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Shack Snack: May 19, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 19, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.


"this was actually pretty interesting. not a fan of the preview stuff at the beginning of the ..."

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Rare suffers layoffs following Kinect Sports Rivals launch

By Steve Watts, May 19, 2014 10:00am PDT

Kinect Sports Rivals studio Rare has reportedly suffered layoffs in light of lower-than-expected sales of the game.


"I try not to think of what could have been had Rare stuck with Nintendo. The great games they ..."

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What will Rare do next without Microsoft's Kinect?

By Robert Workman, May 16, 2014 1:45pm PDT

What's Rare's next move now that motion gaming is optional on Xbox One?


"Viva Pinata with some Kinect support could have worked out very well. "

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Kinect Sports Rivals gets Sponsor Story Packs and other DLC

By Robert Workman, May 09, 2014 11:30am PDT

Kinect Sports Rivals gets a dose of classic gaming goodness in new DLC packs.


Kinect Sports Rivals review: could've been a contender

By Robert Workman, Apr 09, 2014 8:00am PDT

The latest release in the Kinect Sports series hits several snags.


"Robert did you have any issues with achievements not unlocking?"

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Kinect Sports Rivals World Championship to give away $10,000 grand prize

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 24, 2014 7:45am PDT

The Kinect Sports Rivals World Championship will award the best "motion-sports" players with cash prizes, Microsoft has announced. The grand prize winner will win $10,000 in cash and a trip for two to Bora Bora, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, or the Swiss Alps.


Dr. Who's David Tennant to narrate Kinect Sports Rivals

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 4:30pm PDT

The Rare-developed Kinect Sports Rivals has managed to snag a very British addition to the game. David Tennant, best known as the tenth Doctor from...


Kinect Sports Rivals preview: getting a grip

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 17, 2014 6:00am PDT

Kinect Sports Rivals is nowhere as immediately gratifying and fun as Wii Sports. There could be a lot of depth hidden in each of the game modes,...


Kinect Sports Rivals coming to Xbox One on April 8

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 12, 2014 7:00am PST

Kinect Sports Rivals will show what Xbox One Kinect can do on April 11.


"All this power from the console, and the only things they feel like making are...gimmicky games? ..."

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Kinect Sports Rivals: Preseason is a free wake racing demo, available at Xbox One launch

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 28, 2013 10:00am PDT

Kinect Sports Rivals won't be available in time for the launch of Xbox One. However, you'll still be able to get a small taste on November 22nd. Kinect Sports Rivals: Preseason is a free demo that offers a sample of wake racing...


"Kinect Sports Rivals: Preseason is a free demo that offers a sample of wake racing, one of the ..."

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Killer Instinct 'Pin Ultimate' edition includes characters and pins

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Killer Instinct is getting a special "Pin Ultimate" edition that includes all the season one characters, costumes, accessories, and some collectible pins in a limited edition package.


"So the New Killer Instinct has good music and the classic announcer which is awesome! Now the ..."

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Rare has ideas for new Banjo Kazooie and Viva Pinata--using Kinect

By Steve Watts, Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Rare's Simon Woodroffe says the studio has ideas of how to integrate Kinect into some of its older franchises like Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata, and Banjo.


"Someone here said Rare is totally Kinect focused a few days ago."

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Watch how Xbox One Kinect scans your face

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 23, 2013 11:30am PDT

Take a better look at Kinect's face-scanning tech with this new video.


"ya man she is a plank... God its painful seeing people play on Kinect..... god "

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Kinect Sports Rivals video shows off fancy Xbox One tech

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2013 2:45pm PDT

The new Kinect included with Xbox One is incredible. And a new video for Kinect Sports Rivals shows off some of the crazy tech built into Microsoft's next-gen camera.


"Ohhh M$ fool me once shame on your fool me twice shame on me. This looks very much like ..."

- Zolimox see all 29 comments

Kinect Sports Rivals delayed, no longer launch title

By Steve Watts, Jul 26, 2013 7:30am PDT

Kinect Sports Rivals, the Xbox One launch title that outed its November release window, has been delayed to spring 2014.


"Most of the Kinect stuff that has been pushed so far is more of enhancements to controller based ..."

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