27 Sep 2009

The new XBOX Natal will blow your mind– here’s why

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project-natal-sensor-xboxEvery couple years there is a product innovation that just changes the game.  The new XBOX has no controller, so forget about buying a Nintendo Wii.  The new XBOX has facial recognition and voice recognition– so it can spot you among a crowd of players.  They show an example of a skateboarding game where the kid holds up his skate deck and it scans both sides into the game.  Watch the 3 minute video here:

I predict that:

  • Sales of keyboards and controllers will go way down.
  • Porn companies will find clever applications to hack the box.
  • You will be wasting a lot of time and money replacing your old stuff.
  • Voice and facial ID will supplement password recognition.
  • Uncle Sam and Big Brother are already excited about what is possible.

What do you think?  Are you scared?  Excited?

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Dennis Yu is the Chief Technology Officer of Portage. He is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing, having been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, and CBS Evening News. He is also an author at InsideFacebook and AllFacebook. Dennis has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines. He studied Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and London School of Economics. Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you. You can contact him at dennis@portage.co, his blog, or on Facebook.
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2 Responses to “The new XBOX Natal will blow your mind– here’s why”

  1. Reply Andrew Commander says:

    what do you mean by “Uncle Sam and Big Brother are already excited about what is possible.”

    Is this a good purchase or no?

  2. Reply Keith Wilcox says:

    Problems

    1. Expensive as hell
    2. Game development needs to be awesome or people will still buy the wii and see this as nothing more than a gimmick.
    3. Gaming experience has already proven to be wii’s strength. If they cannot market this to the HALO and COD crowd then it’s DOA
    4. Long way off. Probably won’t be out (for general public) for another year at least. How long is the XBOX life cycle already? They want 10 years, but the last XBOX was like 4.

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