Thanks to Game Science for its post discussing the Japanese announcement of the Xbox Video Chat hardware/software bundle
, which includes "camera, 12 months of Xbox Live service, chat disc and Live Starter Kit."
Although the product
is "being developed mainly in Japan"
, a release date in the West is likely, if currently unknown. However, with features including "up to 5 people video conferencing simultaneously... participation can be restricted to invite only... send vibrations to participants' controllers"
, the staid Brits at Eurogamer are naturally horrified
: "Given the remote-rumble function and the fact the Xbox audience is
'adult'; well, our minds are boggling, frankly."