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Review: FRU

  Watch Video I remember being excited about the original Kinect launching for the Xbox 360, back when I worked in retail. Our store even had a midnight opening for it, which was a rarity in those days. Since then, I've played a majority o...   read
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FRU
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I might just have to dig out my Kinect for FRU

I can never seem to remember its name, but I certainly recognize that gameplay. FRU is a Kinect-powered puzzle-platformer in which you control a little character with a gamepad and also move around in real life to affect the game world wit...   read

 
 
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Xbox One Kinect bundle now as cheap as $215

And thus the Xbox One exodus continues. While we've previously seen some new 500GB Xbox One bundles sold for $230 (with tax and shipping from Newegg), today marks a big departure and a turning point in Xbox One prices: various units are now...   read

 
 
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HoloLens

Microsoft doesn't want HoloLens to be another Kinect

Microsoft is taking its sweet ass time with HoloLens by design, says creator Alex Kipman. Speaking at a TED talk in Vancouver, Kipman explained that while the device is consumer ready, Microsoft wants folks to have something to do with the ...   read

 
 



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Kinect lives
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They're still making Kinect games!

2015 was the year I packed up my Kinect for good. The device wasn't getting enough use -- certainly not for controller-free Xbox One menu navigation, which I never grew accustomed to, and rarely if ever for gaming. I got one of the older Ju...   read

 
 
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Rare chose Kinect

Microsoft didn't push for Kinect development, Rare chose it

The internet narrative has always been: Microsoft bought Rare (Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye) in 2002, then wrecked it, most recently by way of consigning the company to Kinect development. But in a lengthy Eurogamer retrospective on the Kinect,...   read

 
 
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Kinect finally makes good on a feature from the reveal demo

At E3 2009, Microsoft introduced Project Natal, the motion control peripheral that would go on to become Kinect. Most people remember it mostly for Peter Molyneux's kind of creepy "Milo" demo. But, there was also a snazzy sizzle reel of a ...   read

 
 
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Kudo Tsunoda

Kinect creative director Kudo Tsunoda has left Xbox, but not Microsoft

Kudo Tsunoda, the creative director behind the Kinect since back when it was known as Project Natal, has left the Xbox division of Microsoft to work on non-gaming projects for the company. You might know him as the “Well BAM! There it...   read

 
 
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Kinect

Xbox One's Kinect gesturing is a thing of the past

Kinect's role on the Xbox One is becoming more and more diminished. Another blow comes with this week's arrival of the New Xbox One Experience. For the first time ever, Microsoft has done away with hand-gesturing that couldn't be turned off...   read

 
 
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Deals

Can't wait for Black Friday? Xbox One gets free games & bonuses (updated)

Update 11/8: We've updated the post to include freshly arrived Xbox One deals from Best Buy, Newegg et al. Currently the best bet is Microsoft's build your own Xbox One bundle deal, where you get AC Unity for free plus two free games of you...   read

 
 
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Kinect

Microsoft keeps insisting Kinect is the bee's knees, cuts price by $50

Once upon a time, many moon ago, Microsoft was adamant that Kinect was an integral part of the Xbox One. Then, when Xbox One didn't sell all that well, partially because of the $100 markup necessitated by the Kinect, the Xbox One was perfec...   read

 
 
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The Kinect Four

Microsoft insists 'vast majority' of Xbox One Kinect owners still use it

It only took a year to go from the Xbox One won't function without Kinect to Microsoft selling Kinect-free Xbox Ones. And while it's been easy to live a clean, Kinect-free life these past one and a half years (the same one and a half years ...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Today's Xbox One holiday bundle is really two bundles

Microsoft's double-dippin' in more ways than one today. For its fourth Xbox One holiday bundle, it has actually announced two different packages. That's more than we expected, but one of them is kind of a retread from earlier this week. The...   read

 
 
Review: Commander Cherry
  Watch Video "A game that captures pictures of you when you pose to build levels for your character to platform on? This is gonna be a blast," I thought naively as I excitedly volunteered to review Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey, "Finally something I can use my Kinect for!" Note to self: Never, ever, ever volunteer to review a Kinect game again, no matter how cool it might look.   read
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Kinect

Has Microsoft killed Kinect?

Talking of backwards compatibility... did you notice what wasn't on that list of playable titles? Kinect games. There are no Kinect games. No Kinectimals, no Kinect Sport, no Dance Central. It seems that Xbox's all-singing, all-dancing moti...   read

 
 
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Slice Zombies
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It's just like Fruit Ninja, but with zombies

This all rather smacks of ingenuity. A new game just released on Xbox One, and it looks an awful lot like another popular title. Trade some produce for the undead and throw in some coins, and it seems as if you have a borderline clone. Yes...   read

 
 
Swery interview
To say that developer Hidetaka Suehiro -- or, Swery65 as most everyone knows him -- has a knack for creating unique and strange videogame experiences would be an understatement. He has a loyal cult following, as anyone that l...   read
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Extended value

Microsoft discontinues Kinect for Windows

Until today, you could buy a PC compatible, standalone Kinect v2 (the Xbox One one) for use with your PC or tablet. Microsoft just announced it will no longer be producing the Kinect for Windows sensor. If you still want to use a Kinect wit...   read

 
 
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Game News Haikus
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Game News Haikus: Battlefield Hardline, Banjo-Kazooie, Final Fantasy XV, and more

Last week we took a break from the usual poetic news recaps to highlight our favorite games from PAX East, but now we are back in the swing of things. You can check out all of the past episodes on the Game News Haikus YouTube playlist. In ...   read

 
 
CCP does VR A-OK
It’s no secret that virtual reality is quickly making its mark on the videogame industry. If that weren't evident before, GDC 2015 kicked the door wide open. That's why, with numerous developers turning their attention ...   read
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Fruit Ninja review
  Watch Video Any way you slice it, Fruit Ninja is one of the most popular mobile games of all time. It's built around such an unassuming foundation that it lends itself perfectly to those lulls in life when you don't really want to think ...   read
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Rock Band 4

Kinect interference won't be an issue in Rock Band 4

Harmonix wants the Rock Band 4 experience to be a social one -- a group of people together in a room using music as the driving force toward enjoyment. However, Microsoft has a once "integral" peripheral for the Xbox One that's notable...   read

 
 
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Gearbox x Harmonix

Borderlands characters are now in Dance Central Spotlight

Gearbox and Harmonix have worked together in the past with a dance section in one of last year's trailers for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. At the PAX East Inside Gearbox panel, Gearbox and Harmonix announced a new partnership. Vau...   read

 
 


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Kinect

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows sensor will be gone in 2015

Microsoft has announced that they will be ending sales for the original Kinect for Windows sensor in 2015. Since the "v2" edition (Xbox One) is available, it makes sense to phase out the original. They've reminded developers that the new se...   read

 
 
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Kinect
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This game looks like one of the best uses of Kinect or PS Eye I've seen yet

Console camera peripherals are often neat in theory, but fall flat in practice. Turns out that very few people actually want to use the damned things to try to control their games. But, what if they were only used to control the landscape ...   read

 
 
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