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The Kinect Sports Season 2 Basketball Challenge Pack has launched!

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Available from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, the Basketball Challenge Pack for Kinect Sports: Season Two offers three fast-paced activities and a raft of new achievements designed to hone your passing, shot timing and long-range basket skills: Alley-Oop Dreams, Shot Party and 3-Point Hero. All modes are playable solo or in multiplayer, Quick Play or Challenge Play.

The branding integration into the Kinect Sports: Season Two basketball DLC forms part of a broad-ranging sponsorship association between Microsoft and children’s charity Right To Play in 2012. This DLC inclusion is designed to be an advocacy initiative in raising awareness of Right To Play activities, both here in the UK as well as abroad.

3-Point Hero – how many 3 pointers can you make

– Test shooting skills from various spots around the court and shoot as many hoops as you can before time runs out

– Jump to shoot and score baskets

Shot Party

– Use precision timing to clear rotating targets (music discs) in front of the basket

– Trigger musical tunes and rack up points with each disk you hit

– Beware of penalties for hitting a black vs. silver disk

Alley-Oop Dreams

– Employ passing accuracy and timing skills to set up Alley – Oop scenarios for your team

– Set your team up to score with passing left, right, high and low

– Rack up points by supporting your team

The Basketball Challenge Pack is available now for 400 Microsoft points.

And here are some screenshots from the new Basketball Challenge Pack:

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[button link="http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/10/30/a-night-at-the-kinect-sports-ski-chalet/" color="silver"]Check out the night we spent at the Kinect Sports Ski Chalet where I raced Chemmi Alcott[/button]

Last week in Central London, UWHS were invited to the Kinect Sports Ski Chalet for the launch for Kinect Sports: Season Two for the Xbox 360. We donned our warm clothes and set off in search of adventure.

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We were greeted outside the venue by two gorgeous huskies.

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We were then led into the ski chalet for some food and drink to warm us up.

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We were here for the launch of Kinect Sports: Season Two, which is the latest Kinect game.

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Here is how Microsoft describe Kinect Sports: Season Two:

Step up to the plate, reach for your driver to tee off, or serve up an ace as the most popular Kinect franchise returns with “Kinect Sports: Season Two” — only on Kinect for Xbox 360. With six thrilling new sports to jump into and enjoy, “Kinect Sports: Season Two” pulls the whole family off the couch and turns your living room into a world-class sports arena where intuitive, full-body gameplay and friendly competition reign supreme. Following the top-selling and award-winning “Kinect Sports: Season Two,” the second season amps up the action and delivers sporting gameplay like you’ve never seen — or felt — before!

“Kinect Sports: Season Two” sprints out of the box at full speed, taking full advantage of the revolutionary Kinect technology and its latest exciting features, such as in-game voice commands and enhanced motion tracking. Bringing the family together and introducing Challenge Play to Xbox LIVE and living rooms worldwide, “Kinect Sports: Season Two” harnesses the power of friendly competition to provide a more immersive experience for everyone from casual players to top-notch athletes and hardcore sports fans.

There were a number of Xbox 360’s set up throughout the chalet for us to play with and get some hands-on time with.

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Along with the games, Chemmy Alcott who is Britain’s number 1 female downhill skier, ranked 8th in the world and 3 time Olympian, was on hand. So I felt no pressure what so ever when she asked me if I wanted to challenge her to some skiing!

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Needless to say she won, but it was a really good race and a very good way to experience the game. It was a real privilege to both meet and race her and it was great talking to her about her experiences and what she thought of the game.

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