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D4 photo
Look D4 you leap
Okay, so Chris Carter absolutely loved D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, so Bill and I figured we'd check it out... and uh. Wow. Goodness gracious. That certainly is some sort of video game. I think. Honestly, if I didn't have this whole experience on video, I might think there was a gas leak in my house making us go all stupid and insane. read feature

Gears of War photo
Gears of War

It's a good thing Gears of War: Tactics was canceled


Oh, Kinect
Sep 11
A few years back, it was repeatedly rumored that Gears of War would get a spinoff game built around Kinect. The project never came to fruition and that's seemingly for the best, if this alpha footage of Gears of War: Tactics ... read
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Harmonix

Check out Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved at PAX Prime


Dance the night away
Aug 28
Harmonix is headed to PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend, and bringing with them Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, as well as swag and some brand new songs that you can check out if you happen to be in attendance. The event's on... read
Kinect photo
Kinect

Standalone Xbox One Kinects go on sale in October for $150


Packaged with a copy of Dance Central Spotlight
Aug 27
Microsoft moved a lot more Xbox Ones when it made the prudent business decision to offer a SKU sans Kinect for $100 cheaper. But, what about those that have found themselves saddled with Kinect regret, those that long to come... read
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Rareware

Xbox boss on Rare in a post-Kinect Sports world


Maybe the studio is finally working on its next Perfect Dark or Banjo Kazooie
Aug 17
Rare's time in the sun may be a distant memory, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer still feels the developer has bright days ahead. Speaking with CVG, Spencer said the British studio "should, can and will be" an important part of Mic... read
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Xbox Fitness

Feel the burn of P90X on Xbox One with Xbox Fitness


There will be sweat
Jul 29
P90X has joined Xbox Fitness for Xbox One this week with a 30-day program priced at $59.99. The program features P90X creator Tony Horton and five exclusive workouts. A downloadable calendar and nutrition plan are also on th... read
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TMNT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kinect, and Pizza Hut together at last


The Bay turtles would be down for this, wouldn't they?
Jul 15
Dunno about you, but when I think of Kinect, I do occasionally think about Pizza Hut. And when I think about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, yeah, pizza (of the non-Pizza Hut variety) often comes to mind. These three things... read
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

There's going to be a Fruit Ninja Kinect 2


Sure, why not?
Jul 11
A ratings board listing has outed the existence of Fruit Ninja Kinect 2. You cool with that? Fruit Ninja was one of the rare titles for Xbox 360 that made decent use of the motion-sensing device, so it makes sense that the ne... read
$200 Windows Kinect v2 photo
$200 Windows Kinect v2

You can buy PC compatible, standalone Kinect v2 for $200


Releasing next week
Jul 06
As the Kinect is wrest free from the Xbox One, it will be available for standalone purchase directly from Microsoft.  This is meant to serve as a development tool, not something you should buy for your Xbox One -- that's... read
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Microsoft

Microsoft's Phil Spencer on Kinect: 'consumers love the device, they'll buy it'


We'll see I guess
Jun 24
As much as people make fun of Kinect, it sold a lot of units on the Xbox 360 as an add-on. On the Xbox One -- they didn't have a choice -- they had to buy it. But as of a few weeks ago Microsoft had a change of heart, and dec... read
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Kinect

Microsoft executive: Kinectless Xbox One SKU is the best thing for Kinect


It's all about more options
Jun 10
Approximately a month ago, Microsoft revealed that it was releasing a new Xbox One SKU -- a package that was $400 and didn't include a Kinect. A lot of people interpreted this as the beginning of the end for Kinect, a sign th... read
Hands-on D4 photo
Unfortunately, weirdos abound when you're looking for D...
Swery65 brought us Deadly Premonition, so you know D4 is going to be weird. In fact, Swery told me that he drafted six or seven different stories to work on next and in his partnership with Microsoft, went with the "most biza... read feature

Ubisoft photo
Ubisoft

'Vaporize aliens with your abs' in Ubisoft's Shape Up for Xbox One


An attempt to make workouts fun
Jun 09
Ubisoft is the latest company to make use of the Kinect for its fitness game but rather than strive for realism, Shape Up tries to be wacky in the hope that you'll work out harder if you're having fun. Squat into outer space... read
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Bungie

Bungie to forgoe Kinect on Destiny to improve resolution


Yes!
Jun 09
It's crazy how much Microsoft changed their stance in the infamous "Xbox 180" debacle, and how much they've changed in the past month or so. The latest development is the decision to sell a Kinect-less Xbox, which has had a b... read
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Hands-on with new Neighborhood level
Harmonix has thought a lot about how they'll welcome players to Fantasia: Music Evolved and they've decided to add a partner apprentice that will serve as a sort of game guide. Her name is Scout, a talented but impatient appr... read feature

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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved dated: October 21, 2014 for Xbox One and Xbox 360


New tracks revealed
Jun 06
Harmonix sends word that Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved finally has a solid release date: October 21, 2014, for Xbox One and Xbox 360. We have a brand new preview for you to check out this morning. For now, here are the new ... read
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Creating an out of body experience with an Oculus and 3 Kinects


Kinect is useful for SOME things
May 18
Kinect may suck for gaming, but it sure is a great piece of tech for everything else. Take for instance this 3D recreation that involves three Kinects, and an Oculus Rift. One of the cool takeaways from this demonstration is... read
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Xbox One interface will be updated now that Kinect is being ditched


Well good
May 13
The big story of the day is how Microsoft will be selling the Xbox One without the Kinect starting this June. Good! But what about the user interface? The Xbox One's UI was designed to be "best" used with Kinect, and thankful... read
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Unboning the Xbone
The official line on the Kinect-free Xbox One model will be about choice. Giving consumers choices. This is a lie, of course. More blatant than, "As excited as we are about the new Xbox One option, clearly if you use Xbox One... read feature

Xbox One without Kinect photo
'Delivering more choices'
In a post on Xbox.com this morning, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has announced that Microsoft will begin selling Xbox One without the flagship motion-sensing, voice-controlled device Kinect. This new option brings Xbox One's pri... read feature

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Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen dev faces challenges with 1080p on Xbox One


1080p won’t let me be
Apr 23
The struggle of next-gen developers seems to be that of “Should it be smooth, or pretty?” CI Games executive producer Tomasz Gop has stated that with Lords of the Fallen, he's confident that his team will be able ... read
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Soda Drinker Pro goes next-gen


Xbox One version coming
Apr 15
You wanna talk next-gen? The next generation of games isn't about graphics or motion control or laser beams or whatever. It's about soda. Sweet, sweet b-b-b-b-bonus soda. And that soda is coming to Xbox One later this year. S... read
Dumb Idiot Ideas photo
Slow news day?
This week, we filmed a wonderful short piece in which Bill and I discussed the lack of video games that let us play as actual animals. Unfortunately, Bill's microphone cut out mid-discussion, and the camera's face-tracking started focusing on an animated GIF of some dogs having sex I had up on my monitor behind me. So, here's what we did instead.  read feature

Kinect photo
Kinect

Molyneux says that a Kinectless Xbox One is an inevitability


'It feels more and more like a joke'
Apr 08
Despite strong sales numbers, Microsoft's Kinect has always been a contentious piece of hardware. Even though the iteration that comes bundled with the Xbox One is more functional than the original for the Xbox 360, it still ... read
Kinect Sports photo
Kinect Sports

Kinect Sports Rivals has a Battletoads reference in it


I'll hold your hand while we cry for Rare
Apr 07
As the sands of time continue to drop in this hourglass called life, it's easy to forget things -- even major elements of our childhood. For instance, I completely forgot Rare was responsible for the amazing Battletoads ... read
Kinect Sports Review photo
A semi-middling rivalry
The original Kinect Sports for the Xbox 360 did exactly what it set out to to do. It didn't set the world on fire or reinvent gaming as we know it, but it showed that despite some gimmicky features, the Kinect actually w... read feature

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Kinect for Windows looks just like the Xbox One Kinect


Sans logo
Mar 28
The newly revealed Kinect for Windows sensor looks just like the Xbox One Kinect sensor, save for the removal of the Xbox One logo and the addition of a power cord. Well, there's a hub box, too. It connects to USB 3.0 and pow... read
Disney Fantasia photo
Disney Fantasia

Harmonix reveals The Hollow region of Disney Fantasia


Also announces multiplayer mode and more music
Mar 24
Harmonix has released this trailer for Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, highlighting a new region of the game, The Hollow, where players will bring a forest environment to life through playing songs and interacting in the wor... read
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Play Kinect Sports Rivals and you may win $10,000


Plus a trip for two around the world
Mar 24
There's a big competition revolving around Kinect Sports Rivals, where the grand prize winner can win up to $10,000 in cash plus a trip to one of four destinations around the world: Bora Bora, China, Machu Picchu, or the Swi... read
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There Came an Echo

There Came an Echo set to bounce onto Xbox One


One reason to own a Kinect
Mar 01
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... read