Posts Tagged ‘Kinect’

Microsoft going to launch Avatar Kinect next week

Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:50 No Comments

Microsoft is preparing to release Avatar Kinect next week. Avatar Kinect will be released as part of the company’s Xbox Kinect Fun Labs product. Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie revealed on Monday that the company plans to issue Avatar Kinect next week: Company insiders familiar with Microsoft’s plans revealed to WinRumors that the software maker is planning to release Avatar Kinect on July 27. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer originally introduced Avatar Kinect using his own Xbox LIVE avatar at CES earlier this year. Avatar Kinect is a unique way for Kinect users to interact with each other. Kinect supports facial tracking and even facial expressions that will a

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Microsoft to focus on Kinect in 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010 0:22 No Comments

News from the land of Microsoft suggests that the sales of Kinect this holiday season have reinforced the company’s desire to expand their offerings of titles that make use of Kinect. In addition to Microsoft, 3rd party developers are jumping further into the fray with additional offerings, as they have been encouraged by Microsoft’s sales numbers of Kinect so far. The best news for Microsoft might be that analysts believe that Kinect will continue to outsell PlayStation Move during 2011. These analyst predictions could explain why Microsoft is putting so much effort promoting Kinect during 2011, and why more 3rd party developers are jumping on board with new titles for Kinect.

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New Xbox 360’s Dashboard for Kinect Leaked, See in action.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 0:35 1 Comment

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 will come this November. Microsoft has already sent out beta units to testers so that they can try out the Kinect hardware and the new software update with Kinect support which will drop this fall as a free update for all existing Xbox 360 owners. Folks involved in the beta program for the Kinect were kind enough to slip out some videos showing off the new Dashboard. Videos after the break. While the design is nowhere near as drastic a change as the last dashboard update for the Xbox 360, it’s still more than a slight nip and tuck, with only the overall concept of sliding tiles remaining. Everything else, from their perspective to the colours to th

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Kinect Capable to play More than Two Players.

Friday, August 27, 2010 12:26 No Comments

While Microsoft has only really shown two people at most enjoying a Kinect game together in all their promotional material, that doesn’t mean the technology isn’t able to follow more players at once. Speaking to Videogamer, Xbox general manager Kudo Tsunoda said the limitation is really up to what developers think would work best for their games, but Kinect could recognize additional players if they wanted it to. “I think that it all depends on the kind of experience that you want to build,” Tsunoda said during GamesCom last week. “Certainly if you look at a game, go down on the floor, Dance Central is already incorporating a lot more than two players.

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Kinect gesture-controls for Xbox 360 priced at 150 dollars

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:13 4 Comments

Microsoft’s online store on Tuesday had a 150-dollar price tag on its upcoming Kinect controllers for Xbox 360 videogame consoles. The US technology colossus was taking pre-orders for Kinect, advising buyers that the device for adding gesture-sensing capabilities to Xbox 360 consoles would not be available until “on or after” November 4. “Kinect” is the name for the new game technology developed by Microsoft under the code name Project Natal. The potentially revolutionary device uses a 3-D camera and gesture recognition software to let people play videogames using natural body movements instead of hand-held controllers. Players can tell consoles what to

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