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Star Fox Zero's motion controls can't be fully disabled

IGN reports that, despite earlier claims, motion controls can't be fully disabled for Star Fox Zero. Nintendo issued a statement explaining that "motion controls cannot be entirely disabled in Star Fox Zero, although players will have some ...   read

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PlayStation VR

Sony patents new Power Glove for PlayStation VR

One challenge facing virtual reality designers is what they should do with the player's hands. Some games, like flight simulators, have it relatively easy. A joystick and throttle can easily mirror what's going on in a cockpit. But for most...   read

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Scalebound originally starred a young, female protagonist

Scalebound is one of those games I've just been excited about since it was shown off at E3 last year. A new game from Platinum, the master of character action, about riding dragons into ancient combat while modern music blares in your Beats...   read

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Review: Commander Cherry
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Review: Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey

"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 ...   read

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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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Backers of crowdfunded Delta Six controller hit by friendly fire

The Delta Six controller is the latest entry in my inadvertent series on crowdfunding drama. Hot on the heels of news that The Stomping Land was abandoned by its development team, details have emerged of project mismanagement, unfulfi...   read

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Think a game has bad controls? Maybe it's your fault

Number 56 on the master list of 235 "Things that I say that sometimes annoy people who play videogames" is that it's very rare for a game to have "bad" controls. Most of the time when people say that, they are focusing too much their idea ...   read

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Xbox One

There's going to be a Fruit Ninja Kinect 2

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 newer console wou...   read

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Myo is a hands-free alternative for the Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is a great piece of equipment, and up until now you needed to use motion--based controllers to simulate your own arms in some Rift games. Myo looks to take things one step further by freeing up your hands, thus creating a m...   read

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Apple buys Kinect company

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 discuss our pur...   read


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Kinect 2.0 tech demos showcase a more responsive system

Ever dedicated to evangelizing the usefulness of Kinect 2.0, Microsoft has released two tech demos showcasing the camera's improvements over its predecessor. The first video focuses on how the Kinect 2.0 interacts with your body: reading y...   read

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Xbox One's Kinect won't work anywhere but on Xbox One

When Kinect launched for Xbox 360, it was immediately compatible with Windows PCs. When Xbox One's Kinect launches, that won't be the case. Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One's Kinect sensor was built specifically with the new console in...   read

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Double Fine

This is what Double Fine's Leap Motion game looks like

Following the release schedule for the Leap Motion Controller and tease that Double Fine would have a game of its own for the device, more details have come out. This new title, "a music driven score challenge game" designed by folks who wo...   read

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Microsoft is interested in using Kinect tech for tablets

Some of us aren't so keen on using Kinect for playing most types of games, but that's not to say the technology doesn't have its applications elsewhere. Can you imagine Microsoft integrating Kinect with laptops or tablets? Chief research an...   read

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Witcher 3 gets horses and fire, Beyond gets Willem Dafoe

As we do every Friday (except for sometimes) we did a live Destructoid Show. CD Projekt Red announced some stuff about The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, and then dropped some new screens. Some stuff is being released in May, including Met...   read

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Study shows videogames can help create better surgeons

This isn't the first time that a scientific study has come up demonstrating the benefits that videogames can have on budding surgeons, and it surely won't be the last. It makes sense: spend time developing hand-eye coordination and fine-mot...   read

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Play videogames with a gesture control armband

Controllers and keyboards are standard tools in every gamer's repertoire, but what if I told you that a high-tech armband could be the next step in control interface evolution? Built by Canadian start-up firm Thalmic Labs, the Myo allows th...   read

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Leap Motion

Finger-tracking Leap Motion all set for a May release

The Leap Motion Controller is one of those devices that looks cool enough to buy even if it ends getting used, at best, infrequently. Thankfully, in this case, the device is $79.99 which is reasonable enough for promising yet unproven tech ...   read

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DualShock 4

Sony reveals DualShock 4

Sony has just officially revealed the DualShock 4 controller, which is pretty close to the photo we published last week. Mark Cerny, PS4 Lead System Architect, showed the controller during today's live stream event and provided ad...   read

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Resident Evil Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations lacks Wiimote pointer controls

I hate to be the one to crush the hopes and dreams of the affable Jonathan Holmes, but it looks like the Wii U version of Resident Evil: Revelations will not offer a Wii Remote + Nunchuk option. Oh yes, we'll get lovely off-TV GamePad suppo...   read

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Motion Controls

Trends of this Generation: Waggling with motion controls

If current estimations are to be believed, the current console generation will be the longest we’ve seen in the history of gaming. As of right now, just a little less than one-third of my life fits between November 16, 2005 and now. T...   read

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Kinect 2 dev kits?

Rumor: Motion control kits for next Xbox 'in circulation'

For all of Microsoft's commercial success with Kinect, the device still seems to draw a lot of criticism for its lack of compelling supported games, and rightfully so. Perhaps things will be different with the successor to the Xbox 360, whi...   read


CES: MAG II gun controller needs no sensor bar

I sprayed virtual bullets all over the CES game section today trying out the MAG II gyroscopic gun controller. This "wireless magneton induction" controller uses a gyroscope and on-the-fly calibration to let you aim in first-person shooters...   read

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J.S. Joust designer on art, failures, and motion control

Last week's Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) was a real instant friendship time. Douglas Wilson is probably the most down-to-earth, PhD-educated videogame developer I've met all year. There was no subject he wasn't willing to roll with, from the...   read

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The DTOID Show: Sony's New Controller, God of War & THQ

We were live earlier today for The Destructoid Show, and if you missed it... Shame on you. But here's a recording anyway. Sony patented a new controller that's kinda cool, but also stupid-looking. THQ's in the latest Humble Bundle, and it'...   read

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