Microsoft Corp. wants to build on the success of the Wii's motion-capture wand—by getting rid of the wand entirely, reports the Associated Press. On June 14, Microsoft detailed its new Kinect game technology, coming this fall for the Xbox 360 game console. Once known as Project Natal, the Kinect system recognizers users' gestures and voices, so you can control on-screen avatars in racing, action, and sports games just by moving your body. Microsoft showed off a "Star Wars" game, coming in 2011, that will use Kinect to let players swing virtual light sabers in their living rooms, and a dance...

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