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News: Xbox One Wireless Controller Adapter for PC Now On Sale

Xbox One Wireless Controller Adapter for PC Now On Sale

Rolling out

Microsoft has released their new Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows, which allows PC gamers to use Xbox One controllers to control PC titles. The adapter will set players back $24.99 on its own, or $79.95 when bundled with a standard Xbox One controller. It connects to your PC's USB 2.0 or 3.0 port and each adapter will support up to...

News: Another New Halo Game Is On The Way

Another New Halo Game Is On The Way

But don't get too excited...

Strange news indeed, as it appears that 343 are working on another new Halo title, aside from the forthcoming Halo 5: Guardians. The new game - entitled Halo Online - will be a PC only free-to-play title, which will be released only in Russia. According to Kanobu.ru, the game was presented in Moscow by 343 themselves,...

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: 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...