Posts Tagged “Kinect”

South Park: The Stick Of Truth Pre-Order Incentives and DLC Revealed

Publisher THQ have announced the pre-order incentives and future DLC for the upcoming release South Park: The Stick of Truth, including Xbox 360 exclusives. Read On »

 

posted June 4, 2012 - 5:58 pm in News by

Twisted Pixel Announces New ‘Merican Adventure For Gunstringer

A new hero rises up from the ashes to find a queen to live by his side!  Well, he’s not really a hero persay, but he does rise from the ashes; and the queen part is true too. Read On »

 

posted March 13, 2012 - 4:43 pm in Gaming, News by

Bioware Confirms – Mass Effect 3 Demo Releasing Feb. 14

As if you didn’t have a busy enough week with the early release of the PlayStation Vita!  Gamers will be delighted to know that the final episode in the epic sci-fi trilogy, Mass Effect 3 will have a demo available to everyone on PSN, XBLA, and PC this February 14!

“We are excited to be able to give gamers an expansive demo that will put them right on the front lines of this all-out galactic war,” said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series. “The entire scale of the game is bigger than anything we’ve ever done. With its intense action, deep customization and raw emotional power, Mass Effect 3 will deliver a spectacular action RPG experience to fans of the series and newcomers alike.”

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posted January 18, 2012 - 9:38 am in Gaming, News by

Microsoft Rolls Out Winter Update With New Look, Bing, and WP7 Companion

The fateful day finally arrived earlier this week and Microsoft’s new interface for the Xbox 360 has finally hit the wild.  This new update features a design very reminiscent of the Windows Phone 7 interface which uses tile groups instead of the old NXE (New Xbox Experience) interface which was more of a series of rows divided by a menu.  It also has a simplified and streamlined design where both the controller and Kinect device use the same interface instead of the separate, bland interface that was shoehorned in for Kinect to be used with the older version.  But how does it really perform?

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posted December 9, 2011 - 12:30 pm in Gaming, News, Opinion by

Microsoft Shows How a Word is Worth 1000 Pictures

Microsoft recently demonstrated Kinect’s ability to interpret it’s owners words and work with the Bing service to find music, movies and more in the upcoming system update.  Our friends at Rubio Films were onsite with Xbox Product Manager Glen Purkis to see how it performed. Aside from the issues that coincide with being in an echoic room, I think we can agree that the next update looks impressive to say the least.

XBL Updates: Advanced Voice Command from Rubio Films on Vimeo.
Special thanks to Paulo Rubio and company for sending over the video.  Please take a minute to look over his other awesome works at www.RubioFilms.com.

 

posted December 6, 2011 - 7:00 am in Events, Gaming Life, Interviews by

Console News For Monday, December 20

Only a week left until Christmas.  Have you gotten your shopping done? Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Coming To A DS Near You Dragon Quest fans rejoice!  The 1995 continuation of the Dragon Quest series is finally coming to the States on the Nintendo DS handheld console.  Originally released on the Super Famicom (Japanese Version of the SNES), DQVI was never brought over to the US for commercial release.  No release date yet however,… Read On »

 

posted December 20, 2010 - 1:14 pm in Gaming, News by

A Parent’s Guide To Video Games For Your Kids

This story never gets old. A few weeks ago, I was at BestBuy picking up some goodies for my wife.  While I was in line, a mother walks up with her son that had to be no more than eight or ten years old, and clutched in his hot little hands was a copy of Call Of Duty: Black Ops. I’ve seen this more than once this holiday season mind you.  But for some reason,… Read On »

 

posted December 17, 2010 - 10:25 am in Gaming Life, Parenting by

Kinect May Be The Hot Item This Christmas Season

Now I have to admit, I chuckled a little bit when Kudo Tsunoda said that Kinect sales would, “blow away any of the sales you’ve seen with iPad.”  But, you have to admit that selling over 2.5 million units in 25 days is extremely impressive.  Moreover, it looks to be on track to actually be a good contender to blow out Apple’s impressive record with the motion controller. Furthermore, there appears to be a shortage… Read On »

 

posted December 6, 2010 - 8:34 am in Technology by

Kinect’ing For The Holidays

Well, it’s officially winter in Southeastern Michigan.  The flurries are coming down.  My car is grumbling on the slick roads since I’ve effectively doubled it’s horsepower.  No fast driving for me for the next three months.  What to do…

In previous years, this has usually been the season where I stay indoors as much as possible, crawl under a blanket, and gain an extra 15-20 pounds from all of the holiday turkey and ham and fixins’.  Of course there’s also the holiday shopping, which I try to get done as early as possible to stay away from the hordes of last minute shoppers.

But this year is a little different.  Since I received my Kinect sensor, there’s been quite a bit less time on the couch, and much more moving around.  Unfortunately, I’m on a spending freeze for personal goodies since it is the holiday after all, and being married means that I have to leave something for my spouse to purchase for that wonderful day, December 25th.

So right now all I can do is dream.  And what am I looking forward to?

Video Games

Dance Central – Yes.  I’m looking forward to playing this one.  Behind closed doors and with the windows shut, of course.  But this looks to be a very fun game.

Kinect Sports – This is an exceptionally fun game.  I could see myself spending many hours playing Table Tennis, Soccer, Boxing, And Volleyball.

Assassin’s Creed II - Yeah, I know.  It’s been out for a while.  But with a pile of other games topping my list this last year, I just haven’t had time to sit down with it.  But now it’s on the top of the stack.  And as soon as I get done playing Mass Effect 2 for the billionth time (this time with all the DLC), I’ll be popping that in the tray.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – As soon as I get done with ACII, this’ll be next on my pile.

Halo: Reach – Of course!  With the new Noble Map Pack out, I’ll be sprinkling some death from my DMR here and there throughout the winter.

Movies

Tron: Legacy – This is definitely my holiday topper.  I feel like I’ve been waiting 25 years for this movie to come out!

MegaMind – Going to see this on Saturday actually.  Can’t wait!

The Tourist – I’m intrigued by this one.  I’m a huge fan of Johnny Depp and I’m hoping this one is better for Angelina Jolie than Salt was.  Such a disappointment…

DVD/Blu-Ray

Despicable Me – releases on December 14th.  I saw this twice in the theatres and I still want more.  I’ll probably watch this a few hundred times over the next couple of months.

Red Vs. Blue: The Recollection – If you don’t know of Red Vs. Blue, then you don’t know what you’ve been missing.  Reliving the last three seasons is certainly going to be a treat.  Unfortunatley, there’s no Blu-Ray option yet, but I’ll still be enjoying this in all it’s DVD glory.

Back To The Future Box Set – Yeah.  It’s kind of nostalgic.  But hey, that’s me.

And of course, planning the next car project to make it better, stronger, and faster.

 

posted December 1, 2010 - 11:25 am in Feature by

Kinect vs. Move – Round 2 – FIGHT!

Hot off the presses.  Microsoft has apparently sold 2.5 Million Kinect Sensors in 25 days (which is apparently better than the first month of iPad sales).  That’s an average of 100,000 Kinect devices sold per day.  Per Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Entertainment Biz at Microsoft, “We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect, and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves… Read On »

 

posted November 30, 2010 - 11:41 am in Technology by