GestureTek announced that Microsoft has licensed its video gesture-control technology for use with the Xbox Live Vision camera for Xbox 360. In front of a camera, gamers will be able to use full-body gestures to move their real-time image in a game. Gamers will also be able to use gesture technology on Xbox Live. For example, a gamer can play poker face-to-face on Xbox Live--or move left or right to steer a snowbaord down a mountain in a video game.
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