GameStop Kinects Body & Brain Connection for free this week

Specialty retailer bundling copy of Namco Bandai's minigame collection with purchase of Xbox 360 add-on.

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Microsoft's Kinect sensor has thus far proven to be a boon for US retailers, judging by the consistent growth in accessory sales each month. That's not stopping GameStop from adding a further incentive to the Xbox 360's camera-based motion-sensing controller this week, though.

Today, Namco Bandai announced that gamers who pick up Kinect at GameStop during the week of April 10-16 will also receive a free copy of its minigame collection Body and Brain Collection. The makeshift hardware bundle comes as part of GameStop's Power Saver Sale, which is in effect the entire month of April.

Dr. Ryuta Kawashima has the brain-training market cornered.

Released to lukewarm reviews in February, Body and Brain Connection includes 20 minigames designed to test a player's math skills, memory, reflexes, and other capabilities. For example, one such game has the player point out matching pairs from a field of shapes, while another asks players to use their arms to sort toy cars on the move, rerouting them onto color-coded tracks.

While the game isn't part of Nintendo's Brain Age franchise (despite the association with the bespectacled face of that brand, Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima), it will still assign players a brain age and allow them to track their progress. The game also includes a multiplayer mode allowing up to four players to compete for the lowest brain age or best performance on a specific minigame.

Discussion

14 comments
warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Yet another AMAZING use of the kinect. It's wasted on your console guys.. it really really is.

oneligas
oneligas

they got it backwards the Kinect should be free when you buy this game that would of at least sold another million units, oh and i am still waiting for a M rated Kinect game

Bezee4u
Bezee4u

I enjoy my kinect :)

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

I personally think the game is under rated. Not something to play for hours at a time but none the less has got some friendly rivalry going in my house!! :D

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Well at least gamespot is trying to make it look like their trying. An extra throw-away game if you buy the kinect device which already comes with a throw-away pack in game.

xcollector
xcollector

Sadly, if Microsoft gave me Kinect for free I still wouldn't play with it.

monson21502
monson21502

free bad games is not a good deal... but coming from gamestop this is a huge bargin!!

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

:\ I wouldn't get this if it was free.

Ronricofsu
Ronricofsu

It's free because nobody will buy it