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Xbox Fitness subscription service planned for Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 26, 2013 2:15pm PDT

Kinect for Xbox 360 found success by appealing to the fitness crowd. Microsoft hopes to capture that magic once again with Xbox One, this time with a subscription-based service.


"I enjoyed the Kinect fitness stuff, but I definitely wouldn't pay a subscription for it ..."

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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die makes Kinect exciting again

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 23, 2013 8:00am PDT

The upcoming cel-shaded adventure from Deadly Premonition director Hidetaka Suehiro ("Swery65") doesn't require Kinect. However, it's precisely the kind of game that will make you want to take advantage of Microsoft's gaming camera.


"AH! Thats kind of refreshing and over the top Kinect gameplay is the sort of things that can ..."

- etherspark see all 3 comments

Microsoft: developers love 'consistent' Kinect in Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT

You're probably waiting for the next Xbox 180, in which Microsoft offers an Xbox One without a packaged Kinect. You might not want to hold your breath for that one.


"Plus touting pre-sale reserves to show that it's somehow wildly popular hardly proves anything. ..."

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This is how you play Fantasia: Music Evolved

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 03, 2013 7:00am PDT

Finally, actual gameplay footage of Harmonix's Fantasia: Music Evolved


"Looks like something the kids will enjoy. Though, I'd want to know what kind of music selection ..."

- daggot see all 3 comments

Xbox One Kinect to support eight languages at launch

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 30, 2013 6:45am PDT

One of the fancy things Microsoft expects you to do with a shiny new Xbox One is talk to it. Kinect is still included with every system, ready for you to command it with your voice. Sure, it will understand you in English, but what other languages will Kinect support at laun...


"Poor Aussies. Going to have to learn the proper godly name for things. It's called "Cotton ..."

- Cham Sonar see all 3 comments

Rare has ideas for new Banjo Kazooie and Viva Pinata--using Kinect

By Steve Watts, Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Rare's Simon Woodroffe says the studio has ideas of how to integrate Kinect into some of its older franchises like Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata, and Banjo.


"Someone here said Rare is totally Kinect focused a few days ago."

- Pneum0 see all 6 comments

Watch how Xbox One Kinect scans your face

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 23, 2013 11:30am PDT

Take a better look at Kinect's face-scanning tech with this new video.


"ya man she is a plank... God its painful seeing people play on Kinect..... god "

- memots see all 25 comments

Fighter Within for Xbox One aims to 'really deliver' a Kinect fighting experience

By Miguel Concepcion, Aug 22, 2013 2:05pm PDT

Ubisoft's first Kinect fighting game, Fighters Uncaged, might have been universally panned, but that hasn't stopped them from trying again with Xbox One. Shacknews talks with executive producer Luc Verdier about Fighter Within.


"Actually it's a Ubisoft game. Garbage games exist on every platform. "

- MaxPete82 see all 18 comments

Kinect Sports Rivals video shows off fancy Xbox One tech

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2013 2:45pm PDT

The new Kinect included with Xbox One is incredible. And a new video for Kinect Sports Rivals shows off some of the crazy tech built into Microsoft's next-gen camera.


"Ohhh M$ fool me once shame on your fool me twice shame on me. This looks very much like ..."

- Zolimox see all 29 comments

Fighter Within is Ubisoft's full-body fighting game for Xbox One Kinect

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 19, 2013 8:00am PDT

Ubisoft is working on a new game for Xbox One Kinect called Fighter Within. According to Ubisoft, it will provide players "the excitement of a real fight, throwing you into the most immersive total-body combat experience ever made."


"I get what you're saying, but if you think of it as shadow boxing it kind of works. What annoys ..."

- red2lucas see all 6 comments

Whitten: Xbox One will not require Kinect to operate

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 12, 2013 6:30pm PDT

Xbox One will not require Kinect to function, according to a Q&A session conducted earlier today with Xbox corporate VP Marc Whitten.


"Actually when they said "off" they meant off. It has a little LED that shows that it has no ..."

- uncleanmonkey see all 42 comments

Kinect Sports Rivals delayed, no longer launch title

By Steve Watts, Jul 26, 2013 7:30am PDT

Kinect Sports Rivals, the Xbox One launch title that outed its November release window, has been delayed to spring 2014.


"Most of the Kinect stuff that has been pushed so far is more of enhancements to controller based ..."

- mancide see all 10 comments

Map your face with Kinect in Xbox One games

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT

With Xbox One, Kinect is always staring at you, silently judging you. But having an integrated camera system with a console has its benefits. For...


"Yeah, it would also sync up your lip movement with your voice in chat. Which was friggin ..."

- Gwyndion see all 14 comments

Rumor: Apple and Sony considered purchase of first-gen Kinect developer

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Apple and Sony may be interested in purchasing PrimeSense, the company behind the first generation Kinect.


"What kind of moron developer is going to make anything that uses it if its got a small base? NO ..."

- et72 see all 5 comments

Battlefield 4 to support Kinect functionality

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Battlefield 4 developer DICE has confirmed that it is building Kinect functionality into the Xbox One version of the game, but the studio is making sure that whatever features are built in add "value" for the player.