You may not take it a professional reviews since aeBeta is mainly to provide you guys reviews on software and less hardware is mentioned here… Today, I wanna share something on Kinect from Microsoft because I just bought one and gifted it to John, one of my best friends ;P. I think it really cool for Xbox 360 players.
Do anyone have no idea with Kinect? I don’t thinks so, but I have to post some basic info on it to make my post much more smooth to every reader~
Kinect for Xbox 360, or simply Kinect (originally known by the code name Project Natal), is a “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. The project is aimed at broadening the Xbox 360’s audience beyond its typical gamer base. Kinect competes with the Wii Remote Plus and PlayStation Move and PlayStation Eye motion control systems for the Wii and PlayStation 3 home consoles, respectively.
Kinect was launched in North America on November 4, 2010, in Europe on November 10, 2010, in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore on November 18, 2010 and in Japan on November 20, 2010. Purchase options for the sensor peripheral include a bundle with the game Kinect Adventures and console bundles with either a 4 GB or 250 GB Xbox 360 console and Kinect Adventures.
Kinect holds the Guinness World Record of being the “fastest selling consumer electronics device”. It sold an average of 133,333 units per day with a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days. 10 million units of the Kinect sensor have been shipped as of March 9, 2011.
Microsoft has announced the release of a non-commercial Kinect software development kit for Windows in spring 2011, with a commercial version following at a later date.
Info above is provided by Wikipedia. And I think the most remarkable difference between Kinect and traditional Game handlers is the User Experience. You can get a full participating feelling with the Kinect inside the video game!
And finally, thanks to the idea from my wife, Lucy and reviews from Consumer Ranking, so that I make the final decision although in fact, a Web hosting idea came first to my mind and even I have finished the reading of best web hosting service reviews…
It seems that Kids are really enjoy this stuff, and I hope John can also enjoy his 28-year birthday !