Posts tagged Kinect
In the last few months the new Xbox console had many names: Durango, Xbox Infinity, Xbox 720. Today it was finally announced as the Xbox One. The Xbox One will feature a 500 GB hard drive, 8 GB of system memory, USB 3.0 ports (unknown currently how many), an 8-core CPU, 64-bit architecture, More >
Thanks to the new Kinect Sensor we shall dub Kinect 2.0 for the Xbox One, it will allow you to give voice commands to do just about everything. Life just got easier for your entertainment pleasure. Microsoft added three different operating systems to obtain seamless transitions allowing you to go More >
Well it seems like a ten year anniversary Xbox 360 is not the only version this holiday season. Recently Amazon started listing a new Xbox 360 bundle that would include a Nike+ game for pre-order. The bundle will include a 4GB Xbox 360, Kinect sensor, Nike+ Kinect Training game, and one month of More >
If you’ve seen the Iron Man films, you must be familiar with J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s artificially intelligent computer. One of the coolest tech demonstrated was when Tony can easily manipulate objects in 3D space, like his Mark I, II, III armor, or when he is discovering new elements. We’ve More >
By now I’m sure you’ve heard that OnLive went bankrupt and had to fire half of its staff in order to pay off creditors and restructure. Microsoft is now trying to grab some new people by hosting a mixer at its Redmond and Mountain View locations on Monday, August 27th.
The open invitation from More >
We are less than a few weeks from the immanent attack of the Reapers. With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, you cannot afford to screw this up. Luckily for you and me, there is a cheat sheet to help players with all the new Kinect functions.
BioWare released the cheat sheet from More >
The droids you have been looking for now have a date to go along with it. On April 3rd in a galaxy not so far away you can purchase this exciting bundle package. The bundle system is priced at $449. Albeit that you can purchase a new 360 console for much less and perhaps with some sort of other More >
So is Mass Effect 3 going to be better with the Kinect? BioWare seems to think so (I’d like to think that Microsoft is pushing BioWare to implement Kinect compatibility). Here’s a demonstration of the voice command for the game using the Kinect sensor.
We’ve seen games use voice command using More >
As previously announced at CES 2012, the Windows SDK 1.0 Kinect Hardware will be available as of today and begin shipping out for the price of $249. But do not let this discourage you, if you can convince Microsoft that this is for educational purposes than you get a $100 discount!
The SDK More >
After this year’s E3, gamers were somewhat relieved when Microsoft ensured that there would be more integration with the Kinect using hardcore titles such as Mass Effect 3 and Ghost Recon 2. Their demonstration garnered a few “oohs” and “aahs,” but those titles aren’t set to be released until next More >
Steel Battalion, the Capcom game on Xbox that spawned a controller packing 40 buttons, two sticks, and three pedals, is getting a sequel on Kinect. However, foregoing the gigantic controller, the new iteration will be controlled via Kinect. Players will be doing small hand movements to control More >
At D23 Expo, the NerdReactor.com crew walked for 3 days exploring the Anaheim Convention Center to see what Disney had in store for the future for movies, television, theme parks around the world as well as gaming. With Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Microsoft and Disney have come together to bring More >
Disneyland is the magical kingdom and the happiest place on earth, but it can be frustrating to attend, with long lines, thousands of people roaming around and the long distance some have to travel (Not everyone is near the one in Anaheim, Orlando, Euro, or Tokyo).
Xbox and Disney have made things More >
This has got to be the best video ever. Forget how cool the video game is, just check out how awesome you’ll look when you play this game in front of your friends. Tecmo Koei’s Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop has you playing a horse rider as you fiercely compete against other gallopers. Ride More >
The wildly popular mobile game Fruit Ninja, will soon be hitting Kinect-enabled consoles near you as part of Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade. Obviously, the biggest difference is that instead of using your finger to slice up fruit, you’re using practically your entire body. At this year’s E3, we were More >
If one thing could be said about this year’s Microsoft Xbox press conference, it is that they’re really pushing the XBox Kinect. Here at Nerd Reactor, we were able to get some hands on experience with LucasArt’s upcoming, Star Wars Kinect. Tracking your hand movements, players can hack and slash More >
Oh my god, I just nerdgasm’d at the title. When motion control came out, the one franchise that popped into my mind that would be perfect for motion control technology was Star Wars. It’s been too long, but it looks like we’ll finally get that game we’ve been asking for. As long as I get to wield More >
Many so-called “core gamers” would probably laugh at the probability that there would be a AAA Shooter on Kinect aiming its sights at them. Well, it seems that Microsoft Games Studios Vancouver is doing just that. Their official site offers up some insight into their direction:
MGS Vancouver is More >
The Kinect is a very cool Xbox 360 peripheral, and the best part about it is that hackers are using it to create awesome hacks for it. They can do things better than the actual companies using it to create official games. Thanks to GeekChicDaily, they have compiled a a best of to celebrate the More >
Here’s a gameplay trailer for Ubisoft’s Child of Eden, a project by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, known for his trippy music shooter, Rez. This is my next anticipated Kinect game after the release of Dance Central. We also have three new images from the game.
Child of Eden thrusts the player into the center More >
Microsoft’s Kinect is the “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device” according to Guinness World Records. It’s pretty crazy to see a peripheral for a console sell like crazy. It’s even crazier with iPad and iPhone mania that the Kienct sold faster that those two during the same launch period. More >
Peter Molyneux, the man of a thousand and one words, is the big honcho over there at Lionhead Studios, which has been developing the Milo game that initially wowed E3 attendees in 2009. What about now, though? Are they still even working on it? The “emotion director”, John Dower, put out this More >
A group specializing in Kinect software called KinEmote has been able to hack popular puzzle game Angry Birds. Players use the motion camera of the Kinect to control the game and the controller is used for button commands. The player’s hand is then mapped as mouse like movements. Check out this More >
The Microsoft Kinect’s greatest assets comes from hackers who creates new and different ways to use the Kinect. Let’s take Taylor Veltrop for example. His Veltrobot remote telepresence ‘bot tracks the user’s skeleton thanks to the PrimeSense, and translates the skeletal movement to a modified More >
Update: It seems that the US press release said that the Move sold over 4.1 million, Joystiq confirmed that Sony has actually shipped over 4.1 units to retailers.
Sony and Microsoft have revealed sales numbers for their respective motion peripherals. Sony has announced that they have sold over 4.1 More >