Microsoft has released pricing for the Xbox 360 Kinect motion and voice sensing controller. Arriving before Christmas and packaged with a game, Microsoft is going aggressive with its controllerless push. News also of a new 4GB Xbox 360 Arcade model hitting the market.
Interview: iTWire sat down with Frazer Scott Acting Marketing Director for Xbox in Australia and asked him to elaborate on the new Xbox 360 slim as well as the no-controller Kinect system and what this new hardware will mean for Australians.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away LucasArts decided to support the Kinect, the motion detection controller for the Xbox 360, so the Kinect Star Wars project was built. LucasArts, who previewed the game at E3 this year have announced a new Xbox 360 bundle, plus the introduction of Podracing.
Microsoft changes its stance on “hacking” the Xbox 360’s new Kinect motion controller, saying that taking and interpreting the output from a USB connection is not hacking, whereas breaking into the Kinect’s algorithms or making physical hardware changes is.
All you need is a swanky hat, a single sequined glove and an Xbox 360 fitted with the Kinect motion detection controller and suddenly (or maybe, eventually) you can bust your Michael Jackson moves in the comfort of your own living room.
The Kinect controller for the Microsoft Xbox 360 is very interesting gadget. While its purpose is to get more people playing and buying games, those who wouldn't otherwise be interested in gaming, a different set of people is very interested in the device, robotics enthusiasts and electronics geeks who see the potential of K... (read more)