Kinect for Xbox 360 Throws Times Square Release Party

Kinect for Xbox 360 Throws Times Square Release Party

Kinect for Xbox 360 Throws Times Square Release Party

On Wednesday, Times Square shut down to open for a party.  The famous Crossroads of the World was turned into a celebration of the Kinect for Xbox 360 release party filled with dancing, singing, and celebrity appearances for thousands of fans waiting to get their hands on the new product.

The Kinect is the first video game system that actually gives the player complete control over your onscreen characters.  The device comes equipped with sensors that detect your movements and recognize your voice allowing you to control not only your gaming experience, but also the ability to be a human remote control for any entertainment purposes you use the Xbox 360 for.  The system is the first to offer a completely hands free, controller free, and button free game controlling option.

The Kinect for Xbox 360 Experiential Tour started the party at 8 a.m. in Times Square by giving morning walkers the chance to experience what it was like to be the controller.  The event included an announcement from actor Mark Wahlberg encouraging kids to get off the couch and get moving with the new gaming device.  Wahlberg also announced that Microsoft would donate the Kinect Xbox 360 to thousands of Boys & Girls Clubs around the country.

Later, there was choreographed dancing and a surprise concert put on by Ne-Yo and Lady Sovereign.  At midnight, the famous Times Square Toys R Us opened its doors along with a number of other retailers so that excited fans could be the first to purchase the new toy that is expected to be one of the hottest gifts of the coming Christmas season.


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