HQ NETWORKXbox One | Xbox | InstallerDeluxe.Com 5,292 HQ Network UsersHQ Network: 5,292 | Members OnlineGuests: 3871 |Guests OnlineMembers: 1

  Active Topics  | Achievements  | Cheats  | Downloads  | Feedback  | Forums  | Games  | Hardware  | My Profile  | News  | Reviews  | Tutorials  | Leaderboards  | Videos

Joystiq hands-on: Xbox Live Vision camera

Catch up on everything Xbox including the latest Gaming News, Release Dates, DLC, Xbox Live and Modding..

Browse All News |  Write for Us |  Most Popular |  Browsing: 39 SEARCH XBOX NEWS:      

Joystiq hands-on: Xbox Live Vision camera

Joystiq hands-on: Xbox Live Vision camera
Published by forahobby on Monday, September 04, 2006
Tagged: Hardware, Live Arcade, Xbox 360,
The guys from Joystiq have recently received the highly anticipated Xbox Live Vision Camera.. Check out the detailed review and information below or visit the official site..

Xbox Live Vision (going for $40)
- Xbox Live Vision camera
- One-month trial Xbox Live Gold membership
- Xbox 360 headset
- Includes free downloads of two full-version Xbox Live Arcade games including the popular UNO card game ($5) and TotemBall, the new 3D platform game from Freeverse and Strange Flavour that is a mixture of platform skills and puzzles

12 Month Xbox Live Vision Gold Pack ($80)
- Xbox Live Vision camera
- Twelve-month trial Xbox Live Gold membership ($60)
- Xbox 360 headset
- Includes free downloads of three full-version Xbox Live Arcade games including the popular UNO card game ($5), Robotron: 2084, the classic coin-op shooter from Midway ($5), and TotemBall, the new 3D platform game from Freeverse and Strange Flavour that is a mixture of platform skills and puzzles
- 200 Microsoft Points ($2.50)

A small, plain box arrived unexpectedly from Redmond over the weekend containing nothing more than the diminutive Xbox Live Vision camera floating in a sea of amniotic packing paper. No retail box here, just the tiny little camera and its accompanying PR fact sheet ("Microsoft Corp.'s line of Xbox 360™ Authentic Products continues to grow while ..."). The sheet does detail the two bundles that will be released on September 19th, clipped after the break.

We hurriedly grabbed some snaps before hooking up the Vision to the ol' 360 and taking it for a spin around the UNO block ... where IT happened. We've grown (abnormally) accustomed to the sort of blue language one finds while playing outside of the confines of your Xbox Live friends list -- this is of course, entirely different than the blue language you enjoy while playing with your friends, but we digress -- but it wasn't ten minutes before we had our first PG-13 exposure. Read on for the entire, sordid tale (with NSFW pictures!).

The camera can be tilted forwards and backwards and spin a little to the left and right. Of course, this makes it look like a head, giving it an anthropomorphism that immediately endears it to me. This thing totally has to be in the Xbox 360's Transformers cameo.

The 360 Autobot with head attached. Tell me it doesn't look sentient.

It automagically drops in a ghostly video background as soon as you boot it up. No drivers, restarts, or IRQ settings (do they still have those?).

The "Auto (Default)" settings worked best in my office. Most importantly, you have to focus the camera (unless you're going for that Hollywood starlet soft focus look).

UNO, the only Vision-aware title on my box, knows all about the Vision camera. Just so you know that it knows, its got a little camera icon up there.

Note CheapyD's custom-made Robocop gamerpic. His advice to aspiring gamerpic creators: "Get ready to setup a *****ing camera studio to get the lighting just right."

Hit up the settings ...

... line up your face ...

.. and crop to fit. Of course, if you're feeling frumpy, feel free to leave it zoomed out and unfocused. For the purposes of this experiment, we'll force all of Xbox Live to look at my ugly mug in "Zoom Factor: 2X."

It's only my second round of UNO, and I randomly get paired up with another Vision camera user. Weird, considering it won't be out for another couple weeks. Turns out our camera-enabled friend picked it up on eBay where, no doubt, some unscrupulous Toys 'R' Us employees are making a killing on every pubescent gamer's desire to share the better parts of their reproductive and/or endocrine and/or digestive systems with their peers.

Custom gamerpics are only visible to your friends. Would video only show up if said gamer was on your friends list? Apparently not. Of course, things went smoothly for some time before IT happened. Of course, IT has been prophesied. I was even prepared for IT, just not within my first 10 minutes of playing with the camera ... two weeks before this thing is even supposed to be out. Now, using our anecdotal evidence, if we were to extrapolate the likeliness of this occurence happening once the entire Xbox Live userbase has equal access to the Vision camera, we'd pin the possibility at well over 100%. Like, 142% to be exact.

Perhaps a glorified chatroom camera isn't the best fit for the Xbox Live audience. The novelty of video chats isn't lost on us, but we're more excited for some of the camera's advanced features like gesture control and facial rendering. We'll be picking up TotemBall on September 19th when the camera hits retail to tinker with the former and World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions to tinker with the later.

News-Source: http://www.joystiq.com
360-Hq Hardware Database: http://hardware.360-hq.com
( Subscribe via )

Associated Topics

HardwareLive ArcadeXbox 360

Rate this Article

Average Score: 0 | Votes: 0


 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly  Send to a Friend Send to a Friend

Latest Xbox 360 News

Xbox 360 NewsOne Finger Death Punch 2 launches for Xbox, Switch, and GOG on February 26
One Finger Death Punch 2 releases for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and GOG on February 26th.In One Finger Death Punch 2, players take on the role of the chosen one (AKA white stick figure) as they fight..

Ailment is now available for digital download o..

“Moving Out” launches for Xbox One, PS4, Switch..

OVERPASS XBOX ONE Digital Pre-order is availabl..

Immortal Realms Vampire Wars Xbox Game Preview ..

Xbox 360 News | Submit News

Xbox 360 News Archive

   Monday, February 10
 “Cruz Brothers” is out now on Xbox One

   Friday, February 07
 Xbox360Offroad Racing Buggy X ATV X Moto skids onto

   Thursday, February 06
 Xbox360Monster Viator now available on Xbox One and

   Wednesday, February 05
 Xbox360Zombie Army 4: Dead War is Out Now on Xbox On
 Wasteland Remastered XBOX digital pre-order i

   Tuesday, February 04
 Xbox360Journey To The Savage Planet launches on Xbox

   Monday, February 03
 Xbox3607th Sector XBOX digital pre-order and pre-loa

   Friday, January 31
 Xbox360STONE launches on Xbox One

   Thursday, January 30
 Xbox360XBOX Games With Gold for February 2020 reveal
 Music Racer Is Out Now On Xbox One, PS4 and N

   Wednesday, January 29
 Xbox360The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Digital Pr

   Tuesday, January 28
 Xbox360New Mortal Kombat 11 DC Super-Villain The Jok

   Thursday, January 23
 Xbox360Black Desert Online's Guardian Awakens Februa

   Wednesday, January 22
 Xbox360The Darwin Project Is Now Available For Free

   Tuesday, January 21
 Xbox360HyperX Kicks Off 2020 with All-New Console an

   Monday, January 20
 Xbox360Hitman 2 Isle of Sgail Pack is out now on Xbo

   Friday, January 17
 Xbox360Bungie's Guardians for Australia fundraising
 Code Shifter announced for XBOX ONE, PS4, SWI
 The Surge 2: The Kraken Expansion and Premium

   Thursday, January 16
 Xbox360Apex Legends 'Grand Soirée' Arcade Event Begi
 Dragon Sinker: Descendants Of Legend Is Out N

   Wednesday, January 15
 Xbox360'Animal Friends Adventure' Scurries Onto Xbox

   Tuesday, January 14
 Xbox360LUMINI XBOX ONE Digital Pre-order & Pre-load

   Monday, January 13
 Xbox360Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire digital pre-

   Friday, January 10
 Xbox360Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Now Availab

   Thursday, January 09
 Xbox360Regions Of Ruin Xbox One Digital Download Is

   Wednesday, January 08
 Xbox360Retro Shmup 'Iro Hero' Lands on Xbox One and
 Hello Neighbor: Home Invader Bundle Is Out No

   Tuesday, January 07
 Xbox360New Games Coming To Xbox Game Pass for Consol
 Viking Runecraft slot machine

See All Xbox 360 News | Xbox 360 News Archive

HQ Network Affiliates

Xbox One Games
Xbox One X Games
Video Game Consoles
Xbox 360 Cheats
Xbox Cheats
Game Bullets
Xbox One Forums
Xbox 360 Cheats
Xbox 360 Achievements
Xbox 360 Cheats
Video Codecs
Get 360 Achievements
HD wallpapers
View All HQ Affiliates