Morning Edition: Project Natal is now Kinect Video
Microsoft shows off its new Kinect Xbox interface at E3 2010. No remotes or controllers are needed. Users instead play music, movies, games and connect via video chat using voice commands and hand or body motions. The Kinect, formerly known as Project Natal, will go on sale in November.
Our good buddy Russ Frushtick of MTV Multiplayer (formerly of UGO) comes onto the show today to talk shop and give us the inside scoop on Project Natal, "Ghostbusters," and the Nintendo Wii Motion Plus.
Apple breaks the Pre's marriage to iTunes, Microsoft wants to bring Natal to Windows, and Kindle users are bent out of shape about case cracks.
Video games, video games, video games on today's show, specifically about the new XBox 360 Project Natal, Halo sequels, new Metal Gear Solid, the Beatles: Rock Band, and even Facebook and Twitter!
Steve Ballmer announces the HP Slate and gives Project Natal a 2010 release date, we have a ton of smartphone news including the Dell Mini 3, and Tiger Woods will keep on gaming.
Google is in hot international waters after it "inadvertently" collected fragmentary data; Microsoft's Natal will cost $150 when it launches in October; and you can now rebuzz a Google Buzz.
Brian Cooley goes all Noel Coward on me when we ask if he wants to share viewing over the Xbox 360. We also talk about the Project Natal coolness and lost of other E3 stuff. And of course robots still plan to kill usall. The latest developments involve them building themselves.
We hear some pretty bad scare stories about Facebook in this episode. Yes, we know, how could they top the ones you've already heard? trust us they do. or maybe one of our emailers was drunk. You decide. We also finally have a decision (maybe) on the great Natali Project Natal bet. You can't miss this episode!
Leaked from today's podcast: Game of Thrones, Kinect Star Wars review, Akham City DLC rumors, and death metal voice warmups!
Lasers delight us in both jewelry and a record player; we wonder at the beauty of a chrome Nintendo Wii; and finally, it's the world's largest TV.