I am in Los Angeles California for E3 the yearly gaming expo, and I arrived a day early to attend a Microsoft event where they were demoing their Project Natal Product “Kinect”. I assume its name is similar to the Kin phone because of its social media capabilities.
At the Project Natal event Microsoft had a somewhat confusing show going on, with Cirque Du Soleil Dancers, it seemed some what odd. Although odd it was very entertaining, and I regret not having pictures to show you guys but Microsoft Security Goons threatened to confiscate my phone and camera.
The “Kinect” eliminates the need for a controller, it allows your body to become the controller. It also allows you to web-conference and share files easily via Xbox live with the swipe of a hand.
It also remembers who you are, so if you have 5 family members, each with their own avatar. When each person walks in front of the camera their avatar shows up if all of you are in front of the Kinect all of the avatars shows up. Way cool if you ask me.
The entire system seemed amazing and I personally can’t wait to get my hands on one and although the Project Natal event was odd it was entertaining. Below is an image of the Kinect Device.
For more information and to find out where you can try out Kinect visit http://www.xbox.com/kinect