Kinect Share Disabled, Takes Many Achievements With It

By Kelly Packard, 5 months ago
With almost 12 years gone since the Xbox 360 landed on the marketplace, support and features for the system are in a steady decline. Just recently EA announced a massive server shutdown. Microsoft has even begun to disable their own first-party features — on Friday, July 28th it was announced that support for the Kinect Share feature has become officially disabled.

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Kinect Share was a service that allowed gamers to share pictures, clips, awards and other accomplishments with other players. The feature also allowed players to connect to Facebook and share their content there. Unfortunately no advance warning was given — aside from players starting to notice they were unable to connect to Share in certain games in the weeks and months prior — which would have allowed gamers to clean up any of the affected achievements. The service was closed on the very day Microsoft announced its discontinuation.

This is a list of the games that were affected, which includes nearly the entire Fun Labs series, Kinect Adventures and more. Keep in mind some of these may have already been flagged as discontinued before this official announcement due to gamers reporting they were no longer obtainable. This is, however, a definitive list and we can now confirm the achievements are gone and will not be returning.

Kinect Adventures Achievements

Update: As of this writing, users are currently still obtaining the Sharing is Caring achievement in Kinect Adventures. While it may not be obtainable by uploading a photo, according to commenters, uploading a statue seems to be working for the time being.

Kinect AdventuresSharing Is CaringThe Sharing Is Caring achievement in Kinect Adventures worth 33 pointsUpload, or see someone upload a Living Statue or photo to the Internet


Dance Central 2 Achievements

Dance Central 2Get the PictureThe Get the Picture achievement in Dance Central 2 worth 36 pointsUpload a Photo.


Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure Achievements

Update: According to commenters, these achievements are still popping despite receiving error messages. It seems the act of attempting to share triggers the achievement even if nothing is actually able to be shared due to the service no longer being accessible. User Zalexzy gives the advice to "Just click share, wait and ignore 'error' message and share 10 different awards."

Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureSee What I Did!The See What I Did! achievement in Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure worth 42 pointsShare an award with KinectShare.

Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureSee? I Can Do Anything!The See? I Can Do Anything! achievement in Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure worth 80 pointsShare 10 KinectShare awards.


Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush: Snapshot Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush: SnapshotHello, WorldThe Hello, World achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush: Snapshot worth 5 pointsShared with your friends.

Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush: SnapshotThe ArtistThe The Artist achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush: Snapshot worth 12 pointsShared 10 photos with your friends.


Kinect Fun Labs: Junk Fu Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Junk FuLearn To ShareThe Learn To Share achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Junk Fu worth 5 pointsShare an epic victory picture with your friends

Kinect Fun Labs: Junk FuThe Image of VictoryThe The Image of Victory achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Junk Fu worth 7 pointsShare 10 epic victory pictures


Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Me Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect MeNice to Meet MeThe Nice to Meet Me achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Me worth 7 pointsShare with your friends

Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect MeSpread the WordThe Spread the Word achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Me worth 7 pointsShare with KinectShare.com

Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect MeCelebrityThe Celebrity achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Me worth 22 pointsShare 10 photo shoots with your friends


Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Sparkler Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect SparklerLook, I'm an Artist!The Look, I'm an Artist! achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Sparkler worth 7 pointsShare with friends

Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect SparklerTwinkle Twinkle I'm a Star!The Twinkle Twinkle I'm a Star! achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Sparkler worth 6 pointsShare with KinectShare.com

Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect SparklerSparkler Sensation!The Sparkler Sensation! achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Sparkler worth 18 pointsShare 10 times


Kinect Fun Labs: Musical Feet Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Musical FeetLook, I'm a MusicianThe Look, I'm a Musician achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Musical Feet worth 6 pointsShare with friends

Kinect Fun Labs: Musical FeetI'm Famous!The I'm Famous! achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Musical Feet worth 6 pointsShare with KinectShare.com


Kinect Fun Labs: Mutation Station Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Mutation StationCinematographerThe Cinematographer achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Mutation Station worth 6 pointsShare a video on KinectShare.com (primary player rewarded)

Kinect Fun Labs: Mutation StationCapture the MagicThe Capture the Magic achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Mutation Station worth 6 pointsShare a photo on KinectShare.com (primary player rewarded)

Kinect Fun Labs: Mutation StationSerial ShapeshifterThe Serial Shapeshifter achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Mutation Station worth 13 pointsShare content three times in one play session (primary player rewarded)


Kinect Fun Labs: Battle Stuff Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Battle StuffMeet the ChallengerThe Meet the Challenger achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Battle Stuff worth 6 pointsShare with friends

Kinect Fun Labs: Battle StuffKeepsakeThe Keepsake achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Battle Stuff worth 6 pointsShare with KinectShare.com


Kinect Fun Labs: Bobble Head Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Bobble HeadIt's All in Your HeadThe It's All in Your Head achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Bobble Head worth 6 pointsShare with your friends

Kinect Fun Labs: Bobble HeadLook Ma, I'm a BobbleThe Look Ma, I'm a Bobble achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Bobble Head worth 6 pointsShare with KinectShare.com

Kinect Fun Labs: Bobble HeadBaker's DozenThe Baker's Dozen achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Bobble Head worth 17 pointsShare 13 times


Kinect Fun Labs: Build A Buddy Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Build A BuddyBuddy, You're A Star!The Buddy, You're A Star! achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Build A Buddy worth 6 pointsShare a video to KinectShare.com

Kinect Fun Labs: Build A BuddyBuddy, Can You Spare A Dime?The Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime? achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Build A Buddy worth 22 pointsShare 10 times

Kinect Fun Labs: Build A BuddyMeet My BuddyThe Meet My Buddy achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Build A Buddy worth 6 pointsShare a video on your Friends Feed


Kinect Fun Labs: Googly Eyes Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Googly EyesI Only Have Eyes for YouThe I Only Have Eyes for You achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Googly Eyes worth 7 pointsShare with KinectShare.com

Kinect Fun Labs: Googly EyesMaking Eye ContactThe Making Eye Contact achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Googly Eyes worth 7 pointsShare with a friend

Kinect Fun Labs: Googly EyesStaring is CaringThe Staring is Caring achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Googly Eyes worth 25 pointsShare 10 times


Kinect Fun Labs: I Am Super! Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: I Am Super!The Secret's Out!The The Secret's Out! achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: I Am Super! worth 6 pointsShare with friends

Kinect Fun Labs: I Am Super!Global HeroThe Global Hero achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: I Am Super! worth 6 pointsShare with KinectShare.com


Kinect Fun Labs: Avatar Kinect Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Avatar KinectHello WorldThe Hello World achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Avatar Kinect worth 6 pointsYou told 'em all about it.

Kinect Fun Labs: Avatar KinectTo Be or Not to Be...The To Be or Not to Be... achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Avatar Kinect worth 18 pointsPost 10 soliloquies of great social importance.

Kinect Fun Labs: Avatar KinectAvatar Kinect ProThe Avatar Kinect Pro achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Avatar Kinect worth 20 pointsCult following.


Kinect Fun Labs: Air Band Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: Air BandVideo VirtuosoThe Video Virtuoso achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Air Band worth 7 pointsShare a video on KinectShare.com (primary player rewarded)

Kinect Fun Labs: Air BandPromo ShotThe Promo Shot achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Air Band worth 7 pointsShare a photo on KinectShare.com (primary player rewarded)

Kinect Fun Labs: Air BandMaking it Big TimeThe Making it Big Time achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: Air Band worth 15 pointsShare a performance containing all three instruments (primary player rewarded)


Kinect Fun Labs: 5 Micro Lab Challenge Achievements

Kinect Fun Labs: 5 Micro Lab ChallengeSharing is Caring!The Sharing is Caring! achievement in Kinect Fun Labs: 5 Micro Lab Challenge worth 11 pointsUpload your video to KinectShare


For the record, Kinect Fun Labs: Mars Rover Landing is the only Kinect Fun Labs game that is unaffected by the removal of Kinect Share. Other Kinect games, such as the Kinect Sports series, utilized the Share feature but luckily do not possess any achievements for it.

Microsoft has also closed down KinectShare.com as well as the official Facebook page of Kinect Share. They signed off their announcement of Share's discontinuation with the affirmation that "we will continue to support Kinect on for Xbox One."
Credit for this story goes to Finnan
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.