Avatar Kinect launches today

The Kinect-powered video chat application using Xbox 360 Avatars is available from the Kinect Fun Labs application today. While it will always be a free download for Gold Xbox Live members, Microsoft is giving it away to Silver members as well until September 8. Also coming this week is Kinect Sparkler, which was shown off during Microsoft’s E3 presentation last month and will cost 240 Microsoft Points when it is released through Fun Labs on Thursday.