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Microsoft wants the Kinect to take over your entire living room

By 01.10.13

At this year’s CES, Microsoft is again trying to use Kinect to take game immersion to the next level projecting what’s happening outside of your TV set’s frame into the rest of your living room.

Dubbed the Xbox IllumiRoom Concept, and it’s basically a super ghetto (or should I say, very early step towards) Holodeck, a la Star Trek: Next Generation

It’s a neat idea, but given how so many people — or at the least hardcore gamers which this is targeted at — already have huge ass televisions these days, the set-up seems a bit unnecessary.

Also, I don’t even want to know what a projector like the one being used would cost, and that’s not even factoring installation. But hey, one major driving force towards technological innovation is when people make somewhat redundant and goofy stuff for others to refine and improve upon.

About Matt Hawkins... Matt Hawkins is an NYC based video game journalist, designer, consultant, and cultralist. He's been published in EGM, Kotaku, and MSNBC amongst others. Matt also makes comics and zines, is obsessed with cable access, gets into arguments with homeless people all the time, and once had his nipple bitten off during a one night stand. But that's neither here nor there.
TAGScesconsumer electronic showGamingKinectMicrosoftMicrosoft CESVideo games

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