Kinect News


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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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.


Report: Gore Verbinski's Matter was 'similar to Journey' and inspired by The Shining

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 08, 2013 10:30am PDT

In 2011, filmmaker Gore Verbinski announced a Kinect exclusive game. What was it about and what happened to it?


Xbox One Kinect to read QR codes

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2013 8:00am PDT

The Xbox One Kinect can scan QR codes, according to Microsoft, removing the chore of inputting long codes for extra content.


"cool addition, wont use Kinect much but looking forward to see what they'll add to enhance my ..."

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Microsoft accepting applications for next-gen Kinect for Windows SDK

By Steve Watts, Jun 26, 2013 11:35am PDT

Microsoft has opened up applications for a pre-release version of the next-gen Kinect software development kit.


"Seeing as it's optional on the PC, I don't see many people complaining about a device they chose ..."

- LoioshDwaggie see all 3 comments

Xbox One Kinect could be impacted by proposed privacy bill

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT

A proposed privacy bill requires increased consumer alerts for data collection, which could impact the way you interact with Xbox One's Kinect.


"Giving developers the security to develop a game that utilizes the kinect doesn't mean that the ..."

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Xbox One Kinect privacy tools detailed

By Steve Watts, Jun 06, 2013 4:20pm PDT

Microsoft has clarified the privacy settings and tools it has put in place for the new always-on Kinect.


"^^^ yup in other words they will collecting everything since you agreed to it."

- valcan_s see all 10 comments

Doodle Jump bounces to Kinect this summer

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 04, 2013 2:30pm PDT

One of the most copied mobile games ever is getting a bizarre Kinect adaptation. Doodle Jump will be available on Xbox Live Arcade this summer.


Fantasia: Music Evolved is Harmonix's next game, coming to Xbox One and Kinect

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 04, 2013 6:00am PDT

Fantasia: Music Evolved is the next game from Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix. Given the studio's pedigree, there's perhaps no better fit for such a musically-inclined IP.


"it will return when music licensors let us do everything!! I would love to try some u2 songs"

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Microsoft responds to Xbox One Kinect privacy concerns

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2013 8:15am PDT

Microsoft has responded to privacy concerns over the Xbox One Kinect, saying it will have strong privacy protections and that users can turn the system off entirely.


"If you are paranoid about Kinect. Please proceed to through your Iphone or android in the ..."

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Next-gen Kinect coming to Windows in 2014

By Andrew Yoon, May 28, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Console gamers will be able to wave their hands in front of the next-generation Kinect when Xbox One launches later this year. However, PC users...


"I would love to see a slightly smokey/hazy room like in a nightclub with multiple lasers to ..."

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