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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...

News: Xbox Fitness - The Lowdown

Xbox Fitness - The Lowdown

Sounds good.

During a demo of the new Xbox One-exclusive Xbox Fitness service, Microsoft Studios showed how Kinect is not only capable of tracking the player's body, it can also measure temperature, notice changes in colour in the player's face, and know which muscle groups are being activated during exercise. A model of the player stands in the top...

News: Battlefield 4 Supports Kinect on Xbox One

Battlefield 4 Supports Kinect on Xbox One

It's the little things that count.

At a recent Xbox One showcase, EA demonstrated the head-tracking capabilities of Kinect in conjunction with Battlefield 4. When Kinect located where the player was seated, it tracked head movements, which allowed for leaning and peeking around corners in the game. Although we don't have all the details as of yet,...

News: PDP Adds Privacy Screen to Kinect Stand

PDP Adds Privacy Screen to Kinect Stand

Tin foil sales to plummet.

Accessories manufacturer PDP has announced a new stand for your Xbox One Kinect sensor, that comes with an interesting feature - a privacy screen. When the stand is in place atop your TV, you can slide over a screen that blocks the RBG and IR cameras, preventing <insert name of whoever you're scared of here> from...

News: This is the New Friends App on Xbox One

This is the New Friends App on Xbox One

Follow or be followed

It's shocking to think that the Xbox One is only a short five weeks away. You would think there wouldn't be anything more to announce for the console, but yesterday Microsoft debuted a new video that guides us through how we'll manage our ever-important friends list. In the new video demonstration from Major Nelson, there is a...

News: Freefall Racers Could be Original Kinect's Swansong

Freefall Racers Could be Original Kinect's Swansong

Squirrel racing. Oh yes.

Deep Silver has announced that they'll be bringing a new Kinect game to the Xbox 360 on September 6th. We were as surprised as you are. The game, entitled Freefall Racers will be released via Xbox Live Arcade, and features racing squirrels that, well, freefall from trees, attempting to get to the ground first...

Hands On: Kinect for Xbox One

Kinect for Xbox One

Believe in it.

At a small building in London’s Waterloo area on a bright and sunny Wednesday, Microsoft decided to give the UK press their first taste of the Xbox One. Spread across three floors, the event showcased Kinect, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct,

News: Ubisoft Announces Just Dance Kids 2014 for 360

Ubisoft Announces Just Dance Kids 2014 for 360

With Kinect support, unsurprisingly.

We think we're going to have a heart attack and die of not surprise! Ubisoft has announced Just Dance Kids 2014 for the Xbox 360, complete with Kinect support. Ubisoft's Geoff Sardin said "We’re dedicated to making Just Dance Kids 2014 our best Kids dance game to date with new music, dance moves and features...

Gamescom 2013: Fighter Within Announced For Xbox One Launch

Fighter Within Announced For Xbox One Launch

Beat 'em down.

As we we reported yesterday, Ubisoft is working on a new Kinect-only fighting title by the name of Fighter Within. The game is a spiritual successor to the godawful Fighters Uncaged, which garnered nothing but hatred from gamers when it was released. We're hoping that the improved fidelity of Kinect 2.0 will allow the development...

News: New Ubisoft Fighting Title Leaked

New Ubisoft Fighting Title Leaked

Beat up your friends with the power of Kinect

Thanks to the wonderful power of the internet and Google's caching feature, a new fighting title from Ubisoft has been leaked, entitled Fighter Within. The title is apparently going to utilize Xbox One and the Kinect 2.0 and will most likely be a sequel to Fighters Uncaged. However, there are some...

News: Your Xbox One Won't Require Kinect - At All

Your Xbox One Won't Require Kinect - At All

Microsoft confirms.

Just in case you missed it, Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will be entirely functional from a gaming point of view if you decide that you don't want your Kinect 2.0 device to be plugged in to it. As we already knew - but many, many people decided to ignore - there is an option to entirely disable Kinect, and that's...

News: Kinect Sports Rivals Will Skip Launch of Xbox One

Kinect Sports Rivals Will Skip Launch of Xbox One

Delay means "extra time to add polish"

Announced at E3 this year, Rare's Kinect Sports Rivals was to be released on the same day as the Xbox One. Those launch plans have now been changed, with a release date now being pegged for spring 2014. A statement from Microsoft confirms the delay: Kinect Sports Rivals is an ambitious project and a...