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

Doodle Jump For Kinect Trailer Will Subvert Your Expectations 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 …

You Can Now Apply To Pay $400 For The New Kinect For Windows Sensor You Can Now Apply To Pay $400 For The New Kinect For Windows Sensor

Microsoft is really onto something with the Kinect. Sure, it’s not that great for games, but developers are doing some amazing things with it in the application space. It’s only going to get more amazing next year as the new …

The Xbox One Gets The NMA Treatment The Xbox One Gets The NMA Treatment

The Xbox One reveal was kind of a mess. There’s still no definitive statement on the console’s used game policy, and its insistence on Kinect always being on has some people concerned. It’s the latter that gets torn apart in …

Germany, Australia Think The Xbox One Is An Orwellian Nightmare Germany, Australia Think The Xbox One Is An Orwellian Nightmare
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Much of the controversy surrounding the Xbox One thus far has been focused on its vague used game policy. Now another controversy may be brewing in countries with strong privacy laws. Gamasutra reports that both Germany and Australia have expressed …

Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source To Encourage Development Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source To Encourage Development
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Kinect for Windows has inspired developers to create some really impressive applications. That’s apparently not good enough, though, as Microsoft is now making Kinect for Windows partially open source to encourage more development on the platform. The Kinect for Windows …

Kinect Brings My Worst Nightmare To Life Kinect Brings My Worst Nightmare To Life

It’s been well established that I’m scared of a lot of things. Dolls, E.T. and the eventual robot uprising all leave me wide awake at night. The good news is that my greatest fear has yet to be brought to …

Next Generation Kinect To Have Higher Resolution, Larger Viewing Field [Rumor] Next Generation Kinect To Have Higher Resolution, Larger Viewing Field [Rumor]

Microsoft’s Kinect was a pretty revolutionary piece of technology. It’s unfortunate that many of the games released for it have turned out to be so bad. That may not change with the rumored next generation Kinect, but the technology is …

Over 76 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Have Been Sold Over 76 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Have Been Sold

The announcement of Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 4 console is less than two weeks away. Though the announcement of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox isn’t expected until the E3 conference in June, the company this week released some numbers that show just where …

Next Xbox Requires Kinect, Will Always Be Watching You [Rumor] Next Xbox Requires Kinect, Will Always Be Watching You [Rumor]

Microsoft caused a small panic a while back when it patented a method that would allow it to determine how many people were in a room at any given time. It would presumably use the Kinect camera to block movies …

Next Xbox To Feature Greatly Improved Speech Recognition [Rumor] Next Xbox To Feature Greatly Improved Speech Recognition [Rumor]

Despite being one of the coolest features in Kinect, its voice recognition software was often overlooked in favor of arm waving shenanigans. That may not be the case with the next Xbox as Microsoft is rumored to be greatly expanding …

Smartphones Will Soon Be Equipped With Their Own “Kinect” Smartphones Will Soon Be Equipped With Their Own “Kinect”

You may not who PrimeSense is, but you definitely know the company’s products. The Israel-based company produces the sensors used in Microsoft’s Kinect full-body motion controller. Now the company is working to bring that same technology to smartphones. PrimeSense recently …

Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Takes Gaming Beyond the Edge of the TV Screen Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Takes Gaming Beyond the Edge of the TV Screen
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Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s department for experimental computer science projects, has unveiled the “IllumiRoom,” a projector system that extends the action in video games beyond the edge of the TV screen. What’s most impressive about it is that it doesn’t require …

Dead Space 3 Ad Pushes Kinect Features Dead Space 3 Ad Pushes Kinect Features

More than a few Dead Space fans are uneasy about the inclusion of co-op gameplay in Dead Space 3. Though Visceral Games seems to have come up with an interesting conceit for the feature (one of the characters will hallucinate …

New Dead Space 3 Kinect Support Details Released New Dead Space 3 Kinect Support Details Released

Last week it was announced that Dead Space 3 will be getting Kinect integration for the Xbox 360. This is in addition to the drop-in, drop-out co-op multiplayer that will be present throughout the game, completely shifting from the lonely, …

Microsoft Patents Orwellian Tech For Kinect Microsoft Patents Orwellian Tech For Kinect
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The Kinect has been a huge success for Microsoft since it was introduced in 2010. The games might not be the best, but Microsoft may have other plans in store for the camera. A recent patent filed by Microsoft would …

Kinect Fusion Brings 3D Modeling To Kinect For Windows Kinect Fusion Brings 3D Modeling To Kinect For Windows

Kinect For Windows is one of Microsoft’s best projects to date. It’s a bit gimmicky and not that great for games, but it’s been amazing for app developers on the PC. Back in September, a developer created an email system …

Microsoft’s Next Kinect May Feature Finger Tracking Microsoft’s Next Kinect May Feature Finger Tracking
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It was rumored that the original Xbox 360 Kinect would feature finger tracking. The feature was obviously absent from the original accessory’s launch, but there’s still hope that a future iteration of the device could provide the kind of precision …

Just Dance 4 Receives Its First Review From Conan O’Brien Just Dance 4 Receives Its First Review From Conan O’Brien

It has been scientifically proven that Conan O’Brien is the greatest game critic of our time. He has single-handedly delivered criticisms of some of the biggest games of our age. Until now, however, he’s been playing what gamers consider to …

Son Of The Year Gives His Mom Her Ability To Communicate Back Son Of The Year Gives His Mom Her Ability To Communicate Back

The Kinect has proven to be a favorite among hackers. When paired with a PC (or Mac), it can be used for a multitude of hands-free computing that wasn’t possible before. One guy used it to give the power of …

Madden NFL 13 Hits Stores, Cover Man Calvin Johnson Says Gameplay Is “Ridiculous” Madden NFL 13 Hits Stores, Cover Man Calvin Johnson Says Gameplay Is “Ridiculous”
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Madden NFL 13 came out today at stores throughout North America. According to makers EA, it’s a big one for the Madden legacy. “Madden NFL 13 is the biggest game-changer in the history of the franchise,” said Cam Weber, GM …