Oprah hands out Kinect units, audience goes beserk

Wednesday, 20th October 2010 06:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Land of the free.

Kinect appeared on Oprah yesterday, and caused quite a stir. The motion sensor was given away to everyone in the crowd, in a similar fashion to Don Mattrick’s now-fabled 360 Slim hand-out at E3 this year.

The result? Watch the video below.

Kinect releases on November 4 in the US and November 10 in Europe.



  1. frostquake

    OMG this is hilarious…It’s like giving my Mom a Kinect, she has NO CLUE…She thinks a Kinect is the name of a Car…So these ladies thought they were getting cars, until they thought about it…all they heard first was FREE..ROFL

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Best thing ever. I thought some of those women were going to faint.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. KAP

    Secretly there all hardcore gamers i recken.
    Nah but seriously that Ohprah lady a few years back gave all here audience a car each… now that was amazing, a kinect now? meh.
    If they were all smart they’d plant those on ebay… make $300 easy!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    I thought Oprah stopped her show.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Freek

    Probablty a guy walking infront of the audiance holding up a big sign that says: “GO FUCKING NUTS!”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Nah, people just love getting free stuff no matter what it is. You can bet nearly everyone there hadnt even heard of Kinect before this.

    Also, they’re not just getting Kinects but 360′s to.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mojo

    na freek is right.
    on such shows the auddience gets told when to cheer and whatnot. at least in germany its like that. ive once been at one of those shows.

    w/e: there are better ways to tell me to quit gaming than giving oprah a spot on a hardcore gaming blog.

    and btw:
    You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.
    FIX THAT FINALY!! thats my first comment since a few days, no way this is too quickly!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DeforMAKulizer

    Did no one find the fact that, in the credits, the episode was sponsored by Xbox and Sony Music Entertainment to be slightly ironic :P

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Well, at least we know that Kinect appeals to rednecks now.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    OK. Kinect will sell because of that.

    I know that after her Seal of Approval on the Wii. Wii started to sell.

    She is very powerefull if something from her hands will have “seal of Approval”

    Kinect will sell in the first weeks, after that? Nope.

    @Gekidami, this is her LAST farewell season, after that she will make her own TV channel and will be a star again.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    fucking hell they’re worse then the n64 kid calm down!!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Kerplunk

    Estrogen overload!

    Good to see Microsoft allaying concerns from the ‘core’ gamer community by.. ..putting their product on Oprah.

    Words != Actions

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Sigh…Oprah. And this shit is ridiculous, talk about overreacting.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. freedoms_stain

    Yeah, they’re going batshit mental because that’s Christmas sorted for one of their kids or grandkids.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Moonwalker1982

    lol, ain’t that the truth.

    @ 4

    Nah, she only anounced that her show would stop in 2011 or 2012. So basically her show will go on for two more years, how pathetic to anounce it so early, sigh.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Madeira


    Right after the audience all got their Kinects, they went muddin’ in their 4×4′s, then stopped at Circle K to get a couple tins of wintergreen Grizzly for the armadilla shoot. They ran out while fishin’ for crawdads before they had to get ready for the Oprah taping.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. XxT_I_K_IxX_PR

    oookay… microsoft is desperate…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    @Madeira: Yeeehaawwww!

    @17: Millions of dollars worth of publicity for the price of a couple of hundred 360s / kinects isn’t desperate, it’s smart marketing.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Michael O’Connor

    As an interesting observation…

    I was up in Dublin today…

    The PlayStation Move Experience Hub was almost completely empty. Barely anyone was in it.

    The Kinect Experimental Centre, which was a quick walk down the road in Grafton Street, on the other hand… was constantly filled up with people.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. LOLshock94

    this the loose woman of america?

    #20 4 years ago

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