Microsoft Kinect Makes Its Debut

Sasha Brown-Worsham
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microsoft kinectMicrosoft unveiled its highly anticipated new gaming system, Kinect, last night in Los Angeles.

The project was known as Project Natal motion control system until last night when it debuted at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) amid much pomp and circumstance, including a performance by Cirque du Soleil and many other bells and whistles.

According to Newser.com

"After walking through a set of fake living rooms, the white-poncho-wearing audience was treated to a performance by Cirque du Soleil acrobats dressed as cavemen, as a narrator declared that ‘history is about to rewritten' and a boy, raising his arms, used his movements usher in the new motion-based way to play games, according to the Wall Street Journal."

Microsoft is expected to reveal more details, including pricing, at its press conference today; however, word on the street is that the gaming system is a lot like the Wii.

One blogger -- Mike Fahey at Kokatu -- asked: "Where's the innovation?" and added that the games available were basically mimicking the Wii.

In fact, from the video I've seen, it does look an awful lot like the Wii.

What do you think? Do we really need another Wii?

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