The first piece of news to come out of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA was the Natal Experience with Cirque de Soleil.
At the event we learn that Project Natal in now renamed Kinect (pronounce connect), and some of the games including a Star Wars lightsaber game, and Wii Sports Kinect Sports. Also demoed was Wii Fit a yoga game for the Kinect.
All of this would be news, however USA Today accidentally posted a news article about it hours before the even.
Apparently advertising is underway. A recent Google search of the word “Connect” brought up a sponsored link for the device.
Last part of this is that the even was shot Live-To-Tape to be aired in a 30-minute, commercial-free special broadcast on MTV on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm ET, and on Nick at Nite, mtvU, MTV Hits, and Logo at 9 pm ET.
I call shenanigans on this however. It is not commercial free, rather it is a 30-minute commercial.
Microsoft hold their Press Briefing later today. More news on Kinect should be coming, such as a price, a release date, and maybe a better name.