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Microsoft commits to Kinect
Microsoft commits to Kinect
When Microsoft launched the Xbox One it included the Kinect motion control system with every console, forcing gamers to pay a $100 premium compared ...... 21 May 2015 - 1 comment
Microsoft discounting the Xbox One with Kinect
Microsoft discounting the Xbox One with Kinect
Microsoft has announced that its Xbox One console with Kinect will be discounted for the coming weeks. "For two weeks, starting Sunday, Feb. ...... 12 Feb 2015 - 3 comments
Microsoft answers questions about new Xbox Development Kit update
Microsoft answers questions about new Xbox Development Kit update
Following E3, Microsoft was bombarded by questions about their June XDK (Xbox Development Kit) update, most notably about how it affects Kinect ...... 19 Jun 2014 - 8 comments
VIDEO: Watch Dogs pokes fun at Kinect privacy concerns
VIDEO: Watch Dogs pokes fun at Kinect privacy concerns
Eurogamer stumbled upon yet another Easter Egg in UbiSoft's Watch Dogs, this time involving Microsoft's Kinect device which was subject to privacy ...... 04 Jun 2014
Peter Molyneux: Kinect for Xbox One is an 'unnecessary add-on'
Peter Molyneux: Kinect for Xbox One is an 'unnecessary add-on'
Outspoken British video game programmer Peter Molyneux has made some interesting comments about the Xbox One, which has been struggling against ...... 08 Apr 2014 - 15 comments
Microsoft: We have no plans to release an Xbox One without Kinect
Microsoft: We have no plans to release an Xbox One without Kinect
Although there have been rumors since before the console even launched, Microsoft says it has no plans to release an Xbox One without Kinect bundled. ...... 27 Feb 2014 - 10 comments
Microsoft makes Xbox One Kinect privacy assurances
Microsoft makes Xbox One Kinect privacy assurances
A Microsoft document details how Xbox One Kinect users' data is protected under the new system. Questions had been raised about privacy issues ...... 02 Nov 2013 - 2 comments
Microsoft: No plans to ever release Xbox One without Kinect
Microsoft: No plans to ever release Xbox One without Kinect
Microsoft has made it clear they have no plans to release an Xbox One without the Kinect motion control system. Corporate vice president ...... 29 Aug 2013 - 26 comments
Xbox One will work without Kinect switched on
Xbox One will work without Kinect switched on
Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One console will not require the Kinect device to be switched on at all times to function, seemingly going ...... 13 Aug 2013 - 13 comments
Kinect for Xbox One not for PC use
Kinect for Xbox One not for PC use
Microsoft has confirmed that the Kinect bundled with the Xbox One console will not work with Windows PCs. After the original Kinect was launched ...... 29 Jun 2013 - 4 comments
Has Microsoft scrapped its rumored set-top box?
Has Microsoft scrapped its rumored set-top box?
Microsoft's oft-rumored set-top box may be dead in the water, says the WSJ. The software giant has been supposedly creating a simple set-top ...... 10 May 2013 - 4 comments
Microsoft: Xbox 360 hits 76 million, Kinect hits 24 million sales
Microsoft: Xbox 360 hits 76 million, Kinect hits 24 million sales
Microsoft has released some new data figures related to their Xbox 360 console. As of this week, Xbox 360 sales have surpassed 76 million ...... 13 Feb 2013
Microsoft Australia drops Xbox 360 price
Microsoft Australia drops Xbox 360 price
Microsoft Australia has announced it is dropping the MSRP for the Xbox 360 and the Kinect motion control sensor by significant amounts. Starting ...... 03 Oct 2012 - 4 comments
Microsoft drops price of Kinect motion system
Microsoft drops price of Kinect motion system
Microsoft has dropped the price of its popular Kinect motion control system today. In the U.S., the price of the system is now $110, down from $150. ...... 23 Aug 2012 - 4 comments
Surgeons to use Microsoft Kinect as surgical assistant
Surgeons to use Microsoft Kinect as surgical assistant
In one of the more useful uses of the motion control system, reseachers have begun using Kinect as a surgical assistant. First, German researchers ...... 21 May 2012
Kinect-controlled Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360
Kinect-controlled Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360
Microsoft finally bringing full browser to console. The Verge cites sources who inform it that Microsoft is working on a version of Internet ...... 11 May 2012 - 3 comments
It's official: Microsoft to sell $99 Xbox 360 with contract
It's official: Microsoft to sell $99 Xbox 360 with contract
As reported last week, Microsoft has made the 4GB Xbox 360 model of the console with Kinect available for $99 as long as you sign up for a two-year contract. ...... 08 May 2012 - 8 comments
Sony VP: We messed up with PlayStation Move
Sony VP: We messed up with PlayStation Move
Sony Computer Entertainment UK's new managing director Fergal Gara has admitted this week that the company did not use PlayStation Move to its ...... 10 Mar 2012 - 7 comments
Kinect for Windows coming February 1st
Kinect for Windows coming February 1st
Last night, during Microsoft's final CES keynote, CEO Steve Ballmer announced a definitive date for Kinect hitting Windows. Starting on February ...... 10 Jan 2012 - 4 comments
Kinect 2 can lip-read, sense emotions
Kinect 2 can lip-read, sense emotions
Next generation Kinect will be bundled with next Xbox consoles. Eurogamer has been talking to sources about Microsoft's next generation Kinect ...... 29 Nov 2011 - 8 comments
Microsoft confirms new Kinect for Windows hardware
Microsoft confirms new Kinect for Windows hardware
New Kinect hardware for general purpose use with Windows. A post on the Kinect for Windows blog, made on Tuesday, said that the team has ...... 23 Nov 2011 - 2 comments
Walmart to start Christmas sales early with a $200 Xbox 360 on Thanksgiving
Walmart to start Christmas sales early with a $200 Xbox 360 on Thanksgiving
Walmart is hoping to jumpstart the Christmas shopping season a few hours early this year by starting their Black Friday sales at 10PM on Thanksgiving. ...... 11 Nov 2011 - 9 comments
Wal-mart cuts price of 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle
Wal-mart cuts price of 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle
Joystiq posted a picture earlier in which Wal-Mart had discounted the price of the 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle. The picture led to speculation ...... 25 Aug 2011 - 4 comments
Microsoft unveils Star Wars Xbox 360 Kinect bundle
Microsoft unveils Star Wars Xbox 360 Kinect bundle
LucasArts and Microsoft have just unveiled the Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars bundle, which includes an R2-D2-themed console. Additionally, ...... 21 Jul 2011 - 7 comments
PS4 production starting late 2011 for 2012 release?
PS4 production starting late 2011 for 2012 release?
According to the extremely hit-and-miss Digitimes site, Sony is starting production on the PlayStation 4 (PS4) later this year for an expected 2012 launch. ...... 05 Jul 2011 - 12 comments
Microsoft Xbox VP doubts Sony's PlayStation Vita
Microsoft Xbox VP doubts Sony's PlayStation Vita
Dennis Durkin, corporate Vice President and COO for Microsoft Corp.'s Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), wouldn't switch places with ...... 28 Jun 2011 - 6 comments
Xbox 360 is 'about halfway' through its lifecycle: VP
Xbox 360 is 'about halfway' through its lifecycle: VP
Xbox EMEA Vice President says Kinect provided a surge of adrenaline. In and interview with MCV, Chris Lewis said that the Xbox 360 console ...... 26 Jun 2011 - 15 comments
Sony says 50 million PS3s shipped
Sony says 50 million PS3s shipped
As of the end of last month, Sony has shipped 50 million PS3 units worldwide and it appears that most of those consoles have been sold to consumers. ...... 21 Apr 2011 - 8 comments
Updated Netflix app is now Kinect-ready
Updated Netflix app is now Kinect-ready
Microsoft has said this week that the updated Netflix app on the Xbox 360 features Kinect support, meaning "controller-free movies and TV shows." ...... 16 Apr 2011 - 4 comments
Kinect hacked to run on PlayStation 3
Kinect hacked to run on PlayStation 3
CrunchGear has reported this weekend that the Kinect motion control system has been hacked to run on the PlayStation 3. In the video, the ...... 20 Mar 2011 - 2 comments
Microsoft Kinect sales top 10 million
Microsoft Kinect sales top 10 million
Microsoft has announced today that Kinect motion control system sales have topped 10 million since release in early November of last year. ...... 09 Mar 2011 - 10 comments
Michael Phelps gets Kinect swimming game
Michael Phelps gets Kinect swimming game
Michael Phelps, the Olympic gold medal winning swimmer has his own Kinect game coming this summer, giving the world possibly their only chance ...... 03 Feb 2011 - 12 comments
8 million Kinects sold in 60 days
8 million Kinects sold in 60 days
Microsoft revealed their quarterly earnings today, seeing revenue grow 5 percent to $19.9 billion. The figure that really stood out, however, ...... 28 Jan 2011 - 10 comments
CES 2011: Hulu Plus and Netflix go Kinect
CES 2011: Hulu Plus and Netflix go Kinect
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said today at CES that Xbox 360 owners will soon be able to navigate Netflix and Hulu Plus using hand gestures, ...... 06 Jan 2011 - 2 comments
Is Kinect causing the dreaded RROD for Xbox owners?
Is Kinect causing the dreaded RROD for Xbox owners?
Although Microsoft has denied it, an increasing amount of Xbox 360 owners are complaining that their new Kinect systems are causing their consoles ...... 05 Jan 2011 - 15 comments
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