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Opinion: It's too soon for Microsoft to give up on Kinect

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 18, 2014 11:00am PST

My name is Ozzie Mejia and I truly hated Kinect on Xbox 360. Since then, I've played several Kinect games on Xbox One and now I am convinced that Microsoft abandoning the peripheral would be a huge mistake.

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"Honestly,MS should have given up on it a long time ago,as most devs have.There's obviously a ..."

- Th3rdSun see all 6 comments

Xbox One Kinect adapter kit allows connection to Windows 8 PCs and tablets

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Those looking to use their Xbox One Kinect with their PC will now be able to do so, thanks to a new adapter released by Microsoft.

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"I know, I've been saying the same thing all along. I actually wished the microphone was in the ..."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 15 comments

Xbox One Kinect standalone coming October 7 for $149

By Robert Workman, Aug 27, 2014 10:00am PDT

Those who want the motion experience and didn't get it in the bundle will be able to pick it up on its own soon. It'll also include a free game for good measure.

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"I'm curious to see what people can come up with when using it on a PC with an Oculus Rift. "

- ant_hillbilly see all 7 comments

Kinect v2 for Windows coming later this month

By Steve Watts, Jul 07, 2014 6:52am PDT

Microsoft has announced that the new Kinect will launch on PC on July 15 for $199.

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"I thought so too, but I've heard there's a fair bit of latency involved that could make it bad ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 31 comments

Kinect for Windows v2 pre-orders now open to developers

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 05, 2014 11:00am PDT

Microsoft has started taking pre-orders for Kinect for Windows v2 from developers. Interested devs can order the hardware and SDK beta for $199.00.

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"The fact i was talking about games and the 360/xbone would be enough with out having to point ..."

- Twin--Sword see all 9 comments

Xbox One June update adds external storage, real names, and more

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2014 7:45am PDT

The June update for Xbox One will allow you to use external storage, use real names for friends, and choose an automatic sign-in account.

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"Not sure if I have you on my list but I can add you later today, my gamertag is MadBrahminD."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 6 comments

Shack Snack: May 15, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 15, 2014 6:00am PDT

Start your mornings right with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Xbox One: Will non-Kinect users miss out?

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Microsoft's move to offer Xbox One without the Kinect again raises a looming question: just what are non-users missing out on?

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"The ability to "find the location of the sound source and the direction of the audio wave" is ..."

- capt tripps see all 18 comments

Fantasia: Music Evolved trailer blasts off with Elton John

By Ozzie Mejia, May 14, 2014 9:00am PDT

The newest trailer for Fantasia: Music Evolved takes players into space. And of course, they're playing "Rocketman."

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Removing Kinect could increase Xbox One processing power

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2014 7:00am PDT

Microsoft VP for devices and studios Yusuf Mehdi signaled that removing Kinect may free up more processing power for games, but still feels that having the Kinect attached is "the premium experience."

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"Microsoft really needed to build up a library of titles that utilized it in new and novel ways ..."

- TheEmissary see all 54 comments

Xbox One getting $399 version without Kinect in June

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2014 8:55am PDT

Microsoft is introducing an Xbox One without Kinect included. It will launch on June 9 for $399.

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"Her point is you're not listening to the customers, you're listening to the money telling you a ..."

- Thornfist see all 194 comments

Next Xbox One update will let you help improve speech recognition

By Andrew Yoon, May 05, 2014 9:00am PDT

With the next system update, Microsoft is asking for fans to provide their own voice samples to help improve their voice recognition software.

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"So if all the southerners opt in and we slobs from NJ opt out, does that mean the South will ..."

- TheMongbat see all 22 comments

Soda Drinker Pro coming to Xbox One with Kinect support

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 14, 2014 11:30am PDT

Soda Drinker Pro, an odd first-person soda-drinking game, is coming to Xbox One with Kinect support. Already available now for PC with Oculus Rift support, Soda Drinker Pro has players drinking various carbonated beverages in a variety of environments.

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"Gee, just reading your post I thought maybe you did it like you were giving a blowjob..."

- HyperionAlpha see all 14 comments

Kinect Sports Rivals review: could've been a contender

By Robert Workman, Apr 09, 2014 8:00am PDT

The latest release in the Kinect Sports series hits several snags.

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"Robert did you have any issues with achievements not unlocking?"

- mancide see all 6 comments

Kinect for Windows v2 hardware revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 28, 2014 6:30am PDT

Today, Microsoft revealed what the final retail version of Kinect v2 for PC will look like.

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- Rauol Duke see all 10 comments