Microsoft Kinectimals: Bringing Unsettling Digital Pets To Your Living Room

Posted: Jun 14 2010, 1:31pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:44pm CDT, in News | E3

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Today at Microsoft's E3 2010 address the company showed off several new gaming experiences that are only possible on their hands-free Kinect system. The first game they demoed was Kinectimals which brings a creepy virtual pet with an unsettlingly humanoid face to your living room.

There are more than 40 animals and 30 unique activities. You can pet your Kinectanimal, make them fetch or jump rope and even play hide-and-seek with them. Technically, this game is incredibly impressive. The AI seems extremely reactive and the Kinect set-up works seamlessly as far as we can see. That doesn't stop the weird cat-animal thing onscreen from being creepy as hell, though. Hopefully the other Kinectanimals have less disturbing faces.
See Luigi's take on Kinectimals. He thinks they are cute as hell.

Expect Kinectimals to launch along with the Microsoft Kinect in Holiday 2010.
E3 2010 will start on June 15th and we will be at the show to bring you first hand coverage of the hottest new gaming gear. We expect to see and go hands on with the Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360.

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