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News: Virtual Air Guitar Company Readying New Xbox One Kinect Title for Launch

Virtual Air Guitar Company Readying New Xbox One Kinect Title for Launch

Booming

Virtual Air Guitar Company, the team behind the strange (but kind of fun) Kung Fu High Impact for Kinect on Xbox 360, has confirmed that they're working on a new game for Xbox One. The game, which has a full title of Boom Ball for Kinect is available for PC already, using the Leap Motion controller. A trailer from that version of the game...

Review: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox One)

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox One)

Not taking the Mickey

Enough words have been written about the history of Microsoft’s second attempt at motion controlled gaming and how it was a mandatory purchase for all bleeding-edge Xbox One owners. We all know how a lot of people – probably the majority, in fact – don’t see even the second iteration of Kinect as being a viable input...

News: First Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Gameplay Video Uncovered

First Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Gameplay Video Uncovered

Slashin' them watermelons, 24/7

The first gameplay video for Halfbrick's upcoming Xbox One title Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 has been revealed. There's been little news regarding the game, other than that it is indeed heading to Xbox One, up until this point. But, this new trailer shows that the fruit hacking sim is in rude health, and could well be worth...

TGS 2014: D4 Arrives on Xbox One This Friday

D4 Arrives on Xbox One This Friday

Surprise announcement

Well this one sort of came out of nowhere. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die — the next game from Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro — is coming exclusively to Xbox One this Friday, September 19th as a digital download for $14.99. Microsoft made the announcement at TGS and confirmed the game's episodic...

News: No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

Play it loud

Is your Xbox One making a lot of noise? Particularly a loud whirring sound each time you're on the dashboard? If so, Microsoft has pledged to replace the unit for a new one. Most likely spurred by the Xbox One now available in 29 new countries, an Xbox Support forum thread has gained enough entries from concerned console owners about...

News: Confirmed: Xbox One Standalone Kinect Sensor Date and Price

Confirmed: Xbox One Standalone Kinect Sensor Date and Price

Locked in

We sort of called it last night (with the assistance of WPCentral) but it seems that Microsoft has now confirmed that the standalone Kinect sensor for Xbox One will go on sale on October 7th (not the 6th, as we assumed) in the US, and will cost $149. The package will come complete with a free copy of Dance Central Spotlight - a $10 value...

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...