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Kinect for Xbox One coming to PC

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Kinect for Xbox One coming to PC

The new Kinect bundled with Xbox One won't be exclusive to that platform, Shacknews has learned. According to Kinect program manager Scott Evans, Microsoft plans on bringing the new Kinect to PC. "We will bring this to PC," he told us. "We will have more information soon."

Read more: Current-gen Kinect already available on PC »

"Going by previous experience, this means day one releases on PC for all titles"
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Xbox One Kinect reading emotions and heart rate

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Xbox One Kinect reading emotions and heart rate

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' heart rate and facial expressions.

Watch: Handy features for workouts and horror alike »

"Ok, just watched this - that's seriously impressive. Did not think this could be done in a ..."
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Milo & Kate could have been finished with six months of production

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

Remember Milo & Kate, Peter Molyneux's Kinect-powered boy-simulator? The game that we simply weren't "ready" for according to Molyneux, who quit Lionhead after the game's cancellation? Ever since its curious (and suspicious) E3 debut, many had wondered: was it ever a real game?

"I don't think we knew, to be honest," creative director Gary Carr said. "I'd describe Milo & Kate as a development experiment that somehow found itself in full production," another team member added.

Read more: '60 percent through development' »

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Dance Central 3 DLC releases ending this month

Dance Central 3 DLC releases ending this month

Harmonix is the master of DLC releases. The studio has supported Rock Band for years, and has given Dance Central an equally impressive amount of support. The Dance Central 3 library includes over 200 tracks, but the developer has announced plans to stop working on any additional add-on content.

"As Harmonix moves forward with several new titles currently in development, the talented developers who make this content are needed on other projects," Harmonix explained. "With the Dance Central DLC team moving around, this month will be the last DLC for Dance Central 3 for the near future."

Read more: Live Challenges will still be updated »

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

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Gore Verbinski's Matter canceled

Matter, Gore Verbinski's planned Kinect game, has been canceled by Microsoft. The game was first showcased during the publisher's E3 keynote last year, and it was quite puzzling. "I feel like Tron and Portal had a baby or something," Insomnaic's James Stevenson said at the unveiling.

"Microsoft Studios is no longer pursuing this title," a company representative told Joystiq. "We have no further details to share at this time." Internet sleuth superannuation discovered that developer Blind Wink laid off staff in August, suggesting that's when the project may have been genuinely canned.

Watch: The E3 debut trailer again »

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Microsoft outlines long-term Kinect plans

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Microsoft outlines long-term Kinect plans

Microsoft's Kinect was born on the Xbox 360, but the company has ambitious plans for the future.

Senior adviser to the CEO Craig Mundie spoke at Microsoft's TechForum in Seattle this week, and said that eventually he'd like to put smaller versions of the Kinect in TVs and laptops.

Read more: 'We can see a path towards that sort of thing' »

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Report: Next Xbox requires always-on Kinect

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Report: Next Xbox requires always-on Kinect

The next Xbox, codenamed Durango, will not only include an updated version of Kinect--it will require it. "It must be plugged in and calibrated for the console to even function," a new report on Kotaku reveals.

According to the site, Microsoft will include both Kinect and a hard drive in their next-gen console (both were optional accessories on Xbox 360). By making their use mandatory, developers will be able to make games with both peripherals in mind.

Read more: 'Automatic player identification' to be standard »

"-Jerking off -Petting your cat inappropriately -Arguing with your stupid wife -yelling at ..."
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Dead Space 3 trailer yells Kinect commands

Dead Space 3 trailer yells Kinect commands

Sure, you could press A to revive your pal in Dead Space 3's co-op mode, but wouldn't it be quicker and easier to say "Revive partner!" to your Kinect? No, of course not. Still, Visceral's scary shooter supports that Kinect jiggery-pokery, as a new video shows off. Gasp, as the possibility of forgetting which command's button is replaced with the slower nuisance of forgetting its wording.

Watch: Find routes, use stasis, and more »

"It's not that. I can almost guarantee that it is MS asking the dev to use Kinect so MS can ..."
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Crimson Dragon caught on video from demo leak

Crimson Dragon caught on video from demo leak

Crimson Dragon, the Kinect shooter inspired by Panzer Dragoon, is still without an official release date. But it appears developer Grounding Inc is almost ready to show it off. A demo recently went up on Xbox Live in Japan, but has since been removed. Thankfully, one ardent fan was able to capture footage from the trial, giving us all a look at what to expect.

Watch: Eight minutes of Crimson Dragon »

"HAH! It's basically the original Warhawk, but with Kinect controller."
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Dead Space 3 considered swearing bonuses, scare-photos for Kinect

Dead Space 3 considered swearing bonuses, scare-photos for Kinect

Visceral Games is taking advantage of Kinect in Dead Space 3 in a rather predictable fashion: you can call out to your AI or human-controlled companion to share health packs, revive each other, and various other voice-controlled commands. It's pretty standard, but Visceral was originally considering some more unique ideas.

Read more: 'Bonusing you for swearing' »

"The scare photos thing would have been awesome. It's the best part of playing horror games with ..."
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Dead Space 3 uses Kinect for co-op commands

Dead Space 3 uses Kinect for co-op commands

What's the next game to be made "better with Kinect"? Why, it's Dead Space 3. But don't expect to use it as you would in Rise of Nightmares. Instead, Visceral Games is using Microsoft's camera to implement voice commands in co-op.

Read more: 'Fire Stasis!' »

"kinect is bullshit, let me use my headset. my stereo is always telling my kinect to do things..."
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Double Fine's Kinect Party to be free at launch

Double Fine's Kinect Party to be free at launch

Kinect Party, the sequel to Double Fine's Kinect toy Happy Action Theater, is coming next week. Best of all, the game will cost you zero dollars and zero cents, so long as you download it before the end of the year. Call it a not-too-subtle sign that Microsoft wants you to play Kinect with the family over the holidays.

Watch: The children burn »

"Wow. I was fully ready to play whatever they were going to charge for this game because Happy ..."
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Garry's Mod getting Kinect support on PC

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Garry's Mod getting Kinect support on PC

Source Engine-powered Garry's Mod is a robust physics sandbox, commonly used for putting silly faces on familiar Half-Life characters. And on Thursday, there will be a new way of interacting with it: Kinect.

Watch: Garry's Kinect »

"Looking forward to seeing what people do with this. Would be really could if they could include ..."
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Garry's Mod adding Kinect-controlled characters

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Garry's Mod adding Kinect-controlled characters

Source Engine sandbox Garry's Mod has an adorable wonkiness to it, with every toy and machinima made in it coming out looking, well, quite a bit creepy and wrong. This dis-ease will soon grow even greater, as a coming patch will introduce Kinect support to let players control characters' movements with their own bodies.

Watch: No, that's not right, just... what? »

"ipiSoft mocap software + kinect + source filmmaker is awesome. Frustrating, but awesome."
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Wreckateer is free on Xbox Live Arcade

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Wreckateer is free on Xbox Live Arcade

"Wreckateer is everything a Kinect game should be: accessible for newcomers, hard to master, and genuinely a blast to play." - Steve Watts, Shacknews

That's pretty incredible praise for the Kinect-exclusive Xbox Live Arcade game. And today, the game has gotten even better... by becoming free.

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