X

Kinect






  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (1)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

Video Kinect's Body Tracking & Video Shared Viewing

Be ready, mere mortals. The age of Kinect is nigh upon us. Tonight at midnight EST, the first Kinect units go on sale in America, and we'll be bringing you an in-depth overview of how the technology works, and what we think about it.  Feedback is going all motion-control as well, with a discussion of the device, as well as a phone call from Adam Sessler, reporting on the game trial going on at the nation's supreme court.

We're also reviewing a ton of Kinect launch titles, including:

So make sure you check back in on our site at 12 AM EST (9 PM PST), to find out everything about Kinect.

Playstation Move vs Microsoft Kinect: The Future of Motion Control

On the eve of the Kinect's launch, Microsoft is feeling very, very good about the device's future. The company has raised its sales expectations by 2 million units. Originally, M'Soft predicted three million Kinects would sell this Christmas, but the company now predicts five million sales.

That's according to some tweets from Bloomberg News reporter Dina Bass, who is quoting ("twoting?) Microsoft's Senior Vice President Don Mattrick. Here are the relevant tweet:

"Microsoft expects to sell 5 million Kinect devices at Christmas, up from previous forecast of 3 million."

"That would make Kinect the biggest Xbox product launch ever in terms of sales, according to Microsoft's Don Mattrick."

Read More »



Microsft Unveils Kinect, Formerly Project Natal

Kinect launches tonight at Midnight on the East Coast, and to celebrate, Microsoft is giving early adopters a $150 gift. The first 3,000 people to line up and purchase Kinect at the official launch party at Toys “R” Us Times Square will receive a free copy of Kinect Sports and Kinect Joy Ride, along with a one-year Xbox LIVE Gold subscription.

Read More »


  • News
    (1)
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (2)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
    (1)
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (2)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review







  • News
  • Previews
  • Review

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (1)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (1)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (1)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (1)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review

  • News
    (1)
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (2)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
    (1)
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (2)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs



  • News
  • Previews
  • Review

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review












  • News
  • Previews
  • Review

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (1)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (1)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (1)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (1)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review

  • News
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (2)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs



  • News
  • Previews
  • Review

Kinect Adventures

PlayStation 3

Xbox 360

Click through to see new releases for Wii, DS, PSP, and PC.

Read More »

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Collectors Editions Detailed

CheapyD at CheapAssGamer.com scours both the online and offline world for the best deals on video games, and to help out your wallets, we're bringing his weekly recap to you!

Kmart has several Kinect deals going live this week. Buy an Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Console Bundle, get a $40 gaming coupon. Buy the Kinect itself, receive a $25 gaming coupon. If you buy a Kinect game and either a 4GB Kinect console bundle or Kinect, get additional $15 gaming coupon. And via KmartGamer.com, Vanquish is $34.99.

Best Buy will throw in a $10 gift card when you buy 2 select Kinect games or a $20 gift card when you buy 3.

Target is having a buy 2, get 1 free sale on $14.99-$59.99 Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii games.

Visit CAG for more details and the rest of this week's Sunday ad deals.

Best of the Rest

For more game deals, please visit CheapAssGamer.com and follow us on Twitter at videogamedeals and ukgamedeals.

ADVERTISEMENT

Project Natal

Leading motion control technology developer Canesta has announced it has joined an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft.

Read More »

Kudo Tsunoda, Mircosoft's resident glasses-wearing, motion-controlling developer took us inside the secrets of Kinect earlier this week so that we would have a bit more insight into the mechanics of it while we flailed, jumped, ducked, kicked and punched the empty air all around us. Oh, and you can talk to it as well, and Kudo tells you how. Watch the video below to get the details as everyone braces for a lot of arm-waving on November 4.

 

Xbox Kinect Preview With Kudo Tsunoda »

 
Sadly, Kudo did not tell us what to do when our Kinect becomes self-aware and starts killing. You might laugh about that now, but I swear that thing has been watching us. It recognizes you and "welcomes" you, but I know that it is secretly plotting something sinister. Besides, have you seen Skittles in awhile?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Supports Kinect?

We are closing in on the release of Microsoft’s Kinect, and even the launch lineup leaves a lot to be desired, the technology powering Kinect is undeniably intriguing. It’s just going to be a while before we start to see the Kinect’s true potential. Still, like reader Pound_of_Flesh points out, there’s no harm in imagining how Kinect will be integrated into already established genres:

I still think that games like FPSs and RPGs will eventually be able to find uses for Kinect. Easy one for shooters is leaning out of cover. RPGs could use gestures for spells and such. There is no reason that Kinect can't be used in tandem with a controller. I'm looking forward to the day COD brings back the lean. Rainbow Six could benefit from it. Even Gears of War could bring a new curbstomp to the table (maybe).

All good suggestions. What say you?

Video Kinect's Body Tracking & Video Shared Viewing

If you looked at the Kinect launch lineup, and then caught the Kinect segments on the Home Shopping Network, we'd forgive you for wondering about Microsoft relationship to "core" gamers -- Kinect might be a lot of fun, but, so far, it's aimed squarely at moms, kids and other gaming outsiders. But according to Microsoft Game Studios' corporate VP Phil Spencer, the company is not abandoning the hardcore.

"The core has been core to our success from the beginning," Spencer said in an interview with Gamasutra. "We get that.  It wasn’t by accident. And when I think about how we can continue to evolve our platform, adoption by the core of our new technologies is really important to us," he added.

Read More »

Gamescom 2010: 11 New Dance Central Tracks Revealed

Earlier today, we told you about the 17 titles that will launch with the Kinect in November, and the response from your guys was far from celebratory. Reader JohnnyBuku summed up most people's feelings, posting

Not one game in that list makes me want to be an early adopter. The only Kinect-related thing of interest to me at this time would be the ability to control the console UI minority-report style. But i am sure that worthy games will be forthcoming next year..

I don't know if I agree totally... I like the idea of Dance Central, and I'm looking forward to it as much as I'm looking forward to any other game on the immediate horizon.

Whatever Happened To Kinect's Object Detection Technology?

Microsoft has announced the entire launch line-up for the Kinect motion-control device. There will be a total of 17 games available when Kinect hits stores on November 4. That's one less game than launched with the 360 itself.

I want you to read the list that is right under the cut, and give us your honest opinion in the comment section.

Read More »

ADVERTISEMENT

Playstation Move vs Microsoft Kinect: The Future of Motion Control

Wave your hands frantically in the air if you’re excited for motion controls on HD consoles! In an effort to go toe-to-toe with Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have decided to release their own version of immersive controls. For Sony, it’s the PlayStation Move: a decidedly Wii-esque controller and camera that tracks your movements one-to-one. Meanwhile on November 4th, Microsoft is set to unleash Kinect: a 3D camera that scans your body and follows your every move without the need for anything in your hands.

While we can’t say which one will reign supreme yet, we can use our virtual crystal ball (the Move works well as a substitute) to look into the future. Join us as we discuss some of the upcoming titles that make us excited for the possibilities that both systems have to offer. Bring your hands!

Read More »

While there has been no annoucement that Microsoft plans to add Kinect support to the next Halo game, I can only assume they will see the video below and think: "We gotta do that!"

 

Xbox 360 Kinect Dashboard Update Video »


 

While we anxiously wait for the day when the Kinect will allow us to Minority Report our way through the Xbox 360 dashboard, we'll take a preview of the updated design to tide us over. Is it better? Is it worse? Our thoughts!

"The most notable difference is that the menus have been squared out and displayed in a linear fashion. Gone are the soft, rounded edges of each sub-screen, laid out in a descending pattern that disappeared into the distance until you cycled them forward. Now, each screen is a right-angled, straightforward affair that progresses directly from left to right. Perhaps this’ll be more impressive when we’re scrolling through menus with a flick of our wrist once the Kinect launches in November, but for the moment, this design change seems to sap some of the personality from the dashboard while adding efficency."

Check out our complete Xbox Dashboard Update Preview.



If there's any question we've been left with over the last several months since the Kinect's initial unveiling, it's definitely, "What in the hell is Child of Eden?" Thankfully, we recently had the chance to go hands-on with the enigmatic title and just barely came away with an answer to the question.

"In a nutshell, it's a game that represents synaesthesia: where one sense triggers reactions in another. At least, that's according to Mizuguchi. He wants this to be a fusion between sound and visuals, and to that end you play a 'purifier' of sorts. Your role is to fly through different 'archives,' and purify them. You do this by firing two different weapons, a rapid-fire but low power machine gun of sorts and a lock-on blast, at the contaminated locations. And, when things get hairy, you can trigger a bomb that takes out everything on-screen. Purify the entire archive and it will 'evolve' into something new."

Grab your glowsticks and check out our Child of Eden preview here at G4TV.com.

ADVERTISEMENT

Blog Tags

g4tv.com
  • Sara Underwood's Naked Bike Ride

    Posted: June 22, 2011

    1,305,878 Views | 05:20

  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Messy Cat Fight

    Posted: January 27, 2010

    632,375 Views | 00:49

  • Adult Star Kirsten Price Tests Kinect's Nude Filter

    Posted: November 12, 2010

    1,433,906 Views | 04:33

  • Best Nude Scenes in Video Games

    Posted: June 29, 2009

    1,521,564 Views | 03:12

  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Wrestling in Moscow

    Posted: June 19, 2009

    135,730 Views | 01:24

Poll: Are you going to buy a Wii U?

AdChoices