Category Archives: Kinect
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 07:58 BST
Another versions of Microsoft’s Kinect is in development for Windows and has been announced to release next year.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 02:22 BST
A patent filed by Microsoft for Kinect describes a camera system that monitors the number of viewers in a room. Content providers will be able to set a threshold which if exceeded would trigger a prompt for the device owner to purchase a license for more viewers.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 01:17 BST
Microsoft has registered domain names for the new Kinect hardware, which will come bundled with the console, called Kinect One as well as what is likely to be a new Kinect-based fitness game for the new console, called Xbox Fitness.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 07:28 BST
Ben Kilgore, corporate vice president of interactive entertainment business has confirmed that the next-gen Kinect will be available on Windows PC at some stage.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 | 23:48 BST
Virtuix makes omni-directional treadmills, which may not seem relevant to your life interests until you see it in partnership with Oculus Rift and Kinect, bringing us one step closer to 1980′s sci-fi virtual reality experiences.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 15:13 BST
Ryse is a next-generation Xbox launch title according to a report on The Verge.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 06:04 BST
Fox and Microsoft have signed a coexistence agreement regarding their rival claims to the Killer Instinct trademark. Under the terms of the agreement, as uploaded by NeoGAF users, Fox promises not to raise objections to Microsoft’s trademarking of or use of the phrase. Presumably this means the TV show that started the drama won’t be renewed any time soon – but oh, harro, what’s this jaw-dropping Kinect title in the works at Rare?
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 01:03 GMT
The long-anticipated and much-delayed Crimson Dragon is almost upon us, although no release window has been set.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 00:19 GMT
Gore Verbinski was making a Kinect game with Blind Wink called Matter. Now he is not. “Microsoft Studios is no longer pursuing this title,” a spokesperson told Joystiq.
Wed, Mar 06, 2013 | 12:12 GMT
Rare has posted a batch of job adverts calling for Kinect experience and for applicants proficient in cloud technology, pouring more fuel on the Xbox 720 rumour fire.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 21:34 GMT
Microsoft eventually wants its Kinect sensor in all sorts of different devices, but has to overcome a number of hurdles.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 12:54 GMT
Gears of War: Exile was said to be the victim of a screenshot leak last month. Epic Games has been probed – not literally – about the Kinect game’s existence in a new interview, but the studio isn’t biting, besides calling the rumoured project ‘really cool’.
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 16:58 GMT
Dance Central 3 is getting a new batch of DLC this month, featuring tracks from unstoppable musical juggernaut Rhianna.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | 11:50 GMT
Xbox 720 or Durango or Xbox Next or whatever you want to call it is heavily-rumoured to feature in-built Kinect functionality. Alleged specs for the unit have surfaced online, sparking fresh debate over the console’s enhanced motion capabilities.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 13:52 GMT
Activision and Rovio have announced that the Angry Birds Trilogy has sold over one million units worldwide. The firms jointly released the Anger Management DLC recently, which features 130 extra puzzles from content such as Wreck the Halls and Birdday Party. The trilogy was released in September 2012 for 3DS, PS3 with Move support, and Xbox 360 with Kinect integration. It will release for Wii and Wii U sometime this year.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 02:39 GMT
A se of screens purported to represent a Gears of War RTS have surfaced on VGLeaks. The early alpha screens apparently show a game in which you could control troop movements by drawing lines with your fingers. There’s absolutely no proof, but a Gears of War title called Exile was shelved sometimes before April 2012, and is believed to have involved Kinect in some way.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 12:57 GMT
Ryse development is “Really shaping up well”, according to Crytek. The game was first revealed at E3 2011 and billed as a big core title for Kinect. It may miss 2013, which suggests that it could be going next-gen.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 17:10 GMT
Microsoft has hired Kate Barnes as executive producer of Microsoft Studios’ Soho Productions and will be in charge of the firm’s EMEA “2-way TV experiences.” Barnes was formerly Channel 5′s digital boss. “It’s an amazing time to be joining not only Soho Productions but also Xbox as we look to evolve the content experience to meet the changing ways that audiences are consuming entertainment,” said Barnes. “Soho Productions are at the forefront of this and have already demonstrated their innovation and commitment in this space with Kinect Sesame Street TV last year.” Thanks MCV.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 02:20 GMT
76 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold around the world – three times the number of original Xbox, Microsoft executives said at the at the D: Dive into Media conference this week. Kinect sales have reached 24 million, or roughly one-third of the Xbox 360′s total. Xbox Live now boasts 46 million members, a 15% increase on last year, and has clocked up 18 billion hours of entertainment usage. During 2012, Xbox Live Gold members averaged 87 hours per month using the service.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 | 17:02 GMT
Nottingham Trent University has been awarded a grant to build a prototype system with Kinect, which will provide real-time feedback on stroke victims’ facial movements during rehabilitation. The team behind the device will spend 18 months developing the prototype with the £347,000 grant money. The system will track various movements during the recommend 45 minute therapy session for facial paralysis, with feedback appearing on-screen with the patient’s avatar. Information obtained using the tech will then be used to help with the patient’s rehabilitation. More on Eurogamer.