Look! Real dimly lit pictures of the Microsoft Natal unit...or a prototype of the final unit. These were passed along from Italian site Multiplayer. They say that says these images came from a tester who was hired to test the unit's speech recognition. In the shots you'll see the alleged device and what appears to be an instruction manual and a quick start guide.
I see that in the guide that Natal requires wall power. Don't love that, but what can you do? Also, the guide says something about a tilt mechanism:
The sensor array includes a new motorized tilt mechanism. Do not manually tilt the sensor array on its base. Doing so can damage the tilt mechanism.
Hmm, what's that all about? There's also cute little return instructions. I wonder if the included instructions ever mentioned leaking images or anything.
In the speech test, commands like "turn on the Xbox 360" and "go to Facebook" were mentioned. These went with hundreds of others. Fun.
While these images look legit, I'd still keep this filed under rumor. Check out our gallery for more images.
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