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UPDATE 2: The USA Today story is live once more, and the new name has been confirmed at the Microsoft event taking place tonight. Look to the original story below for details and stay tuned all week for more information on Kinect and the games Microsoft is showing for it.
UPDATE: The USA Today story that this article was based on as since been pulled from the site. Perhaps someone over there jumped the gun and posted early? Whatever the case, we caught all of the information below before it was pulled.
ORIGINAL STORY: It sounds like the leaks earlier today were right after all. A new source has confirmed that Microsoft Natal will now be known Kinect, and we've got a list of the first games that will be released when the new device launches.
USA Today has broken the news (which gives you a good idea of the audience Microsoft is hoping to reach with their new device). As previously rumored, what was unveiled last year at E3 as Project Natal will be launched later this year as Microsoft Kinect.
The USA Today article also reveals some of the early games we can expect for Kinect:
In addition to these titles, the USA Today piece mentions that Microsoft is developing new games using Star Wars and Disney characters "in conjunction with LucasArts and Disney."
We'll have much more info on these games and Kinect in general as we check out what Microsoft has on display this week at E3. Stay tuned to our E3 hub page for all the latest updates as they hit.
i hope this doesnt turn into the disaster the wii did
Looks okay. I wonder about that new Xbox with 250 GB and Wi-Fi. It looks awesome.
Why do I have a feeling that Banjo-Kazooie will soon be set in outer space?
LOL *Laughs so much* Right then what about the "slim"?
Kinectimals only has cats? Wack. I'll hold off until we get some sort of Dog DLC.
Strange, I actually thought that Natal sounded better. I guess people will just get used to the name like they did with "Wii".
This had better be good
I think I'm still going to call it Natal. Not purposely, but for a whole year it's been called Natal, probably should of kept it that way.
And it's about time there is news on Joyride, I remember seeing that and being like, this seems cool to sit in a room with some friends and mess around.
I'm sure Dan is excited for kinectimals
Exactly the type of games I was hoping wouldn't flood the system.
isn't ps3 doing ps3 sports too LOL
I will definitly get this if this has some practical use besides being basically a Wii addon to the 360...like Halo/CoD support or something...
With all the hype, i hope this doesnt turn out like the wii.
Okay this looks terrible.... Those games don't look appealing at all and the new name is pretty stupid. Not trying to hate... Its how I think.
ummmm stupid motion peripherals...
Why did they get Natal in our heads for a whole year and then change it to Kinect?!?
Sounds too much like K'nex:
I would just like to point out that the Wii is, financially-speaking, about the farthest thing from a disaster you could find. Also, it has at least a few decent games. Haters gonna hate.