Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Microsoft Project Natal - Is This For Real?

Yesterday, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft unveiled "Project Natal," pronounced "nuh-tall" and a code name for a revolutionary new way to play video games, no controller required. Natal is a sensor that combines an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone, and custom processor running proprietary software all in one device.

Unlike 2-D cameras and controllers, "Project Natal" tracks your full body movement in 3-D, while responding to commands, directions and even a shift of emotion in your voice.

This is absolutely something that you must see in order to believe. In fact, here's the promo video on YouTube. Go watch it and then come back. I'll wait... I promise.

Ok, did you watch it? Great.

Now I'm a little skeptical. There's just a little too much going on here. I'm no expert on recognition software but this looks a little too good to be true. I mean, it's a great idea and all, but...

What do you think. Are you stoked about Natal - saving your pennies? Or do you think it's too good to be true? Take the poll.

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