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News: Crytek Confirms Ryse is Jumping To PC

Crytek Confirms Ryse is Jumping To PC

So long, exclusive

Crytek has confirmed that Ryse: Son of Rome will be leaping to PC systems this autumn. The game will be published by Crytek themselves via digital channels, with Deep Silver being responsible for the needed for stores. The new release will come complete with all DLC that has been released for Xbox One, and will also support a...

News: Xbox One Controller PC Drivers Now Available

Xbox One Controller PC Drivers Now Available

Now you're talking...

The erstwhile Major Nelson has just dropped the news that PC drivers for the Xbox One controller have now gone live. What this means - as if you couldn't work it out already - is that you'll be able to play PC games with an Xbox One controller connected to your system via the USB cable. We're under the impression that a PC...

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...

Wildcard Wednesday: Octodad

Octodad

Loving Father, Caring Husband, Secret Octopus

Wildcard Wednesday is where we open up the floor to one of our writers to talk about any game that they have fond memories of, on any platform. From Pole Position on the Atari 2600, through to Journey on the PS3, no game is off the table. This week, Josephine talks about a strange new game with some...

News: Kinect for Windows Available Now

Kinect for Windows Available Now

Sensor gets serious support

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows project has finally reached the outside world, as the new hardware and software is released in 12 different countries. The enhanced Kinect hardware includes a new near-focus mode that lets it pick up objects 40cm from its cameras. It also comes with a year's access to software and firmware...

News: New Kinect Hardware for Windows Launches on 1st February

New Kinect Hardware for Windows Launches on 1st February

New SKU on the way

We told you back in November that Microsoft was creating Kinect hardware just for Windows, and it'll be out on 1st February. The PC-specific sensor has the ability to focus on objects 50cm from its cameras, but it comes at a cost. Kinect for Windows will cost $249 — that's $100 more than the standard Kinect sensor, though the...

News: Microsoft Creating Kinect Hardware Just for Windows

Microsoft Creating Kinect Hardware Just for Windows

Ready for its close-up

Kinect's had as much use on PC as it has on Xbox 360, and after embracing the possibilities with an official software development kit earlier this year, Microsoft is now putting together a version of Kinect specifically for Windows users. New components and firmware mean the sensor will be able to focus on objects just 50cm...

News: Indie Kinect Game Evade is Strangely Spiritual Looking

Indie Kinect Game Evade is Strangely Spiritual Looking

Blocks are bad

We're just going to come out and say it: independent PC developers have come up with some of the best stuff for Kinect so far. While we're expected to pay for the likes of Let's Dance with Mel B, anyone who's hooked their Kinect up to a computer can enjoy free indie software just like Evade. The game's premise is pretty obvious: evade...

News: Mother Nature Uses Kinect to Change the World

Mother Nature Uses Kinect to Change the World

Well, sort of

We've seen a lot of wish-fulfilment Kinect demos, from lightsabers to invisibility, but the sensor can be used for more conscionable activities too, as Mother Nature proves. A PC game using Kinect for gesture recognition, Mother Nature puts you in the hemp sandals of the deity herself, letting you cultivate life on Earth from the...

News: This Kinect Poker Video Might be Bluffing

This Kinect Poker Video Might be Bluffing

We can't tell

Online poker combined with Kinect sounds like a rich goldmine of gameplay experiences, but the video below only gives you a slight whiff of what might be possible when the sensor is brought to the game. Rather than using Kinect's body-tracking to control a human avatar's actions, which would be infinitely useful over the Internet —...

News: Kinect Erotics is a Sexy, Sensual, Sensory Overload (NSFW)

Kinect Erotics is a Sexy, Sensual, Sensory Overload (NSFW)

Translation: Bit steamy

Carnivals, pets, minigames: these are all fine uses for Kinect's limb-tracking ability, but when the kids have gone to bed you might want to play a slightly different kind of party game. Ubisoft recently caused a bit of a fuss with We Dare on PlayStation Move and Nintendo Wii, but it's nothing compared to the saucy happenings...

News: Kinect Web Browser Beats Michael Phelps at His Own Game

Kinect Web Browser Beats Michael Phelps at His Own Game

Called SwimBrowser

Water sports simulator Michael Phelps: Push the Limit is coming to Kinect later this year, pledging to bring with it a new way of gaming, but SwimBrowser is using the same sport to create a new way of browsing the web. What sounds like another useless Kinect hack actually looks extremely engaging in the video below, with...

News: You Never Know, Official Kinect Support May Come to PC

You Never Know, Official Kinect Support May Come to PC

All in good time

The combination of Kinect and PC has resulted in countless interesting applications, and you can bet your bottom dollar that Microsoft has taken notice of what's possible when the two are combined. Does that mean the technology giant will release official software allowing you to use Kinect on your PC? Maybe not today, and maybe not...

News: Control Your Level 75 Shaman with World of Warcraft on Kinect

Control Your Level 75 Shaman with World of Warcraft on Kinect

Stay in shape as you grind

We know what you're thinking: there's not enough hours in the day to exercise and feed your World of Warcraft habit, but now you can combine the two with another Kinect hack. Taking a game based on hundreds of hours of key-tapping and mouse-clicking and turning it into a full-body action adventure sounds impossible, but...

News: Throw Away Your Remotes and Control Your TV with Kinect

Throw Away Your Remotes and Control Your TV with Kinect

Take charge of Hulu too

In the home of the future we'll all be able to control our electronic devices with our gestures and voices, but it may come sooner than expected if the wave of Kinect hacks continues at its current pace. We've seen it controlling everything from remote-controlled cars to giant pianos, and now you can use it to control Hulu...

Rumour: Kinect Support Could Come to PC Games

Kinect Support Could Come to PC Games

Ready? Salt it

Kinect is already doing a thousand-and-one interesting things on PC – check out some of our favourite cool Kinect hacks – but it's not done much gaming-related. That could all change, however, if a press release surrounding a new Korean MMO is to be believed. Divine Souls is an MMO for PC scheduled for release in 2011, with...