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Microsoft Launches 'hands-free' Video Games

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 25, 2009 at 11:14 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Microsoft Launches 'hands-free' Video Games
The ultimate computer game that banishes handheld controls and allows players' gestures to dictate the action on screen is to be launched by Microsoft.
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The Microsoft Xbox 360 uses 3-D camera technology, and is aimed at challenging the dominance of the Nintendo Wii, reports The Times.

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Allowing users to kick a virtual football, drive a car or practise dance moves with a computer-generated partner simply by monitoring an individual's movements, the entertainment system will become a must-have for any child or even a youngster.

The Microsoft camera, which is the first to be able to sense 3-D motion, is based on technology developed by 3DV Systems, an Israeli company recently acquired by Microsoft. It uses infrared light to detect real-life gestures and the players' distance from the camera. This information is then converted into a related movement on screen.

A source close to the Microsoft project said: "By taking away the controls altogether the game becomes so easy to operate that even your grandmother can master it."

The company refused to comment.

Source: ANI
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