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As you may know today Microsoft had their E3 announcements

A new black Xbox 360 slim is to be hitting stores this week that has a 250 gig HD and also has built in WiFi which is a first for the Xbox and it comes with a price tag of $299, plus everyone that was at the event today got one for free

ESPN is coming to Xbox live at no extra cost for Gold members with 3,500 events live and on demand but no date yet to when its coming

Kinect which was once known as Project Natel hits stores Nov. 4th but still no price as for yet but a gamestop pre order link has it at $150

It will have 15 game at launch which is a high amount and those game announced are Kinectimals, Motionsports,  Kinect Adventures, Biggest Loser, Joyride, Kinect Sports, Dance Central, Sonic Free Riders, Kinectimals, and EA Active.

Even if I hated the ending of Fable II, Fable III is coming out October 26th

They showed footage of Metal Gear Solid: Rising and having been a fan of the very first game on the PS1 I can’t wait to be able to play MGS on a 360

There was also Gears of War 3 and Halo: Reach footage

With Windows Phone 7 you will be able to sync it with your Xbox Live account to view friends, achievements etc

For Call Of Duty fans it was announced that all map packs would hit the 360 first

All in all a good day for Microsoft with Kinect, the slim 360 and the ESPN news

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Having an Xbox as my console of choice a motion controller is not at the top of my list as the Wii has one with only a handful of games that are worth playing anyway for E3 it’s been announced that Project Natal is to be named “Kinect”. For me I like the name Natal more. Plus rumor has it Kinect could cost $149.99 which to be honest is very expensive for a controller so my hope would be that they have a use for it in all future games and not gimmick games as, as much as I enjoy playing the Wii when I go to people’s house it always seems that we end up laying Will Bowling and when it comes to play $150 plus $60 for a game I want a better experience that will hold up, now I’m fine with parts of games using the Kinect in the gameplay but I don’t want it to feel tacked onto a game just for the sake of having it there

Tech Blog engadget had posted pics of a unit that may very well be the Kinect unit but there have been no pics released from Microsoft yet.
Plus some games announced as well

Kinectimals where you play with virtual animals.

Joyride which as you can tell is a racing game where players steer with their hands.

Kinect Sports which like Wii Sports has your Boxing, bowling, beach volleyball, track and field, soccer and table tennis.

Kinect Adventures which is a River rafting  game

Dance Central which is a dancing version of So You Think You Can Dance.

Plus some Star Wars and Disney Games

Like I said above for the price tag I hope they bundle in a game or something as the high price point may put off people who are willing to spend money but are having to be careful with there money.

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