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Microsoft Kinect: Xbox360

Is the gaming industry about to do another 360 with the introduction of Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox 360? There is great promise that the whole family will be able to play the new line of games. The elusive mom factor will now join in and play with the kids. The system allows players to operate games by moving their bodies rather than with a hand-held device. The freedom from devices is a bonus for illiterate gamers who have a hard time controlling devices.

“There’s only so much headway you can make until you bring moms into the equation. There’s lots of kids and moms who want to have an interactive experience together,” said Microsoft VP of Global Marketing Mike Delman, echoing what Nintendo said several years ago. Hey, if you can’t beat ‘em, you might as well join ‘em!