Have a Kinect at home ? 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. You can invite up to seven friends to join you in 24 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.

You are also able to capture animated videos and post online for your friends 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, launched inKinect Fun Labs on 28 July will transform simple finger painting into a light show using Kinect tech such as background removal and detailed finger tracking. Your room is your canvas.  Yes,  and you can write as if you are holding a sparkler.

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.


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