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Kinect debuts on Microsoft's online storefront for $149

June 22nd, 2010

Eschewing the traditional press release route, Microsoft has quietly gone live with its Kinect product page and has unofficially confirmed a $149.99 price tag for the highly anticipated motion controller. For those keeping track, this initial MSRP agrees with the pricing that has appeared on both Gamestop’s and Walmart’s websites. Though it is not written …

Microsoft Kinect, controller-free gaming device announced at E3

June 14th, 2010

Microsoft just finished up officially announcing their newest gaming innovation for the Xbox 360, say hello to Kinect. Kinect is Microsoft’s new “controller-free gaming device” that is “an entirely new way to experience entertainment in the living room.” The system, formally known as Project Natal, works with an array of sensors and cameras to recognize …

Microsoft announces the Kinect

June 14th, 2010

Well it’s official — Microsoft formally announced the Kinect on Sunday evening with the aid of a performance by Cirque du Soleil. Previously known known as Project Natal, the Kinect plugs directly into the Xbox 360 and contains dual-cameras that are capable of tracking 48 points of motion without requiring gamers to use peripherals. The …

Half-Life 2 and Geometry Wars demoed on Project Natal for the Xbox 360?

December 31st, 2009

A new video emerged this week which supposedly showcases an individual playing Half Life 2 using Project Natal, Microsoft’s upcoming motion control platform for the Xbox 360. The video is blurry and crudely recorded but you can see places where the player is moving objects in the game by gesturing with his hands. This Half …

Microsoft's Project Natal gets detailed and tests our patience with launch date

November 12th, 2009

When we first heard of Microsoft’s Project Natal, our immediate thoughts were about public availability. Sadly, it looks like this hot new hardware is going to marinate for another year before it becomes available to the public in November 2010. Microsoft’s plan is to release the camera unit, which registers body movement so that you …

Microsoft: No new Xbox 360 in 2010

June 21st, 2009

Those who follow gaming news already know that Steve Ballmer unleashed a maelstrom of a controversy Thursday when he reportedly let slip some comments suggesting that Microsoft was going to release a new Xbox 360 console in 2010. “The new device will be equipped with technology that is ‘really, really close’ to an actuality. The …