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The lucky folks at Gizmodo got a chance to go back stage after the opening E3 party last night where Microsoft officially lifted the curtain on Project Natal, now known to be finalised as "Kinect". It was whilst backstage they were able to get up close to Kinect and take some nice shots as well as trying out some of the initial release titles to support the new technology.
Looks like it would be better suited to the Sony camp, but at least it will match up with most plasma and LCD TVs.
You can check out Gizmodo's full gallery of pics at the source link.
In hastily fashion, 2 days prior to E3, Microsoft has already let loose some of its tricks it plans to reveal at the show through several posts and video advertisements.
This short advertisement below, posted up by an international gaming site gives everyone a first look at a new Slim Xbox 360 console coming out.
This upcoming model won't only be smaller, but is also shaped differently with a more angular design on the front and back to give more of an X shape. Not only this, but it's said to come with WiFi built-in, saving people from buying a costly adapter for what should have been a standard feature to begin with. The internal HDD capacity will also be larger at 250GB as standard.
It's been a while now since we have seen any updates to the PS3. The newish PS3 Slim was the last major change to the Sony console. A new listing over the FCC shows that some new models are coming.
Details are scant on the new models right now. What we do know is that there are four new versions including the CECH-2501A and the CECH-2501B. These two are identical save HDD capacity.
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E3 is just around the corner and Nintendo has been saying or a while now that it will unveil the 3DS at the show officially and offer up more details on pricing and specs. The machine is very anticipated and thought to be landing on the market in time for Christmas.
IGN has offered up a list of everything that it knows about the 3DS. Much of it is stuff we already heard like a 3D screen that needs no glasses. However, the publication has talked to several developers who have stated that the device is more powerful than the Wii.
With Computex 2010 behind us, gamers in particular now have something to get excited about. E3 is just around the corner, set to kick off at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15 through 17.
With this, game developers have been rushing to get current projects polished off enough to impress the crowds with pre-release demos of their next big hits. This means trailers and teasers are starting to show up on the web now, too.
Below in order are some fresh trailers for a few blockbuster titles many are holding out for; Crysis 2, F.E.A.R. 3 and Red Faction 4 :-
Way back in 2008 Sony got a lot of us excited when it started to talk about the PlayTV add on for the PS3. The device let you turn the PS3 in to a DVR and watch over the air programs. The big catch was that the device landed in Europe but never came to the US.
Kotaku reports that Sony is now at work on the PlayTV and is working on a new PlayTV 2 according to a Sony producer at Cambridge Studio. There are no details on the PlayTV 2 system to share at this time.
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Microsoft's motion control system called Project Natal has been known about for a long time now. The system is cool and uses a camera to see where the player is an turn that into movement on the screen.
I mentioned earlier this month that the price for Natal was rumored to be about $200. Sources have come forward and told Edge-online that the price will be more like $149.
Sony and HBO announced today that they have teamed up to offer premium HBO shows on the PlayStation network. Typically, the only way you can see these shows is to subscribe to HBO on your cable network or get the DVDs.
The new deal apparently is not exclusive and the programs offered include many of the most popular current and old programs. Shows include True Blood, Rome, Entourage, and The Sopranos. Multiple season of each show are offered.