Tagged: Kinect

Get ready to dust down those Kinects, Air Guitar Warrior has been confirmed for release on March 29th 2017, via the ID@Xbox program. In what has been a hybrid between a music and the scrolling shooter genre, you're able to map your body into the game via Kinect as you take down a range of weird and wonderful foes. Founder and Lead Designer Aki Kanerva said; “With Air Guitar Warrior, we wanted to really push the rock attitude. 'Air guitars that shoot fire, ice and lightning, dinosaur riding, flying flaming demon skulls… it’s going to melt your face!” He's not wrong ... Read More »
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 »
So you decided to upgrade your Xbox One with Kinect to a new Xbox One S and now you have no use for your Kinect sensor?  Wrong, the folks at Microsoft have been so nice to offer a free method to those who have a Xbox One Kinect sitting around. To use your existing Xbox One Kinect Sensor with a new Xbox One S console, you will need the Xbox Kinect Adapter. This adapter lets you connect your Xbox One Kinect Sensor to the Xbox One S console. This adapter will be available for free to customers who have an ... Read More »
Got a Kinect 2.0 collecting dust, unused and unloved in a cupboard? Decided that shouting "Hey Cortana, record that!" eight million times Is just not your cup of tea? Well, thanks to a recent update in Windows 10, you can now use your Kinect as a (high quality) PC webcam, full body scanner, and more. Over on the Windows Developer blog, Microsoft's Yin Li explains that the necessary Kinect 2.0 drivers are now available through Windows update - no need to dig about inside the Kinect SDK (Software Development Kit). All you need to do is plug your Kinect into ... Read More »
UNO, the classic card game, lands on Xbox One a surprisingly long time after the console's launch. To us, with Kinect-in-the-box (aah, remember those days?) we couldn't think of a better title to show off the Kinect 2.0's HD camera. After all, UNO on the Xbox 360 launched at the same time as the Xbox Live Vision camera (I had one) and the delights of seeing other players as you stomped their scores was delicious. Okay, sometimes it was delicious. At other times, you needed to wash your eyes out with bleach. Let's just say that with alarming frequency the Xbox ... Read More »
So you decided to upgrade your Xbox One with Kinect to a new Xbox One S and now you have no use for your Kinect sensor?  Wrong, the folks at Microsoft have been so nice to offer a free method to those who have a Xbox One Kinect sitting around. To use your existing Xbox One Kinect Sensor with a new Xbox One S console, you will need the Xbox Kinect Adapter. This adapter lets you connect your Xbox One Kinect Sensor to the Xbox One S console. This adapter will be available for free to customers who have an ... Read More »
Were you one of those gamers who was totally put off Just Dance because, hey, it’s way too much effort? Good news then – Ubisoft have announced an all-new karaoke game where you’ll give your vocal chords a work-out instead. Following on from games like the long-forgotten Singstar, Just Sing will launch with more than 40 songs. Even more interesting, from a tech point of view is that players can use their smartphones as microphones and cameras, meaning no more clunky peripherals that’ll gather dust should the novelty wear off (it’s also pretty cost-effective and more accessible for the studio). ... 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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