Redmond, Wash. – Microsoft (NASD: MSFT) on Thursday released its Kinect
motion-sensing system for the Xbox 360.
The Associated Press reviewer gave the
device four out of four stars, praising the motion-sensing technology and fitness
games, while finding voice navigation and a racing game lacking.
CNET noted the
game system may not fare well in smaller living rooms, as Kinect requires 6-10
feet of open space between itself and the user.
"That’s a huge amount of
room in most urban apartments, especially as that space also needs to be open
and unobstructed. The Kinect’s setup process suggests you move furniture if
necessary, a task that’s impossible for me, and an unkind expectation for most
people," CNET’s Scott Stein wrote.