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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 ..."

- finalSpart4n see all 11 comments

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 ..."

- sleepytea see all 75 comments

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"

- Chandler55 see all 18 comments

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 ..."

- Battlehungry see all 107 comments

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 ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 8 comments

Hands up, down, and around with Kinect for Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, May 22, 2013 8:30am PDT

The original Kinect always felt like a beta. It was the first implementation of something we collectively imagined should be much better. Our vision of Kinect had it be more precise, less laggy, and more natural to use. And that's precisely what Kinect for Xbox One is.


"I would guess no, its fine! And when you want to use it, move it"

- et72 see all 9 comments

Kinect for Xbox One coming to PC

By Andrew Yoon, May 21, 2013 6:15pm PDT

According to Kinect program manager Scott Evans, Microsoft plans on bringing the new Kinect to PC.


"Going by previous experience, this means day one releases on PC for all titles"

- 60days see all 50 comments

Xbox One Kinect reading emotions and heart rate

By Alice O'Connor, May 21, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Ooh, what a fancy new sensor the Xbox One's Kinect has. With a 1080p camera and some nonsense about photons, it's more accurate and more reliable. And it knows when you're afraid. With the big reveal today, Microsoft has demonstrated using Kinect on Xbox One to detect users'...


"Ok, just watched this - that's seriously impressive. Did not think this could be done in a ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 16 comments

Milo & Kate could have been finished with six months of production

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Remember Milo & Kate, Peter Molyneux's Kinect-powered boy-simulator? How much of it was actually real?


Dance Central 3 DLC releases ending this month

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 08, 2013 4:45pm PST

The Dance Central 3 library includes over 200 tracks, but the developer has announced plans to stop working on any additional add-on content.


"Lemme tell you, they're not. It's all current hits. Honestly, the only songs I bought from any ..."

- GreggD see all 5 comments

Gore Verbinski's Matter canceled

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 06, 2013 3:30pm PST

Matter, Gore Verbinski's planned Kinect game, has been canceled by Microsoft.