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Vegas Gets Camera Support

Utilizing the power of the Xbox Live Vision Camera will be Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Vegas, which will use the add-on camera to let players put his/her own face on their character within the game. This will be carried out in two steps: a head-on photo and a profile photo must be taken with the camera; once this process is complete, players will be able to further customize their characters.

Rainbow Six: Vegas is set for release on Xbox 360 this November. Further details on the game inside.
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Microsoft's X360 Accessories Announcement at Leipzig

During Leipzig, Microsoft made the surprise announcement that it has gotten Xbox 360 exclusivity for FIFA 07 and Pro Evolution Soccer 6. Basically, these two titles will be exclusive to the Microsoft console for a year before appearing on other next-gen consoles.

The company also announced that Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania will join the growing list of Windows Vista titles. Both are due for release next year when Vista and DirectX 10 will be readily available.

On the accessories front, Microsoft stated that the Xbox Live Vision camera for the Xbox 360 will be available in US and UK on September 19 and October 6, respectively, in two packages:

Xbox Live Vision. This package includes Xbox Live Vision camera, one-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, Xbox 360 Headset, and free* downloads of two full-version Xbox Live Arcade games: the popular “UNO®” card game and “TotemBall,” the new 3-D platform game from Freeverse and Strange Flavour Ltd. that is a mixture of platform skills and puzzles (estimated retail price (ERP) $39.99 U.S./ €49.99).

Xbox Live Video Chat Gold Kit. This package includes the Xbox Live Vision camera, a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, an Xbox 360 Headset, free* downloads of three full-version Xbox Live Arcade games – the “UNO” card game, “TotemBall,” and the classic “Robotron™” action shooter – and 200 Microsoft Points (ERP $79.99 U.S./€89.99).

The company also announced the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel ($150, available in November), Xbox 360 Wireless Headset ($60, available in November), Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows ($20, available late December) and new Xbox 360 Faceplates featuring images from Halo, Viva Pinata and Forza Motorsport ($20, available late December).

Microsoft also revealed that it will launch the next-gen console in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia on November 3, following the South African launch on September 29.

Xbox Live Vision Camera this September

Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox Live Vision camera will be hitting stores on September 19. It will include gesture recognition technology that will allow gamers to control games such as snowboarding and volleyball by moving different parts of their body, similar to what Sony did with the EyeToy.

The Xbox Live Vision camera will be released simultaneously in US and Europe and will allow players to personalize their gamertag picture, send photo messages and chat over Xbox Live. It can also be used to play Xbox Live Arcade games such as Uno and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker.