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Report: Next Xbox requires always-on Kinect

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 11, 2013 12:15pm PST

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."

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"-Jerking off -Petting your cat inappropriately -Arguing with your stupid wife -yelling at ..."

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Dead Space 3 trailer yells Kinect commands

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2013 8:15am PST

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 just that, as a new video shows off. Gasp, as the possibility o...

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"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

By Steve Watts, Jan 03, 2013 1:15pm PST

A Crimson Dragon demo was briefly released on Xbox Live in Japan, leading one user to capture a stage on video.

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"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

By Steve Watts, Dec 18, 2012 1:45pm PST

Dead Space 3 executive producer Steve Papoutsis has talked about a few of the Kinect ideas that didn't quite make it into the game, like giving a bonus for swearing or snapping a photo during scary moments.

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"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

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2012 11:05am PST

Dead Space 3 will utilize the Kinect to issue commands in cooperative play, Visceral Games and EA have announced.

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"kinect is bullshit, let me use my headset. my stereo is always telling my kinect to do things..."

- k1ld0r see all 4 comments

Double Fine's Kinect Party to be free at launch

By Steve Watts, Dec 11, 2012 1:45pm PST

Kinect Party, the sequel to Double Fine Happy Action Theater, is coming next week. If you get it before December 31, it's free.

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"Wow. I was fully ready to play whatever they were going to charge for this game because Happy ..."

- Gwyndion see all 8 comments

Garry's Mod getting Kinect support on PC

By Steve Watts, Dec 03, 2012 12:20pm PST

Garry's Mod is aiming to release its Kinect PC support this Thursday.

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"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

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 27, 2012 6:45am PST

Source Engine sandbox Garry's Mod has an adorably 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 contro...

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"ipiSoft mocap software + kinect + source filmmaker is awesome. Frustrating, but awesome."

- Kojak2000 see all 5 comments

Wreckateer is free on Xbox Live Arcade

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST

One of the best Kinect games has gotten even better... by being free.

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Microsoft patent could restrict content with Kinect

By Steve Watts, Nov 06, 2012 3:00pm PST

A Microsoft patent describes a system to let content providers regulate distribution by factors like number of users simultaneously, age, or identity, using an attached camera -- most likely Kinect.

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"I'm sure it just wouldn't play at all if the camera's view is obstructed."

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Need for Speed Most Wanted packs Kinect voice control

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 19, 2012 3:30pm PDT

As a committed pedestrian, I've often suspected that the only real reason to drive a car is that other passengers don't gawp at you when you yell at the vehicle. Delightfully, Need for Speed Most Wanted will recreate this sensation in the Xbox 360 edition with Kinect voice s...

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"Same reason nba2k13 and mass effect 3 need it. So they can sell more kinects. When we could damn ..."

- k1ld0r see all 11 comments

Discovered is a free Kinect game starring Chris Evans and LMFAO

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 17, 2012 1:30pm PDT

To promote their Ultrabook line of notebooks, Intel has released Discovered onto Xbox Live Arcade. This Kinect-exclusive has quite a bit of star power behind it, featuring Chris Evans, Chanel Iman, and LMFAO.

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"I'm not sure what they ask you do to interact with Chanel Iman, but I know what I'm going to do..."

- squeakychimp see all 2 comments

Just Dance 4 partners with Cheetos for song giveaways

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Two songs for Just Dance 4 will be available in Cheetos snacks, including You Make Me Feel by Cobra Starship and Brand New Start by Anja.

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""Some combinations are just naturally meant to be together (...)." Hahaha, exactly what I was ..."

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NBA Baller Beats review

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 24, 2012 12:30pm PDT

There hasn't been a shortage of Kinect titles in recent years, but many of them have focused on mini-games or clunky shooting mechanics. The few gems that have stood out have been the ones that have utilized a unique game mechanic while making the most of the Kinect hardware...

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Fable: The Journey demo now available on Xbox Live

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 17, 2012 9:30am PDT

Do you want an early peek at the next big Fable game? Then, pop onto Xbox Live Marketplace and download the demo for Fable: The Journey.

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