Articles with the tag kinect

What is the Future of Motion Control in Video Games?

When it introduced the Wii, Nintendo showed us that there’s more to video game controllers than just pressing buttons. Interestingly, the results of Nintendo’s motion control experiment went better than expected: the Wii became the top-selling console of its generation and the third best-selling console of all time. When the games industry realised that Nintendo […]

Mars Rover Landing Comes to Xbox Kinect

NASA has devised a clever way to educate the public about their risky landing on Mars with the Curiosity rover: translate the entire experience to Xbox Kinect, and make it a free download.

Leaked Docs Show the Xbox’s Future

The third major Xbox console is real, and it’s coming. Possibly as soon as Christmas of next year, if this leaked 2-year-old PowerPoint presentation document is to be believed.

E3 2012: Xbox

Microsoft came out swinging when it kicked off E3 2012 at its annual media briefing this morning. Xbox wowed the audience with a big Halo 4 presentation, the surprise announcement of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and much more.

$100 Subsidized Xbox 360 Coming?

TheVerge is reporting that Microsoft is planning to launch a 4GB Xbox 360 + Kinect + Xbox Live Gold bundle as soon as next week that’s just $100. The catch? Taking a page from mobile and cable providers, Xbox wants you to sign up for a $15/month subscription.

Xbox Working on Standalone Kinect Console

Is this earth-shattering news, or just “yeah, duh”? The Daily is reporting an exclusive scoop today that Microsoft is working on its own answer to the likes of AppleTV and Boxee, in the form of a Kinect set-top box that doesn’t require an Xbox to run.

Kinect 2

We already know that Microsoft is hard at work on its third-generation Xbox as we speak. And it goes without saying that that console will come with Kinect technology built in. Today, a report is circulating that suggests this “Kinect 2″ will be able to do some downright astonishing things.

5 Black Friday Gamer Deals You Can’t Miss

Because I love you, dear reader. That’s why I scoured through all of the Black Friday ads to compile this list of the best deals for scoring quality gaming hardware at deep discounts. ‘Cause if you’re going out on Thanksgiving night to wait in line in the cold, darn it you should know if it’s […]

New Xbox in 2013, PS4 in 2014?

Develop Online is reporting that “industry sources” believe that the next generation of Xbox will land in 2013, while the PlayStation 4 won’t come until “at least 2014.”

Xbox Live Is Getting Bing-ified

“Metro” is the codename of this Fall’s annual Xbox Live update, which among other things is going to make your dashboard look an awful lot like Bing mixed with Windows Phone 7. Here’s a breakdown of the major changes you can expect.

E3: Xbox Unveils Halo 4, Kinect Fable, Live TV

This morning in Los Angeles, Microsoft promised to show off “the future of gaming,” and their vision of the future clearly looks an awful lot like Kinect. Let’s go over the highlights — and loads of screens & vids… Xbox always has a lively show, keeping things moving fast from one game to the next, never […]

E3 2011 Predictions

E3 is just two weeks away! Can you believe it? What delicious (and what vaporware) delights will E3 2011 bring to gamers? What surprises do Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have in store for their pre-E3 media extravaganzas? What games will walk away from the week with the heaviest buzz? It’s impossible to predict what secrets […]

Han Solo in carbonite recreated with Microsoft Kinect

Very interesting projects using Microsoft’s Kinect present themselves seemingly on a daily basis.  MIT graduate student Edwina Portocarrero, adorned in a Princess Leia costume, recreated the holographic projection plea for assistance made famous by Carrie Fisher.  More recently we profiled Be Your Own Souvenir, a system which scans people in real-time and generates a miniature […]

Be Your Own Souvenir! Create an incredible 3D figurine of yourself

As a child my mother didn’t have the disposable income necessary to provide my brother and I with the latest and greatest toys on the market. Instead, on rare occasions we received a G.I. Joe action figure, but more often than not we were presented with a plastic bag of small, green, army figures. These […]

‘The Gunstringer’ Offers Kinect Gunplay

Twisted Pixel, the game developer behind ‘Splosion Man and Comic Jumper, has announced a new title for Kinect that’s unlike any game for Kinect thus far. Since Kinect was first announced, the elephant in the room has been how the platform would handle traditional games like shooters. Twisted Pixel has come up with a unique […]

Avatar Kinect Unveiled

Man, I hate watching Microsoft keynote addresses. Microsoft always tries so hard to be cool, to capture that ineffable “it” quality that Apple exudes so effortlessly. This one included a demonstration of Windows Phone 7 by a woman who had had way too many energy drinks. But I digress. Microsoft just opened the annual Consumer […]

How Do Kinect’s Sales Numbers Compare?

So there’s a press release making the rounds today about how Microsoft’s new Xbox motion controller Kinect has sold one million units in its first 10 days. This is big news for Xbox because Microsoft has made big noise about wanting to sell 5 million Kinect units by the end of this year, and they […]