Kinect - Timeline

Friday1st Mar 2024

Saturday10th Feb 2024

  • Talking Point What Did You Think Of The Xbox Kinect?

    Were you a fan, or did you end up avoiding it?

    These days, there aren't many Xbox fans still using their Kinect Sensors - and that's because since the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, there hasn't been a way to utilise them at all during this console generation. Even though Microsoft has clearly moved on, the Kinect was undoubtedly a...

Monday27th Nov 2023

Monday11th Jul 2022

Monday21st Mar 2022

Tuesday7th Dec 2021

Thursday7th Oct 2021

Thursday8th Jul 2021

  • Random The Xbox Kinect Is Being Used To Help Run A Grocery Warehouse

    It's far from useless, even in 2021

    As the years have gone on, the Xbox Kinect has sadly become something of a paperweight for many console owners, especially since the Series X and S don't support it. Visit your local second-hand shop and you can often find them piled up looking sad in the corner. Yet, despite never truly catching on, there's no...

Tuesday19th Jan 2021

  • News Thought The Kinect Was Dead? It's Getting Another Game In 2021

    But it's for PC, not console

    When Microsoft announced last year that the Xbox Series X (and Xbox Series S) wouldn't have a port for the motion-tracking Kinect controller, it was assumed the device was pretty much finished in terms of getting new games. While that might very likely be the case for console, developer Strange Scaffold has bizarrely...

Monday9th Nov 2020

Thursday23rd Oct 2014

Tuesday21st Oct 2014

  • Review 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...

Thursday12th Jun 2014

  • News 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...

Monday7th Apr 2014

  • Review 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...

Saturday14th Dec 2013

  • Review 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...

Thursday29th Aug 2013

  • Hands On 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,

Friday4th Jan 2013

  • Feature Kinect in 2013

    Happy New Year!

    Some Kinect owners – OK, a lot of Kinect owners – are probably feeling a little bit as if Kinect is done and dusted. A quiet release schedule in 2012, where most of the blockbuster titles that featured Kinect support were limited to voice commands or tacked-on mini-games that didn't work, combined with a somewhat thin release...

Tuesday25th Dec 2012

  • News Kinect Christmas Day Deals from Xbox Live

    Three titles discounted.

    Major Nelson has confirmed that Microsoft's Countdown to 2013 Deals for Christmas Day are somewhat Kinect-heavy. Today, Mini Ninjas Adventures and the awesome Fruit Ninja Kinect have 50% slashed from the price, and are 400 MSP each. Konami's Leedmees has a whopping 75% off (200 MSP) as well. If you already own Fruit Ninja...

Tuesday11th Dec 2012

  • News Kinect Party to be Free Until 2013

    Double Fine by us!

    Major Nelson has just dropped some knowledge on us that confirms that Double Fine's next Kinect title - Kinect Party will launch on December 18th on Xbox Live Arcade. Not only that, friends, but it'll be FREE up until December 31st. That's right! You'll be able to get your hands on the new game - which features eighteen...

  • News Next Xbox Codename Uncovered

    The Kryptos Factor

    While everyone winds down for Christmas, some hard-working software engineers will surely be burning the midnight oil over the festive season, thanks to rumours coming from this morning. They're stating that the next-generation Xbox's test system chip - codenamed "Oban" - is all but complete and ready to be...

Monday10th Dec 2012

Wednesday21st Nov 2012

Wednesday31st Oct 2012

Tuesday30th Oct 2012

  • News SmartGlass Comes To Forza Horizon


    Microsoft and Turn 10 have released the official SmartGlass app for Forza Horizon today. Dubbed the "Forza Horizon SmartGlass Experience", the app comes as a free download for Windows 8 PCs and provides gamers with a tablet-based interactive map of the game's take on Colorado. Players can view the entire map and zoom in using pinch...

Wednesday17th Oct 2012

  • News Free Kinect Game from Intel Goes Live

    Featuring Chris Evans, Chanel Iman, and LMFAO.

    Finally, a nice bit of good news for Kinect fans this morning. Intel have released their free Kinect game on Xbox Live Arcade overnight. The game - named Intel Discovered - stars Chris Evans (Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Captain America: The First Avenger), Victoria's Secret model Chanel Iman, and...

Friday12th Oct 2012

  • News Nike+ Kinect Training Demo Goes Live

    Get your sweat on.

    Major Nelson has confirmed that a demo of Microsoft's Nike+ Kinect Training is now available from Xbox Live. Those without Xbox Live Gold will be able to pick it up from the 18th. The new fitness product is designed for "the elite or the everyday athlete" and promises to deliver personalized workout programs that match themselves...

Tuesday18th Sep 2012

  • News New Dance Central 3 Tracks Confirmed

    Pre-order bonuses detailed, too.

    Harmonix has today announced ten new tracks for the upcoming Dance Central 3. The new tracks are an eclectic mix, firing all the way back to the height of late 80's chic with New Kids On The Block's "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" and running all the way through to a bit of Nicki Minaj and...gulp...Justin Bieber...

Wednesday12th Sep 2012

  • News Harry Potter for Kinect Demo Goes Live


    The demo of Warner. Bros new Hogwarts-'em-up Harry Potter for Kinect is now available for download from Xbox Live. The game, which is based on all eight of the Harry Potter movies, allows players to scan their face into the game so that they can create a unique witch or wizard to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. A...

Thursday30th Aug 2012

Wednesday22nd Aug 2012

  • News Forza Horizon VIP Membership Package Detailed

    Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Pagani - Oh My!

    Turn 10 Studios has confirmed details of Forza Horizon's VIP Membership programme. The VIP package is included with the Limited Collector's Edition of the game, which has an RRP of £59.99 in the UK, as opposed to the standard edition's £49.99 price tag. We would assume that the VIP Membership will be able...