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Kinect Star Wars Bundle and Game Releasing April 3, 2012; Alex Garden Share Safety Tips with Xbox LIVE community

Kinect Star Wars Bundle and Game will be releasing on April 3, 2012. “With five dynamic modes – Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate – “Kinect Star Wars” makes it possible for Star Wars fans of all ages to delve into immersive Star Wars experiences,” mentions Microsoft.

Kinect Star Wars Bundle & Game releasing on April 3rd

In addition to the previously announced Jedi, Podracing and Rancor modes, Xbox 360 and LucasArts have today unveiled new additions to the game, including:

  • Space battles: As you travel the Galaxy to face an evil that threatens to undermine the fabric of the Republic, you’ll engage with forces of the Empire in intense space battles
  • Speeder Bikes and Landspeeders: Pilot iconic Speeder Bikes and Landspeeders on your epic journey
  • New duels: Battle opponents like Count Dooku and Darth Vader on your journey to become a Jedi
  • New Duels of Fate mode, a battle-by-battle experience to sharpen your Jedi skills against the Dark Side.
  • New Galactic Dance Off mode loaded with Star Wars-themed pop tunes where those still honing their Jedi skills can take a break to battle Darth Vader on the dance floor or bust a move “Solo style.”

Additionally, the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Kinect Star Wars” console bundle (games) will feature an exclusive C-3PO unlockable for Dance Mode.

“With these new reveals and the ability to play in 3D, “Kinect Star Wars” adds to the growing popularity of the family-friendly gaming portfolio for Kinect for Xbox 360,” Microsoft added.

You can get a sneak preview on Saturday, February 11th at select AMC Theatre locations across the United States.

Also, in celebration of the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D on February 10th, select theatres will feature a day full of Star Wars activities, including hands-on time with “Kinect Star Wars,” Major

For participate theater locations, visit here.

Safer Internet Day 2012: Alex Garden's Safety tips to Xbox LIVE communityAlso, Alex Garden, GM of Xbox LIVE, issued a letter to Xbox LIVE community about the security stating:

“Security is an ongoing battle. No matter how well we work to improve security – and we are working every day to bring new forms of protection to Xbox LIVE – our work will never end. With every measure we put in place, ill-intentioned people will create new ways to attack online services.

That’s why I believe it’s more important than ever that our members are armed with information and security tools to actively partner with us in this war on fraud. We have a dedicated web page at http://xbox.com/security detailing all the steps you can take today to help protect your account.

What you’ll see here is the most common sources of attack continue to involve:

  • social engineering to gather information about the user to guess the password
  • phishing, whereby the user types the account password into an illegitimate website that is pretending to be something else
  • malicious software on the computer that has captured the password
  • or, using the same password from another online service that has been breached.

Read the full letter embedded below:

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