Posts Tagged ‘Kinect’

New Michael Phelps game for Kinect

New Michael Phelps game for Kinect

505 Games have today announced a new game exclusively for Kinect. Aptly titled Micheal Phelps – Push The Limit, the game will allow players to take a competitive sports journey with one of the most celebrated athletes in history. Developed by Blitz Games, it is the first controller-free swimming experience to capture your true movements and translate them into accurate gameplay.  You...

Microsoft register “kinectHalo.com”

Microsoft register “kinectHalo.com”

Cross brand amalgamation is something Microsoft have always excelled at, and it looks like they have plans to do so with 2 of their biggest gaming brands. As spotted on the company’s WHOis profile, MS registered the domain name KinectHalo.com in June of last year. This revelation has sparked intense speculation about the possibility of a motion controlled Halo title. It also brings 343 Indu...

UK developed titles account for 42% of all Kinect sales.

UK developed titles account for 42% of all Kinect sales.

UKIE figures show how greatly UK developers have contributed to the phenomenal sales of Microsoft games made for Kinect. The numbers show that a whopping 42% of all Xbox 360 Kinect titles were developed in Britain. UKIE director general Michael Rawlinson commented, “The array of strong products that our home-grown, UK talent is producing is something we can all be proud of.” “T...

The future of gaming…

The future of gaming…

Ask yourself this question; where does gaming go from here?  An intriguing thought don’t you think?  Undoubtedly we’re catching glimpses of the future with the latest innovations being sold to the gamer as ‘the next big thing’.  Consider the latest batch of hardware being waved under our noses… Kinect – A very clever piece of technology, it maps a players en...

Dance Central and Kinect Sports power past 1 million each.

Dance Central and Kinect Sports power past 1 million each.

Blimey! All these sales figures for Kinect just keep pouring in, and they continue to astound. It should come as no surprise then that launch titles Dance Central and Kinect Sports have both sold over 1 million copies each in the US. The figures were tweeted by Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg in the wake of recently released NPD figures. Other Kinect titles including Ubisoft’s Your Shape:...

Microsoft: “We ran out of consoles over the holidays”

Microsoft: “We ran out of consoles over the holidays”

Yes…you read right. Microsoft’s Community man Larry Hyrb (aka Major Nelson) confirmed that the firm had such strong sales over the holiday period in the States, they ran out of consoles in the process. He commented via Twitter: “I found out we ran out of consoles at end of the month so don’t expect to win December” “Jan/Feb supply is tight as well. Likely amazing y...

Tech Demo surfaces for Avatar Kinect.

Tech Demo surfaces for Avatar Kinect.

Thanks to Kotaku, the tech wizadry behind avatar Kinect can finally be revealed. So if you’d like to see how Kinect is able to track the head and multiple facial points, and translate those into animation and emotes on the user’s avatar, then watch this video.

Microsoft: “Committed to Core”

Microsoft: “Committed to Core”

Speaking to IGN at the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft’s Group Manager for PR David Dennis made a point of reassuring core gamers that they were not being abandoned. He acknowledged that despite the dizzying sales numbers that Kinect has posted (8 million units in 60 days), the core audience that got XBox Live to the position it is in at the moment will be catered for as well this year...

Avatar Kinect announced for Xbox LIVE.

Avatar Kinect announced for Xbox LIVE.

Microsoft has announced Avatar Kinect, a party chat type service coming exclusively to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. As revealed during the CES 2011 keynote, Avatar Keynote will attempt to track movements (including facial expressions) onto your Avatar. Conversations can be recorded and uploaded to Facebook. 15 “creative locations” will be available for friends to explore and chat withi...

Microsoft looking to much more in 2011

Microsoft looking to much more in 2011

It would seem that the bigwigs at Microsoft have been playing their cards close to their chest. With Gears of War 3 and Forza Motorsport 4 being the only 360 exclusives announced for 2011, many were beginning to wonder if Microsoft were going to give up ground to the other major players in the market – Sony and Nintendo. Not so, at least according to Xbox Group Product Manager David Dennis,...