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Microsoft to release Xbox One model without Kinect, dropping Gold paywall for apps

by Joseph Murphy - on May 13th 2014 - No Comments

Microsoft has confirmed they are to releasing an Xbox One model, this June, without Kinect. Come June 9th, gamers can snap up a Kinect-less model of Xbox One starting at $399 (Euro and sterling prices to be confirmed) in all markets where Xbox One is sold. The reveal comes with a new promotional video, seen below, which features Microsoft’s...

Twitch live-streaming to be added to Xbox One on March 11th

by Shane Willoughby - on Feb 25th 2014 - No Comments

Twitch live-streaming will be added to Xbox One as of March 11th’s system update. In a chat with associated press, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said, “It’s complete integration. It’s exciting because we’ve never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such a deep level of integration. The concept of being...

Microsoft to consider adding 3D Blu-ray support to Xbox One post launch

by Shane Willoughby - on Nov 11th 2013 - No Comments

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One will not support 3D Blu-ray playback at launch, with the firm considering if they might actually add the functionality after the console launches later this month. PlayStation 4 will ship with the function once you download the day one firmware patch. Xbox will considering patching in the option...

Confirmed: Xbox One will cost €499 at launch this November

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 10th 2013 - No Comments

Microsoft has confirmed at E3 2013 that Xbox One will be set you back all of €499/£429/$499 when it launches in November. The price and month of release were announced by Phil Spencer on stage at the end of Microsoft’s E3 press conference held moments ago. More details on Xbox One and the price point as we get it. ...

Just Dance 2014 leaked via the Xbox Live Marketplace

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 10th 2013 - No Comments

Just Dance 2014 has been leaked via the Xbox Live Marketplace. The game appeared on the service only a couple of hours ago with a handful of screens, and has still not been removed for whatever reason. Here’s the text that accompanies the listing. It lloks like Thriller and Ghostbusters is in there. The game will apparently support...

Report – Xbox One can talk to you. Features Remote Play via Skype

by Shane Willoughby - on May 24th 2013 - No Comments

A couple of additional nuggets of information in relation to Xbox One and Kinect 2.0 have emerged via Polygon. Apparently, Kinect 2.0 can communicate and talk to you directly, for two-way conversations. For example, the system can verbally welcome you and can ask persons in the room it does not know or recognise to identify themselves...

Microsoft: Xbox One game locking is “no different to how discs operate today”

by Shane Willoughby - on May 22nd 2013 - No Comments

Confused about the game locking and pre-owned fee talk that emerged in the wake of last night’s Xbox One reveal? Us too. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Phil Harrison spoke to Eurogamer where he attempted to clarify a few pointers about how game locking works, what it is and how and why the fee will apply. For Harrison, what Microsoft...

Crytek’s Ryse jumps ship from 360 to Xbox One exclusive

by Shane Willoughby - on May 22nd 2013 - No Comments

Crytek’s “Ryse” is no longer exclusive to Xbox 360 and has instead jumped ship to the Xbox One. Crytek has updated their official website to confirm Xbox One exclusivity. The site also provides a brief overview of the game and explains that the game is controller based with Kinect enhancements. “Fight as a soldier....

Microsoft cancel Gore Verbinski’s Kinect game “Matter”

by Shane Willoughby - on Mar 7th 2013 - No Comments

Microsoft has cancelled “Matter” the rather promising Gore Verbinski and Blind Wink Games Kinect title that was expected later this year. “Microsoft Studios is no longer pursuing this title,” a Blind Wink representative told Joystiq. “We have no further details to share at this time.” Phil Spencer,...

RARE hiring for “jaw-dropping” Kinect game. Could be next gen

by Shane Willoughby - on Mar 6th 2013 - No Comments

Developers RARE are hiring for an unknown Kinect title decribed as “jaw dropping”. The studio are looking for a  senior programmer to become, “part of a pioneering team dedicated to the next jaw-dropping, never-been-done-before Rare project.” The applicant must have an “experience of motion gaming, especially Kinect...

Dead Space 3 video shows Kinect in action

by Joseph Murphy - on Jan 7th 2013 - No Comments

EA has released a new gameplay/developer diary which shows Kinect in action. The video talks to Steve Papoutsis and reveals several of the commands Kinect can detect. There’s also a collection of “fans” who’ll try and convince you Kinect is worth the effort. ...

Microsoft accidentally releases then quickly pulls Crimson Dragon demo from Xbox Live

by Shane Willoughby - on Jan 2nd 2013 - No Comments

Microsoft accidentally released a demo for missing in action Kinect enabled Panzer Dragoon spiritual sequel Crimson Dragon on Xbox Live Japan before quickly pulling the demo from the online service. Originally known as Project Draco, Crimson Dragon is the latest title from Panzer Dragoon creator Yukio Futatsugi and was supposed to release...

New Dead Space 3 video talks Kinect, co-op, enemy AI and more

by Joseph Murphy - on Dec 21st 2012 - No Comments

Major Nelson has teamed up with EA to release a new Dead Space 3 video which talks about the various features the game will offer. Speaking with Steve Papoutsis, the video explains the new additions like Kinect functionality, the new weapons crafting system and co-op. Hit play below and see what you think. ...

Kinect support officially confirmed for Dead Space 3, new details screens and trailer released

by Joseph Murphy - on Dec 13th 2012 - No Comments

EA has revealed that Dead Space 3 will support Kinect. The device will allow gamers the ability to issue voice commands, and although they are currently unknown, the added function “further immerses players into the Dead Space universe” according to EA. It also promises to “make it easier for co-op partners to give...

Review: Nike+ Kinect Training

by Shane Willoughby - on Dec 3rd 2012 - No Comments

Fitness games have become common place on Kinect for Xbox 360. What with UFC Personal Trainer, EA Sports Active, Adidas MiCoach and Your Shape:  Fitness Evolved, Kinect has become oversubscribed with reasons not to go to the gym and slap on your sweats, move around some furniture and just get sweaty. Hell, even Spice Girl Mel B has...