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Microsoft: Buttons "send a chill down your spine"

Strange claim made as Microsoft bigs up Natal

Marc Whitten, Microsoft's general manager of Xbox 360, has claimed the number of buttons in your living room would "send a chill down your spine."

"If you counted the number of buttons in your living room, it would send a chill down your spine," explains Whitten. "A lot of people can play games amazingly well, but others feel locked out if games involve a bunch of triggers and buttons."

As you can imagine, this wasn't just a random and off-the-cuff solitary statement. His point was illustrating how Natal will help break down the barriers of entry to gaming.

"But Natal isn't just about gaming," Whitten continues. "It's about all living room experiences. Imagine a sporting event. Natal could know which team you're for because it sees your jersey, or knows you thought a bad call was made when you yell 'boo.' It learns about you and gets smarter to create a more tailored entertainment experience."