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Kinect Concept Older than Xbox and PS2

Microsoft has chosen a different path than that of the Sony PlayStation Move, and has decided to go hands-free when controlling the game with its Kinect system for the Xbox 360. The system uses three things, depth sensors, an RGB camera and software.

The technology is certainly new, but when it comes to controlling games by use of a camera — this is an old concept. According to an interesting article on TheGameHeadz, Daniel Brown believes that using a camera to control parts of a game is older than the first Xbox and the PS2.

Such devices were used on computer games, which is when we first started to use our webcams more. However, once Sony launched their second games console and released EYE-Toy – not a massive success by today’s standards – it was the start of greater things.

There has already been a huge debate as to what system is better Move or Kinect? Just remember that Sony has been using the technology much longer. However, Microsoft is very resourceful and will no doubt do everything they can to blow the competition out of the water.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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