Ballmer excited over Kinect, calls it the “next generation” of Xbox 360

Tuesday, 5th October 2010 19:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is so excited over Kinect, he’s declared the motion sensor to be the “next generation of the Xbox 360″.

Speaking at the London School of Economics, when asked what device coming from the company he was “most keen on”, Ballmer stated it was Kinect, obviously.

“The device that I’m most keen on … is the next generation of the Xbox 360,” he said before showing a video of the device.

“You control everything on your television screen, and content interaction with friends is happening in the cloud. It is a smart device… it gives us the ability to have a natural user interface. And you can participate in games with friends across the globe.”

We’re glad Ballmer is excited, too bad he nor anyone else will be able to play the thing wearing high-heels. Appropriate footwear or none at all is required.

So much for our new boots, then.

Ballmer also stated tablets will be running Windows 7 by Christmas, as Microsoft needs to cover “all form factors” (via eWeek).

Microsoft is also expected to hold a press conference for the launch of its Windows 7 phone in New York next week on October 11, which the firm expects to be a hit with XBL users.

Via TechRadar, D’toid.



  1. spiderLAW

    LOL i cant stand that picture!
    It makes me wanna punch him and say “Fuck you dude!”

    It actually does bother me that much lol.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    I could have posted the obligatory Ballmer tongue picture, but those are a dime a dozen these days :D.

    Instead, I went for “sinister contemplation” ;)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    the hell is up with your shoes steph? O_o

    #3 4 years ago
  4. spiderLAW

    Either way, i wanna punch him. You are going to have to hold me back since it is your fault for making me feel this way :) :P
    Stupid Sinister Picture…all he needs is a Red Diamond shaped gem in the middle of his forehead, sharp teeth and black lipstick.

    WTF is up with those boots? Is that your normal/casual wear?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Joe Anderson

    He’s excited about Kinect? I’m guessing that’s the bonus he’ll get if its successful?

    I really can’t see him prancing around to Dance Central.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. _LarZen_

    Have had Kinect for over a month now, if it is the “next generation” of Xbox360 then im done as a Xbox gamer.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. spiderLAW

    consider yourself BANNED from Xbox Live Sir!
    Im telling on you!!

    Seriously though, its really that bad aye?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. A4-F8

    sorry if this is the next generation
    i think ill quit being gamer

    #8 4 years ago
  9. _LarZen_

    @7 No it’s realy fun actualy and it wil be a BIG hit. But it is a suppliment for X360. And I cant go in to details but I can never imagine it is anything for the typical core X360 gamer.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Retroid

    Dear Mr Balmer

    Go forth but please don’t multiply.

    Yours most sincerely,

    Mr Retroid, Retroid Towers, 8 Bit Avenue, Commodoreland

    #10 4 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    fuck uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    @all The boots are a KISS joke.

    All my shoes are your normal lady types. No weird Gene Simmons style apparel is in my closet. Not since I was 10 anyway, or 21 for that matter.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @Stephany, please… Use this pic NAU or next time:

    Please! :D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. JPickford

    Good job he likes it. He’s gonna be stuck with a warehouse full of them.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Stephany Nunneley

    @13 – :D I tried actually, I couldn’t get the sizing just right on it though. I will try harder next time. Maybe even throw a wizard’s hat on him.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Galactic_Barret

    Saw those boots, and seriously thought “Dominatrix Weds, Mistress Nunneley”. Would make for an awesome sitcom.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    @15 Damn, :(

    How about this one then?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Psychotech

    @15 that would be a much more attractive version of “sorcery” :)Ballmer FTW.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. cookiejar

    Kinectopers Kinectopers Kinectopers Kinectopers….

    #19 4 years ago

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