Project Natal = Kinect? Kool.

So the cat seems to be out of the bag on the official name for Microsoft’s Project Natal, the camera-based controllerless game for XBox 360.  I cannot wait for this to hit stores (not sure when that is yet, but it could be announced at tomorrow’s today’s – duh, I posted this after midnight – Natal press conference).

We had a blast trying Natal out a few months ago, it was really amazing.  Basically, you just stand up in front of it, and play.  That’s it.  no signing in, no learning curve.  Not only was it a blast, but it was a workout!  I have no idea how many games will be available for Natal when it officially launches, but I hope some of them are specifically geared towards exercising.  The possibilities are fantastic.

Jake was especially into the game.  It was torture for him to wait for our appointment, and once we got in there it was hard to get him to stop.  I’ve seen him play Wii table tennis sitting on the couch, but with Natal, there’s no half-assing it.  It knows if you’re moving.

Take a look at Jake playing a game where balls are coming at you, and you have to hit or kick them back.  Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to record shots of the game, but you can see what a blast Jake was having.  By the end he was sweating – it was a real workout!

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