The highly anticipated gaming console is due to launch in November. Kinect for Xbox 360, or simply Kinect is a “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience.” Developed by Microsoft for the Xbox 360, Kinect is based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console. It enables users to control and interact with Xbox 360 without the need to touch a controller. Controls to the Xbox 360 will be through natural user interface using gestures, spoken commands, or presented objects and images. Microsoft’s project is aimed at widening the Xbox 360’s audience beyond it’s typical gamer base. Kinect for XBOX 360 will compete with the Wii Remote and PlayStation Move motion control systems for the Wii and PlayStation 3 home consoles, respectively.
Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and the planning has already started at our home. For over 15 years, we have hosted Thanksgiving weekend for all the family. The guest list runs for 15 to 30 depending on who can travel in any given year. It is my most favorite holiday to celebrate. I have it down to a science and can pull it off without stress or anxiety. So here are some of my top tips for planning a fun family Thanksgiving celebration that I enjoy as much as our guests.