Microsoft brings controller free Kinect for Xbox 360
Microsoft has launched the Kinect for Xbox 360 in India, priced at INR 9,990 for the standalone Kinect sensor, bundled with the Kinect Adventures game suite. For those who don’t own an Xbox 360 console already, Microsoft has also released a console bundle for an MSRP of INR 22,990(roughly what the Xbox360 250GB console is available for), which includes an Xbox 360 4GB console, a Kinect sensor, and Kinect Adventures.
Microsoft’s Jaspreet Bindra, the head of the Entertainment and Devices Division in India, emphasized how the Kinect and its Natural User Interface (NUI) would transform the Indian living room, and “remove the last barrier between user and the machine”.
The Kinect controller free interface was hailed by Bindra as especially suitable for the Indian environment-apparently we Indians “use gestures a lot”, and are very social bunch, with games no less social for us than a tea party. The intention is to bring people together in the living room with a new kind of social video gaming. The Kinect was first launched overseas and its implications as a videogame/user interface controller have already been much discussed across the world. Bindra clarified the Kinect’s position in a hardcore gamers arsenal, saying that “core gamers” will probably get sick with the Xbox 360 wireless controllers for such games as Gears of war, Fable3, etc., while the Kinect will open up the world of modern video gaming living room and Xbox Live competition to the casual, social gamer.
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