Since its debut just over a year ago, Kinect for Xbox 360 has transformed the landscape of gaming with the introduction of interactive elements that recognize voice and full body movement for a truly interactive experience. With recent announcements that Xbox is focusing on “playful learning,” it becomes a tool for learning in a fun way. If you’re thinking about getting an Xbox for your home this holiday season, new content makes it a fabulous educational tool while a newly released dashboard for parental controls helps keep your kids safe while gaming and learning.
With the new dashboard, it’s easier than ever to locate Family Settings.
|The new Xbox dashboard puts Family Settings front and center|
- Your Guide to Using Parental Controls
- How to use The Xbox 360 Family Timer
- Ways to restrict online access through Xbox Live 101
- Guide to Using Game Ratings
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I received my Xbox with Kinect from Microsoft for review purposes but use Family Settings to keep our kids safe while gaming. I was not compensated for this post or hosting this giveaway. All opinions are my own.
Original post by Tech Savvy Mama