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Games developers really kicked Kinect when it was down this week

It’s not been a great week for Microsoft. Pulling Kinect from the Xbox One was seen as the final u-turn for a games consoles that’s been chasing its own tail almost since it was first revealed.

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Kinect 2.0 headlines

  • Xbox One DVR automatically records gameplay when an achievement is unlocked - report

    It seems that alongside its constant background recording of the last 5 minutes of gameplay, the Xbox One’s DVR will automatically record gameplay every time an achievement is unlocked. The information was revealed by Xbox Australia product manager Adam Pollington in an interview with YouTuber ChampChong at EB Games Expo.

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  • Xbox One DVR features let you record video commentary to share with game clips

    During his Eurogamer Expo talk Microsoft Corporate Vice President Phil Harrison showed off Xbox One’s game recording features in a short demonstration of the console’s Upload Studio. Although no specifics were given as to the length of recording time available, he stated that players can record “as much or as little as they want.”

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  • Kinect can understand two voices talking at one, mouths moving in the dark

    Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President Phil Harrison has shown a new video about Kinect 2.0, focusing on Rare’s Kinect Sport Rivals game. He stated that Kinect 2.0 will be powerful enough to understand two voices speaking at once, and read mouth movements even in the dark.

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  • Unity enters deal with Microsoft for Xbox One, W8 platform support

    Unity Technologies announced today during Build Conference in San Francisco that it has added Xbox One support for Kinect, SmartGlass support to its development tools and has also extended its commitment to Windows 8 the W8 Phone. The Xbox One version of the game engine will also feature cloud computing support, and developers being published […]

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  • Xbox 720 not "always-on", runs Windows 8 - claims source

    Xbox 720 will not require an online connection to function, the recent round of VGLeaks specs were correct and Kinect 2.0 is a thing. That’s the claim of an alleged Microsoft insider working in software, who has spilled plenty of fresh information online.

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  • Rumor - Xbox 720 documents show next-gen plans

    A two-year old set of documents claiming to list what Microsoft has in store for Xbox 720 – yes, that is what it’s called in the graphs – has been plastered all over the internet.

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