Microsoft Outs "Kinect" Pricing, New Console

Microsoft Outs "Kinect" Pricing, New Console

If you've been anxiously awaiting Microsoft's Kinect motion controller, get in line - so has everyone else. While you're waiting, work on coming to terms with the fact that it isn't going to be cheap. Microsoft announced pricing for its Kinect sensor this week, saying it will sell the device for $150, which comes with "Kinect Adventures," a game filled with "20 adventures."

"Kinect for Xbox 360 offers tremendous entertainment value for the whole family," said Dennis Durkin, Xbox 360 chief operating officer. "With full body, voice, and the ability to play games with your friends right out of the box, Kinect is the most unique, complete, and affordable way for everyone to enjoy controller-free fun and entertainment."


Calling it "affordable" is up for debate, at least as a standalone product. A little more intriguing is a new Xbox 360 bundle, which includes an Xbox 360 4GB console, the Kinect sensor, and "Kinect Adventures" for $300. Even then, gamers are likely to scoff at 300 clams for an HDD-less console.

If you're not put off by the price, Microsoft says select retailers have begun taking pre-orders for both the console bundle and standalone motion controller. The two will begin shipping on August 3, 2010.
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kinda want to see the games it has in action

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Fat, whaa?

Time to save up some money! but not for this... lol. I can see my self getting very tired from this, depending on how you have to move to control the moves... But would be an excellent experience, the first time then push it aside and get back to my computer...

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lol Inspector

Sounds like what happened for me with me Wii. Played it for a while... then I got over the ohhhhh ahhhhh factor and stopped playing it lol

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acarzt:

lol Inspector

Sounds like what happened for me with me Wii. Played it for a while... then I got over the ohhhhh ahhhhh factor and stopped playing it lol

I use to have a wii... till it turned in to a xbox 360... The Wii is just not for me or any system where you have to move around too much... lazy me :(

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I bought a wii on launch... played it for a few months... then sold it.... Now i have an other one lol

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You sound out of shape if this is going to make you tired.

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I don't know, I've never touched a Wii so this might be enticing to me. Besides, I wonder what the developers will do with the Kinect hardware, rather then just make tons of knockoff games for it.

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I hope this whole motion control thing blows over, even though I doubt it will. Obviously the companies want to make more money by breaking into the family-friendly market, but they're leaving behind the hardcore gamers that built them up. I watched E3 and I didn't see a single motion-controlled-centric game, whether it was Kinect or Move, that appealed to me.

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Yea... i'm right there with you Sacky... none of the games looked interesting to me. It just feels like an other gimmick. I blame it all on the Wii... it started this mess.

People saw the Wii and it's gimmicky controller and thought, if they can do it so can we...

So then 3D TV came back lol and now this crap.

 

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I saw some E3 footage of the Kinect...and it looks like it's made for 10 year olds. The games look too much like Wii games and seem to play like old school super nes games.

Now if they made it so it worked for COD MW2 or Black Ops...that would be bad ass. I would love to "hold" a gun and aim it at the enemies.

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They demo'd it On the Jimmy Fallon show last month and it looked kind of cool. I doubt I'll buy one, mostly because I don't have the room to jump around and do handstands etc in my home theater room.

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I have to admit though, that Child of Eden game looked great, especially since I'm a huge Rez fan.  If it lives up to Rez's legacy, I might have to drop some cash on either Move or Kinect.  I'm waiting to see which one it plays better on.

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You guys got any sweet vids of Kinect in action?

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You want a good action game play battlefield.

(Best game ever)

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fat78:

You want a good action game play battlefield.

(Best game ever)

Which Battlefield is that fat78?

And try to contribute more, you're like another Charlie Brown here.

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Battlefield Bad Company 2! :D. I got tired of this game as well...

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acarzt, here's a video of some racing game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VngdjiY-rtk

And this is that Child of Eden game I was talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNRNGS39x_Y

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if you played battlefield on the xbox i know why you got tired of it, but on the pc it is sick as long as you got a decent enough computer to run it.

 

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fat78, the experience is mostly the same on both platforms. What with the difference of using a mouse to aim, I don't see any difference between the console and PC versions. And I consider Battlefield 2 to be the best game in the series.

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FPS games are best when played with a mouse. Hands down, no contest, controllers just can't compete.

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Yea battlefield 2 is sick but it is geting out old.

(never played the xbox version only pc)

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Or its because console gamers just suck.

(i am going with this because this makes me feel more skilled at gaming. If you dont like it i dont care because i am skilled.)

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Also mouses make the gameplay much faster, and i think the fast gameplay makes the game draw the player into the game more.

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Moving the mouse to aim a gun at someones head is just a natural occurance for me lol

With the sticks it's harder to aim accurately, you have to gently tap the stick, and then it goes to far and you have to correct and blah blah blah.... With a mouse.. I point and shoot and death follows lol

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I'm sticking with pc gamers are better

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