Prior to the last generation of gaming, motion gaming was mostly a bomb, with mass failures like the Power Glove never managing to take off. However, everything changed when the Nintendo Wii was launched and brought motion gaming into the mainstream. This led to Microsoft’s…..
Say what you will about Kinect, but it’s a heck of a workout. Whether you’re playing games, or dedicated fitness applications, the Kinect can get your heart pumping. Today, Microsoft announced that they will be adding P90X for Xbox Fitness. Available starting today, for $59.99…..
The Xbox One’s Kinect voice commands were a standard feature for most launch countries. That is unless you lived in Ireland, Austria and New Zealand. Thanks to a new update, voice commands are now available. Xbox Social Marketing Manager, Graeme Boyd, confirmed the good news…..
Microsoft has recently updated their Microsoft Storefront to reveal a release date for the Kinect for Windows v2 Sensor. Listed at $199.00, with a July 15th release date, the sensor is coming soon and is quite pricey. This developer version of the sensor allows for…..
Now that Microsoft is no longer forcing people to buy the Kinect with every Xbox One console, early adopters can now fob off their unwanted devices onto other people. Polygon has confirmed that Gamestop stores across North America are now accepting trade-ins for Xbox One…..
Microsoft’s go to developer for Kinect titles has been Rare. It would seem that the studio responsible for Kinect Sports, Kinect Sports 2, and Kinect Sports Rivals would have less to do with a smaller focus on Kinect for Microsoft, but apparently, the developers are…..
Despite Phil Spencer’s insistence that the launch of Kinect Sports Rivals was a “success”, it seems as though Rare has been hit with layoffs, according to CVG and Eurogamer. Chief among the layoffs are Chris Sutherland, veteran programmer who has worked with Rare for over 20 years,…..
Microsoft is ready to start selling the Xbox One unbundled from the Kinect Sensor. The company made the announcement earlier today, in what is likely a response from the sluggish sales of the new console when compared to the PlayStation 4. Purchasing an Xbox One…..
Longtime fans of Rare’s work have been wanting to see some of their neglected franchises return, and today, Rare kind of answered their prayers. Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie, Blast Corps, Perfect Dark, and Viva Pinata will return to gaming in the form of challenge packs for Kinect…..
The Kinect is a powerful tool on the Xbox One. The next-gen version of the Kinect sensor has proven to be more powerful than its predecessor on the Xbox 360, but that doesn’t mean everyone is getting the most out of this new device. There…..
This is a very simple, step by step, guide on how to turn off the Kinect sensor for the Xbox One. This is something that not enough people seem to know how to do, especially with the influx of people that got an Xbox One…..
Microsoft have released a new privacy statement regarding the collection and use of data on the Kinect. In particular, it explains what control you have over the data that Kinect uses and how safe your information is. Credit goes to IGN for spotting the story…..
So Kinect Sports Rivals has been pushed back to spring 2014 and will no longer be a launch title for the Xbox One I hear you say? Wrong. Well, kind of wrong. Polygon shed some light on the subject today. It appears to have been…..
Microsoft have released an official video showing off ‘the brains’ of the Kinect 2.0. The Kinect 2.0 is the Xbox One version of the Kinect. The video, seen above, displays the skeleton tracking of roughly 25 joints on the Xbox One as well as 3-Dimensional…..
The Kinect never really made good on the promises that it made back in 2009. There were some OK applications and games for the peripheral, but they were few and far between. Their were far more middling Kinect experiences on the Xbox 360, and that…..
As if the recent delay in smaller European regions wasn’t enough, they’re also (only initially) going to be missing out of the voice control bandwagon. The functionality, which has been much-hyped by Microsoft, will only be available in the UK, US, Canada, France and Germany…..
A lot of trailers have been released in the last few days and here is a bunch of them in one nice, condensed bundle for your enjoyment! Halo 4 Champions Bundle Launch Trailer With this launch trailer, you find out all the new goodies you…..
Microsoft has recently confirmed that they will not be selling an Xbox One without Kinect, despite the company recently announcing that the Kinect will not be required to be plugged in at all times on the Xbox One. A reversal of the policy that they…..
In an ongoing “Ask Microsoft Anything” article over at IGN with Xbox One Chief Platform Architect, Marc Whitten, there has just been confirmation of something many people were wondering. Will the Xbox One cease to function without Kinect? The short answer is now a definite…..
During his 2013 Quakecon keynote, legendary Id technical director John Carmack made his feelings know about Microsoft’s Kinect device. ‘I think Kinect still has some fundamental limitations’ After very briefly discussing the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony, Carmack spoke for several minutes on what…..
The Xbox One has undeniably stumbled out of the gate. Mere weeks after it’s lukewarm introduction Microsoft and the Xbox team have managed to dig themselves into a sizeable hole behind their competition. Various polls have usually ended with the PS4 in a landslide victory……
Dead Space 3 on the Xbox 360 will be the first cooperative game to feature the voice command features of the Kinect Motion controller on the console. According to a press release from EA, these voice commands will work whether the player is playing alone…..
Microsoft announced earlier today that the Kinect will be permanently reduced to $109.99 in the United States. The company also noted that the price will be permanently dropped in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions where the Kinect is sold. Starting in early…..
Microsoft giving away Haunt for a limited time on Xbox Live
E3 2011 saw the reveal of an innovative Roman-era combat game called Ryse. Even in June 2012, the game is still more than 12 months away from release.
The first hardcore Kinect title has arrived for the Xbox 360 with Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, but Capcom’s motion-controlled efforts have fallen flat with critics. Glaring problems with the motion controls seem to be the major gripes that most reviewers have had. Here are a selection of reviews that arrived following the game’s launch earlier this morning.
Kinect Play Fit will promote exercise among Xbox 360 gamers. Will it succeed? Probably not.
Game update for Skyrim goes live with new features for use with the Kinect
A massive list of Commands to use with Kinect and Skyrim
New realism mods released, no word on DLC for Skyrim
2013 at the earliest, say insiders