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Kinect playable at Microsoft retail outlets

Company's motion-control technology available for play at Western retail locations; demo software lineup includes Dance Central, Kinectimals, River Rush, and others.


Microsoft debuted its Kinect motion-sensing camera system at last year's E3, and gamers have been reading impressions of the technology ever since. Now they can finally get hands-on with it (in a manner of speaking), as Microsoft is demoing it at its own retail outlets.

Who's an adorable tiny killing machine? You are! Yes, you are!
Who's an adorable tiny killing machine? You are! Yes, you are!

The Kinect is available for customers to try today at Microsoft locations in Scottsdale, Arizona; San Diego, California; Mission Viejo, California; and Lone Tree, Colorado. Reached for specifics, Microsoft employees at each outlet (except San Diego, where GameSpot's phone query was not answered) told GameSpot that the Kinect's in-store software lineup included River Rush, Dance Central, Kinect Adventures, Kinectimals, and others.

In 2009, Microsoft announced that it would open physical retail outlets to compete with Apple's brick-and-mortar presence. In addition to the Kinect showing, Microsoft retail outlets sell Zunes, Xbox 360s, Windows-based computers, and other company properties.

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