Entries in 'kinect' (47)

Apple linked to Kinect creator buyout

Apple linked to Kinect creator buyout

According to reports Apple is in the final stages of buying PrimeSense for $345m.

by Laura Barnes
on Nov 18th 2013 at 12:26PM in News
PDP Kinect mount boasts 'privacy cover' feature

PDP Kinect mount boasts 'privacy cover' feature

A third party wall mount for Xbox One Kinect includes a ‘privacy cover’ which obscures the peripheral’s RGB and IR cameras.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2013 at 3:20PM in News
VIDEO: New trailers for Dead Rising 3 and Fighter Within

VIDEO: New trailers for Dead Rising 3 and Fighter Within

Two of Xbox One’s launch titles have just received brand new trailers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2013 at 10:28AM in News
Sony CEO: Camera removed from PS4 bundle to hit 'magic price'

Sony CEO: Camera removed from PS4 bundle to hit 'magic price'

Sony has decided against including the next-gen PlayStation Camera in the initial PS4 bundle offering, CEO Andrew House has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 10th 2013 at 7:10AM in News

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Xbox Fitness offered free to Xbox Live Gold members

Xbox Fitness offered free to Xbox Live Gold members

Microsoft has revealed a new piece of fitness software that will be free for Xbox Live Gold members.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2013 at 10:58AM in News
Sony confirms Kinect-like voice and gesture control for PS4

Sony confirms Kinect-like voice and gesture control for PS4

PS4 users will be able to control some elements of the console using gestures and voice.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2013 at 9:28AM in News
Microsoft confident it can overcome Kinect's "perception problem"

Microsoft confident it can overcome Kinect's "perception problem"

Kinect being at the heart of Xbox One will lead to its eventual acceptance among even its most ardent critics, Microsoft believes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2013 at 11:59AM in News
Only eight countries get Xbox One voice control at launch

Only eight countries get Xbox One voice control at launch

Kinect control of the Xbox One will be limited to just eight of the console’s 13 launch countries in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2013 at 8:50AM in News

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Microsoft blames Kinect localisation, and not supply constraints, for Xbox One delays

Microsoft blames Kinect localisation, and not supply constraints, for Xbox One delays

The complexities behind localising Kinect for numerous languages are causing Xbox one launch delays across eight European territories, Microsoft has claimed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 27th 2013 at 4:02PM in News
Ubisoft's Fighter Within confirmed for Xbox One

Ubisoft's Fighter Within confirmed for Xbox One

Ubisoft’s Kinect-controlled Fighter Within has been confirmed for Xbox One.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Aug 20th 2013 at 10:54AM in News
There will be no Kinect-less Xbox One SKU, Microsoft says

There will be no Kinect-less Xbox One SKU, Microsoft says

Microsoft’s strategic shift regarding Xbox One and Kinect will only stretch so far.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2013 at 10:17AM in News
Xbox One drops Kinect requirement

Xbox One drops Kinect requirement

Another significant Xbox One U-turn has been confirmed by Microsoft – the console will now work even if Kinect is not plugged in.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2013 at 9:13AM in News

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Microsoft denies plans to launch Kinect-free Xbox One

Microsoft denies plans to launch Kinect-free Xbox One

It would possibly be the biggest U-turn of all, but chances of a Kinect-free Xbox One release have been dismissed by Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2013 at 11:25AM in News
Microsoft would "aggressively challenge" state attempts to use Kinect for snooping

Microsoft would "aggressively challenge" state attempts to use Kinect for snooping

Any attempt by the US government to use Xbox One’s Kinect camera to spy on the public would be resisted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 9:38AM in News
US government "stopping" Microsoft from disproving spying claims

US government "stopping" Microsoft from disproving spying claims

Microsoft has insisted it does not share customer data with governments, but the US government is preventing the platform holder from proving it.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 17th 2013 at 11:35AM in News
Report: Apple in talks to buy Kinect sensor manufacturer Primesense

Report: Apple in talks to buy Kinect sensor manufacturer Primesense

The technology company that provided Microsoft with the original Kinect sensor is reportedly being courted by a pair of rival companies.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 17th 2013 at 7:25AM in News

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Xbox One is a "justifiable business expense"

Xbox One is a "justifiable business expense"

Being journalists in the games industry, it's fairly easy for us to argue that we should have consoles in the office. It doesn't work but it's easy to argue.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 11th 2013 at 12:59PM in News
Kinect 2.0 to drive targeted, integrated Xbox One advertising platform

Kinect 2.0 to drive targeted, integrated Xbox One advertising platform

Advertising has been a central element in the design process behind not only the Xbox One but also the Kinect 2.0 camera, Microsoft has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 1:11PM in News
Xbox One could replace code redemption with QR tags

Xbox One could replace code redemption with QR tags

We all hate laboriously typing in those 15-digit codes that publishers and platform holders insist on using, right?

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 2nd 2013 at 1:41PM in News
Xbox One does not include a headset in the box

Xbox One does not include a headset in the box

Microsoft’s Xbox One headset will not be included with the Xbox One hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2013 at 2:51PM in News
Metal Gear Solid 5 might offer Kinect functionality

Metal Gear Solid 5 might offer Kinect functionality

Hideo Kojima has expressed interested in utilising the Kinect camera in the Xbox One version of Metal Gear Solid 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2013 at 10:37AM in News
MICROSOFT: Kinect Sports Rivals available at Xbox One launch

MICROSOFT: Kinect Sports Rivals available at Xbox One launch

Rare's best-selling sporting mini-game collection will return when Xbox One launches this November.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 10th 2013 at 7:39PM in News