Capitol Hill Family Game Night Showcases Innovation and Excitement of Xbox 360 Kinect

Last night, Microsoft hosted the second annual Capitol Hill Family Game Night, bringing the excitement of the E3 Expo 2011 to the nation's capital while showcasing innovative gaming technology, education and family-friendly fun to policymakers and their families.The event, which took place in the Rayburn House Office Building, featured the controller-free Kinect for Xbox 360 […]

Last night, Microsoft hosted the second annual Capitol Hill Family Game Night, bringing the excitement of the E3 Expo 2011 to the nation's capital while showcasing innovative gaming technology, education and family-friendly fun to policymakers and their families.

The event, which took place in the Rayburn House Office Building, featured the controller-free Kinect for Xbox 360 and exciting game titles, including the yet-to-be-released "Kinect: Disneyland Adventures" and "Dance Central 2," announced at the E3 in Los Angeles.

"The event not only featured the latest innovations in gaming technology, but perhaps also the next gen of innovators. Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington were on hand to talk about their experience creating games for Xbox 360. These young people worked for several weeks with Microsoft mentors to conceive and develop original video games using Kodu Game Lab, a visual programming language designed to inspire interest in computer programming and other topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education," stated Microsoft.

The Get Game Smart program also was a key element of Capitol Hill Family Game Night. The public education program brings together Microsoft and leading children's advocacy organizations to educate parents on the tools and resources available to set boundaries and encourage family dialogue on safer, healthier and more balanced approaches to digital media consumption, including video games.

[Source: Microsoft Press]