Xbox Kinect Goes on Tour

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This summer, the Xbox Kinect is going on tour around the U.S. and Canada so shoppers can test it out themselves before it becomes available for sale on November 4th. This is great idea, I think, because despite all the raving reviews, I know there are a lot of people out there who are wondering “does this really work?” You just wave your arms and it sees you, no controller needed? Well, yes, that’s exactly right! And now you’ll get the chance to see for yourself.

Over the next 14 weeks, the tour will take the Xbox Kinect to 32 cities across North America – the full lineup of tour dates is here. In addition, Kinect will be in the Microsoft stores in Scottsdale, Arizona, Mission Viejo, CA, Denver and San Diego.

Photos and videos from the tour will be posted to a dedicated portal site at so you can share your experience with friends, like on Facebook, for example. Or you can just visit that site to see others playing with the new console. (Right now, the page says “coming soon,” however).

For more info on Kinect and the coming tour, you can also check out and

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