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Poll: Is there a Microsoft Kinect in your Xbox future?

The TechRepublic Windows Blog member poll question: Is there a Microsoft Kinect in your Xbox future?

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 W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.

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