Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Xbox Live Vision
Web site: www.xbox.com
List price: $39.99 (basic), $79.99 (gold)
Social gaming now has a whole new meaning on the Xbox 360. With the Xbox Live Vision camera, gamers can personalize their gamertag image with a photo, chat with friends through video and record video messages. The Vision will also be used for games much like Sony's EyeToy, allowing gamers to physically appear in their games and interact on a very personal level through Xbox Live titles.
The Vision will be sold in two different packages. The basic package comes with the camera, the Xbox 360 headset, a one-month Xbox Live trial and two camera-enabled games ("Uno" and "Totemball"). The gold set comes with all of the aforementioned gear as well as "Robotron 2084," a 12-month subscription to Xbox Live and 200 Microsoft Points. "Totemball" is a fairly weak game, but it did show us that the Vision is a hair better in quality than the EyeToy. We can't wait to see what else MS has planned for this device.
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