Massively off topic for this blog, but I just couldn’t resist posting about the first public display of Natal at the European Games Convention in Germany. I can’t wait until this technology is available for everyone to use!
For those that aren’t familiar with Natal, it’s a revolutionary way of interacting with video games. Natal uses infrared sensors to plot points on a virtual avatar corresponding to points on the user’s body (such as hands, elbows, knees etc), allowing the user to control video game characters simply by moving around and speaking. More information, plus a fantastic demo video, is available on the Natal site.