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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... Read more...
Sony has bought in, and even Nintendo has bought in. There's 3D titles coming for the PS3, and there's a 3DS handheld coming soon; Nintendo even confessed to thinking about the possibilities of a future 3D home game console. So that's two of the main three game makers who are seemingly on board with 3D, surely Microsoft will follow suit soon, right? Not so fast. Just after introducing a motion sensing system that could very well become the best of the three available across Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft (the Kinect, which senses your whole body rather than just a motion controller), now the company is saying that the experience you get with that may be the only experience you get for awhile. Responding... Read more...
Microsoft is going head-on with Nintendo's Wii thanks to the newly named Kinect. It's coming in November, and it'll add a level of motion gameplay that even the Wii can't offer; users will simply stand in front of the sensor bar and make motions, which are then understood by the console and converted into game movements. But in order to best take advantage of a new sensor bar, Microsoft has revealed a new console. Yes, a new console. It's still the Xbox 360, but it's a new breed of Xbox 360. It's labeled the Xbox 360 S, and it contains a 250GB hard drive and a much smaller shell. It's coated in glossy black paint (sure to attract fingerprints), and will ship this week for $299. It's not an upgrade... Read more...
The world has known that Microsoft was bringing a motion control system to market for months and months now. We've heard it referred to as "Project Natal" for as long as we can remember, and we were assuming that the company would simply retain the name after all of this time. We should have known better. As E3 begins in California this morning, Microsoft is making that motion system official, and it will go by the name "Kinect." It's impossible to see this name and not think of the Kin, a new feature phone line recently launched by none other than Microsoft. Whether or not the two are connected remains a mystery, but it's hard to imagine that this is a pure coincidence. The company debuted Kinect... Read more...
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