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Avatar Kinect: Arriving at Xbox LIVE This Week

Written on July 28, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Enjoy discussing everything under the sun with your Xbox LIVE buddies with Avatar Kinect.

Avatar Kinect and Kinect Sparkler is hitting Xbox Live via Kinect Fun Labs this week!

The Avatar Kinect captures facial expression and voice, allowing your avatar to imitate you whenever you laugh, cry, smile, speak or nod. It also enables users to invite up to seven friends in 24 various settings. Enjoy some comedy on the Performance Stage, discuss everything under the sun on the Talk Show Stage, or watch live sporting events at the Sports Party Page.

Furthermore, the Kinect sensor records and edits this session, which you can upload to KinectShare.com afterwards. Thus, users can download their Avatar Kinect activity on their computer, or share it via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and many others.

This feature will available to Xbox LIVE Gold members for free, while the rest can have it for a zero-charge trial between July 25 to September 8.

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Kinect Sold 8 Million Units

Written on January 08, 2011 by Charles Bass

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"We predicted we'll sell about 5M of Kinect sensors... We beat that... We sold over 8M sensors worldwide." ---Steve Ballmer

Congratulations Kinect! Despite the issue with regards to the Windows Phone 7, Microsoft need not to feel down. Why? Their gaming console, Kinect, sold 8 million units.

Steve Ballmer boasted that Kinect surpassed their predicted sales of 3 million. “We predicted we’ll sell about 5M of Kinect sensors… We beat that… We sold over 8M sensors worldwide,” he said.

It seems that the sales is still surging up and the company reported sales of 2.5 million units in less than a month. According to Microsoft’s big boss Steve Ballmer, the company has already sold 8 million Kinects all over the world.

Additionally, the company also revealed Kinect’s newest feature. The fresh feature called Avatar Kinect lets users control their avatar via Kinect’s motion sensing camera. He also said that Netflix and Hulu Plus will soon land on Xbox 360.

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The Microsoft CES 2011 Keynote

Written on January 06, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer was present at CES 2011 to give his much-awaited keynote. Check out what Microsoft has to offer to its consumers this year, as Gadg brings you Steve Ballmer's keynote message.

As CES 2011 kicks off in Las Vegas, Gadg is giving you Steve Ballmer’s much talked about Microsoft Keynote in the event. Will his rage-filled presentation answer every consumer’s itching questions? Will people see new Windows Phone 7 device or software? The Windows Phone 8 perhaps? New tablets, Xbox advancements, and Media Center updates? Check out Gadg’s report to know what Microsoft has in store for us at CES 2011.

First on the list is Kinect. Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Ron Forbes presented what Kinect can do, from controlling movies to music and more. This year, the Big Red will bring Kinect to Netflix, while HuluPlus will land on Xbox Live. But the coolest things that is yet to come from Microsoft is their Avatar Kinect. If the Kinect can track your voice and body movement, Avatar Kinect can sense your facial expressions. That’s way too cool! And for all Xbox Live gold users, the Avatar Kinect will be free for all of you. All you have to do is wait until Spring comes.

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Microsoft Prepares for an “Avatar Kinect” on CES?

Written on January 05, 2011 by Charles Bass

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"The Avatars will have a separate area, much like the Nintendo's Mii Channel, that will allow for users to control them using Kinect and interact to watch content or play games." ---Glimpse Dog

Microsoft is rumored to unveil a Google TV competitor at CES. But aside from that, there are rumors spreading that a new Avatar Kinect function is said to come out for Xbox 360 at CES 2011 too.

Glimpse Dog provided some snapshots of a leaked slide from Microsoft’s CES keynote event showing off the so-called “Avatar Kinect.” It is widely believed to give the Kinect owners the ability to interact with one another using their avatars just like Sony’s Home.

Plus, the site also speculated that “the Avatars will have a separate area, much like the Nintendo’s Mii Channel, that will allow for users to control them using Kinect and interact to watch content or play games.”

Let’s see what happens. See you at CES!

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