Take a journey with me back to the last console war. It seemed like it was going to be a battle between the Xbox 360 and the PS3 for superiority, as their graphics were top notch and superior in nearly every way…but…then Nintendo came out with the Wii, introduced motion controls, and then went to beat them in console sales and win the generation.
Microsoft has announced that two Assassin’s Creed bundles will be coming to the Xbox One.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft has pledged to support Rare, despite recent layoffs and its decision to stop bundling Kinect with the Xbox One. Microsoft Studios chief Phil Spencer told Eurogamer that he is happy to alleviate any fears that Microsoft has abandoned Rare.
Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved will be hitting store shelves on 21 October according to a new trailer released today. It will release for Xbox One and Xbox 360 and features the Kinect accessory as an important part of the gameplay. As part of the trailer, Harmonix also showed off a variety of new gameplay elements as well as an additional hub environment.
Microsoft has revealed that the Kinect which comes bundled with the Xbox One will be able to read QR codes. QR codes will also replace the massive 25 digit codes that are currently used on the Xbox 360 for redeeming items such as gold subscriptions, arcade games and DLC.(more…)
A current Microsoft research project, Illumiroom, could offer a new way to use the Kinect. Now, before you roll your eyes, let me say there would no requirements of no dancing in the middle of your living room, nor any shouting at your TV. Instead, Illumiroom offers an interesting way of extending the level of immersion of great games by pushing the visual environment past the confines of your TV. Here’s the promotional bit.
When Lionhead unveiled their final installment of Fable, or at least the last to have Peter Molyneux on board, hearts fell at the realization that it would be a Kinect game. Yet, after working through the game’s entirety, that’s undeniably not the issue with the final product. Fable: The Journey is a fantastic addition to the Kinect library and a good bit of fun that utilizes the Kinect’s motion-tracking extremely well. Detailed environments with that signature Fable stylization, a good sound track, and carefully conceived controls transform it into a great on-rails shooter. Yet, as a possible end to a franchise of RPGs, it falls short when standing beside its predecessors. A storyline that tried to accomplish too much in too little time, in a game that is little more than a group of prescripted battle sequences, proved to be the deadweight that sunk the game. This is not the climactic close to a franchise that prided itself on choices and scope and pushing limits.
A recently leaked patent from the inside of Microsoft gives details on what could be the most ambitious hardware ever conceived.(more…)
Most of the games featuring the usage of Microsoft’s Kinect have controls which can easily be replicated on the controller, not to mention work better.
Bethesda has announced that Skyrim will receive a free update in the coming weeks that will add Kinect support to the epic title.(more…)
For those who have been living under a rock, Crimson Dragon is the new name for Project Draco…
A new live action trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Kinect title has been released.