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Video Thirst: Oprah Gives Audience Kinect For Free, Crowd Winds Up In Mental State

by Ernice Gilbert on October 20th, 2010, under Microsoft, News

When Microsoft said it would spend half a billion dollars on Kinect advertising, the giant wasn’t kidding. Yesterday, Kinect landed on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and what happened there was really something.

Apparently, giving everyone in the crowed a motion sensing device is enough to send them screaming for joy… crying even.

In fact the place got so wild you’d think everyone of the middle-aged women in there were given brand news cars. Watch it past the jump.

Video Thirst: Freedom

There’s no better feeling than when you’ve received something valuable for free, especially in an economy this tough. These women had good day.

Quench it:

Kinect releases in the U.S. on November 4th and in Europe on the 10th of the same month.


  1. Wed, 20th Oct 2010 at 8:38 am

    We all know that when she even poops on something, it sells millions.

  2. Wed, 20th Oct 2010 at 9:29 am


  3. Wed, 20th Oct 2010 at 11:13 am

    I bet you that 80% of that audience did not even know what xbox 360 or Kinect was before Oprah, and they are just freaking out to freak out. I wonder how much MS paid for it to be on the show. Probably half of that billion dollars they are using for marketing.

  4. Wed, 20th Oct 2010 at 11:17 am

    Haha. They must have paid mighty cash for that. They’re also footing the bill for the consoles and kinects too.

  5. Wed, 20th Oct 2010 at 11:30 am

    sigh, M$ never wins i see.

  6. Wed, 20th Oct 2010 at 11:36 am

    @Eggy, you must understand this is not about winning. Spending big bucks on advertising something you know isn’t quite ready for prime time isn’t fair to your consumer base at all.

  7. Thu, 21st Oct 2010 at 3:10 am

    dude, they were not screaming for kinect there screaming for oprah!
    women go nuts on the site of any famous person, my mother nearly had a heart attack when i took her out for lunch the other day and neil perry was there!
    thought she saw jesus for a second the look on her face!

  8. Thu, 21st Oct 2010 at 4:21 am


  9. Thu, 21st Oct 2010 at 9:12 am

    was really funny too, a few months ago the 2 ladies from what not to wear a fashion show on channel 7 were at westfields.
    me and a friend of mine pulled up too the car park and it was really busy, my mate said whys it so busy its normally deserted.
    so i joked to him they must be having a fashion parade.
    than you could hear screaming, and i said sounds like a bunch of hens down there.
    and what did you know, a fashion show and i swear to god there would of been hundreds of people down there and not one of them was a guy!
    how did i know?
    women see celebrities and they scream like they just saw a 4 leafed clover!

  10. Thu, 21st Oct 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I need to move to Australia. LOL

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