Cardiff - October 17th
Edinburgh - October 30th
Glasgow - October 31st
Newcastle - November 13th
Leeds - November 14th

With four (count 'em) dancing games announced for Kinect, it's most likely then that you'll start seeing people dancing at TV screens in town over the next few months.

Universal has announced it will be publishing Dance Paradise, another dancing game for Microsoft's Kinect peripheral. Dance Paradise joins Harmonix's Dance Central, Konami's Dance Masters and Ubisoft's Michael Jackson: The Experience as the fourth dancing game for Kinect. Players will able to strut their stuff to 'dance sequences which have been designed for all tastes and all levels'.

Check out the confirmed tracks below:
  • Akon - Bellydancer
  • Caesars - Jerk It Out
  • Cassius - Toop Toop
  • Daft Punk - Around The World
  • David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over
  • Geri Halliwell - It's Raining Men
  • Gwen Stefani - What You Are Waiting For
  • Kool & the Gang - Celebration
  • Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
  • Laroux - Bulletproof
  • Lily Allen - Fuck You
  • MC Hammer - Can't Touch This
  • Mika - We are Golden
  • No Doubt - Hey Baby
  • Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
  • Snoop Dogg ft Pharrell - Beautiful
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor - Murder on the Dancefloor
  • Supergrass - Alright
  • Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart
  • Yelle - À cause des garçons


Mathew said...

Not that I'm against Sophie getting any sort of promotion she can, but at the same time I have to say that these thing she's been doing scream "desperate".

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's completely unexpected. Nonetheless, she's out there doing something, instead of doing nothing. Too bad "Murder on the Dancefloor" made it to the playlist and not a newer song. "Revolution" has so much potential and yet they seem to overlook it, just like they did with "If You Go" and "If I can't Dance". Now, Sophie only needs to release Straight to the Heart, so we'll all be happy and we'll look forward to a happier future in which Sophie will rise again (with a new record company).

Anonymous said...

Kau, i'm very disappointed with you.
Don't expect anything new from me.

kaushik said...

I'm sorry, who is this or what is this about? If you are one of the several people that i'm in touch with for news and updates and other inside info, then you will have my email address. I'd appreciate it if you could email me and tell me what this is all about.

Makke said...

Or maybe he/she's a troll and you should ignore him.

Anyways, anything new in Sohie world? Aside from the queen being so perfectly perceptive about mice-in-bread news and vintage YouTube videos..

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm the first anonymous poster on this page. So, the second anonymous poster is someone else. =)



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