Microsoft’s Xbox

Microsoft has upped the competition with the new release of its Xbox. At the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week, Microsoft showed the direction it intends to go for home entertainment and computing with its first public demonstration of its Project Nadal. Instead of serving as a simple gaming center, it will serve as an entertainment hub from the comfort of your living room for movies, television, games, music, internet, and electronic social networking sites.

The Wii came out with a revolutionary wireless controller roughly two years ago. However, should Microsoft fulfill its goals, it will develop a controller-free system that uses advanced cameras, voice recognition, and infrared sensors. For now, Microsoft introduced a new skateboard controller for the new Tony Hawk “Ride” game. The new Beattles Rock Band game was introduced as well.

Introducing Project Natal, a revolutionary new way to play: no controller required. See a ball? Kick it, hit it, trap it or catch it. If you know how to move your hands, shake your hips or speak you and your friends can jump into the fun — the only experience needed is life experience.
Source: Microsoft website

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on June 2, 2009, in Microsoft, Social Networks, Tech Toys, Videos and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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