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Kinect is the talk of the town for Xbox 360 owners and families looking to enhance their in-home entertainment experience. As many of you would have seen, it was demonstrated at E3 not very long ago and since then it's been confirmed it'll be hitting the U.S. market on November 4.
However, while us aussies haven't been told by Microsoft's Aus Xbox division what date exactly it will hit shelves down under, they have said it will be available 'around Christmas time'. It will go on sale locally for $199 which includes one supporting game title, Kinect Adventures.
Microsoft has made the rumored $149 USD price tag official in an announcement today. Rumors had the price swirling anywhere from $80 to $200, but this announcement solidifies the price for all the preorder jumpers out there.
An Xbox 360 bundle with the Kinect, Xbox 360, and Kinect Adventures game will be available for $299. This Xbox 360 will be replacing the original Arcade console; sporting 4GB of Flash memory and a matte finish to differentiate the console from the glossy new Xbox 360 unit. All other specs will remain the same including the front and back USB ports, a Kinect-specific I/O port, and built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi.
The new Microsoft Kinect motion controller system is rolling around the country for demos to lure gamers and families into buying the new accessory for their Xbox. The Kinect system turns your body into the controller and looks very interesting.
The Kinect system lands in retail stores on November 4 and if you want to play it before the launch, the Kinect Experience mobile tour will be making its way around the country over the next 14 weeks. There are tons of stops hitting many major US cities.
If you're not lucky enough to live near one of the four Microsoft Store locations in the U.S. and still want to give Xbox 360's Kinect a try before you buy it, you might just be in luck. The Kinect Experience Mobile Demo Tour is about to hit the road and may be coming to a city near you during the next 14 weeks.
Between my brother and I, we had all of the major game systems at one time or another growing up. We really liked the original Nintendo, the SNES, and the Sega Genesis. If you still have games and controllers lying around from those systems, the RetroN 3 is for you.
The RetroN 3 is a game console that can play cartridges from all three of those old systems and has ports to let you use the original controllers for gaming. The system also ships with a pair of wireless controls.
NASA has announced the first game to come from its Learning Technologies project and marks a proof of concept for NASA. NASA is using the game to show how it can use a 3D game to inspire, educate and engage.
The concept of the game is that the player is an astronaut living on the moon. A meteor strike damages life support and cuts the flow of oxygen to the settlement.
The game has players trying to repair the damage to life support while trying to command the lunar rover, mobile repair units, and use resources wisely. The game was built using the Epic Unreal Engine 3. You can download the game free on Steam right now.
If you are tired of the plain old black PS3 Slim, a new version is coming in a different color and with larger HDDs. The new color will be white and the thing has a white game controller as well.
You might expect that the new white version will land in Japan to start with, and it is. The new white console will come with a 160GB or a 320GB HDD. Those new drive capacities will replace the current 120GB and 250GB versions.
Gamers around the world are addicted to WoW and spend untold hours playing the game each day. If you are a huge fan of the game, you will be glad to hear that the closed beta for the next expansion pack has started.
The next expansion is called Cataclysm and Blizzard has started issuing invites to gamers to be part of the beta. Invites will be sent to a wide range of players with Battle.net accounts.
If you have been waiting for the update for the PS3 to go live that brings with it access to the new PlayStation Plus service we heard about at E3, the wait is over. The update for the PS3 is now live.
Along with the PlayStation Plus service, the update also adds lot of other features. The new update includes a network photo gallery utility that makes it easier to share pictures with friends and more.
If you didn't get a chance to give Microsoft's newest toy for the Xbox 360 a go at E3 last week, the Kinect sensor will now be available for trial at any Microsoft Store across the U.S. The downside? There are only four in the country: Scottsdale, AZ, Mission Viejo, CA, Lone Tree, CO, and the newest store opened today in San Diego, CA.