Anime Vice News

VIDEO: DBZ Kinect Game Encourages You To Flip Out On Your TV

Become a Super-Saiyan and understand the universe better.

Ever since people starting noticing that the Wii frequently asks you to make rather embarrassingly… um… suggestive motions with your hands during gameplay, we’ve all been keenly aware that this relatively-new niche of motion-sensing gaming is all-but-guaranteed to provide observers with all kinds of unintentional hilarity.

Enter Namco’s new DBZ game for the Kinect.

This trailer hocks the marketing gimmick of QR codes (presumably from extra trading cards you must collect?) that unlock additional characters for the game’s already formidable line-up. However, I can only see it as proof of the “Are Super-Saiyans Real?” phenomenon going mainstream. Now, there’s an official venue that requires and rewards you for shaking violently and shrieking at your TV screen with the intention of attaining a new level of power and enlightenment.

Every time I bring up DBZ, I always mention how I can’t think of the franchise without immediately recalling my hyper-active sessions of pretend at recess. Me and my friends, we’d pretend to throw kamehamehas, pretend to charge up giant Spirit Balls and pretend to fling furious volleys of punches at eachother (and often connect a few by accident.) I don’t know if it’s necessarily validating to see that sort of pretend become institutionalized like this, but damn... if it doesn’t make snicker to see an infomercial treating it so seriously.

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon here & here. Follow him on Twitter: @tompinchuk

jnw93on May 25, 2012 at 4:27 p.m.

I mite buy an xbox just 4 this game XD

cynically_happyon May 25, 2012 at 4:58 p.m.

If nothing else, at least this game will have given us this GIF

Daniel_Newton moderator on May 25, 2012 at 5:49 p.m.

@cynically_happy said:

If nothing else, at least this game will have given us this GIF

Perfect.

Supreme Marvelon May 26, 2012 at 12:48 a.m.

I can imagine one wrong move against a friend and there will be real fighting.

zaldaron May 30, 2012 at 12:37 a.m.

Japan...crazy...in all the best ways..I can see this being a ton of fun in multiplayer...(do you get more power based on how well you pull of the scream....I mean the guy you showed here before should get the highest level possible...)

Dig Deeper into Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z is the second and most popular of the three anime series in the Dragon Ball franchise.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (74 Posts)
Add/View Images (1672 Images)
Watch Some Videos (1 Video)
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/18/14

Let's party hard at the beach while it's still summer!

AKAME GA KILL! is... OK for a Harem Show?

Episode #2. W&L. I wish this were better.

Does Anime Get Too 'Niche?'

THE VICE PIT. Sometimes, it feels like watching somebody else's home movies, doesn't it?

I'm Trying Really Hard to Like ALDNOAH ZERO #2

...but it's sooooo self-serious!

Listen to the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Rap!

Richie Branson continues his weekly anime-inspired rap series with the hip-hop tribute "Stand-Up."

NOBUNAGA CONCERTO #1&2 -- Special Review

A spectacle like this only comes once in a great while.

DRAGON BALL -- Does the First Saga Hold Up?

THE VICE PIT. We re-visited the very first DRAGON BALL arc and wonder if nostalgia has blinded us about Emperor Pilaf.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #20 -- Special Review

Eat poo... and die?

AKAME GA KILL! is... OK for a Harem Show?

Episode #2. W&L. I wish this were better.

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/18/14

Let's party hard at the beach while it's still summer!

I'm Trying Really Hard to Like ALDNOAH ZERO #2

...but it's sooooo self-serious!

Does Anime Get Too 'Niche?'

THE VICE PIT. Sometimes, it feels like watching somebody else's home movies, doesn't it?

Listen to the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Rap!

Richie Branson continues his weekly anime-inspired rap series with the hip-hop tribute "Stand-Up."

Excellent Anime You Might've Missed -- BREAK UPS

It's a lot more than 'slice of life.'

NOBUNAGA CONCERTO #1&2 -- Special Review

A spectacle like this only comes once in a great while.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #20 -- Special Review

Eat poo... and die?

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel