What You Should Know about Xbox Kinect

Are you looking for the latest gadget that you can add to your collection? If so, you would be glad to know that Microsoft will soon release Xbox Kinect, the latest gaming device in town that is worth waiting for. Fortunately, you do not have to wait too long because it will be launched before the end of this year.

If you love playing with your Nintendo Wii or PlayStation Move, you would also love Kinect by Microsoft. The main reason why you would love to have Kinect is because you are the controller. This means that you do not need a remote controller to play the game because Kinect has a motion sensor that can detect your every movement. The sensor can also remember your face and voice. This will be a new experience for the gaming fanatics. This sensor and the absence of remote controller are the things that set Kinect apart from the other gaming consoles. You only need yourself to be able to play games using your Xbox Kinect.

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 was once called Project Natal and it was introduced to the public in 2009. This cool device looks like a small bar that you can place above or underneath your TV. It has small cameras or sensors that can track your every move. You do not need to wear any special clothes or hold remote controllers. You just need to stay in front of the TV and move your body. The sensor will send the information to the software. The software will then decode the information that will be used by the game you are currently playing.

To make your Microsoft Kinect work, all you need is to have your older Xbox 360. Plug Xbox Kinect into an electrical outlet and connect it to your Xbox console. If you want to use the newer version of Xbox 360 which is slimmer and lighter, you can power off your Kinect device directly from your console.

This new innovation from Microsoft is one of the biggest breakthrough in the gaming industry this year. While it’s still a few months away from the official release date of the Xbox Kinect, gamers already start to pre-order this gaming system for holiday season. Microsoft even warn that there might not be enough supply to fulfill the high demand. So if you are one of those who are planning to buy Xbox Kinect for Christmas this year, better place an order now before it runs out of stock!

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Video games and personal fitness have traditionally never been terms that one would associate together. After all, the stereotypical image of an avid gamer is someone who is out of shape and who does not have their priorities in order. However, video games are evolving at such a rate that fitness and gaming can truly be combined. The Nintendo Wii was the first to tackle this, and their premier game was even something called Wii Sports. Because you are basically required to stand up and move around while playing, you get to combine exercise with fun.

There is only so far that kind of technology can go, as a controller was still used. A new type of video game system, one that is meant to be used as an add on to the Xbox 360, is the Microsoft Kinect. The Kinect has been in development for quite some time, and for awhile was known as Project Natal. After years of arduous labor, the project was announced under the name Kinect, and it will become available later this year. The best thing about the Kinect is how you do not need to use a controller at all, and can control the Kinect games completely with your body.

You can see how this would be perfect for fitness. You are not limited by any kind of external hardware, and sophisticated imaging technology translates your movements into commands in games. Attempts at this kind of thing have been tried before, but our capabilities have expanded greatly since then. What we have seen of the Kinect fitness games is pretty great, and include titles like The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout. Over time, many new games will be released, including more fitness titles. This will give people an ideal avenue to exercise in their home, as people do not put off things that they find entertaining.

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