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Avatar Kinect features shown off in new trailer

Check out Xbox 360's new online chat service in action

Microsoft demonstrated a range of features for upcoming Xbox 360 chat service Avatar Kinect at the firm's Redmond headquarters earlier this week, which you can see in the new trailer below.

Unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show back in January and first demoed by MS CEO Steve Ballmer, the face-tracking service will allow users to directly control their Xbox Live avatars using Kinect, with the motion sensing peripheral translating facial movements such as smiles and raised eyebrows.

Microsoft is calling Avatar Kinect a "social experience" that will bring your avatar to life, according to WinRumors. It will be available this spring free of charge to Xbox Live Gold customers.

[ SOURCE: WinRumors ]