Tag Archives: gesture

Sony acquires Softkinetic

Sony has acquired gesture recognition and imaging software developer Softkinetic. Gamasutrareports the Belgium-based company was acquired by the PlayStation maker for an undisclosed fee – meaning Softkinetic’s time-of-flight range image sensor technology, systems and software are now wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sony. The firm provided no additional information about the purchase …

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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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New 360 dash coming December 6th

Xbox 360 owners can download a new-look dashboard update next month adding cloud storage and voice and gesture controls. The free download will go live on December 6th which will let users scroll through on-screen menus using the Kinect motion accessory. It will also include cloud storage for game saves …

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Kinect offers Sky TV control

Microsoft and Sky have confirmed that Sky Player offer an interesting array of compatibility features with the motion camera Kinect come its launch on November 10th. The service, which allows users to watch a range of Sky programming on their Xbox 360, will be fully controllable using both gesture and …

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Sony briefing PS3 motion control to developers

Sony is currently showcasing the PS3’s new motion controller to its development partners, providing extended information on the device’s properties. The new PlayStation Eye-trackable peripheral will integrate force feedback, according to an article at news site Kotaku. The report adds that Sony has already provided face-tracking and head-tracking capability in …

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Spielberg: Natal is a whole new beginning

Acclaimed film director and current EA employee Steven Spielberg has given a huge thumbs up to Microsoft’s Natal motion tech system, claiming that the technology has changed the way he will approach the games genre. Natal changes the paradigm of what I would have written last week, now all that …

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Sony unveiling new motion-sensing controller tonight?

Sony will unveil its own competitor to the Wii Remote controller at its E3 conference this evening, according to our sources. Allegedly the format-holder has already briefed developers on the device. The new controller has been described to us as being a wand-like device for the PS3. It’s an all …

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Xbox 360 motion tech gets dated

Whether or not Microsoft will actually reveal a WiiMote rival at its E3 showcase tonight is still open for debate – but Xbox 360 gesture control IS coming to the market this year thanks to Gametrak. Kotaku spotted that the Gametrak Freedom, which first came to light nearly a year …

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360 gesture control rumours start to mount up

The rumour mill is working overtime ahead of June’s E3 event, and now the Wall Street Journal is the latest to claim that Microsoft will unveil a new game controller at the event. According to the US business publication, "Microsoft is developing a new videocamera for its Xbox 360 videogame …

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