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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, fearful tone set by the near-solitude of the first two games in the series. Whether these features were natural expansions …

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Microsoft Patents Orwellian Tech For Kinect

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 allow the Kinect camera to detect how many people are in the room at a time. As of now, the …

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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 for his mother who suffered from aphasia after a stroke. Now Microsoft is adding a new tool that will inspire …

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Microsoft’s Next Kinect May Feature Finger Tracking

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 that would make finger gesture-based games possible. Microsoft is already working on such a motion capture device right now, but …

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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 be core games. What happens when he takes on a casual game that might be more his speed? This week’s …

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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 communication back to his mother after she suffered a stroke. Chad Ruble’s mother suffers aphasia after she suffered a stroke …

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Madden NFL 13 Hits Stores, Cover Man Calvin Johnson Says Gameplay Is “Ridiculous”

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 of American Football at EA SPORTS. “Madden NFL 13 will deliver to our consumers the most realistic gameplay ever, and …

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Kinect 2 Preview Photo Leaked Online

The gaming industry is experiencing the first console cycle change-over to happen in the age of Twitter and other powerful social media outlets. Where in the past gamers had to wait for hardware manufacturers to announce upcoming console features, now they only have to wait for the leaks to occur. Just this week, a Microsoft job posting implied that the …

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Skyrim 1.7 Enters Beta On Steam, Available On Xbox 360 And PS3 Soon

After successfully publishing the first DLC pack for the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim, Bethesda is hard at work pushing new updates to Skyrim through various patches and title updates. The latest update to Skyrim comes in the form of the 1.7 beta that’s currently available on Steam. Version 1.7 doesn’t have anything game changing like in the 1.6 update …

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Find Pants That Actually Fit With Kinect

Shopping for pants is hard. I know that by watching my female friends spend hours in clothing stores only to walk out with a single pair of pants. I myself am too terrified to even shop for pants as I’m pretty sure my waistline grows three sizes each day thus making my search for size 38 pants already obsolete. If …

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Kinect-Powered Interactive NUads Coming To Xbox Live

Are you ready for commercials on Xbox Live? No? What if I told you you could interact with them via the Kinect controller, would that change your mind? Still no? Look, I get it that you don’t want any kind of advertising when you’re playing with your game console, but since you can’t stop the inevitable from happening, aren’t ads …

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Android Gets First Game From Microsoft: Kinectimals

One of the earliest Xbox 360 Kinect games that we ever got to see was Kinectimals. It’s an adorable little game where kids can play with their own virtual monster cats like tigers and lions. The game must have been successful as Microsoft ported it to Windows Phone and iOS. In the spirit of supporting all platforms with their games, …

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