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]

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]

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”

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 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

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

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

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 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

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…