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The IT giant demonstrated some of its the upcoming products.
Microsoft’s Open House event in Sydney started off on a high note with presentations by Microsoft Xbox director, David McLean, and developers from Bungie and Lionhead studios.
While there was mention of a host of new products from the IT giant, the focus was very much on the Xbox and its upcoming motion control system, Kinect.
Halo Reach was available for play although journalists had to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Microsoft also hosted an Open House tour where Xbox LIVE senior product manager, Andrew Jenkins, played house with other Microsoft staff to demonstrate a host of the latest products, including the new and improved Windows Mobile.
Microsoft originally planned a hands-on demonstration of Windows Phone 7, but flight issues saw the preview scaled down (pictured).
Microsoft hosted an Open House tour where Xbox LIVE senior product manager, Andrew Jenkins, played house with other Microsoft staff to demonstrate a host of the latest products, including the new and improved Windows Mobile 7.
Microsoft Xbox director, David McLean.
Kinect's Jeremy Hinton demonstrates the 3D tech behind the new technology.
Kinect for Xbox 360 will launch in Australia on 18th of November. The standalone device will cost $199 and is compatible with all Xbox 360 consoles. You can also buy Kinect bundled with an Xbox 360 Slim and the game Kinect Adventures, for $449.
Andrew Jenkins showcases some of the Xbox 360's new multimedia capabilities.
Business in the park (and in the cloud).
Microsoft Open House
The press gets sweaty in the Kinect playroom.
Exercise is one of the key selling points of Kinect, as demonstrated by games such as UbiSoft's Fitness Evolved.
Journalists flailed uncoordinatedly in the Kinect Dance Central booth.
Kinect Dance Central
Microsoft Open House, Luna Park Sydney
Women in ICT Awards