Kinect

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VideoMicrosoft Kinect, WP7 Christmas ad

It's a great time to be a family.

FeatureMicrosoft's Chris Lewis

Xbox 360, the competition, XBLA and the next-gen.

Key events

16th November 2010

Kinect doubles UK Xbox sales

4th November 2010

Kinect Reviewed

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Xbox One Kinect adaptor officially dead now, too

Removing all compatibility with S and X.

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Kinect officially dead

Well bam, there it is.

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There's a new Kinect game

It's Kung-Fu for Kinect.

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Kinect 2 for PC costs 159

Intended to help developers make apps.

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Microsoft will "aggressively challenge" any government attempt to use Kinect for snooping

Asks US government to publish details of past data requests.

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Kinect clip-on NUIA eyeCharm enables eye-tracking for $60

Well on way to $100,000 Kickstarter goal, prospective release August 2013.

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Rare veteran George Andreas leaves Microsoft for Sony

New creative director at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

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UK university to investigate whether Kinect can help stroke victims

Will track the patient's face as they perform exercises.

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Rare sticking with Kinect for its new project

More evidence suggests it's for the next Xbox.

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Kinect could police who watches films at home

Content stops if unlicensed viewers are detected.

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Kinect 2 image outed by "genuine" Durango devkit source

Leak shows off new high-resolution body-mapping.

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Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection revealed by Xbox videos

Contains sports in Kinect Sports and Season 2.

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Microsoft's E3 2012 Conference

All the announcements and our live text coverage archive.

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Doctors use Kinect in keyhole surgery

Anyone for a game of Operation?

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Satellites to use Kinect in orbital docking system

Scientists creating "space building blocks".

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BBC iPlayer on Xbox goes live today

Increased TV and movie consumption hasn't come at the expense of gaming, MS says.

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"Near mode" Kinect for Windows priced, dated

A possible feature of Kinect 2?

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Kinect 2 so accurate it can lip read

Future Xbox consoles to come with Kinect 2 built in.

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Microsoft plans two versions of its next Xbox - rumour

One like a set-top box, the other aimed at the hardcore.

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Will Kinect come with next-generation TVs?

Microsoft reportedly in talks with Sony and others.

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Microsoft to improve Kinect hardware for Windows version

Can see objects as close as 40 centimetres away.

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VideoMicrosoft showcases Kinect potential video

Motion-sensing tech one year old.

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Microsoft pushing Kinect into business world

A surgeon browses records while in theatre.

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VideoMicrosoft Kinect, WP7 Christmas ad

It's a great time to be a family.

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Kinect can work out your age

And block adult content, patent suggests.

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FeatureMicrosoft's Chris Lewis

Xbox 360, the competition, XBLA and the next-gen.

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MS: how you'll talk to AI through Kinect

Life-like, natural conversations coming.

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Kinect infringes patents, company claims

Impulse demands permanent injunction.

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Why Kinect Sports is Rare's priority

And first-person shooters aren't.

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Rare: the new Xbox "is always now"

"We're down the path" to the holodeck.

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FeatureKinect's Second Wave

Star Wars, Sesame Street, Disneyland and Rise of Nightmares.

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Xbox ahead in online-capable game sales

Sold twice as many as PS3 in 2010.

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Kinect hacker at GameCityNights

Kinect air guitar man to show off art.

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VideoKinect Fun Labs for Xbox 360 leaked

Trailer appears on Xbox dashboard.

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How MS will make XBL and Kinect better

"Everything will be drastically improved."

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Shenmue creator making Kinect fighter

Yu Suzuki working on Xbox 360 title.

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Microsoft outlines future of Xbox

E3 Orapa announcement planned?

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Kinect Me, Kinect Fun Lab spotted

Plus, Fusion Genesis and Crimson Alliance.

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Avatar Kinect out "later this spring"

Nothing to do with James Cameron.

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Kinect: MS to "serve hardcore" at E3

Kinect Sports 2, Dance Central 2, more.

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Rare: Voice control the future for Kinect

'Xbox pause' "just the beginning".

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VideoKinect working with PS3 footage

Killzone 3 played via latest mod.

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The top 4 fastest-selling devices ever

Kinect's on top, but what did it beat?

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Avatar Kinect video details tech

Free for XBL Gold members this spring.

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Microsoft gives Kinect SDK to academics

Commercial version due at a later date.

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MS: Rare in a position of strength

Kinect Sports sales "far exceed" expectations.

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VideoKinect works with Windows Phone

Play along with your WP7 device.

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DiRT 3 dev unconvinced by Kinect

Controller will always be best for racers.

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Gears of War Kinect an "on-rails shooter"

Reuses parts of Gears of War 2.

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Conduit dev making Kinect game for 2K

Announcement at GDC. Out this year.

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MS: Kinect sets astonishing sales record

Fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever.

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VideoPlay Angry Birds with Kinect hack

Latest game mod takes off.

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VideoMIT developing Kinect holographic TV

With a little help from Princess Leia.

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Microsoft: Xbox isn't a gaming console

CEO Steve Ballmer insists so.

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Source: Official Kinect for Windows soon

SDK, driver support "in the coming months".

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VideoNow Kinect can control humanoid robots

One step closer to the machine apocalypse.

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2010 the biggest year in Xbox history

"It's official," cheers Microsoft.

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MS hints at official Kinect PC support

Announcement coming at "the right time".

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Kinect success "a surprise to us all"

But analysts won't write off Move.

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Microsoft sells 8 million Kinects

And 50 million Xbox 360s.

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Is Kinect killing your Xbox 360?

New 'red ring of death' issues reported.

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EA: Kinect/Move FPS "hard to imagine"

Riccitiello envisages "hiding behind couch".

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Kinect: attack of the clones

ASUS makes its own.

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What is Avatar Kinect for Xbox 360?

Full body control over Avatars, claims report.

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Microsoft set to announce Avatar Kinect

Nothing to do with James Cameron.

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MS not thrilled by Kinect sex game

"It won't be the last," company sighs.

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Source: MS quadrupling Kinect accuracy

Finger movement and hand rotation possible.

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VideoKinect made more expensive

Get the Swarovski crystal version.

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VideoKinect creates giant walk-on keyboard

Latest mod makes music anywhere.

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Sony unconvinced by Kinect marketing

Questions "ramming product at people".

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Kinect bundles outsell Move bundles 5-1

Plus: GT5, Donkey Kong sales figures.

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November US sales: Microsoft's spin

"We wouldn't trade places with anyone."

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MS denies engineering Kinect shortages

"It's absolutely not a strategy."

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Move and Kinect sales "neck and neck"

Sony ships 4.1m Moves, sells probably 2.5m.

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PS Move getting two core games from THQ

Kinect core game reveal "soon".

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Kinect sells 2.5 million in 25 days

Retailers expect "consistent shipments."

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Analyst: Move/Kinect shortages are fiction

Pachter calls platform holders' bluff.

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VideoEurogamer Asks: Is Your Home Kinect-Ready?

Enter our actual houses to find out.

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FeatureSony: Why we turned down Kinect

Research and Design whiz Anton Mikhailov on the past, present and future of Move.

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Kinect sold how many in Japan?

Boosts Xbox 360 sales.

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Kinect "can't do a good lightsaber game"

Move's will be "damn better", says Sony dev.

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Kinect off to "rough start" in Japan

Sold a quarter of Move's tally.

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Will Kinect/Move boost 360/PS3 sales?

"Unlikely," says a new report.

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VideoKinect modding makes you fat

Hacking hazardous to your health.

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Kinect "hackers" won't be prosecuted

Microsoft "excited" by user mods.

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MS gives Kinect tape measure to Japan

And cleverly makes it tiny.

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Kinect will sell 25 million by 2014

Analysts also predict a 74m 360 base.

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Buy now or it's a Kinect-free Christmas

MS expects 2010 stock to sell out this week.

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Kinect doubles UK Xbox sales

360 outselling Wii and PS3.

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Kinect sells a million in 10 days

On track to meet 5 million year-end target.

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Kinect doesn't snoop for advertising

Privacy of "great importance", says MS.

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Reeves: Expect Kinect, Move in next-gen

MS and Sony "have to" - Capcom EU boss.

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Minority Report-style PC Kinect interface

Hacker knocks up a proof-of-concept.

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Kinect parts cost MS around 34

Research suggests tidy profit per unit.

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MS to use Kinect to personalise content

Voice recog tells it who's playing what.

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Today's games use 20-30% of Kinect

Yoostar 2 dev claims to use more.

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VideoEGTV attends lavish Kinect launch

Leona Lewis! Ice skating! Kudo!

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New Kinect features on the way

MS only "scratching the surface" - Kudo.

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Kinect stock coming in "every week"

Shortages? What shortages?

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Kinect "incredibly liberating for women"

"Women the gatekeepers of the living room."

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FeatureThe Xboss

Microsoft's Stephen McGill talks Kinect.

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Octopus: Move will outsell Kinect at Xmas

Legs consider the evidence.

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First blood for Kinect in sales war?

Retailer: Move will come 2nd this holiday.

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Digital FoundryHacked Kinect running on PC?

Open source drivers in development.

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Kinect selling out fast

Big US chains are out of stock.

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FeatureWaving and Shouting

Kinect is MS' biggest launch since 360, but its confidence can't hide the challenges it faces.

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UK Kinect launch stock is "tight"

Queuing may be a good choice.

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HMV opts out of Kinect midnight launch

In-store demos "better show off" device.

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Did Kinect's Times Square launch go well?

Queues for three blocks, apparently.

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GAME plans big welcome for Kinect

UPDATE: Big-splash event confirmed.

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Milo "was never a product" - Microsoft

Tech "migrated" to Kinectimals.

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MS: Hybrid control 360 games coming

Pad plus Kinect games exist, says Kipman.

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Kinect Reviewed

The Eurogamer verdict.

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Microsoft raises Kinect sales projections

You'll buy five million by Christmas.

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Kinect's brain works like your brain

Alex Kipman knows - he made it.

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Xbox Live UK dashboard update now

UPDATE: Eurogamer videos it.

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Rare: We're not a Kinect exclusive dev

But Kinect the "centrepiece of our strategy".

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Xbox veteran takes charge of Rare

Henson swaps Redmond for Birmingham.

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VideoMicrosoft Mum explains Kinect

"No more gadgets, no more gizmos."

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Sony: Kinect-style control is "cumbersome"

EyeToy's dad critical of Move competitor.

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MS: Kinect games will span all genres

"It is as core to the platform as Live."

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VideoOprah gives audience Kinect

Studio jumps the couch.

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What is Kinect's launch line-up?

UPDATED with European info.

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Kinect's sitting down woe finally over

MS switches base node to back of neck.

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Kinect sold out at GAME

And Amazon stops taking pre-orders.

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MS tested pre-Kinect motion controllers

"Exotic gyroscope", accelerometer featured.

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Try Kinect at Eurogamer Expo 2010

Plus: Nintendo games! Schedule tweaks!

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MS advises against "clutter" for Kinect

And noisy areas "on top of an Xbox".

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Control Sky Player with Kinect

Wave hands or speak at the telly.

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Get MS to bring Kinect to your house

By saying why you deserve it on Facebook.

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VideoSprinter Bolt tests out Kinect

Usain in the mainframe.

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Sony: "Buttons are irreplaceable"

Don't push it, Microsoft, says Marks.

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Analysts back MS's 3m Kinect sales claim

But it's a "high price" for gamers.

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Sony: Move piggybacked Kinect hype

"We're lucky MS made such a big deal of it."

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Kinect: "Biggest platform launch ever"

Microsoft's Phil Spencer bets it will be.

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Hirai: PS3 sales "better" than expected

Wants 100 per cent of owners on PSN.

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MS: Kinect will sell over 3m this xmas

"Easily" five years left in the Xbox 360.

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Capcom reveals Kinect Steel Battalion

No need for a huge controller.

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Japan-made Xbox 360 exclusives revealed

Suda51! Radiant Silvergun! More!

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Microsoft TGS 2010 Conference

Suda51! Kinect Steel Battalion! Full coverage inside.

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Sony: We'll never "outspend" Microsoft

But "bullish" about Move/Kinect showdown.

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300 Kinect 250GB bundle confirmed

Console, camera, Kinect Adventures.

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MS: Kinect "really hard to pull off"

Doubts others' ability to recreate experience.

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Kitase: Kinect, Move "awkward" for RPGs

But motion mini-games could add "spice".

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FeatureKinect's Kudo Tsunoda

On hybrid games, evolving through firmware and staying relevant.

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No Euro Kinect voice rec until spring

Region-locked 360s won't allow it.

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Kinect supports three languages at launch

Updated with Microsoft comment.

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Rare urges core gamers to try Kinect

"All I can say to the core is have a go."

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FeatureRare on Kinect Sports

Nick Burton on how Rare got involved with Kinect and why you should give it a try.

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Kinect beta confirmations sent out

Don't tell the internet! Oh.

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MS: PlayStation Plus "hasn't changed" us

"People value what we've done with Live."

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MS took "shortcuts" with Kinect

Says creator of rival controller-free tech.

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MS confirms voice control for Kinect

Update: After reports suggested otherwise.

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Core community will "love" Kinect - Lewis

Reveals "no tolerance" for Wii, Move ports.

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FeatureMicrosoft's Chris Lewis

"We'll sell more consoles this year than we did last."

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Kinect UK release date announced

Update: Microsoft clears up confusion.

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Molyneux: Judge Kinect on "the next step"

Sports and Adventures are "pretty good".

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250GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle spotted

Is Kinect Adventures on the hard drive?

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Digital FoundryThe Case for Kinect

The strengths. The weaknesses. The facts. Digital Foundry investigates.

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Molyneux admits Milo is "contentious"

Doesn't think of it as a released product.

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Rare responds to fan site closure

But not Kinect Sports criticism.

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Microsoft UK defends Kinect price

"You don't have to buy anything else."

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FeatureConflicting Goals

Kinect's pricing speaks of a company torn between market expansion and monetisation.

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Kinect hardware sales boost is "bollocks"

Microsoft "missed the boat", says CHIPS.

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UK Xbox 360 sales up 1000%

New 250GB and price cuts do the business.

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Microsoft confirms Kinect price

And a new Xbox 360 model.

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New 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundles

Matt finish model plus Kinect for 250.

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FeatureMicrosoft's Aaron Greenberg

On money, Kinect, and Milo & Kate.

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Tsunoda: Kinect goes way past rumble

People's obsession with it "laughable".

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MS insists you can sit with Kinect

Only in games made "with sitting in mind".

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Kinect will have "negligible impact"

Reckons market research firm.

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ShopTo calls for lower UK Kinect price

Pre-orders currently "very low".

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ShopTo puts Kinect at 129.99

Claims device out on 19th Nov.

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Kinect supports two "active players"

Although it can track six people.

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Microsoft takes anti-shovelware stance

"I don't want Halo on Kinect," says exec.

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Microsoft's own shop says Kinect is $149

Supports US retailers' claims.

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Lewis: 360 has "at least" five more years

3D important in 12-18 months' time.

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Report: MS to bundle Kinect with 360

And does plan to do $199 slim 360.

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US retailers push $149 Kinect price

Four of them. MS still says it's TBA.

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Rare: Kinect lag "not an issue"

Past problems overcome, insists studio.

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Microsoft E3 Conference photographs

The big names get stuck in.

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Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Kinect

Digital Foundry on latency, CPU overheads and how it all works.

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Greenberg: Kinect pricing "speculative"

Real deals "not yet determined".

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Kinect needs separate plug on old 360s

New slim 360 has dedicated port for it.

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GameStop gives Kinect $149.99 price

While undefined bundles go up to $399.

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Microsoft lists third-party Kinect titles

Sports! Fitness! Dance! Repeat!

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MS shows Kinect Hub and Video Kinect

Plus Zune and ESPN Xbox Live deal.

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Forza Motorsport for Kinect in 2011

Billed as "Forza 4" in press materials.

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Microsoft does Star Wars Kinect deal

Lightsaber game out next year.

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Kinect out in the US on 4th November

ROW "thereafter". More than 15 launch titles.

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Xbox 360 Kinect

Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, Dance Central, Your Shape, Joy Ride.

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Dance Central DLC "won't be weekly"

Harmonix title stars at hands-on event.

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MS man: Kinect "perfect name" for Natal

"Evoking both 'kinetic' and 'connection'."

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Xbox Kinect due in November

Plus: Cirque de Soleil game possible?

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VideoPhotogenic family plays Xbox Kinect

We are family friendly. Do not resist.

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VideoNot the first Xbox Kinect TV advert

Jump in, then up and down.

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Microsoft shows off Kinect at E3 event

Sports! Star Wars! Dance! Yoga! Tigers!

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Official: Natal is called Kinect

Slim 360 leaked by ad?

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Awareness of Natal and Move very low

According to Nielsen and OTX GamePlan.

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Natal Cirque de Soleil event detailed

Plus: details on four Natal tech demos.

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GAME taking Natal pre-orders soon

Same day as E3 press conference.

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SEGA doing Sonic racing game for Natal?

Report: Sonic Free Riders for XBLA.

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Natal to be renamed Wave, says report

Microsoft not commenting, shockingly.

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Natal to cost a hundred quid - report

Launch slated for October, says source.

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E3 Natal premiere by Cirque du Soleil

"Technology-free event" explained.

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Project Natal "definitely" in October

MS man spills controller-free beans.

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Microsoft E3 conference announced

Plus "Technology-free" Natal showcase.

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Ballmer: Natal "most exciting" MS product

No need to carry "big fat gaming thing".

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Natal may learn from your actions

Whitten talks up living room experiences.

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Natal developer kit instructions leak

Needs own power source, no tilting.

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Natal game River Rush revealed

Man reckons it will help kids lose weight.

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MS confirms PrimeSense Natal role

Israeli company intimately involved.

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MS to hold special Natal event at E3

It'll take place before the press conference.

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Natal will require 4 metres of space

Is your living room big enough?

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MS researching Natal 2 already

Heavy investment equals spare resources.

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Project Natal "full line-up" at E3

"Very strong" software support pledged.

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Ballmer hints at new Xbox form factors?

Or doesn't. Ambiguous quotes for the win!

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Molyneux: Natal upgrades "countless"

Recent demos out-of-date, insists designer.

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Rare opens new Natal testing office

It's in Fazeley, Birmingham. Are you?

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Greenberg: "we'll outsell the PS3" in 2010

Plus: MS will be "thoughtful" with Natal.

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Natal "not quite there yet" - J. Ross

But "sky's the limit" if lag is fixed.

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Bach: 70-80% of pubs doing Natal games

MS wants third-parties "making money".

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Capcom making "gamer's game" for Natal

Reviving brand we've not seen in "a while".

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Microsoft drops internal Natal chip

To allow updates and cost savings.

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Project Natal dated for "holiday 2010"

It's a ticket to "the coolest party".

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Microsoft dismisses Natal rumours

Launch details "weren't accurate".

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Time hails Natal as invention of 2009

In company of teleportation, AIDS vaccine.

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Natal will cost under 50, says report

Said to launch next Nov with 14 games.

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Gamers don't want a new Xbox, says exec

Spencer reckons they'll be happy with Natal.

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Take-Two already working on Natal games

And playing with Sony's motion controller.

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FeatureDigital Foundry vs. Project Natal

In-depth, no-holds-barred hands-on analysis of the Next Big Thing in gaming.

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Win a go on Natal at gamescom

Ticket to Cologne included, courtesy of MS.

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EA to support Natal/PS3 wand next year

Riccitiello "really positive on both".

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THQ: Natal to launch late next year

Plus: UFC to expand onto handhelds.

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Gates: Natal "a little over a year away"

And will be available on PC.

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SEGA "blown away" by Natal, PS3 wand

"There's so many games and possibilities."

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Ballmer "sorry" for new Xbox remarks

"I confused the issue," says MS boss.

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Ballmer was talking about Natal, says MS

"There will be no new console" after all.

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New Xbox 360 "doesn't make sense"

But hardware tweaks do, sources say.

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Kim: Natal is a relaunch of Xbox 360

"It's not a new hardware architecture."

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New Xbox 360 console next autumn?

More powerful and has Natal, claim sources.

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Natal not targeting existing casual gamers

For homes where games "don't exist".

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MS: Natal will work with "all ethnicities"

Tech demos can be "temperamental".

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EA boss: Motion could take half the market

Reckons he introduced Sony to wand.

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Natal will reinvent games industry - Kim

"Magical launch experiences" promised.

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Miyamoto: We've got 5 years' experience

Says he's not bothered by Natal etc.

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E3: Rare working on Natal projects

"Intimately involved," says Shane Kim.

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E3: Devs could add Natal to old games

Schappert: "Certainly it can be done."

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FeatureE3: Microsoft's John Schappert

On digital downloads, exclusives and Natal.

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FeatureE3: Post-Natal Discussion

Microsoft's Alex Kipman explains the technology.

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E3: Greenberg: PS3 wand is "fun" like Wii

But Natal is "leapfrogging" both.

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E3: Microsoft promotes Peter Molyneux

Creative direction of MS Game Studios.

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E3: MS execs: Natal not derived from 3DV

Plus: Xbox 360 to go some until 2015.

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E3: Spielberg: Natal a "whole new world"

More room now to "break your heart".

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E3: Project Natal

Milo, Ricochet and Burnout.

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FeatureE3: Molyneux and Milo

A chat with Peter and his new best friend.

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E3: MS unveils hands-free Project Natal

Pretty much X720. A bit Minority Report.