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.
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.
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.
A new imagining of the original Halo plus Halo 4, Gears of War 3, Mass Effect 3 and Minecraft all slated for Xbox 360. No new hardware announcement, but plenty of choice for the millions of Kinect motion detection controller owners in the future with Microsoft confirming at E3 today details of Star Wars, Dance Central, Fable and many more Kinect enabled titles on the horizon.
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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.
Earlier this week I traveled to Microsoft’s Mountain View campus to play with the company’s new Kinect sensor. While there I met with a few of the team’s engineers to discuss how they had built the new device.
Up front, two things: The new Kinect sensor is far cooler than I expected.
BLITZ, the interactive agency behind campaigns for HALO, Nike, Starbucks, DIRECTV, FX and so on, has today released the source code and scripts for hacking Microsoft’s Kinect hands-free motion controller to allow it to output data to platforms such as Flash, Silverlight, Unity or HTML.
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.