Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The New Microsoft Xbox Kinect - Best Christmas gift for 2010!

By Jon Claus

The Xbox Kinect looks a likely candidate to be one of the best Christmas gifts for 2010. Read on to learn more.

The Xbox Kinect is the newest invention from the Microsoft Xbox team. It gets rid of the controller and puts you right in the middle of the game. No controller, no joy stick, you become the avatar for the game. You make that avatar come to life right on your TV. With this, you break what is known as the "fourth wall" of gaming, taking you deeper and further into the gaming experience. Your interaction with the game will change the way you look at motion control.

It moves with self tracking, through its infrared; and red, blue, and green camera. It makes every game you play so much more enjoyable, and a real experience like no other. If friends come over while you're playing this, they can jump right in, no restarting necessary. With its 48 point tracking and it's amazing facial recognition software, it is further blurring the line between the gaming world and the real one.

Feel like watching a movie? Then just say "Netflix" and your xbox will connect to Netflix servers and you can choose a movie from the massive library which you can browse through by simply flicking your hand. The same applies to commands such as pause, resume and play.

The closest thing to the new Xbox Kinect is the Nintendo Wii. Unlike the Wii, the Kinect doesn't have controllers. The Kinect offers much more versatility with your freedom of movement. You actually feel as though you are part the game, as opposed to just being beside it.

The Kinect is changing the face of home gaming / entertainment in new and radical way. And it's not just for the younger gaming crowd. The Kinect appeals to people of all ages by getting them off their butts, onto their feet and into the game. This is the type of thing that people see, and just have to have a go at for themselves.

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