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10:00 AM on 03.01.2014

There Came an Echo set to bounce onto Xbox One

You might remember There Came an Echo from its successful Kickstarter campaign about a year ago. If not, then here's a quick recap. Iridium Studios enjoyed one of the earliest Kickstarter videogame successes with its rhythm r...

Darren Nakamura

7:00 AM on 02.13.2014

Kinect Sports Rivals launches in April

Microsoft has announced that Kinect Sports Rivals is coming this April on the Xbox One. The game will launch on April 8th in North America and April 11th in Europe, and it'll feature the following activities: Soccer, Tennis,...

Chris Carter



Xbox One's first major system update arrives February 11 photo
Xbox One's first major system update arrives February 11
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

The first major system update for the Xbox One will arrive on February 11. It'll have a variety of feature improvements, a lot of which will be for behind-the-scenes stuff aimed at developers creating apps and games.

For the consumers, we'll finally be able to see and manage our storage space. That, and download queues will be more manageable as games and apps will be put into separate lists allowing you to pick the order content loads.

Additional updates include overall better stability, Kinect voice command improvements, we'll be able to see the battery power indicator for controllers now, and users will be able to connect USB keyboards. Microsoft also teased more features to be detailed in the coming week.

Then on March 4, there will be another system update tied to the release of Titanfall. This update will primarily address improvements to the party and multiplayer systems of the Xbox One.

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10:30 AM on 01.20.2014

Rumor: Harmonix has a canceled Xbox One Kinect game

Kotaku (well, Superannuation) did some digging and found that there is an unannounced Harmonix Xbox One Kinect game that probably is laying in some desk drawer somewhere. Their lead level designer, Rob Stokes, ...

Dale North

6:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Pizza Hut made $1M in four months through the Xbox 360

Pizza Hut's director of public relations, Doug Terfehr, has told Polygon that they've sold $1 million in pizzas through the Xbox 360 in four months. Doug goes on to say that they're "not done in" the gaming space, and the company is having ongoing conversations with other potential gaming partners. I think you all know exactly how I feel about this news.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Playing Call of Duty with the Gamertag 'Xbox Sign Out' photo
Playing Call of Duty with the Gamertag 'Xbox Sign Out'
by Jordan Devore

Okay, this is a fun little trick. YouTuber Master of Luck has taken to playing Call of Duty: Ghosts with the Xbox Live Gamertag "Xbox Sign Out." In a multiplayer setting like this where players are prone to shouting each other's names and the Kinect is listening for voice commands, sign-outs are bound to ensue. Even when people know what's up, they still inexplicably say the magic words.

I like that everyone who fell for the prank seemed to find it humorous. I wonder if that was truly the case, or if a bunch of genuinely angry folks didn't make it into this video.

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7:30 PM on 01.06.2014

Intel pushing Kinect-like 3D cameras with new computers

Intel is pushing a 3D camera as part of its focus on "perceptual computing," technology like voice recognition, facial recognition, and gesture control, CNET reports. Partnerships with manufacturers like Acer, Asus, Dell, Fuj...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 11.28.2013

Impressions: Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason

It's a crying shame to see Rare reduced to producing Kinect games. With so much talent and so many IPs ripe for the taking, Microsoft has reduced one of the best retro studios of all time to a motion control factory. But ever...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 11.25.2013

A handy list of Xbox One Kinect voice commands

I could never keep the Kinect voice commands straight on Xbox 360 despite only ever knowing a few of them, and I'm not confident that I'll do much better with the new device for Xbox One. Something like this list would've hel...

Jordan Devore





11:30 AM on 11.25.2013

Apple definitely bought the original Kinect company

Apple confirmed that they bought PrimeSense, the company behind the original Kinect, for $360 million dollars. A spokesmen told the BBC that "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not ...

Joshua Derocher

9:00 PM on 11.21.2013

Xbox One's Kinect can't see you naked, says Microsoft

Did you see a penis in this video? It seems the above tech demo left some people concerned that the Xbox One's new, better Kinect would be able to see your genitals. People are (understandably) rather paranoid about their pr...

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 11.21.2013

Jimmy Fallon and Will Forte race on waves with Xbox One

Last week on Late Night we saw Jimmy Fallon and Ice-T kick some robots around with the PlayStation 4 for its launch. Naturally, the Xbox One couldn't go without being demonstrated for its launch week, so Blain Howard visited...

Darren Nakamura

11:10 PM on 11.19.2013

My first attempt at using Xbox One's voice commands

After reading up a bit, I tried to see how I'd fare at controlling the Xbox One with voice commands. Above, you'll find a video of me trying out various system commands for about five minutes. As you'll see, it works fairly ...

Dale North



Review: Xbox One photo
Review: Xbox One
by Dale North

Microsoft's Xbox 360 grew from being a simple game console to an all-in-one entertainment box over the last eight years or so, somehow squeezing in everything from multiplayer gaming to streaming movies and television.

And now that they're on a roll, their new console, the Xbox One, embraces that complete system idea. They've packed the Xbox One with the technology and features needed to give us the games and other entertainment forms we'll seek out in this next generation, while adding in new control schemes and television support.

In other words, they've built a big box for their big push into our living rooms.

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7:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Privacy Cover for Xbox One covers Kinect's camera

Are you among one those who harbor deep reservations about what the Kinect camera will be capturing in your living room? Afraid that Microsoft will gather tons of personal data and sell it to the highest bidder? And would usi...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:45 PM on 11.11.2013

Rare will continue to focus on Kinect for the time being

Rare's Kinect games aren't showing signs of slowing down as much as some of us would probably like that to happen so the studio concentrates its efforts elsewhere. "When you look at the Kinect Sports franchise we've sold ove...

Jordan Devore