MS to launch R2-D2 Xbox 360 and Kinect
Pushing buttons for Star Wars fans
Microsoft knows that avid fans will buy anything with the beloved Star Wars branding, which is probably why it plans to launch a limited-edition R2-D2 themed Xbox 360 console and Kinect sensor, to coincide with the launch of Kinect Star Wars this November.
According to Kinectaku, the R2-D2 Xbox 360 will be white and blue to match the loveable bot. But if the console starts making R2-D2 noises, you'll probably want to take it in for repair.
I had a play on Kinect Star Wars at a Microsoft event this week and although the demo was short, I was totally blown away and can't wait for the release. It was the same demo on show at E3 this year, but seemed much more responsive in the flesh.
It'll be interesting to give the full game a run-through, but as it stands I'm told there is much development work to be completed and in order to satisfy the Star Wars community, the game has to really be up to scratch. Early signs look good, though.
While I twiddle my thumbs in anticipation, I'm gonna see how R2-D2 would say "limited edition Xbox 360" on the R2-D2 translation tool.
Kinect Star Wars should be out in time for Christmas. ®
Tell me Steve/Carole/Mark,
Why do you keep hanging around the Reg if you have so little time for it?
Trawling the site for any reference to XBox or Sony and then letting your inner infantile fanboi loose with an opinion based on nothing more than "XBox bad", Sony Good" is a little tiresome.
Hows about you fuck off for a bit eh?
It might look nice...
... but how fast will it make the Kessel Run?
<- Icon for the colour scheme...
"OK...there's a little hourglass and it's...it's not letting me do anything. It...it says "Buffering", what is that?"
"Just give it a minute."
"All I'm trying to do is make an MPEG!"
"All I'm trying to do is tell you to wait a minute!"
This isn't the console you're looking for
we could wonder how much Sony pay you to slate each and each and every Microsoft product on the Register.
"there is much development work to be completed and in order to satisfy the Star Wars community, the game has to really be up to scratch"
Last I checked most starwars fans would buy any piece of shit you slap a starwars logo on. Could probably slap a starwars logo on a pile of dog feces, and label it wookie crap, and some star wars fan would probably buy it. All the hardcore fans I've known are quite easy to please.