There were plenty of 'fresh faced' (Billy Crystal !) Hollywood folk on hand to play make believe in front of TV screens using the new no-controller Kinect system.
Microsoft have slated November 4th as the launch date for the Kinect peripheral in North America, expect the device to be available in other regions before the end of the year.
The Kinect device uses movement, voice and face recognition to control video games on the Xbox 360. Microsoft has announced a series of playful titles for the device.
'Kinect Adventures' (Microsoft Game Studios). Float in outer space. Experience the thrill of roaring rapids. Tackle mountaintop obstacle courses. And dive into the deep to explore a leaky underwater observatory '” all from your living room. With 'Kinect Adventures,' you are the controller as you jump, dodge and kick your way through exciting adventures set in a variety of exotic locations.
'Kinectimals' (Frontier Studio, Microsoft Game Studios). A wide-eyed Bengal Tiger cub cocks its head to the side and playfully peers at you. Memories of your first trip to the zoo come rushing back. 'Kinectimals' invites children, their parents and animal lovers of all ages to build lasting friendships with some of the world's most exotic creatures. Just like real pets, your 'Kinectimals' will come running when they hear your voice, respond to commands like 'jump,' 'roll-over' and 'play dead,' and purr with joy when you scratch them behind the ears.
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