Kinect For Xbox 360 – Low use of CPU power

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Microsoft’s Kinect – the motion control device for the Xbox 360 games console – is about to launch soon, and we’ve brought you quite a few articles on it already such as the 17 games that will be available and video chat details.

We now have a bit more information on the Kinect device. As reported by Vlad Savov from, it seems as though staff at the Microsoft lab have been busy making a few algorithmic optimizations, which means that it will not use too much of the processor’s power.

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It also means that gamers can have more fun not having to worry about lag. The optimization is a definite improvement, as it was previously reported to use somewhere between 10 and 15 percent.

Are you getting a Kinect on launch day, or will you buy it within a console bundle? Also what games will you go for?

  • Mike

    Yup. Picking up Kinect and a couple games at the Midnight Launch. For me, it will be Kinect Sports and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. Then later this month I'll pick up EA Active 2.0 and Deca Sports.