Redmond, Wash. – Microsoft (NASD:  MSFT) announced on Tuesday that it will
release its forthcoming Kinect motion-based controller for the Xbox 360 on
November 4 with a price tag of $150. Kinect — formerly known as Project Natal
— uses cameras and voice recognition technology to control gameplay.

will also release a new entry-level Xbox 360 model, featuring a 4GB hard drive
— instead of the now-standard 250GB drive — for $200 on Aug. 3.

A bundle with
the 4GB Xbox 360, the Kinect system, and the "Kinect Adventures" game
will sell for $300.

Microsoft said the Kinect system will launch with more than
15 available games.

Some retailers will begin taking pre-orders for the Kinect
and $300 console bundle today.


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