Due to be released on November 4th in time for holiday season is Microsoft’s latest gaming console, Kinect. Kinect is a direct rival for the Wii, combining user interaction with excellent graphics. If there is one thing that lets Wii down it is the poor graphics.
Microsoft Kinect will be much more than a games console, with Internet, video conferencing and more casual games to attract a larger audience.
Also in the news is a new fitness game from Microsoft to rival the Wii Fit. It will feature Scary Spicy, Mel B (Melanie Brown) and will use the XBox’s camera with motion tracking software to guide players through a series of high energy workouts.
Mel B is very excited about the game and also admits that she always loves a unwind with console games in her spare time. She had these words of wisdom about getting involved;
“I believe that the upcoming new technologies will definitely deliver more to the people as it is a complete entertainment experience where television show features, videogame mechanics and fitness come into a unique and exciting formula. It is like a new media era, and I want to be a pioneer!”
As gaming consoles play a larger role in the home entertainment systems with more interaction between players locally and online it really is likely that the games companies are going to bring in bigger celebrity names to feature and endorse their products.