Tag Archives: kinect
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 | 22:36 BST
The new Kinect will require you to stand only 1.4m (four and a half feet) away from the sensor if you’re playing alone instead of 1.8m (six feet) like the original Kinect, a leaked Brazilian Xbox One installation manual has revealed. If playing with a friend, you’ll have to stand about 1.8m (six feet) away from the new Kinect, instead of two metres. Additionally the sensor has to be placed half a metre off the ground and no higher than 1.8m in the air.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 | 21:05 BST
Microsoft has announced Xbox One voice commands will only be available in five regions at launch. So those in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany will be able to use their voice to control the Xbox One dashboard and the like at launch, but those in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain and New Zealand will be out of luck. The list of regions was posted on the Xbox One overview here, and at the very bottom. This is likely due to Kinect voice control localization issues which caused a delay of the console in some regions. Thanks, Joystiq.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 | 18:15 BST
Now that Microsoft is really into this whole indie thing, the folks behind the ever-popular Unity engine are working to make a version that specifically supports the Xbox One, much like they did with the 360. And as they do this, Unity Technologies CEO David Helgason tells OXMUK, they’re going to make sure that devs are able to take full advantage of the system’s capabilies, with “a particular focus” on the new Kinect.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 | 08:15 BST
A report out of the Israeli business rag The Calcalist says that Apple is in the early stages of purchasing PrimeSense, a tech company based out of Tel Aviv that is responsible for the 3D sensors in the current-gen Kinect. The report says the deal would be for $280 million, which the paper acknowledges seems to be a really low number. On the other hand, TechCrunch claims to have a source within PrimeSense who says that report is merely a “delusion.”
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 11:49 BST
Call of Duty: Ghosts will support Kinect voice commands on Xbox One, Activision’s Eric Hirshberg has confirmed. It’s not yet clear if you can ‘bark’ orders at the dog, but we can hope.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 11:24 BST
Microsoft’s senior vice president of Interactive Entertainment Business Yusuf Mehdi has stated that given the broad multimedia focus of Xbox One, there’s no reason why it can’t shift between 400 million and 1 billion consoles in its lifetime. He said the company is also angling for 100 million Xbox 360 console sales in the next five years.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 19:52 BST
Xbox One will come bundled with Microsoft’s new Kinect sensor bar, and a new patent filed by the company suggests the device will impose certain DRM restrictions based on who it sees in the room, and more.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 09:31 BST
Xbox One will not support old Xbox 360 controllers or other devices, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed in a statement issued this morning.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 07:09 BST
As more and more details are released and clarified by Microsoft regarding the specification of the Xbox One features and functionality, it has been revealed that the microphone for Xbox One’s Kinect will always be on.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 | 12:54 GMT
Kinect is still a big deal over at Microsoft, as the company has just published a new job ad for candidates to help them take the motion-controlled tech to the next level. The advert also makes no secret that the team will “fail” at times, but that each failure leads to new ideas. It’s also a high-risk job, the posting states. See it in full below.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 | 10:16 BST
You’ve owned the club. You strolled in there, busted a mean running man and left. Now it’s time to do it in your living room. No dancer can be taken seriously without an array of games that force you to do the robot. Ubisoft’s Hip Hop Dance Experience has received a new trailer, and there’s plenty to be getting on with.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 | 15:49 BST
Red Bull Crashed Ice, an extreme sports party game based on Red Bull’s very own winter sporting event has been unveiled and is in development at Stoked studio Bongfish. The game will also be playable at PAX Prime next week.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 | 20:25 BST
Wed, Aug 08, 2012 | 16:29 BST
EA will deliver Kinect’s voice and motion control in more of the publishers titles moving forward, EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson has confirmed.
Fri, Aug 03, 2012 | 10:18 BST
Madden 13 developer EA Tiburon reckons the game is better with Kinect, and has discussed the implementation of voice commands in the game.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 00:51 BST
Capcom’s announced exclusive pre-order incentives for those who pre-order From Software’s upcoming mech combat sequel Steel Battalion: Heavy Armour.
Mon, Mar 05, 2012 | 15:42 GMT
Capcom’s confirmed that its Kinect-exclusive Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor will be releasing on June 19 in North America and June 22 in Europe.
It also released a brand new trailer to go along which deals with the story of the game’s main protagonist Sgt. Power, and his platoon. You can check the trailer out after the break.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 | 20:28 GMT
A set of recruitment ads suggests Microsoft’s planning to set up two new Kinect-focused development studios.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 06:36 GMT
Fri, Nov 04, 2011 | 17:27 GMT
Microsoft has released a video, which shows all the various ways Kinect is being used, or in the process of being used for. It’s to celebrate the device turning a year old. Also the Kinect for Windows SDK beta has moved to stage two which adds “faster skeletal tracking, a better accuracy rate when it comes to skeletal tracking and joint recognition, and the ability to plug and unplug your Kinect without losing work or productivity.” The commercial program’s still slated for an early 2012 launch. Thanks, Engadget.