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$150 for Xbox Kinect?

$149.99. That’s the price Microsoft has given Kinect, its new motion-controlled game interface for Xbox 360. Scheduled to go on sale Nov. 4, the device will be packaged with the Kinect Adventures game or sold as part of a $299.99 bundle with the new Xbox 360 4GB console.

That seems a good deal for folks who don’t yet own a 360. How the Kinect’s price tag will go over with those who already do remains to be seen. Gamers who might have been tempted by the novelty at the $100 price point may be more inclined to see what Kinect games develop before plopping down $150.

Speaking of the new 360, Microsoft (MSFT) says it will hit stores on August 3 for $200.

Below, video of Microsoft showing off Kinect at D8.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus