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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:14pm 22/07/10 | 16 Comments
Microsoft have finally given up details for their controller-free gaming experience, Kinect. You'll be able to buy Kinect packaged with Kinect Adventures for an SRP of AU$199.

Additionally, the system will also be part of a bundled Xbox 360 package that will come with a console, Kinect and Kinect Adventures and will set you back an SRP of AU$449. Unfortunately we've only been given the vague description of "Christmas" and "Holiday" as any sort of release date for Kinect here in Australia, though we've contacted Microsoft local to get something more solid. It's due to land in the US November 4, so you'd assume we'd at least be close to that.

Stay tuned.



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groganus
Posted 03:56pm 22/7/10
whilst its still pretty exspensive, its not too bad considering the U.S is paying $150 for the kinect.
Mr.Bumpy
Posted 03:58pm 22/7/10
Totally forgot about the new Christams Holiday!
Dan
Posted 05:02pm 22/7/10
They just don't have the games to support that kind of launch price point. The whole range is games aimed at the casual (ie: Wii) market, but it's launching at a price that only hardcore early adopters would be interested in paying.

They really should have started low and sold at a loss until manufacturing costs came down.

It definitely has potential, but the software just isn't there to support it yet, colour me surprised it it actually lasts long enough to get there though.
`ViPER`
Posted 05:09pm 22/7/10
yeah seems a bit crazy for $199 considering I've seen Wii's on special for $199, obviously they come with Wii sports, which I assume is similar to Kinect Adventures.

If its based at the casual market then it fails on price, and like dan said, doesnt have the games to attract the hardcore gamers, so not quite sure what the point of it is at the moment.
3dee
Posted 05:25pm 22/7/10
I still think Microsoft can't name anything well if their life depended on it.
Eorl
Posted 10:00pm 22/7/10
F*** that s***. $200 for a re-invention of Wii? And I can go buy the Wii $199 deal with 2 well established motion control games. God I hate you sometimes Microsoft.
Bah
Posted 10:08pm 22/7/10
If its based at the casual market then it fails on price, and like dan said, doesnt have the games to attract the hardcore gamers, so not quite sure what the point of it is at the moment.
How many people have an xbox, then also have a wii for these stupid casual games? Seems like you're wrong and there is a market for something that costs about $200 in addition to an xbox and does what the wii does.
DM
Posted 10:20pm 22/7/10
I don't see this catching on and I have no interest in it the slightest much less the fact its $200 alone. Also why did they settle on kintect? Why such a lame ass name? Natal was better. Agreed they can't name their products if their ass was on fire.

neffo
Posted 10:31pm 22/7/10
Does this come with those awesome pastel shirts from the demos?
Whoop
Posted 11:13pm 22/7/10
I still think Microsoft can't name anything well if their life depended on it.

Neither can sony or nintendo. Seriously, the play station move? the wii (wee)?

I don't see this catching on and I have no interest in it the slightest much less the fact its $200 alone. Also why did they settle on kintect? Why such a lame ass name? Natal was better. Agreed they can't name their products if their ass was on fire.

My brother is heaps excited about this, personally I couldn't give a wet rats ass, if I want to move around like a retard I'll just go outside and play real sports.

I dare say kinect came from kinetic and connect, you connect with your console through kinetic movement? What would you have called it?

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simul
Posted 12:04am 23/7/10
I'm buying one. Although for research, not for casual gaming bs.
Bah
Posted 01:06am 23/7/10
I dare say kinect came from kinetic and connect
Yeah they need a retardedly spelt word that no one else has copyrighted, natal is a proper word which they can't copyright.
Eorl
Posted 06:55am 23/7/10
Can we all agree its a retarded piece of hardware?
3dee
Posted 08:23am 23/7/10
Natal wasn't a good name and Kinect is just a not-very-good-at-all portmanteau.
paveway
Posted 08:43am 23/7/10
hey spook here is an excuse to get buy a xbox or ps3, you can ad the gimmick to a proper console!~
molokoplus
Posted 11:53am 23/7/10
Yeah I think Kinect won't sell very well just like the Wii did
Just from what I've seen so far its far better than the Wii and Move so alot of people will buy this at $200 RRP for christmas.
People need to add up the costs for the extras on Wii for 4 player and Move.
And yes the name is pretty s***
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