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PS4 voice control to be limited at launch

One area that Sony doesn’t look to be competing with Xbox One in is voice and gesture control. Engadget reports that PS4 will at launch only support a limited range of voice commands including the ability to turn the console off and launch games. Users won’t be able to boot …

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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. The news, Engadget reports, comes from the Tokyo Game Show. It is understood that Sony’s PlayStation Eye was at one stage a compulsory element of the console that was to be bundled with the …

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Xbox One will do more than just ramp up fans to keep itself from overheating

Microsoft has hinted at the possibility of Xbox One downclocking itself to protect itself from overheating. This is very similar to how gaming PCs protect themselves from high temperatures. The first step such a machine will take if it feels that its components are getting too warm is ramp up …

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Microsoft unveils Digits – a Power Glove for the 21st century

The next stage in the motion control revolution could be upon us. Kinect is able to do a pretty decent job of tracking our body movements, but it falls down when it comes to precision movement. That’s where Digits come into it. New Scientist reports that the project, headed by …

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Kinect and Move implementation was not a distraction for FIFA 13 devs

One of the new elements in FIFA this year is the inclusion of Kinect and Move. But is this really what FIFA needs? Or are these just introductions to please the platforms holders? It could have been a distraction, but we as a team always endeavor to ensure that what …

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Leap promises a revolution in motion-control technology

A brand new peripheral is threatening to eclipse the advances made by technologies such as Kinect. Called Leap, the small device – which connects via USB and is about the size of a flash drive – is said by its developers to be 200x more accurate than any other motion …

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Criterion takes control of Need for Speed franchise

The UK developer behind this year’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted has revealed that EA has handed it complete control of the IP. The franchise has been farmed around various EA studios in recent years, including EA Black Box (Carbon, Pro Street, Undercover, The Run), EA Canada (Most Wanted) and …

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Introducing the remote control car that’s also a game controller

A unique remote control car that can be used to play a PC game hits shelves in July, courtesy of Revell. The Revellutions range of RC toys will feature interchangeable parts, water resistant shells and a USB cable that connects them to a PC.Consumers can also use the car’s remote …

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Aussies finally get Kinect voice control

Microsoft announced that the Xbox update which will enable voice commands as well as TV App functionality is available today. The new spread of customisable TV applications coming for Xbox in the coming months will be ABC iView, SBS ON DEMAND, YouTube, Daily Motion, Crackle, and various news and sports …

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