Natal Gets a Really Terrible New Name that Will Grow On Us Over Time

kinectIt’s now official, per the Xbox event happening in Los Angeles tonight. Natal is Natal no more. The new name for Microsoft’s motion-control peripheral for the Xbox 360 is, brace yourself, Kinect.

Kinect.

Connect. Kinetic.

It’s a name that is immediately eye-catching, but it’s also really awkward. Of course, that’s also what we said about Natal, so I’m sure we’ll just begrudgingly get used to it. That’s how it goes.

Wanna know what kind of games we’ll be able to play with this thing? Click here for a rundown on what they’re got in store for us.

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1 Comment on Natal Gets a Really Terrible New Name that Will Grow On Us Over Time

Steve

On June 13, 2010 at 11:06 pm

It’s a hell of alot better than Natal (which sounds, well… baby’ish) and Wave (which is just retarded).

I can see what they were brainstorming with Kinect:

Kinetic? Connect?

Wii still reigns in the land of retarded console names.