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2010-09-27 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash. and NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Brands are jumping in to a new era of engaging and connecting with consumers. Microsoft Advertising today announced at Advertising Week 2010 that a full lineup of forward-thinking companies is bringing its brands to Kinect for Xbox 360, the new controller-free gaming and entertainment experience that responds to body movement and transforms how people play, entertain and connect with family members and friends. Chevrolet, Sprint and...

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2010-06-22 05:28:19

Retailers across the country have begun taking orders for Kinect, Microsoft's new controller-free add-on for its Xbox video game system, according to a recent Reuters report. Kinect can be preordered through major retailers for $149.99 although Microsoft has not officially named a price for the gadget yet. The motion-sensing device, which is slated to go on sale November 4, can be preordered online at Best Buy, Game Stop and Amazon. Wal-Mart is also offering the device for about $1.50 less....

2010-05-25 11:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment and Devices (E&D) Division, will retire from the company this fall. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Underscoring the strength of the leadership teams in place for the entertainment and mobile businesses, the company announced that Senior Vice President Don Mattrick will continue to lead the Interactive Entertainment Business...

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2010-05-20 14:10:00

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, said Wednesday that the company is betting that the future of computing is in the Internet "cloud." "Cloud computing represents the next frontier," Ballmer said at an annual gathering of corporate chief executives at Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington. "We've been betting or investing in the cloud for about ten years and in earnest for about six or seven years." When the economy spiraled last year cloud computing became more popular. ...

2010-05-13 12:00:00

NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced a broad-ranging, first-of-its-kind programming partnership with Microsoft Corp. for Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010 (E3 Expo 2010), the video game industry's leading trade show. For the first time, only MTV Networks will take viewers inside the spectacular controller-free games and entertainment with "The World Premiere of 'Project Natal' for Xbox 360" experience, a...

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2009-12-23 13:59:34

A new technological advance called 3D gesture recognition may not be in stores this Christmas, but a number of technology companies are promising that it will be by next year, AFP reported. The technology allows users to change television channels or turn the volume up or down with just a movement of their hand. Videogamers can also control their onscreen digital avatar movements without a handheld controller. This touchless vision of the future will soon be a reality as Softkinetic, a...

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2009-09-25 06:37:48

A new motion controller for the PlayStation 3 video game console is set to be released by Sony in the spring of 2010. The electronic giant revealed a prototype the new controller in June, which will be compatible with the existing PlayStation Eye camera, reported the Associated Press. The controller uses a combination of computer vision and gesture recognition technology in the software to enable natural user interface and mixed reality video game applications, which basically means it has...

2009-09-23 19:00:00

TOKYO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xbox 360 today announced widespread enthusiasm from the world's leading video-game publishers for "Project Natal," a whole new way to play -- no controller required. Developers across the globe have embraced the technology and have begun work on titles that will deliver extraordinary entertainment experiences for everyone to enjoy. Coming just three months after "Project Natal" was unveiled at E3, the announcements at the Tokyo Game Show underscore...

2009-08-27 03:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xbox 360 today invites you to experience more fun, more entertainment and more ways to connect with friends and family at an even better value. Beginning Aug. 28, the price of an Xbox 360 Elite console will drop by $100, now priced at just $299.99 estimated retail price (ERP) in the United States. On top of that, the Xbox 360 Pro console will now be priced at $249.99 (ERP), reflecting a price reduction of $50, while supplies last. Starting...

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2009-08-21 14:00:00

Microsoft's revolutionary hands-free controller technology made its first public debut Friday at the "gamescom" convention in Germany. Microsoft's project "Natal" is a hands-free controller that consists of a microphone as well as visual and infrared cameras for the Xbox 360. Natal first appeared at the E3 Expo in June, but it was only previewed and members of the public audience were not permitted to test it out. "The current controller is a barrier to some people using our console," Kudo...


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