Kinect News


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"

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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"

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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.


Microsoft outlines long-term Kinect plans

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2013 10:30am PST

Microsoft's Kinect may have started its life on the Xbox 360, but the company has ambitions to miniaturize it and improve it until it can function in TVs, laptops, and even tablets.


"I would re-create all of Chad Johnson's/Occho Cinco's dances. ESPECIALLY the Girls Just Wanna ..."

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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."


"-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...


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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...


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

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