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Get your tilt on in Need for Speed/DiRT 3 on PC


Feb 15
This one took me a little bit to wrap my head around. Flypad, available on iTunes, allows you to control PC racing games like Need For Speed: The Run and DiRT 3 with touchscreen and tilt controls by downloading the iOS ... read

Five games we could really Kinect with


Jan 16
Kinect, as it stands right now, is a "pretty cool" thing. As a supplement to the general operation of an Xbox 360, it's hard for me to imagine living without it now that it's in my home. As an accessory designed for the purpo... read

Office Chat: Faith in Valve, Zelda's motion-based future


Dec 14
We have another delightful edition of Office Chat for you today. Join Jim Sterling, Jordan Devore and I as we consider a world where all Zelda is motion-controlled. We also contemplate what Valve fans might do for confirmation of Half-Life 3 and what starts as an innocent question about Jim's sunglasses takes a turn for the sordid. read

Skyward Sword controls: The future of the Zelda franchise


Dec 12
There was a time when The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might have been a button only affair, with nary a motion control in sight. But Legend of Zelda producer, Eiji Aonuma, explained to Official Nintendo Magazine that he co... read

PS Move ships 9 million, only 1 million in half a year


Nov 25
Sony's boasted that the PlayStation Move shipped six million units since launch, although once again it declined to give any actual sales figures. Considering only a million units were shipped in the past six months, however,... read

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was released today, and the game is already buzzing with controversy. Specifically, some reviewers and players are insisting that the game's motion controls are fantastic while others a... read feature


The PlayStation Move came to North America on September 17, 2010. In that time, I think I've used the peripheral maybe six times. This is said as a person whose job it is to own and use one of these things. When the controlle... read feature

Mega64: Rise of Nightmares is all you ever need


Sep 07
Yesterday, we showed you a new ad for Sega's Kinect horror game Rise of Nightmares. That video... was for plebeians. Here's the one you want to watch, complete with a Look Who's Talking Too twist ending. Mega64: RISE OF NIGHTMARES Commercial [YouTube] read

New Rise of Nightmares trailer looks more familiar


Sep 06
SEGA has had an interesting run of ads for its Kinect-based horror title, Rise of Nightmares. But this latest trailer for the game should be easily recognizable to everyone as the typical, "people are having fun playing... read

Freddie Wong's PS3 really DOES do everything!


Sep 04
Freddie Wong, special effects guru and maestro of magic and sunshine, has modified his PS3 to enable real 3D gaming. Equipped with a PlayStation Move inserted in a Sharp Shooter controller shell, Freddie takes to the streets... read

New Destructoid Episode: Jimmy Fallon Steals All Our News


Jun 17
Move it, football-head. It's Friday, so today's episode of The Destructoid Show was carefree and whimsical. Here's the rundown: Jimmy Fallon, that guy who was in Taxi with Queen Latifah, sometimes covers video game news on h... read

Razer Hydra motion controller shipping in June for $140


Apr 21
I hope you didn't forget about the Razer Hydra. It's a motion-control device for PC, which might seem a little unusual at first, but the market is certainly there for this type of controller. Razer and Sixense have announced ... read

Conquer your food in new Kinect Sports Calorie Challenge


Apr 19
There's new downloadable content available for Kinect Sports on Xbox Live Marketplace. The Calorie Challenge DLC puts you up against food items in events. Yes, your dreams of having a rivalry with a dude in a pizza cost... read

Guerrilla: Motion control will be in most FPS games


Feb 08
Killzone 3 is among the first 360/PS3 shooters to embrace motion control, with full PlayStation Move support. Developer Guerrilla believes this is but one step toward a waggle-scented future, with motion control destined to b... read

The Last Story has 'no shake controls', other details


Jan 15
According to a new info dump, the highly anticipated Wii exclusive The Last Story will not use "shake controls". It's also been made clear that the game will not be coming to other consoles because Nintendo worked so closely... read

PrimeSense plans to put motion control into everything


Jan 13
The Israeli company PrimeSense, who built the technology in Microsoft's Kinect motion control system, is now looking put their tech into everything they can. PrimeSense president Aviad Maizels said that the company wants to, ... read

Sony patents show radically different Move controller


Dec 06
Sony's Move motion control system is not too far removed from that of the Wii, when it comes right down to it. Yes, detecting the wand's position in three dimensions is a huge improvement over Nintendo's effort but the device... read

Hacked Kinect used to play Super Mario Bros. 1


Nov 28
Here's yet another video of someone using Kinect to do something awesome. Using a PC and some custom-written code, this young man is playing Super Mario Bros. 1 with Microsoft's new un-controller. The controls look a little ... read

Kinect manual confirms you need 6 to 8 feet minimum


Oct 06
VG247 has uploaded photos of the entire Microsoft Kinect manual today and there's some information inside which may affect many users' buying decision. Most significantly is the confirmation that you will require a minimum of... read

PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour has a long name


Sep 26
(In honor of the upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive I shall deliver all the news this weekend twice: First the sane way, and then the fear way. It's the weekend, I get to do stuff like this (I h... read

Namco announces Body and Brain Connection for Kinect


Sep 16
We got word of a new Kinect title aimed at powering up your noggin from Namco last week, with the famous Dr. Ryuta Kawashima on board, who is behind Nintendo's famous Brain Training series. Today, Namco spilled the rest of th... read

PAX 10: Long and Holmes Vs. Kung Fu Live!


Sep 09
Child of Eden, the one Kinect game that I really wanted to play at PAX 10, was a no show this year. To make up for that, fate tossed Kung Fu Live! my way, and I loved it. It's basically old-school Mortal Kombat but with bett... read

When motion control first came out with the Wii, one of the most relaxing activities to take part in was the golf game that came with Wii Sports. It wasn't exactly accurate, and it didn't always work right all the time, but i... read feature


When Sony announced that it would be releasing a motion controller for the PlayStation 3, no one was shocked. The success of the Wii had virtually guaranteed that Nintendo's competitors would start scrambling to enter the mot... read feature

Katamari creator thinks the future for videogames is dark


Aug 13
Keita Takahashi may be famous for making bright, happy games such as Katamari Damacy and Nobi Nobi Boy, but the quirky developer has a bleak and depressing view on the future of the games industry. In fact, he doesn't think h... read

Sundays with Sagat: How about a shower? Sound good?


Aug 11
[Sundays with Sagat is a video series where a man named Sagat talks to you about videogames. This is serious business.] Last week, Sagat promised to get out of his depression and start being productive again. First though, i... read

Hey Mommy Bloggers, help market PlayStation Move!


Aug 11
Are you a “Mommy Blogger”? You know, a mom who has a blog and you write about mommy things like, uh… shopping, coupons, and other cliché mom-related crap? Well Sony’s looking for you!Social med... read

Molyneux: Kinect won't kill controllers


Aug 03
Microsoft demagogue and game developer Peter Molyneux has assured us all that Kinect won't kill videogame controllers. That's a relief, because Kinect is so hot looking that we were sure it would eliminate all other forms of ... read

Fight Night Champion won't support Move or Kinect


Aug 02
If you've been having a so-so day, this should cheer you up: EA Sports isn't shoehorning motion control into Fight Night Champion, the next entry in its boxing franchise. Thank goodness! In an interview with Eurogamer, gamepl... read

University of Central Florida developing abstinence game


Jul 30
It's a little weird to write a story that contains the terms, "Fox News," "videogame" and "sex" yet isn't actually negative. Well, not in the traditional sense, anyway. Fox News Orlando reports that the University of Central ... read






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