Monday, February 14, 2011

Microsoft Rally Ball demo shows Windows Phone 7, Kinect, Xbox Live living in perfect harmony

Though it's billed strictly as a technology demo -- not something we'll necessarily see in any imminent over-the-air update -- Microsoft showed off a pretty cool demo of how Windows Phone 7's Xbox Live integration could take advantage of Kinect down the road at Steve Ballmer's MWC keynote today. How, you ask? Using the Rally Ball game, a Windows Phone user was shown tossing balls to an on-screen character that's controlled by someone else on an Xbox using a Kinect. Simple, yes -- but perhaps as interesting as the Kinect aspect is the viability of real-time cross-platform gaming that Microsoft seems to be throwing its support behind.




[Source: Engadget]

19 comments:

  1. So two people are interacting to play the game? thats really cool and im sure that can be done now

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  2. This is pretty awesome. The Kinect is much better than I thought it would be.

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  3. Glad to see more integration with WP7.

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  4. wow, that's different. kinda cool idea.

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  5. okay thats pretty cool, I dont think its enough tog et me to buy a windows 7 phone though

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  6. Man, that looks pretty cool. Can't wait for my xbox and kinect come in the mail

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  7. We are just one step closer to Skynet.

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  8. looks pretty cool, hope some sorta app comes for the android OS too!!

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  9. looks mad reminds me of apple intergration with their products

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  10. I guess it's pretty cool, but I don't feel like forking out money for the kinect and a windows 7 phone.

    followed.

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  11. its a shame this never turn into full decent games.

    ill be following this blog, very interesting stuff!

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