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Avatar Kinect News for Xbox 360

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Avatar Kinect, a new experience which promises to bring a player's avatar to life, was announced by Microsoft during its CES 2011 keynote.

Thanks to facial recognition technology, a player will not only be able to control their avatar's movements but also their expressions; when they smile, frown, nod and speak, the avatar will do the same.

Xbox LIVE members will be able to get together with friends and interact in over 15 different environments. You'll even be able to record conversations and share them on Facebook.

The new service will launch in the spring and is exclusive to Gold members.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

This isn't going to appear to everyone, but it does add another social element to Xbox LIVE's services, bringing more personality to the already available chat functionality.

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strickers66's Avatar


It's not like Home.Home has other features and is not just chat.Home is bloody awful but this is less than even that *****e.
Who will use this more than once,before going onto video chat,with it's full facial expressions?
Posted 08:51 on 07 January 2011
dudester's Avatar


You say its not like home but then describe the ways in which it is like home.
Posted 18:59 on 06 January 2011
Gordo01's Avatar


looks nothing like home. Just seems like a chat service instead if video chat. Apart from the fact that HOME is *****. This seems boring aswell i buy xbox to play games not sit in an "environment" chatting to avatars
Posted 18:53 on 06 January 2011
dudester's Avatar


so its xbox avatar home!"
Posted 13:59 on 06 January 2011
Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar


So they just sit around, talking? Hmmmmmmm.
Posted 10:16 on 06 January 2011

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Release Date: 01/01/2011
Publisher: Microsoft
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