MS names 'Natal'... Kinect
Kinetic, connect - geddit??!??
It's official: Microsoft's 'Project Natal' will come to market as the Kinect.
Thought perhaps PS3 fanboys will now start to call it the 'kinell.
Kinect's branding was unveiled last night at a glitzy do ahead of this week's E3 show, the games industry's chief knees-up - and, indeed, Kinect's formal launch this evening, UK time.
Kinect is Microsoft's attempt to emulate the motion-controlled success of Nintendo's Wii. But where both the Wii and Sony's attempt to match it - PlayStation Move, detailed here - centre on a wireless handheld controller, Kinect's sensor bar tracks the player not what he or she is holding.
That will allow games to, say, map the player's physical stance and movements directly onto a character on screen.
Kinect will be on sale by Christmas, Microsoft has said previously. ®
This sums it up really... (You would have thought Microsoft would have at least done a LITTLE research before coming up with a name).
Ironic to the extreme.. (Eyetoy)
Can't wait for version 4
Version 4 will be great - Kinect 4.
still, I can see the brand synergies with the Kin range of cheap phones that aren't terribly capable and several years behind everybody else
$190 / £150 pricetag and temperamental
and only to be used instore by TRAINED people. Seems you need to know what to do and what not to do to use it...
kin, as in having a relationship?
are you serious? as polyvalent as the word is, i suspect it has something to do with movement.