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Unbundled Kinect launching this October

A standalone offering of Xbox One’s camera peripheral Kinect will arrive in October, Microsoft has announced. The firm states Xbox One’s camera sensor will launch independent of the hardware on October 7th for $150. A digital copy of Harmonix’s Dance Central Spotlight is also included with purchase. Kinect was included …

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US Xbox One sales ‘more than double’ after Kinect dropped

Xbox One sales in American have more than doubled following the release of a Kinect-less SKU, Microsoft has said. "Since the new Xbox One offering launched on June 9th, we’ve seen sales of Xbox One more than double in the US, compared to sales in May," the company explained in …

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Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to star in Kinect game

There’s a new Turtles film out soon and Activision seemingly hopes to have a title out to capitalise on the hype. It’s called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Training Lair and Joystiq reports that while not officially confirmed, Xbox Achievements has grabbed itself the game’s achievement list and box art. It …

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Forza Horizon 2 will offer Kinect enhancements

Kinect may no longer be flavour of the month at Microsoft, but the camera will still be getting some dedicated functionality in upcoming racer Forza Horizon 2. Turn 10’s creative director Ralph Fulton has confirmed that the game will offer additional content for those who have the motion camera plugged …

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Kinect voice commands will always remain available on Xbox One

Xbox One’s voice commands will continue to be available even in games where developers have chosen to use the recently freed Kinect GPU power for other tasks. Microsoft recently granted developers the power to use bandwidth normally reserved for the no-longer-mandatory camera for other tasks. However, that doesn’t mean an …

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Kinect-less Xbox One SKU will lead to HIGHER Kinect sales, Spencer argues

Microsoft’s decision to drop Kinect from the new 349 Xbox One SKU will actually increase the number of Kinect units sold. That’s according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who told Polygon: "This might seem backwards, but I believe the decision we made to allow people to buy Xbox One without …

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Aaron Paul TV ad is turning on people’s Xbox Ones

Kinect is listening… and obeying the commands of Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman. A UK TV ad for Xbox One has reportedly been causing some users’ Xbox One consoles to turn on by themselves. It seems to happen at the moment Aaron Paul says ‘Xbox On’ to turn on his machine. …

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