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Kinect for Xbox 360 price drops by $40 today

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Microsoft's motion gaming peripheral still includes a free game

If you've been holding off on buying a Kinect sensor until Microsoft dropped its price, that time has come. Originally introduced at $149.99 on November 4, 2010, the motion-sensing peripheral has officially dropped in price to $109.99 effective immediately. Retailers such as Amazon are already honoring the new asking price.

The cost of entry will get you the sophisticated add-on along with a copy of Kinect Adventures, a collection of minigames meant to show off the Kinect's capabilities. Most brand-new Kinect games run $49.99, but you can get a number of great Kinect titles — including Child of Eden and Dance Central — for less than $20. There are currently 12 Kinect-compatible games available on Xbox Live Arcade.

If you're looking for something else to do with your Kinect than play games — and you're of a technical mind — why not see if you can add to the impressive work done by these hardware hackers to transform Microsoft's peripheral into a remote cat-petting robot and more? Of course, Kinect is being used for some serious applications, too, like helping kids with autism.

[via The Verge]

This article was written by Randy Nelson and originally appeared on Tecca

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