Microsoft Kinect Overview
Xbox Kinect is new Xbox technology that is set to change the face of videogames forever!
Xbox 360 Kinect turns YOU into the controller for games and entertainment, and it will work with every Xbox 360. Unlike 2-D cameras and controllers, Kinect tracks your full body movement in 3-D, while responding to commands, directions, even a difference of emotion in your voice .
Microsoft Kinect is available to Pre-order now and early indication from Microsoft are that this item will be in very high demand for Christmas 2010. Make sure you don’t miss out on being one of the first to venture into the next generation of interactive gaming and pre-order yours today!
Read on for more information on Kinect...
Formerly known as Project Natal, Xbox Kinect is new Xbox technology that will change the face of videogames forever. Xbox 360 Kinect will turn YOU into the controller for games and entertainment, and it will work with every Xbox 360. Unlike 2-D cameras and controllers, Kinect tracks your full body movement in 3-D, while responding to commands, directions, even a difference of emotion in your voice.
No Cords, No Controllers, Just you
Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways, with full body play. Arms, legs, feet, and hands, with Kinect there are no controllers, just you. It’s so natural, so intuitive that technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine through. All you need to do is jump in!
The Xbox Kinect is revolutionary, that’s for sure. Featuring two cameras that capture the movements of players, it allows them to sync their movements with the characters in the game. Not only that but it allows for players to actually control the movements of their characters through the movements of their own bodies. Pretty high tech stuff!
Here are 5 reasons why the Xbox Kinect will change the face of video gaming forever.
1. There has never been a better time for a motion controlled gaming system to be released. A great portion of people in the United States are overweight. The ability to control video games through movements has given new hope to people who are looking to stay active.
2. Xbox Kinect is the first video gaming system of its kind and the ability to build upon an already successful technology is limitless in possibilities.
3. This video game system is a lot more fun than previous controller based gaming systems. This is sure to spur on endless upgrades and developments into the realm of motion based controls.
4.. There are a lot more game genres to explore than previously. More games that are actually fun to play with a motion based control system means that the face of gaming will never be the same as it was before. New games, new action and a whole lot more fun is on the way with this gaming system.
5. It’s a brand new technology. Never before has gaming gone to this level of development. The ability to control your character through the two onboard cameras tracking your movements will make for the most revolutionary gaming battles of all time.
You can count on the fact that technology is continually changing for the better. More and more people in search of including a video gaming system into their active lifestyle will rejoice at the ability to stay fit and furious when it comes to playing their favorite games. It will develop exceptional hand eye coordination abilities and keep players at the top of their physical prowess. Considering gamers have never got to experience the joy of true motion controlled gaming, this should be an incredible opportunity to continually develop this gaming system and others like it for future generations to come. The release of the Xbox Kinect is a fantastic leap forward in our mundane everyday technologies. Hopefully, there will be even more advancements in the technologies we use every day.
Previously code-named "Project Natal," the slim black Kinect sensor plugs directly into any Xbox 360. Despite its small size, the Kinect device contains a camera, audio sensors, and motion-sensing technology that tracks 48 points of movement on the human body. It has the ability to recognize faces and voices.
With Kinect, game-players no longer need to memorize different commands for a hand-held control. You are the controller, simply step in front of the sensor and Kinect sees you move, hears your voice and recognizes your face.
Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways - no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the sofa moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick it. Control an HD movie with a wave of the hand. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. With Kinect, technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine. And the best part is Kinect works with every Xbox 360.
With the Kinect sensor, you can experience gaming like never before. Easy to use and fun for everyone, the Kinect sensor utilizes revolutionary full-body tracking to put you in the center of the fun. This amazing new technology allows the sensor to recognize your body and mirror your movements in the game, making you the controller. The sensor is compatible with every Xbox 360 and comes with a Kinect game. With Kinect Xbox 360 now has the best controller ever made - you.
You are the Controller - Introducing Kinect, a revolutionary new way to play: no controller required! See a ball? Kick it, hit it, trap it or catch it. Unlike 2D cameras and controllers, Kinect tracks your full body movement in 3D, while responding to commands, directions, even a difference of emotion in your voice.
Personalised Play - Kinect provides an in-game experience in which the player's face and voice are recognised. Greet and speak to characters in the game, or simply step into view of the sensor to log into Xbox LIVE and connect with friends. Only Kinect is smart enough to remember voices and faces. Fun has never been so personalised.
Off-The-Couch Play - Kinect provides game play that gets you off the couch, on your feet and in the fun. Each Kinect experience is designed to get players moving, laughing, cheering and playing together. Kinect makes social gaming off-the-couch fun.
Controller free gaming and entertainment - Kinect provides a whole new way to play - no controller required. It uses a sensor to track your body movement and recognise your face, even listen to your voice. If you know how to move your hands, shake your hips, or speak, you and your friends will be able to jump instantly into any Kinect experience.
Full-body play - Kinect provides a new way to play where you use all parts of your body - head, hands, feet and torso. With controller-free gaming you don't just control the superhero, you are the superhero. Full-body tracking allows the Kinect sensor to capture every move, from head to toe, to give players a full-body gaming experience.
Easy-to-play fun - Kinect makes sharing in the fun a snap. Talk or watch a movie in the same living room or on the other side of the world - no headset, no keyboard and no controllers required. It's just you, your friends, your family and a whole new way to play.
Control your Xbox 360 with a single gesture or wave of the hand
Get off the sofa and into the game by using your body as the controller
Connect with friends and family with easy and interactive game play, video chat and more (requires Xbox LIVE Gold membership)
Revolutionary technology that includes body recognition.
Works alongside your Xbox 360 controller to enhance your entertainment
Works with every Xbox 360 (Requires 175MB of memory)
· Colour and depth-sensing lenses
· Voice microphone array
· Tilt motor for sensor adjustment
· Field of View
· Horizontal field of view: 57 degrees
· Vertical field of view: 43 degrees
· Physical tilt range: 27 degrees
· Depth sensor range: 1.2m - 3.5m
· Data Streams
· 320x240 16-bit depth @ 30 frames/sec
· 640x480 32-bit colour@ 30 frames/sec
· 16-bit audio @ 16 kHz
· Skeletal Tracking System
· Tracks up to 6 people, including 2 active players
· Tracks 20 joints per active player
· Ability to map active players to Xbox LIVE Avatars
· Audio System
· Xbox LIVE party chat and in-game voice chat (requires Xbox LIVE Gold Membership)
· Echo cancellation system enhances voice input
· Speech recognition in multiple languages
What you get:
· Power Supply Cable
· Kinect game: Kinect Adventures
· Wi-Fi Extension Cable
What you need to use the sensor:
· Xbox 360 console
· Kinect Ready games
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