Official: Microsoft's Project Natal, Named Kinect (Out Now!)

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    *New Xbox 360 design discussion can be found here: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=880686

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    Microsoft Kinect official website: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/kinect

    E3 2010 Event Demos:



    Previewed Games:

    Dance Central - Take your moves to the next level!
    Kinectimals - Make and keep some very wild friends on your very own exotic island.
    Kinect Sports - You're up! Kick the ball, throw a javelin, bowl a frame. It's your turn to get in the game.
    Kinect Joy Ride - Get ready for the ride of your life with this driving game.
    Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - The experience is virtual, the sweat is real!
    Kinect Adventures! - The game that is sure to get your heart pounding and challenge everyone.
    Zumba Fitness - Join the party with a one-of-a-kind, dance fitness workout set to sexy, high-energy music!
    Sonic Freeriders - Sonic arrives on Kinect with his signature speed in the fastest Kinect game available at launch!

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/kinect/games.htm

    A total of 15 games will be ready for launch in Nov 2010.

    In the flesh photos can be found here: http://gizmodo.com/5562533/

    Promo Video + Games:



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    Well its a better name than "wave"...
     
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    Looks very nice,

    Bit worried about price though,

    I reckon just above $500AUD
    Probably $599 price point.
     
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    I don't think they want to increase the price any more than the PS3 costs.

    The price will probably stay the same, and then they'll bundle in Natal for free and call it a pricedrop late this year.
     
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    looks like a cheap "enthusiest" pc case

    not exactly slick and sleek
     
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    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    It looks better at least compared to the current design..from what i can tell from the image so far.

    At the moment i just hope they use the "leaked" motherboard design we saw a couple of months back to stop any RROD issues, and that they've worked on the noise the DVD drive makes.
     
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    oh heck yeah! I will buy the new 360!
     
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    Well it should be more cheaper than ever to make if they use the design leaked.
     
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    hopefully! can't wait for the official announcement though....i need an e3 stream.

    EDIT: I love natal's new name - a very clever pun :)
     
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    I like the new look, not too crazy on the massive vents but, oh well the thing needs to keep cool i spose.

    Will be a Day 1 purchase with natal for me :thumbup:
     
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    Kinect sounds like a boardroom committee name. "Hey guys, KINECT! Like, you CONNECT with your KIN! Can I have my cheque now?" I'd rather it be called Wave, or even better just keep it as Project Natal.

    The redesigned box doesn't look too bad, and depending on the price and whether they have reduced the noise of the bloody thing I might pick one up. Hopefully with that huge vent on the side they have some quiet fans in there.
     
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    Don't know how much i like the name, but meh, i just want to try our the tech.

    Yah the vents don't look good from a overall design perspective, but based on the design it should be directly where the GPU/CPU chip is...i hope they went back to the drawing board for the cooling design...plus other things as mentioned.
     
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    or kin as in kinetic energy!

    the vents look like something you see on an alienware PC!
     
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    Personally i wouldn't mind if the xbox 360 emitted some green glow (apart from the ring). Even if they had an option in the dashboard to turn it on and off for those people who don't want such a visual show.
     
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    It looks like a bastard love-child between an original Xbox and a 360 Elite. But if it has the power-brick built in, doesn't break (Which you can be damn sure is what they've built this for), and is much quieter then count me in.
     
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    Project Natal has been officially named. Introducing Kinect for Xbox 360 #kinect

    was major nelson tweet a couple of minutes ago
     
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    I wonder if they will introduce user interchangable HDD like the PS3 or at very least Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless N.

    Still at least the vents are directly over the Mainboard Chipset, CPU and GPU
     
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    it should be using smaller die sizes so the power consumed v heat given off should be well controlled.
     
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    They've been saying that and RROD finally fixed since revision 2... :lol:
     
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    True, but lets face it not every end user treats their equipment as well as they should (moving it while on, using it in a cupboard where it gets very little air ect.)

    Still, its a step in the right direction.
     

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