Kinect News


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.


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.


"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...


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

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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.


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

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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.


""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...


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.


Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect is Xbox's next advergame

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect is the next advergame for Xbox 360. Using Kinect, you'll partake in the sport of crashed ice, which involves downhill skating on an ice track with steep turns and vertical drops.


"Crash Course was a decently fun game. So was Harm's Way. It was fun 2 player co-op when you had ..."

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NBA Baller Beats preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 23, 2012 10:00am PDT

After some clunky Kinect experiences, we approached NBA Baller Beats with a sense of lowered expectations, but for anyone looking to refine their skills before playing pickup at the local park, it's a fun and intense cardio workout.


"...and Gustavo Ayon. Two of the three Mexicans to ever play in the NBA :)"

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Kinect gets price drop: now $110

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 22, 2012 9:20am PDT

Just in case you haven't become the controller yet, Microsoft has announced a price drop for its Kinect peripheral.


"Until HAT, it was probably the best use of the tech for a game, and is still what a point to as ..."

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Dance Central 3 'Story Mode' detailed

By Steve Watts, Aug 21, 2012 10:15am PDT

Harmonix has detailed its story mode for Dance Central 3, and revealed nine new tracks you'll get down to in the decade-spanning adventure.


Double Fine Happy Action Theater sequel revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 20, 2012 9:30am PDT

Dubstep is the new zombies. Just as those shambling corpses were exciting in video games, then a bit tedious, next horribly over-used, before being redeemed by DayZ and The Walking Dead, so Double Fine Productions has saved dubstep from its dark path in the sequel to Double ...


"Ahahahaha, laughed my ass off and not just at the dubstep mode! The entire video is hilarious! xDD"

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Avengers: Battle for Earth preview: Doing Kinect right

By Kat Bailey, Aug 17, 2012 9:00am PDT

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth is the sort of physical, easy-to-understand fighter that is perfect for young kids who are in the process of discovering how cool Wolverine really is, or players still wanting to continue their high from The Avengers movie.


"lol you must really like this game. I think, much like every other kinect game this will be a ..."

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Fable: The Journey demo rides out Sept. 17

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 17, 2012 6:00am PDT

Our Andrew was pretty pleased when he played fifteen minutes of Fable: The Journey during E3, and soon you'll get a taste of waving your hands at a pony too. A demo for Lionhead's Kinect-y Fable spin-off is coming to Xbox 360 on September 17, Microsoft announced today at Gam...


"On rails or not, this is one of the only Kinect games that has me interested in playing it. "

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Dev explains why Kinect worked so well in Wreckateer

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 10, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Given how many Kinect titles have been plagued by unresponsive motion controls, we talked to Wreckateer developer Iron Galaxy about how they seemed to get the Xbox 360 motion controller to work as intended.


"Yup. Best games on Kinect are the ones that can only be done with Kinect. Dance Central, ..."

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