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First Look At That HUGE Beta Kinect Camera in the Wild

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Beta users for the Xbox 360's Kinect seem to have mixed feelings about the still-in-development motion gaming device.

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The beta Kinect kits started showing up in mailboxes and on doorsteps today and came with a small collection of games including Kinect Sports and Kinect Joyride. It also came with the motorized camera and a smiley-face placard for setting up the hardware.

The first time beta testers plug in their new hardware they're asked to download a bit of software called the Kinect Hub. The hub allows you to download other betas as well as calibrate the hardware.

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Beta testers we heard from tell us there is some lag in the games they've played, but that it's not that noticeable. They also said that voice commands are working with the beta.

When a gamer calls out to their Xbox a menu pops up that gives them a list of available voice commands, like dashboard, back and forward .

Here's a look at what the beta hardware looks like out in the wild.

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Thanks to the Ostrich guy and our other tipsters.

Update: I've removed two photos that may have been sent to us by someone other than the original picture taker.

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So Microsoft tells you to keep something secret and you go and do this? Absolutely unprofessional of you.