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Just when you thought Kinect was dead… a new game is on its way. Sadly, it’s not another FRU, which we still rank as Kinect’s finest moment bar none. What we are getting is a sequel to 2014’s Boom Ball for Kinect, the imaginatively titled Boom Ball 2 for Kinect. Perhaps we’re being a tad harsh – we’re just sad that Kinect hasn’t really felt the love we believe it deserves. Boom Ball for Kinect was fun for a while, and it did get us up off the couch. We’re expecting more of the same mayhem from the sequel. “Bounce … Read More »

We write this review with more than a little wistfulness in our words, for FRU is an example of what could have been, should have been… Much has been written about Kinect, its mandatory status (quickly reversed) blamed for the high launch price and weak sales. The peripheral itself is now almost an embarrassment to the Xbox brand, and the new Xbox One S doesn’t even have a dedicated Kinect port. But FRU developer Through Games screwed their courage to the sticking place and held firm. They should be applauded for continuing to believe in FRU, and themselves, even as Microsoft pulled the Kinect … Read More »

Motion-sensing peripheral Kinect has a had a rough time of it – an early casualty of the botched Xbox One launch, it’s been blamed for everything from the Xbox sales position to living room snooping by the NSA (yes, really.) Now that the Xbox One S doesn’t support the Kinect without an adapter, its fall from grace seems complete. Except… well, re REALLY like Kinect. We still think it’s worthwhile. And so, it seems, does development team Through Games, if their forthcoming ID@XBOX title FRU is anything to go by. FRU is a puzzle platformer that features an innovative use … Read More »

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