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Image courtesy Gamasutra

Image courtesy Gamasutra
The Live Vision camera adds a new dimension to XBOX 360 gaming

At this year's Gamefest in Seattle, WA, Microsoft showed off its new XBOX 360 Live Vision camera. The camera will allow gamers to video conference with one another, perform face mapping with DigiMask technology and play gesture-based games thanks to GestureTek technology.

The editors at Gamasutra were able to get a hands-on look at the Live Vision and have detailed many of the camera's features including the ability to email pictures to other Live users and the ability to use your own photo for your gamertag (only viewable to gamers on your friends list due to legal issues). There was also a gesture-based game on display called TotemBall that comes free with the Live Vision. Other games that will take advantage of the Live Vision's capabilities include Uno, World Series of Poker and Rainbow Six Vegas. GestureTek technology, which will be used in a number of upcoming game titles, was also featured at Gamefest:

Building on its face tracking technology, GestureTek has also developed a solution for tracking individual, non-facial objects on-screen, such as handheld peripherals. This is done in a remarkably simple manner. The tracker looks at an object's color and shape, and is able capture and track it in a number of ways. Objects can be moved around rapidly, such as in the face tracker technology. They can be rotated and moved with relative ease. They can also, by way of tracking an objects size, be detected spatially: that is, theoretically, a peripheral's distance from the screen can be tracked in real-time, which is more than mildly reminiscent of Nintendo's Wii controller.

The XBOX 360 Live Vision camera will be available on September 19 and will be priced at $39.95.

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War plan
By feelingshorter on 8/21/2006 12:26:31 PM , Rating: 1
I guess this is one if Microsoft's surprises to battle the PS3. Not very surprising though.

RE: War plan
By IsDanReally on 8/21/2006 1:11:08 PM , Rating: 2
Not very surprising, because it was announced a long time ago.

RE: War plan
By chrisg22 on 8/21/2006 1:13:22 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think this is one of their suprised intended at slowing PS3 sales. I just think it is something to be out in time for christmas. This was announced a long time ago, and the settings for the camera have been in the 360 software settings since the last major update.

RE: War plan
By tuteja1986 on 8/21/2006 6:37:38 PM , Rating: 2

actually its much better camera than eye toy and has some neat features.

Also Gears of War , Forza 2 with Wireless forcefeedback wheel , Two world , Enchanted Arms and Blue dragon is what they are going to use fight againt PS3 launch.

RE: War plan
By feelingshorter on 8/21/2006 11:18:28 PM , Rating: 2
Two worlds, and blue dragon looks pretty cool. Im not sure it will rival the PS3 being Blue Dragon vs Final Fantasy and Forza 2 vs the Grand Turismo series. I dont like the style of graphics on Two World. As for Gears of War, im not really into FPS. They are all the same to be since its like, shoot, run, hide, dual weapons, jump, melee, team AI, with different graphics. Starcraft ghost tried to be different but comming up with new ideas on a FPS game is hard. Im not sure what games will be out on the PS3 yet but from the previews i saw, i think they have better games.

RE: War plan
By tuteja1986 on 8/21/2006 11:48:02 PM , Rating: 2
Amm , PS3 is loosing alot exclusive support from company like Capcom, as they are doing more new exclusive IP for XBOX 360. Dead rising , awesome game and the only thing that kept it from getting all 9+ was the crappy save system but it didn't stop it from selling really well. Lost planet , demo was awesome and they delayed it for even more work on it as they saw it as another serious killer app that would sell millions. Rumors are Devil May Cry 4 maybe on not exclusive to PS3. The reason square has had no sucess on the xbox 360 was because they ported the shitties game that had Final Fantasy X1 which is horrible MMORPG.

Also Forza is way better than Grand Turimo if you didn't know or read the review. Only thing Grand Turimo had was more car and craploads of Map. But that is not enough when Forza online was so freaken awesome and it had much better AI/Physic seen in any driving sim game. Grand Turismo only survies in name.

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