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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.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik