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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kinect’

‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Trial to Launch With Xbox One

Despite a new Kinect being packed-in with every launch Xbox One, there will be no Kinect launch title from Microsoft itself. The device can, of course, be used to navigate the console with voice commands, but that won’t exactly justify its inclusion in launch boxes to many gamers. And, sure, Ubisoft will be there to pick up the slack with …

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Here’s How Voice Commands Work On The Xbox One

When the Kinect was first revealed, Microsoft made it a point to emphasize that almost every function of the console could be controlled by either motion or voice. That concept is being expanded with the Xbox One, and now Microsoft has decided to show us how voice will play a prominent role with its latest console. In its latest promotional …

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New Kinect Features Previewed in New Video

Microsoft is betting big on its next-generation version of its Kinect motion sensor. The device has been packed in with every one of its upcoming Xbox One consoles, ensuring that all Xbox gamers will have a Kinect. This has caused more than a grumble in some segments of the gaming community. Kinect games of the current generation were, in general, …

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Battlefield 4 Might Support Kinect on Xbox One

On the Xbox 360, Microsoft encouraged developers to integrate Kinect into traditional games where it made little sense. Sure, the voice commands in Mass Effect 3 might have seemed cool, but the motion controls in Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter were just unnecessary. Now it appears that unnecessary Kinect support may be popping up on the Xbox One as well. In …

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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Gets A New Trailer

Harmonix proved to be one of the best Kinect developers around with its excellent Dance Central series. It’s unknown at this point if the series will continue on the Xbox One, but the team is hard at work crafting its next Kinect experience for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Harmonix and Disney announced at E3 that they were collaborating …

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‘Fighter Within’ Kinect Game Revealed at Gamescom

In the midst of all the FIFA-related news at Microsoft’s Gamescom, Ubisoft slipped in the announcement of a new Kinect game for the Xbox One. A game that isn’t a Just Dance title. Titled Fighter Within, the game will use the new Kinect to pit players against each other in virtual fights. Players can use punches and kicks against opponents, …

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Kinect Sports Rivals Might Just Sell You On Kinect

The original Kinect Sports titles were some of the best selling Kinect games on the Xbox 360. Now Microsoft and Rare are bringing it back on the Xbox One with a ton of new features enabled by the newly improved Kinect. In a new video from Microsoft, the folks at Rare talk about their work on the new Kinect in …

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Minority Report-Style Touch Display App Goes On Sale For $150

Minority Report had a lot of cool ideas, but one of the most intriguing was a holographic touch panel. Researchers are slowly working on getting holograms right, but we can now interact with floating touch panels using only a Kinect, a projector and an $150 app. Ubi Interactive announced the launch of its new app that turns any surface into …

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The Xbox One Will Not Require Kinect

One of the more controversial decisions Microsoft made with the Xbox One is that every console will ship with the Kinect camera and require it to be plugged in at all times. The very notion of a camera always watching you had players, and even some countries, up in arms. All that concern has turned out to be for naught. …

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Apple Might Buy The Team That Created The Kinect [Report]

The hardware powering Microsoft’s Kinect technology was originally created by an Israeli tech firm called PrimeSense. Microsoft has moved on to its own in-house developed hardware, but new reports suggest Apple may now be interested in the firm’s hardware. Calcalist, an Israeli publication with a good track record, reports today that Apple is currently in talks with PrimeSense over whether …

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Xbox Sale Day 2: Kinect, Board Games, and LEGO

Yesterday, Xbox Live’s “Ultimate Game Sale” got off to a big start with hit AAA sequels such as Assassin’s Creed 3, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, and Max Payne 3 on sale for 63% to 75% off. Today the sale continues with several new titles taking the place of those games, though yesterday’s momentum seems to have slowed a bit. …

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Doodle Jump For Kinect Trailer Will Subvert Your Expectations

Doodle Jump has torn up the mobile charts over the last few years with its simplistic gameplay and charming visuals. Now the developer at Lima Sky is trying its hand at the console space with an Xbox 360 version built for Kinect. Doodle Jump for Kinect is largely the same as its iOS predecessor, but it enjoys the benefits (or …

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