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Xbox 360 Kinect: Are Microsoft Scared of Bad Reviews?

For those of you planning to pick up Kinect next month on the Xbox 360, we have a very interesting article for you to read now, one which tells the story of Kinect from a gaming journalist’s point of view.

You may think that the following report is controversial and a bit outrageous, but it does make you wonder at the same time. This report we’ve read over at Gamer Blorge question’s Microsoft’s hesitation to send out Kinect units for the gaming industry to review.

They believe that there might be an actual problem with the unit, or in purer terms, they suggest that Microsoft are worried about the type of feedback they may receive if negative Kinect reviews go up before the November 4th launch date.

They also mention that Sony had their Move units out 1 month before launch, and also mention a certain destructoid article which was served a take-down notice by Microsoft for poking fun at recent Kinect ads.

If you read their article in full, it does put an element of confusion in your mind and wonder if Microsoft are really holding back official reviews until release date because they know the press may not cast Kinect in a good light before release – a move which would obviously affect their launch sales.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe with the points raised in the article listed above, or do you think they have got it completely wrong?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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