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Microsoft's Project Natal: What Does It Mean For Game Industry?


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Director Steven Spielberg at Microsoft's Project Natal announcement

Director Steven Spielberg appeared on-stage during Microsoft's press briefing for 'Project Natal' technology.

Daniel Terdiman / CNET

Microsoft stunned the video game world on Monday with the announcement of its forthcoming "Project Natal" technology, full-body motion-sensitive technology that should allow gamers to do what they want without holding on to any hardware. The innovative Project Natal  hands-free motion-sensitive controller system seems almost certainly to be the culmination of several years of work by an Israeli start-up called 3DV Systems, which Microsoft recently acquired.

The technology, shown in this XBox YouTube video and in this separate YouTube video, appears geared toward allowing users to control games, movies, and anything else on their Xbox system with their hands alone, and without touching any hardware.

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