Why Xbox 360 is the best gaming console! Two words: Project Natal

Two words: Project Natal. (edit: Now called Kinect 11/8/2010) The future is finally at our consumer doorstep. First the Wii, with its interactive gaming, and now, Xbox 360’s Project Natal – which uses a camera to recognize movements where you don’t need a controller. In fact, your body is the controller. (You have to watch BOTH videos included below!)

Official Release Date for Kinect (fma Project Natal): November 4, 2010

I’ve always been an Xbox 360 fan. I never play the Wii, I can’t stand all the ridiculous Play Station generations: what are they on: PS10? And I love Xbox Live. The one thing that would make me jump ship would be if Apple came out with a home entertainment gaming system.  I would be all in. But this isn’t about the Sony, Apple, or Nintendo, this is about the next best Gaming Experience that may change gaming as we know it.

Xbox 360’s Project Natal does not need a new console. It works with the Xbox 360. You don’t need to buy ‘another gaming generation’ as you had to do with Nintendo and Sony products through the years. It is an addition to your Xbox 360.

(edit: Now called Kinect 11/8/2010)

The word “Revolutionary” has been thrown all around in today’s gadget market. The iPad is revolutionary. New phones are revolutionary.  Watch and listen to commercials today – revolutionary is key.

And this is what Microsoft says about Project Natal:

“Introducing Project Natal, a revolutionary new way to play: no controller required.  See a ball? Kick it, hit it, trap it or catch it.  If you know how to move your hands, shake your hips or speak you and your friends can jump into the fun — the only experience needed is life experience.”

No controller required? That’s right. A camera sits atop a console, which will pick up your actions: from your head to your toes – you are the controller. There is also a face recognition feature – once you are ‘scanned’ the Project Natal will recognize you.

Watch this video for a demo: http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live/projectnatal/

After you watch that, watch a ‘real’ demo with Jimmy Fallon. After you watch a ‘real’ reaction, from Jimmy Fallon, you’ll be saying what I’m saying: OH MY GOD I WANT THAT TONIGHT!

This gaming ‘add on’ to the current Xbox360 is incredible!

I can’t wait to buy one! The Xbox 360’s Project Natal is revolutionary – at least it is for in home gaming. Imagine the possibilities!

“This is a pivotal moment that will carry with it a wave of change, the ripples of which will reach far beyond video games” STEVEN SPIELBERG”

(edit: Now called Kinect 11/8/2010)

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