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Natal 2 in development

Natal 2 in development

Microsoft’s Natal is still a good seven or eight months away from launch, but a research director for the platform holder has already confirmed that work has begun on the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2010 at 10:59AM in News
GameStop wary of Natal/Move shortages

GameStop wary of Natal/Move shortages

US retail giant GameStop has left out Project Natal and PlayStation Move from its full-year projections.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 19th 2010 at 11:01AM in News
Sega issues Move and Natal challenge

Sega issues Move and Natal challenge

In a bold challenge to both Sony and Microsoft, Sega’s European and North American boss Mike Hayes has said that both must deliver on their promised sales targets – or ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2010 at 10:44AM in News
Sega confirms Natal and Move development

Sega confirms Natal and Move development

The motion control movement has received a very high-profile backer this morning with confirmation that Sega is preparing “several” titles across both devices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2010 at 10:31AM in News

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Bleszinski heaps praise on Natal

Bleszinski heaps praise on Natal

Cult developer and design director at developer Epic Games Cliff Bleszinski has expressed his interest in the motion control movement that’s currently enveloping the console sector, singling out Natal as ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2010 at 10:50AM in News
MS eyes toy market success for Natal

MS eyes toy market success for Natal

Microsoft is targeting the global toy press in its efforts to spread the word about Natal ahead of its global launch later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 3:32PM in News
Codies issues Natal dev warning

Codies issues Natal dev warning

With Natal’s software launch line-up still shrouded in mystery, the VP of Codemasters Studios Gavin Cheshire has warned developers that simply integrating motion control into existing projects is not sufficient ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 8:30AM in News
Molyneux: Move “not as big a step” as Natal

Molyneux: Move “not as big a step” as Natal

Peter Molyneux, the creative director of Microsoft Game Studios, has stated that as much as he’d love a chance to play with Sony’s recently revealed PlayStation Move, he doesn’t believe ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 11:18AM in News

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Nintendo: Motion control our ‘core’

Nintendo: Motion control our ‘core’

2010 is set to be the year of motion control. By default, that also means it’s the year that the long-standing dominance of Wii will be tested like never before. ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2010 at 8:00AM in News
Tiger Woods 11 supports PS3 Arc

Tiger Woods 11 supports PS3 Arc

EA has announced that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will offer support for Sony’s as-of-yet undated PS3 Motion Controller.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2010 at 9:35AM in News
Natal lineup to be shown at E3

Natal lineup to be shown at E3

We’re still waiting to discover what games will accompany the launch of Microsoft’s motion sensing Natal camera this Q4 – but the plat form holder has now pledged to reveal ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2010 at 10:26AM in News
MS: ‘Natal won’t hurt our core focus’

MS: ‘Natal won’t hurt our core focus’

The mass-market friendly Project Natal may be grabbing all the headlines, but Microsoft insists it won’t lose sight of the core gamer audience.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2010 at 11:00PM in News

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Ex Naughty Dog says “Natal could revolutionise gaming”

Ex Naughty Dog says “Natal could revolutionise gaming”

Microsoft’s motion sensing camera Natal has come in for some praise from an unlikely source – the former boss of SCE owned developer Naughty Dog.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2010 at 12:21PM in News
Microsoft turns to celebs for Natal

Microsoft turns to celebs for Natal

Microsoft will directly challenge Nintendo’s mass-market media efforts when it launches Natal later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2010 at 11:39AM in News
Tretton questions Natal approach

Tretton questions Natal approach

When Natal arrives later this year it will have a key USP over rivals Wii and Sony’s motion device – a truly controller-less interface. But SCEA boss Jack Tretton has ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2010 at 11:15AM in News
Crackdown 3 could support Natal

Crackdown 3 could support Natal

Future instalments in the popular Crackdown series could include support for Microsoft’s Natal motion-sensing camera, developer Ruffian has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2010 at 12:24PM in News

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Milo set for Natal return

Milo set for Natal return

We may not have seen the last of Microsoft’s infamous Natal demo character Milo, judging by recent comments from the creative director of Microsoft Game Studios Peter Molyneux.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2010 at 12:33PM in News
MS cautious over Natal software

MS cautious over Natal software

We’re still none-the-wiser as to what games will accompany the launch of Natal later this year, but Microsoft has said that it won’t be throwing its stable of high-profile IP ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2010 at 10:00AM in News
Arc “easier to develop for” than Natal

Arc “easier to develop for” than Natal

The Wii has come in for some harsh criticism thanks to what many have described as cheap ports of games originally designed with a joypad in mind, but Sony has ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2010 at 7:30AM in News
MTV making Natal title

MTV making Natal title

Though the noise about Natal continues to increase, concrete details concerning the range of titles expected for launch remain under wraps – but the first hints of what we might ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 5:08PM in News
Sony: MS guilty of Natal ‘barrage’

Sony: MS guilty of Natal ‘barrage’

The hype continues to grow ahead of the arrival of PS3 and Xbox 360 motion control later this year, but now Sony has accused Microsoft of embarking on a “PR ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 3:51PM in News
Microsoft quiet on Ross' Natal claims

Microsoft quiet on Ross' Natal claims

Platform holder Microsoft has refused to clarify comments made by BBC presenter Jonathan Ross that appeared to confirm an October launch for the Xbox 360 motion-sensing camera Natal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 11:16AM in News
Jonathan Ross touts Natal release date

Jonathan Ross touts Natal release date

Having spent the day getting to grips with Microsoft’s Project Natal yesterday, comments from outspoken TV presenter Jonathan Ross point to a possible October release date for the anticipated Xbox ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 10:39AM in News
"Natal to outsell Arc by 10-to-1"

"Natal to outsell Arc by 10-to-1"

Microsoft’s Natal will thoroughly outpace Sony’s Motion Controller when the pair are released later this year – that’s the prediction of industry analyst Michael Pachter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 2:39PM in News
Cut-price Natal predicted

Cut-price Natal predicted

Echoing previous predictions by MCV, US games analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Microsoft’s Natal will retail for between $50-$80 when it goes on sale worldwide this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 10:00AM in News