I love karaoke, but it amuses me how many joints don't even have a digital songlist, instead favoring a cheapskate telephone book of songs. Hong Kong's completely pimped the karaoke bar, with Panasonic's 103-inch TV, Kinect and Microsoft Surface.
GamingNexus editor John Yan has a four-year-old son with a mild form of autism. The little guy's tried to play 360 and PS3 but has trouble getting a hold on the controllers. With Kinect, though, he was an instant pro.
At Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft demoed five new titles for Xbox 360's Kinect. If anyone's been on the fence about buying into the whole "interpretative dance-gaming thing", they might just change their minds after hearing of some of these.
Microsoft's locked down their Kinect pricing, availability and bundling, and it's pretty much what everyone knew. It's $150 on November 4 for the standalone, and $300 bundled with a 4GB version of the new, smaller Xbox.
If you aren't lucky enough to live by one of the five official Microsoft stores (the only locations we've heard have Kinect on display), 13 different Macy's stores will be hosting Kinect demos on July 15th. We wish we had a full list of locations for you. Sadly, we don't. [ChipChick]
E3's biggest loser? It's Sony. They've been lagging behind for years overall, but to lose at hardware, their strongest suit? What a pity.
The new Xbox. Oh dear. It's like if Sony designed the Wii. And it even feels a little 2006! Jet black, shiny, glossy, fingerprint-y, except for the Aliens-ish vent on one side. I think I miss the old white Xbox.
Cameras? IR emitters? Natal? Kinect? Xbox 360? WTF? Give us three minutes. We can explain everything.
There will be 15 total launch titles when it hits on November 4. That includes the lightsaber battle game!