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I am officially done with the Kinect

I owe everyone an apology. This past March, I stated that "Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor validates owning a Kinect." As it turns out, I was so, so wrong. We went as far as having the Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor review pass through the hands...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Wii U controller trades its nubs for sticks

E3 is just a few weeks away. Everything that is going to be at the show already exists somewhere, right at this very moment. It's just a matter of time before wee see it all.  It looks like one surprise of the show may have leaked earl...   read

 
 
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DNA sync completed with Assassin's Creed: Kinect

It was bound to happen. We're finally seeing the full capabilities of the Kinect motion sensor, and it looks like they've announced the ultimate in immersive gaming. Assassin's Creed: Kinect puts gamers back in the shoes of Ezio in what lo...   read

 
 
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Freddie W reveals an 'inconvenient truth' to himself

Freddie Wong has once again captured the current video game culture and applied it to one of his regular videos on YouTube. This time, Freddie is a time traveler who jumps back in time to let his younger self know about how awesome gaming ...   read

 
 
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Study: Wii doesn't make fat kids not fat

Nintendo's Wii and the motion control trend that followed gave seemed like the game industry's answer to inactive youth. As games have grown in popularity, kids have spent less and less time outside and, logically, "active" games are the so...   read

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

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 app as well as ...   read

 
 
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Five games we could really Kinect with

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 purpose of playing g...   read

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

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...   read

 
 
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Skyward Sword controls: The future of the Zelda franchise

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 could not imagine...   read

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

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, perhaps the co...   read

 
 
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Skyward Sword should've given us control of its controls

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 are reporting th...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Move, why aren't you moving?

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 controller was first int...   read

 
 
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Mega64: Rise of Nightmares is all you ever need

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 Commerci...   read

 
 
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New Rise of Nightmares trailer looks more familiar

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 this game" ad ...   read

 
 
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Freddie Wong's PS3 really DOES do everything!

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 to mow down sw...   read

 
 
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New Destructoid Episode: Jimmy Fallon Steals All Our News

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 his late-night t...   read

 
 
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Razer Hydra motion controller shipping in June for $140

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 details for the...   read

 
 
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Conquer your food in new Kinect Sports Calorie Challenge

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 costume have finall...   read

 
 
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Guerrilla: Motion control will be in most FPS games

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 become the norm....   read

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

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 with Mistwalk...   read

 
 
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PrimeSense plans to put motion control into everything

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, "expand to all ...   read

 
 
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Sony patents show radically different Move controller

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 is hardly what...   read

 
 
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Hacked Kinect used to play Super Mario Bros. 1

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 less responsive...   read

 
 
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Kinect manual confirms you need 6 to 8 feet minimum

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 six feet of sp...   read

 
 
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PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour has a long name

(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 hope... please d...   read

 
 
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