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Xbox 360 Camera release and other look? -Updated

While we gave some more info on the Camera yesterday, some Chinese guy got his hand on a unreleased version of an Official Xbox Magazine. It shows 2 new accessoires, the official Xbox 360 Camera and a Quick Charge Kit, below the pictures it says the following.

Xbox Live Camera (coming May 2006)

Video Chat and messaging is now an integrated part of the Xbox Live experience.

Quick Charge Kit (coming May 2006)

The Quick Charge Kit provides an all-in-one solution to keep your wireless controller fully charged. Includes the Quick Charger for two batteries, Play and Charge Cable, and the Rechargable Battery Pack.

The scans taken from the magazine shows a completely different look for the Camera, and also the look of the Quick Charge Kit! So that’s 2 new things for the 360 coming up in May!

camera.jpg quickchargekit.jpg

Update: Our source inside Microsoft told us that this look probably isn’t the final look. He showed us the following picture of the most likely design:
Xbox 360 + accessoiries

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Comment by Matt S on 2006-02-21 17:25:42 | Reply

The quick charge kit can be seen on the rolling videos playing on the Xbox 360 kiosks. In the accessories video it shows loads of accessories spinning round & shows each one in detail, except for the quick charge kit. It has been seen around since may last year, so it must have been intended for launch, but didnt make it.

Comment by Chris on 2006-02-21 17:29:32 | Reply

Maybe it’s just me, but this camera thing doesn’t seem too interesting.

When i turn my Xbox on, i don’t think “gee, i wish i could videochat with my friends.”. I want to play a game with them, not stare at them.

The xbox360 should’ve already given the ability to import your own pictures into xbox Live before the camera.

I do realize that games will be released for it, it just doesn’t spark my enthusiasm like XBLA did.

I guess i’m just the odd one.

“When i turn my Xbox on, i don’t think “gee, i wish i could videochat with my friends.”. I want to play a game with them, not stare at them.”

I usually play games late at night in my dressing gown with a beer in one hand and controller in the other. Needless to say, I’m also not going to buy the webcam probably ;)

Comment by Hoffer on 2006-02-21 19:24:15 | Reply

If some cool games come out that use the camera, I may buy it. I barely do voice chat with my Xbox, I can’t imagine doing video stuff. In fact, I’ve never owned a webcam for a PC. Maybe if I had family members that had broadband, we could all get hooked up with webcams.

I wonder if this Xbox camera will work on a PC? I’m thinking it’s USB and I’d assume it will.

Comment by Hoffer on 2006-02-21 19:26:16 | Reply

I also don’t think I’d get the charger. If I had multiple wireless controllers that got used a lot, I’d get one then. Being that it’s just me with one controller, plugging my controller into the USB port works fine.

Comment by Mixelpix on 2006-02-21 19:45:50 | Reply

Hmm, charging batteries out of the controller… So how does one pause an online game to change batteies without dropping to the bottom of the kill list.

I’ll stick with my play and charge kits since I can move them from controller to controller and they are dirt cheap…

Oh, I also charge my controllers on my PC so I don’t have to leave my 360 on all night after I’m done playing.

“So how does one pause an online game to change batteies without dropping to the bottom of the kill list.”

The Play and Charge Kit is also included in the package :)

Comment by TRIGGER M4N on 2006-02-21 22:24:48 | Reply

Im a 16 yo kid from with attitude (and good lookin ;) ) so ill gladly buy that cam and give sh!t to anyone.

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Comment by FazeRed on 2006-02-22 10:25:18 | Reply

Mixelpix:

If you connect your play and charge kit and get it charging and then turn the 360 off it will go into low power mode and charge the controller. When it’s done it will turn the console off completely.

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