Xbox's avatar based communications and social entertainment experience is out today. Avatar Kinect will be available to both Gold and Silver accounts up until September 8, after that the service will be Gold subscription only. To celebrate the release of Avatar Kinect, Microsoft gave comedians 90 seconds with Avatar Kinect to see how funny they can be. With your help to choose who is the funniest of the comedians, you get a chance to win a Xbox 360 Kinect bundle. Voting starts July 28, all you have to do is head over to Xbox's Facebook page to vote!
To pay homage to Star Wars Microsoft will be bundling R2D2 with Kinect! Well not the actually R2D2 (wish it was the actual though), a Xbox 360 modeled after the little robot that could. The console will have R2's sounds and look, along with a white version of the Kinect, Star Wars Kinect, Kinect Adventures, and a 320 gig hard drive. Also what would R2 be without his side kick C3P0? The controller that comes with the bundle will be modeled after the worry wart of a robot, can you say bling bling? The bundle will be on sale in the fall but pre-orders should be expected to start today. Pre-orders for the bundle will be priced at $449, force powers and light saber not included.