Kinect News


Zoo Tycoon (Xbox One) preview: playing with animals

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 10:45am PST

It's been nearly a decade since the last proper Zoo Tycoon game came out. One has to wonder: why? There's something so satisfying about building a...


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Xbox Live Fitness will allow a la carte purchases for Free members

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 9:45am PST

Until December 2014, Xbox Live Gold members will get Fitness subscription features for free. Like Netflix, Xbox Fitness has a catalog of streaming videos that are part of the membership. However, Xbox Live Free members will also be able to use Xbox Fitness.


"It's rather no-frills, but it's totally a sensible and worthwhile addition to the typical ..."

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More Xbox One Kinect privacy details outlined

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2013 7:00am PDT

Microsoft's updated privacy statement explains various aspects of the personal data that Xbox One's Kinect will collect and store and how it will be shared.


Xbox One Kinect video shows off 'muscle man'

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 03, 2013 1:45pm PDT

While we've yet to see many games take advantage of the new Kinect, it's nonetheless exciting to see the potential afforded by the new camera system. Microsoft Research released new videos showcasing what we got to demo at Redmond earlier this year.


"The first one used USB. This one, of course, uses a proprietary connector. Perhaps someone ..."

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Xbox One Kinect can understand two voices at once

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 01, 2013 10:10pm PDT

Xbox One's Kinect will be able to distinguish between two different voices in a room and detect mouth movement, even if you're in a dark room.


"Hmmm, this got me thinking, has there ever been any software that can lip read people from video ..."

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Xbox Fitness confirmed with new trailer

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 27, 2013 9:00am PDT

First details of Microsoft's proposed Xbox Fitness subscription leaked yesterday. The company later confirmed the program, with a brand new trailer...


"I've been using video games as my main workout for about 4 years now, and I'm not really seeing ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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."

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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 "

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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. "

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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 ..."

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