This add-on will cost 320 Microsoft Points, is available on April 29, and comes with a series of food items to take on, such as:
- Blazing Banana (92 calories)
- Chocolate Challenger (416 calories)
- Mighty Milk (198 calories)
- Peppy Pizza (302 calories)
- Steady Celery (25 calories)
- Supersonic Soda (133 calories)
Points 2 Ponder:
- At first I wasn't a fan of "fighting" and competing against foods - especially the healthy ones. But on second thought, nutrition knowledge is at such an all-time low, if kids who don't know anything about the USDA's Nutrition Guidelines, and they know that a banana is 92 calories....at least that's a start. Gotta check to see if a banana is 92 calories. That seems close but I'll check.
- Did the designers use calories from a standard nutrition chart?
- 302 calories for pepperoni pizza seems a little low considering the size and content of many popular slices of pie.
- You can play against your friends on Xbox Live but I'm not sure what that will look like. Will your friend be their own avatar or that of the food mascot?
Wouldn't It Be Cool (WIBC)
- It would be great to have a customizable set of game details to include other nutritional components (fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, sodium, etc..)
- Imagine if you could QR code the food you ate during the day and fight the food you ate. Now that would be a really cool way to learn about energy balance.
- If these stats and time working out on Kinect could be exported to another profile aggregator (Raptr) there might be a nice built piece to build on for the National Active Gaming League.
[Via Arstechnica: Kinect Sports: Calorie Challenge makes you fight your food; Photos via Joystiq]
Rare's blog and press release after the break: