Xbox webcam gets launch date

It won't be long now until you can see the beautiful face of the person you're fragging remorselessly on Xbox Live – the 360 will be getting its new w

It won't be long now until you can see the beautiful face of the person you're fragging remorselessly on Xbox Live – the 360 will be getting its new webcam on October 2nd.

The announcement has come from the 'Xbox Live Director or Programming' Larry Hyrb no less, who has an online alias of Major Nelson.

The camera – which can record 640x480 pixel video at 30fps and snap 1.3MP photos – will let you import your mug and put it on game characters and leaderboards.

There's also the possibility of gesture-recognition gaming, which could see it rival the Nintendo Wii in the interactivity stakes.

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