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Xbox LIVE Vision Camera with Headset and Xbox LIVE Gold 1-Month Membership Card (Xbox 360)
- Maximize your Xbox Live Gold Membership with video chat and photo messaging
- Put a face on your Gamertag and make yourself known
- Personalize your online gaming experience with face-in-game technology
- Bring motion-based games to life using your body movements to control the action
- Snap crystal-clear images with VGA 640Hx480V video at 30 frames per second and still photos at 1.3 megapixels
- Includes: Live Vision Camera, 1 month Xbox Live Gold membership
- Xbox 360 headset, plus a free Xbox Live Arcade Game (download)
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It comes with a free download of card game UNO and the Super Monkey Ball style Totemball. Other games that support the Live Vision Camera include Bankshot Billiards, Texas Hold'em, Hardwood Hearts, Hardwood Spades and Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Vegas which allows you to digitise your face into the game. The Live Vision Camera has every chance of becoming as essential to next gen gaming as it is to next gen online chat.
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Experience video chat, video messaging and more. Xbox Live Vision is a next-generation camera that brings interactive social gaming to life. The camera allows you to personalize your gaming experience with your own unique Gamertag picture, send photo messages, and chat by video with friends and family in real time over Xbox Live.
Using the Xbox Live Vision camera, you can also chat by video with your friends while playing popular downloadable games such as Bankshot Billiards 2, Texas Hold'em, Hardwood Hearts, Hardwood Spades and more, available for paid download from Xbox Live Arcade.
Setting up the Xbox Live Vision camera is easy. Before you use your camera with your Xbox 360 system, make sure you've signed in to Xbox Live to automatically receive the latest Xbox Live update.
Turn on your Xbox 360 console with no disc in the tray. When the Xbox Dashboard appears, connect the camera cable to one of the console's controller ports. The Ring of Light on the camera will blink to indicate the camera is connected.
Position the camera on a stable base, pointed towards you or what you want to shoot. The Ring of Light on the camera will glow when actively shooting.
For audio, connect the Xbox 360 Headset
To get started, select Xbox Live Vision from the Xbox Live area of the Xbox Dashboard after connecting the camera to the console.
Top customer reviews
The camera is reasonably clear, however you can take a higher advantages of the effects on the 360. After taking a photo, to set as your personal gamerpicture, or to send to a friend, you can add various effects, including the common settings like black and white, sepia, negative, as well as special lens effects that expand, inflate, or reflect the picture, as well as many more.
When i purchased this item, it comes with a one month free gold membership on xbox live, an extra headset for online chatting (worth about £14.99 at the time), and a code to download UNO full xbox live arcade game. Great if you have friends over with the headset, so you can all talk to different people, and UNO isn't a bad way to boost your gamerscore.
Similar to the Sony Eyetoy, on playstation 2, you can use it to control characters. However there is few games this is compatible with. TotemBall, (a free arcade game that requires the camera) is not the greatest of games, but, for the younger generation it can be fun. Basically you control a ball rolling around a level, by moving your arms up and down in fountains to control the speed and direction. Doesn't sound great, because basically it isn't, specially when you already have perfectly good games to play on.
You can also have video conversations and calls with other xbox live members but they must have a gold membership to view and send their own (if they have the cam), or they can just watch, (with gold).
Another great feature that the visioncam can be used for is 'Gameface' technology. Despite only being in one game, this shows great potential for personalising characters. The only game supporting this so far is Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas. I don't own this game but I would say - aswell as many other people - that it's possible one of the greatest shooters on xbox 360 so far. In multiplayer you create your own characeter, when the camera is connected, you set up to take a photo, line up your face in good lighting in the box shown on screen, then take a photo, repeat it again from the side. After quite a long wait, that, providing it works, is worth it, a photo appears on your soldier that doesn't look identical, but looks quite good. Unfortunately, I don't think you can arm your character with various headgear, like scars, balaclavas and goggles but you unlock an achievement worth 20 or 30 gamerpoints which is a highish benefit if you have a low score like me :)
Despite a high asking price, with all the extras and potential included it is worth buying. However it's also worth waiting for to hope the price lowers and more games include the gameface technology.
Hope this review was helpful to anyone considering buying this item.
Uno code (to download it for free) is included with it, as well as a 1 month xbox live gold subscription and a wired headset (they can break easily as mine did). Also, although the code is not included in the pack, you can download Totemball, as a "FREE OFFER" when plugging in the camera. So it does come with the camera, sort of; Totemball is actually quite entertaining too. Uno is also a great addition to the kit.
No regrets in buying it, great fun, and enjoy.
P.S. This link shows list of all the games that make use of the camera plus much more info:
Now for the slightly annoying part - I already HAVE UNO! Downloaded it a few weeks ago. TotemBall is NOT included, so don't be fooled (as another reviewer states). I think that MS should have given the user a few options for downloadable 'arcade' games and the user can then select the one they want, instead just including UNO, which a lot of people will probably have already. Shame there arn't that many games out that make use of the Vision camera yet, though i think the new Command and Conquer DOES allow use of it, and i have also managed to get my face onto a multiplayer character on Rainbow Six: Vegas, which actually looks pretty good!
Overall though, pretty good, and the camera itself is a bit smaller than i expected (which is good), and it also comes with a headset (just in case you accidently ran over your original one with your chair!!).
What I can say though, is that it is a great little webcam that works with the PC as well as the xbox. I haven't got an xbox so my primary use for this webcam is the PC and I can say it works really well. On the lens, there's a little quality adjuster which you can turn to change the quality therefore affecting the lag of the camera.
This webcam works with software such as Skype and is quite versatile. I also think it looks really good and cute and doesn't take up too much space by your computer. My only criticism is that there's no clip on thing at the bottom of the camera. Therefore, you can't clip the camera on top of your monitor, - you have to keep it on your desk. That's only a minor criticism though.
This is a great product which is probably worth the money and I'm happy I've got it.
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