Kinect for Xbox 360 Brings Fun for the Whole Family to a City Near You
Consumers across the country have a chance to experience extraordinary controller-free entertainment - fun for everyone.
REDMOND, Wash. - July 15, 2010 - This summer, you can be the first to try Kinect for Xbox 360 before it arrives on store shelves Nov. 4. Microsoft Corp. today announced that it is bringing Kinect for Xbox 360 to a city near you through the Kinect Experience mobile demo tour. Throughout the next 14 weeks, the mobile tour will be stopping in 32 cities across North America. From the California State Fair to the Mall of America, the Kinect Experience will let you be among the first to play Kinect games and control your music and HD movies and videos with just your voice or the wave of your hand - no controller required.
Only Kinect for Xbox 360 makes it possible to play in a whole new way by identifying your movement and body position to create a truly immersive entertainment experience. See a ball? Just kick it. Begin a movie by simply saying "Xbox, play," or browse through a music list with the wave of a hand. With the Kinect Experience Mobile Demo Tour, you can hone your skills before anyone else by playing fun new games, such as "Kinect Sports," "Kinectimals," "Kinect Joy Ride," "Kinect Adventures" and MTV Games' and Harmonix's "Dance Central." Share the fun with family members and friends through photos and video captured at the Kinect Experience and retrieve your videos and photos from the Kinect Experience tour at http://www.Kinect.me, then comment on your experience and share your videos on all of your favorite social networking sites including Facebook.com/kinect.
The full Kinect experience will be available in North America beginning Nov. 4, 2010, and will roll out to additional markets by the end of the year. Visit http://www.xbox.com/kinect and http://www.facebook.com/kinect for more details on how you can be the first to experience Kinect for Xbox 360 games and entertainment come to life in a city near you. Kinect is also available to demo in all four Microsoft Retail Stores, located in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mission Viejo, Calif.; Denver; and San Diego.
For more information on Kinect, visit http://xbox.com/kinect.
Kinect for Xbox 360 brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways - no controller required. Simple to use and fun to play, Kinect for Xbox 360 allows owners to jump into Kinect-enabled games for any type of play, and the Kinect Hub puts your favorite movies, TV programs, music, live sports and friends all in one place. The Kinect sensor recognizes you, responds to your gestures, listens to your voice and works with every Xbox 360 (175 MB of memory required). More information about Kinect for Xbox 360 can be found at http://www.xbox.com/kinect.
About Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is a premier home entertainment and video game system. This November, with the addition of Kinect, Xbox 360 will forever transform social gaming and entertainment with a whole new way to play - no controller required. Xbox 360 is also home to the best and broadest games as well as the largest on-demand library of music (coming this fall), standard- and high-definition movies, TV shows and digital games, all in one place. The entertainment center of the living room, Xbox 360 blends unbeatable content with the leading social network of 25 million Xbox LIVE members to create a limitless entertainment experience that can be shared at home or across the globe. More information about Xbox 360 can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.
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