I have been playing video games since the state of the art was a game called Pong. My platform of choice has always been the computer. The last console I owned was an Intellivision II. But that doesn't mean that I don't have appreciation for the consoles. The Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii are all great game platforms in their own way, but I prefer the flexibility of a PC.
Recently, Microsoft has been pushing a new user interface for their Xbox platform called Kinect. The innovation of this device is that you don't need a separate controller to interact with the games displayed on your Xbox. Your body is the controller. The Kinect uses a system of cameras and sensors to detect your movements and interprets them in relation to the game being played.
This is a great technology that everyone I have talked to really likes. Apparently, it works great and is a lot of fun. Are you interested in the Kinect for your home? Do you already have one? What are your thoughts? Do you recommend it?
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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.