Kinect

Aside from dancing and motion-gaming on the Xbox Kinect, you can have more fun with the new additions of Avatar Kinect and Kinect Sparkler in Kinect Fun Labs. Avatar Kinect captures your facial expression so that your avatar will do the same, and you can have talk shows with friends with your avatar. Kinect Sparkler lets you do finger drawing onscreen with sparkler, and you can even draw in 3-D.

Avatar Kinect is a new social entertainment experience that brings your avatar to life. Avatar Kinect can capture your facial expressions and voice so that when you smile, nod or speak, your avatar will do the same. You can invite up to seven friends to join you in 24 imaginative virtual stages – discuss the latest celebrity gossip or news on the Talk Show Stage, try out your hysterical comedy routine on the Performance Stage, or wager who will win the big game in the Sports Party Stage. On top of that, you can share the fun by capturing animated videos you can post online for your family, friends or fans to enjoy. The Kinect sensor can record your session with a producer’s editorial eye, following your performance, zooming and panning, just like a real TV production. Share your video recording with friends by uploading it to KinectShare.com and downloading it to your computer. You can also post it to your favorite social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Avatar Kinect is available for free to all Xbox LIVE Gold members, but to celebrate its release, Avatar Kinect has been unlocked for all Xbox LIVE members (Free or Gold) to enjoy from 25 July to 8 September.

Kinect Sparkler was launched in Kinect Fun Labs on 28 July and it transforms simple finger painting into an aerial light show, using brand new Kinect tech such as background removal and detailed finger tracking. Use your body as a stencil and your fingers to paint with light or write with sparklers, turning your room into a canvas. You can also draw in 3-D, moving the sparklers in front of and behind your foreground image, and then view your creation from multiple angels by moving your head. Share your masterpiece with friends and family by uploading it to KinectShare.com. Kinect Sparkler will be available in Kinect Fun Labs for 240 Microsoft Points.