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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kinect’

Aaron Paul’s Xbox One Ad Is Inadvertently Turning on People’s Consoles

The thing about have voice control systems that are always on is, well, they’re always on. If they weren’t, then saying something like “Xbox on!” wouldn’t really do anything. Apparently, this handy feature is causing some issues for some Xbox One owners. According to multiple reports and a boatload of Twitter confirmations, Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame is inadvertently …

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‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ Gameplay Previewed in New Trailer

Despite the inclusion of the new Kinect with the sale of every Xbox One console, the necessity of the device is still heavily questioned among game fans. Voice commands and hand gestures can be used to navigate the console, but gamers are split on whether these features justify the peripheral’s inclusion with the new console. The value of the device …

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‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Tournament Payouts Revealed

Microsoft’s Kinect Sports Rivals is finally on the way and with it will come plenty of speculation and argument about just how useful the Kinect is to the Xbox One platform. Regardless of the general apathy consumers have had toward the new Kinect, Microsoft is still pushing Kinect Sports Rivals as the next big release for its new console. The …

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New Kinect Touted in ‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Preview

It is now clear that Xbox One console sales are quickly falling behind the PlayStation 4. The largest factor in this is almost certainly the fact that the Xbox One offers less computing power at the higher price point of $500 (versus Sony’s $400 PS4). Though Microsoft has consistently insisted that the Xbox One offers a superior value proposition, it …

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‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Finally Coming in April

Kinect Sports Rivals was supposed to be the Wii Sports of the Xbox One. The launch title that could somewhat justify the mandatory use of the Kinect peripheral and bring something less bloody to the Xbox One’s launch lineup. Like many of the Xbox One’s multiplayer features, however, Kinect Sports Rivals was delayed past launch. Though Microsoft provided Xbox One …

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Take A Look At The World Of Kinect Sports Rivals

Today marks the beginning of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but most of us are probably already tired of snow. To take your mind off of all things winter and snowy, Microsoft has just the thing – a new trailer for Kinect Sports Rivals In a new video released today, Rare shows us the new environments they have built …

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Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of Your New Xbox One

On November 22, you braved the cold to get your hands on a new Xbox One. You brought it home and played a few games. You maybe even checked out some of the multimedia features, like running your TV connection through it. During that time, however, you felt that everything wasn’t as easy as it could be. In a new …

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Apple Acquires Kinect Developer PrimeSense

Back in July, it was rumored that Apple was purchasing PrimeSense – the company behind the original Kinect for Xbox 360. Those rumors went unconfirmed for almost six months, but both companies have finally come clean regarding their relationship. Reuters reports that Apple has officially acquired PrimeSense. While there’s no official press release about the acquisition, an Apple spokesman told …

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Play Some Xbox One Games

Last week, Jimmy Fallon checked out the PS4 right before its launch on November 15. What ensued was a humorous look at Sony’s new Playroom software using the PlayStation camera. Now it’s the Xbox One’s turn on late night television, and Microsoft fired back with its own camera-based games. Last night, Fallon and Will Forte checked out the Xbox One …

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Battlefield 4 To Use Lean, Voice Commands On Xbox One Kinect

If you’re one of those game players who likes to gesticulate during gameplay–you know who you are–then maybe you’re one of the ones the developers were thinking of when they were porting Battlefield 4 over to the Xbox One/Kinect environment. According to a couple of video game blogs, folks who choose to do so will be able to lean around …

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Did the Kinect Just Un-Jump The Shark?

When people bring up Kinect it’s generally met with semi-disgust as it was just a gimmicky thing to try and compete with the Nintendo Wii, right? Well now it seems that Microsoft is taking cool factor of the Kinect up quite a few notches with the upcoming release of the Xbox One. Microsoft’s Major Nelson shows us what is to …

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Kinect May Have Just Proven Its Worth Today

Every Xbox One will ship with a Kinect. It’s a fact that can’t be avoided and has made some people angry. Some are angry over the increased price tag of $500 while others are angry about potential privacy violations. Both of those people can now shut up though as the Kinect has just earned its rightful place in your entertainment …

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