The lights are on
During Microsoft’s yearly CES keynote, the company announced that they would be bringing a host of Fox programming to Xbox 360, demoed the interactive Sesame Street TV, and announced Kinect for PC.
Soon gamers will be able to watch a host of News Corporations programming through an app on their Xbox 360. This catalogue includes stations like Fox News, Wall Street Journal, and IGN and will include shows like Family Guy, The Simpson, Bones, Fringe, and a lot of crappy news. Expect this app to this 360’s sometime later this year.
This completely unbiased news source then watched Microsoft demo an interactive Sesame Street experience that they will be rolling out for 360. Children, and their parents, will be able to watch a catalog of Sesame Street content that has been tailored for the Xbox 360 and Kinect. We watched a child use motion controls to help Grover put coconuts back into a box. Children will also be able to enter the trippy kaleidoscope that is Elmo’s world where they can interact with nearby objects, fling monkeys, and send the moon spinning in the sky. Basically it looks like the craziest sensual experience a kid will have until they enter high school and start “experimenting” with the kids their parents warned them about.
Finally Microsoft announced that Kinect would be coming to PC’s in February, but we don’t have a lot of details yet on what games Microsoft will be bringing along for the ride. All in all, it sounds like Microsoft has had a fairly good year, expanding their total sales of Xbox 360s to 88 million worldwide while racking up nearly 18 million Kinect in sales.
Sadly, no news regarding Microsoft’s next console, but that was kind of a long shot anyway.
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The TV sounds okay if it has back catalogue available as well.
Interesting...Though I am no PC gamer this sounds neat.
lol Fox News
Mod community going to have a blast with this and Skyrim.
I believe it was 66 million consoles sold and 18 million kinects SHIPPED. Just sayin.
News CORPORATIONS are the last thing I'd want to watch through my gaming consoles.
Yay, Kinect coming to PC. Because there was so much to hold our interest the first time around.
Having a handful of nephews and nieces I know they would love the Kinect integration in a Sesame Street show, but I am more interested in how they expect to use it with PC.
Haha! You guys have a great sense of humor! Any kid playing that stuff will end up socially awkward as a teenager!
it would be great for the kinect to actual have a game made for an adult audience (rise of nightmares didn't count because it was total ***)
screw fox news. why would anyone wanna watch fox news??
MSNBC tends to be more liberal and Fox tends to be more conservative. MSNBC has been the only news source on the Xbox for several years now, so it's nice to see some balance. I enjoyed watching the news on the Xbox before they forced you to watch the same Kinect commercial before most every 2 minute news clip with the current Dashboard update.
SOunds cool I guess.
Kinect will be a great toy for the mod community. Can't wait to see what some of these people come with.
Great, I game to get AWAY from the news, not have it follow me.