Michael Phelps dives into Kinect with a swimming game

Michael Phelps was the male swimmer of the yea...

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Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps is going to be the star of an Xbox 360 Kinect game called Michael Phelps: Push the Limit.  According to a USA Today article, the game (due in June) doesn’t need water – you swim while standing upright, and Phelps will teach you the correct stroke techniques to “beat” him.

The article adds:

Even diving into the pool has its intricacies. For instance, to start a freestyle swim race, you bend down as if to touch your toes, and at the start of the race, move into an upright position to trigger your swimmer’s dive into the pool. How quickly you transition from bent over to proper swimming position determines your velocity entering the pool.

So having a good hip snap could help you beat Phelps.  This may be the first video game where kettlebell swings can train you to get higher scores.

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Posted on February 5, 2011, in Celebrities, Console games, Exergames in the news, Exergaming, Game previews and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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