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News: Dance Central Spotlight Gets Final Release Date

Dance Central Spotlight Gets Final Release Date

Pops and locks in September 2nd

Microsoft has confirmed that forthcoming Xbox One title Dance Central Spotlight will launch on September 2nd via Xbox Live, for the princely sum of just $9.99. The base download will come complete with the following ten tracks:- Avicii – "Wake Me Up" Cher Lloyd – "I Wish" David Guetta ft. Sia –...

News: Could DrinkBox's Severed Reach Xbox Platforms Thanks to Kinect?

Could DrinkBox's Severed Reach Xbox Platforms Thanks to Kinect?

It looks to be a possibility

This news isn’t exactly new, but since we didn’t cover it when it first broke, and with Guacamelee currently in the spotlight as part of this month's Xbox One Games With Gold offer, we figured it’s a great time to bring it up. Back in April, DrinkBox Studios – the developer of Guacamelee and Tales From Space:...

News: Xbox Fitness: Getting Fit or Throwing a Fit? - Week 2

Xbox Fitness: Getting Fit or Throwing a Fit? - Week 2

Week 2 over, where's my self-discipline?

During a period of four weeks, I will be trying the Xbox Fitness app for Xbox One. The empiric study is basically based around trying how good "video game workouts" can actually be - it will be completely honest and I will try to find all the pitfalls and peaks of this app, while trying to get into exercising...

News: The Latest Xbox One SDK Makes Sunset Overdrive Even Better

The Latest Xbox One SDK Makes Sunset Overdrive Even Better

More characters and particles on screen

Just like many of you, our anticipation for Insomniac's totally insane action shooter, Sunset Overdrive is at an all-time high. It wowed us when we saw the first trailer in May and its presence during Microsoft's E3 conference cemented it as the must-play Xbox One exclusive when it arrives on October 28th. And...

News: Kinect-free Xbox One Flies Off Shelves

Kinect-free Xbox One Flies Off Shelves

"It's a huge win" says GameStop

Last month we reported that Microsoft would be releasing a new Kinect-less Xbox One SKU and that the unit would go on sale on June 9th, the day before E3, at a cheaper price point. Now, the Kinect-less Xbox One is on the shelves and according to Bob Puzon, GameStop senior vice president of merchandising, they are...

E3 2014: Dance Central Spotlight Will Play All Your Old Dance Central DLC Tracks For Free

Dance Central Spotlight Will Play All Your Old Dance Central DLC Tracks For Free

Nice touch

Earlier today, Microsoft announced that Dance Central: Spotlight will be released as a digital title for Kinect for Xbox One. Speaking on Spike TV earlier, a Microsoft representative confirmed that the game will ship with 10 built-in tracks, each comprising eight different routines. In older versions of the game, four routines were...

E3 2014: Shape Up Announced for Kinect for Xbox One

Shape Up Announced for Kinect for Xbox One

New fitness from Ubisoft

Ubisoft has announced a new fitness title designed for Kinect for Xbox One, entitled Shape Up. Unlike other fitness titles, the product takes fitness and applies it to game situations. In the first demo shown, the demonstrator competed against his own likeness from an earlier attempt, in what looked to be a modified version...

News: Rabbids Invasion to Take Over Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Rabbids Invasion to Take Over Xbox 360 and Xbox One

A brand new video game concept, apparently.

Ubisoft has confirmed that Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show will be hitting the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November 2014. The game, which uses Kinect on both systems, is designed to draw children in to the world of the Rabbids Invasion TV show, which is currently broadcast in several territories...

News: Taking Screenshots on Xbox One Planned for Future System Update

Taking Screenshots on Xbox One Planned for Future System Update

"Xbox, take screenshot!"

While capturing video on Xbox One is as simple as saying "Xbox, record that," we do wish there was a similar command to snap a quick screenshot during gameplay and then share it with friends. Well, according to new Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, this feature is set to be coming in a future system update. Responding to the fan...

News: Microsoft Announces Kinect-Free Xbox One

Microsoft Announces Kinect-Free Xbox One

Who'd have thought it?

Microsoft has confirmed that they will be releasing a Kinect-less Xbox One bundle for a lower price. The new package will be available from June 9th, and will retail for £349.99 in the UK, or $399.99 in the US, making it the same price as the PlayStation 4. The bundle will include the Xbox One console and a controller, and...

News: Xbox One May Update Brings More Improvements

Xbox One May Update Brings More Improvements

Keep 'em coming

We're just getting settled with all the added features to our Xbox One from the April update, but it looks like Microsoft is already planning to push out the May update real soon. Major Nelson revealed on his blog that we can expect "a new sound mixer for snapped apps, chat volume controls when using Kinect" and the option to help...

Review: Kinect Sports Rivals (Xbox One)

Kinect Sports Rivals (Xbox One)

Do or die.

To say that Kinect Sports Rivals is a high-profile title for Xbox One would be something of an understatement. Being the only game (barring the violently bad Fighter Within, which barely passes as a game) available that’s been designed for the much-maligned Kinect device that’s included with every console, people were looking to...

News: Microsoft Unveils Kinect v2 for Windows

Microsoft Unveils Kinect v2 for Windows

Identical to Xbox One version

Microsoft has announced that they'll be releasing the Xbox One's shiny Kinect sensor - Kinect v2 - for Windows platforms. The new sensor will be pretty much identical to the Xbox One edition, albeit not featuring the Xbox One logo. Also, an external power supply will be thrown in. The sensor is connected via the...

Review: Fighter Within (Xbox One)

Fighter Within (Xbox One)

Fighter Without.

In a world where Kinect for Xbox One is seen as nothing but a gimmick designed to ensure that you pay more for a console than you otherwise would, it was imperative that the first Kinect-only experience was compelling. A Wii Sports for the Xbox One, if you will. So who better to leave in charge of such a thing than Ubisoft, the...

News: Kinect 2.0 Snags Best of What's New Award 2013

Kinect 2.0 Snags Best of What's New Award 2013

Honorable.

Popular Science runs an annual "What's New" segment every year, rewarding the best and brightest new inventions and innovations that make our world better and more efficient. This year, Kinect 2.0 has crept into the lineup. Cliff Ransom, Executive editor over at Popular Science stated: For more than a quarter century, Popular Science...

News: Redeeming Codes Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Redeeming Codes Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

...if you're using Kinect on Xbox One, that is.

If you've ever been through the lengthy process of redeeming a code, whether its for an Xbox Live renewal, picking up DLC, redeeming a season pass, or loading credits onto your account, it can be quite frustrating. Microsoft's Larry Hyrb (Major Nelson) decided to show everyone how quick and easy it is...