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Confusion over Natal 360 SKU

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday seemingly confirmed a brand new version of the Xbox 360 hardware that includes the motion-sensing Natal technology built in to the hardware. TGDaily reports that the iconic exec told attendees at The Executive’s Club of Chicago that a new hardware SKU equipped with Natal is …

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Natal launch to rival Xbox 360’s

Microsoft is promising the launch of Project Natal will be on a similar scale to that of the Xbox 360. In an interview with Kotaku, the company’s head of long-term Xbox 360 strategy Shane Kim hinted that the debut of the motion-sensitive peripheral will be comparable to the launch of …

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EA: We nearly had Natal first

EA’s John Riccitiello has revealed his company could have been the first to use the motion-sensing technologies unveiled by Microsoft and Sony at this year’s E3. The publisher’s CEO told Kotaku that EA had been working on the camera-based motion control system before Microsoft announced its Project Natal, but decided …

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Natal is for the hardcore too

Those who fear that the motion-based casual games revolution that was E3 jeopardises the core games market can rest at ease – Microsoft has assured users that Natal will be a platform for hardcore titles too. We love the existing controller, it’s not going anywhere and there will continue to …

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Microsoft wont ditch the joypad

The industry’s move to embrace motion control does not mean the end of the traditional joypad, Microsoft has asserted. E3 was defined by both Sony and Microsoft’s demonstrations of their new motion-based control options, but neither firm looks set to follow the Wii and ditch the joypad as their primary …

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Molyneux takes charge of Microsoft Games Studios

Peter Molyneux has been promoted to creative director of European studios at Microsoft Games Studios, MCV’s sister mag Develop has revealed. Previously creative director of Guildford-based Lionhead Studios, Molyneux will now also oversee the creative direction of fellow UK Microsoft studio Rare, as well as other European external projects. Molyneux …

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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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Xbox 360 Natal see the video

Halo Reach, Metal Gear Solid Rising, Left 4 Dead 2, Twitter – it’s hard to pick a highlight from microsoft’s excellent E3 presentation last night, but certainly the motion-sensing Natal camera is a prime contender. Those who have since toyed with Milo, Peter Molyneux’s AI-based creation built around the Natal …

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ROUNDUP: Microsoft E3 press conference

Microsoft has just finished off its very impressive E3 presentation, leaving both Sony and, in particular, Nintendo with plenty to do to live up to it. Highlights included full body motion control system Natal, which as well as allowing game control also boast facial, voice and pattern recognition. There was …

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MICROSOFT: Natal is the Xbox 360 successor

The end of the console cycle has been predicted with increasing regularity – but Microsoft has become the first platform holder to openly claim that its new platform will be part of its existing one. Speaking of its brand new motion sensing technology, which dispenses with the need for any …

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