A leaked instruction manual for Microsoft's new motion-controlled camera, Kinect, hit the Web last night and is already spurring a lot of controversy. The graphic shows a requirement of six to eight feet of space needed to set up the system for it to track your body gestures properly. That's a lot of real estate, but there is a rationale, believe it or not.
Microsoft has finally unveiled the pricing details for its Kinect motion controller add-on for the Xbox 360, and, well, it's pretty pricey.
Keep in mind these figures are subject to change, but the sources are a leaked internal memo from Microsoft and retail listing blunders, so chances are you can take this to the bank: The Kinect will find its way into a bundle with the Xbox, be sold on its own, and the new Xbox should land sometime in the fall.
Microsoft has officially pulled back the curtain on its take on motion-controlled gaming. Once known as Project Natal, it now goes by Kinect, though one thing's the same: it still doesn't need a controller.