Kinect News


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.


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

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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.


"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.


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

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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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Fantasia: Music Evolved preview: dynamic duets

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 24, 2014 8:15am PDT

Harmonix revealed some new details about Fantasia: Music Evolved, including five new tracks, a new explorable area, and a two-player competitive mode. Shacknews was invited to check these new features out at this year's Game Developers Conference.


"Remember back when Harmonix was solidly a Sony-oriented studio?"

- the archvile see all 3 comments

Kinect Sports Rivals World Championship to give away $10,000 grand prize

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 24, 2014 7:45am PDT

The Kinect Sports Rivals World Championship will award the best "motion-sports" players with cash prizes, Microsoft has announced. The grand prize winner will win $10,000 in cash and a trip for two to Bora Bora, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, or the Swiss Alps.


Dr. Who's David Tennant to narrate Kinect Sports Rivals

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 4:30pm PDT

The Rare-developed Kinect Sports Rivals has managed to snag a very British addition to the game. David Tennant, best known as the tenth Doctor from...


Kinect Sports Rivals preview: getting a grip

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 17, 2014 6:00am PDT

Kinect Sports Rivals is nowhere as immediately gratifying and fun as Wii Sports. There could be a lot of depth hidden in each of the game modes,...


Kinect Sports Rivals coming to Xbox One on April 8

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 12, 2014 7:00am PST

Kinect Sports Rivals will show what Xbox One Kinect can do on April 11.


"All this power from the console, and the only things they feel like making are...gimmicky games? ..."

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Report: Xbox One costs $471 to build

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 26, 2013 10:15am PST

Xbox One costs $100 more than PS4 at retail. And unsurprisingly, it costs Microsoft almost that much more to build their console versus Sony. Even less surprising: a bulk of that cost comes from the Kinect camera bundled with the system.


"What derelict said. An IGN writer demoed it before release, you should be able to find on ..."

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Apple acquires developer of first-gen Kinect, PrimeSense

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 25, 2013 11:40am PST

PrimeSense, developer of the first-generation Kinect for Xbox 360, has been acquired by Apple.


"I get it that the original Kinect was gimmicky and fairly useless i the long run, but you can't ..."

- lonza see all 6 comments

Xbox One voice command guide

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 22, 2013 11:30am PST

Here's an overview of all the things you can say to your Kinect.


"I asked Foom last night if he'd tried "XBox, give me a hummer" and when he did, it placed Killer ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 32 comments

Zoo Tycoon (Xbox One) review: Zoo Impossible

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 18, 2013 6:00am PST

Frontier Developments caught my attention with a game that promised "Tycoon" style sim management and, yes, the ability to play with adorable animals. What I didn't expect was how deep and satisfying the sim would be.


"The 7 is a hyper-link if you click it you will get the breakdown of what it means. 7 is spot on ..."

- JLove89 see all 14 comments

Battlefield 4 lets you lean and peek with Kinect

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 11:45am PST

As promised, the Xbox One version of Battlefield 4 will support Kinect functionality when it launches on November 22nd. But what will you be able to do with Microsoft's bundled camera? You'll be able to lean and peek.


"Playing a game while lounging on the couch is much different than sitting at a desk"

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Scanning codes into Xbox One is ridiculously fast

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 11:15am PST

One of the benefits of having Kinect included with every Xbox One is how simple redeeming codes will be.


" its not impressive since everything can read QR codes really fast now."

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