Kinect, that’s what USA Today says Microsoft’s peripheral-free motion sensing add-on for the Xbox 360 will be called. You know, like ‘kinetic’ and ‘connect’ had a baby.
Ars spotted the story before USA Today yanked it, and managed to grab a few choice Kinect game details. Like Kinectimals (some sort of virtual big-cat training sim), Kinect Sports (Microsoft’s multi-activity answer to Wii Sports), Joyride (a kart-style racing game), Kinect Adventures (a river-raft sim), and Dance Central (presumably just what it sounds like). LucasArts and Disney are also planning Kinect titles, presumably to be announced during tomorrow press show.
What’s in a name? Not much, so don’t waste too many brain cells dissecting Natal’s groovy new appellation.
But the other rumor circulating involves a diet-sized Xbox 360 (slim!) with a 250GB hard drive and integrated WiFi. Now that’s something to get excited about. If it pans out, anyway.