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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.

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"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.

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

- Grape Flavor see all 14 comments

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?

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"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.

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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.

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

- mancide see all 6 comments

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.

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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...

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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,...

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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.

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"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...

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"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.

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"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.

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

- Pneum0 see all 6 comments

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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

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