15. Jun, 2010 19:14 (HKT)

Microsoft's gets moving - Kinect™ and the new Xbox360™ 250 GB model available for preorder today!

One of the largest gaming events, the E3 in Los Angeles has started. And Microsoft just kicked it off yesterday (14th June) with their big presentation: Kinect™ (previously named project Natal), the movement sensing gadget is finally scheduled to be released in November. 15 compatible games will be release as a starting line-up and what we could see from the E3 show, the Kinect really has the potential to get not just casual gamers moving.

There will be no more controllers in your hand, it's no longer about button sequences, it's about your actual movements .

The sleek, shiny Kinect™ holds a camera and sensor unit that follows your movements so precise that it really opens a new gaming dimension, far beyond simple party games.

The Kinect™ also features speech recognition adding voice commands to take control of the menus and games. Simply tell your console to play a game or go online for a video chat or similar.

The Kinect™ will come in November, preorder it today to test out the new gaming experience before everyone does.

Kinect (incl. Kinect Adventures)US N/Asold

All Kinect compatible games and accessories you will find in our new Kinect category.

The aim of the Kinect™ is to get you off the couch. The 15 launch titles are covering a wide range of activities. You can do body building under the guidance of the coach, learn a new dance, grab onto an imaginary wheel and use your whole body to control your game car, or go on an adventure which you need to solve puzzles and move muscles to win.

Join a game by jumping into the action. Without having to use controllers, you can include as much people as your living room could hold into your game. Let your family jump in and out of the fun, or pull them into your adventure to assist you whenever you need them.

Take pictures of your winning pose and share them on the net when you finish. The series of games will be released in November so you can have something to test your Kinect action with. Currently we have 6 of the 15 games in our database, available on preorder, more will be added soon:

Dance CentralUS US$ 19.991-2w
Kinect AdventuresUS US$ 19.991-2w
Kinect Joy RideUS US$ 29.991-2w
Kinect SportsUS N/Asold
KinectimalsUS US$ 17.991-2w
Your Shape: Fitness EvolvedUS N/Asold

Besides announcing the schedule for Kinect™ and related game releases, Microsoft also displayed their very much talked about new Xbox360™ model for all to see. The glossy black machine is much smaller than the original console and has built-in Wi-Fi functions and a much bigger harddisk.

With 250 GB, you can put even more HD movies, music and game contents into your entertainment system. The new Xbox360™ runs whisper quiet, so you can enjoy the sound effects of your games and movies without interference.

The new model has a port for the Kinect™ on it, just plug the device into the console and you'd be ready for your work out sessions or family bonding time.

The US version is expected to reach us next Monday (June 21), the Japanese version will be released on June 24, while the Asian model is currently scheduled for an August release.

Xbox 360 Elite Slim Console (250GB)ASIA N/Asold
Xbox 360 Elite Slim Console (250GB)JPN N/Asold
Xbox 360 Elite Slim Console (250GB)US N/Asold

Please be aware that the Japanese/Asian consoles are only compatible with Japanese/Asian NTSC/J encoded or Region Free games.


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