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TGS brings Kinect to the core

Microsoft’s Tokyo Game Show press event has finally delivered what all the pre-release hype until now has failed to – a range of upcoming titles that will very much place Kinect at the centre of the hardcore games sector. In total five new games were revealed, including both exciting looking …

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So who is Kinect for exactly?

Microsoft’s mixed message over its ambitions to market the Kinect motion cameras to the traditional hardcore Xbox 360 audience continues. I believe a large slug of the core community will love Kinect for 360,” European VP for Xbox 360 interactive business Chris Lewis told Eurogamer. They’ll love the navigating round …

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Child of Eden cools Kinect functionality

Though Q Entertainment’s Child of Eden will still support Kinect to some degree when it arrives at retail in 2011, the developer has now claimed that Microsoft’s motion camera is not the central focus of the title. The game, which is being developed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi and is being seen …

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Kinect RRP vs sole hardcore gamers

The boss of indie online retailer ShopTo has told MCV that when stacked up against rival offerings from Sony and Nintendo, Kinect actually represents good value – but it’s a different story when it comes to the single-player hardcore gamer. If you compare the cost of Kinect to a full …

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Child of Eden will speak to core

With Microsoft sending out mixed messages about the potential hardcore appeal of Kinect, Ubisoft has claimed that one of its first Kinect titles will really speak” to the core Xbox 360 audience. Last month Microsoft said that it’s developing controller-based games for the core and Kinect titles that appeal to …

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OnLive not for the hardcore

Cloud gaming service OnLive may not be to the taste of the hardcore market, CEO Steve Perlman has told Cnet. Anybody that’s a serious gamer plays games in more than one place,” he explained. If you’re a hardcore gamer and you’ve got a big rig and you want the highest …

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MS: Hardcore will buy Kinect first

The traditional ‘hardcore’ userbase of the Xbox 360 will be amongst the first consumers heading to the High Street to buy the device, Xbox’s worldwide product marketing manager Ryan Moore has claimed. I think we know that hardcore gamers will be the first to go out and buy it, as …

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3DS can make more expert gamers

High development costs and a software line-up that seems geared to the core games market – on the face of it the 3DS doesn’t seem to be picking up where the mass-market DS is leaving off. But Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has stated that he hopes the 3DS can help …

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MS plays down Kinects hardcore appeal

Microsoft has offered up a very simple explanation for the lack of hardcore games currently set to support the upcoming Kinect motion camera – the device isn’t aimed at the core market. Instead, the company has said that its motion titles and traditional joypad-based games are aimed at very different …

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E3 2010: Kinect will get core games

With core game support for Move growing at a steady pace, the lack of traditional Xbox titles included in the Kinect launch line-up has stirred a few feathers. But Microsoft Game Studios’ corporate VP Phil Spencer says that this will be rectified… over time. Do I think that over time …

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