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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Store Prices Kinect At $150

    Microsoft finally revealed the name for Project Natal at last week’s E3—Kinect. That’s great and all, but it left out a considerable detail: How much is this thing going to cost? There’s been a lot of speculation about that detail, and a cluster of major retailers has it priced... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect Sports Walks A Well-Worn Path Pretty Well

    I'll be honest: I wasn't that enthusiastic about Kinect Sports when it was announced. Like a lot of people, I saw it as a me-too version of Wii Sports, right down to its name. After playing of a few of its games, I'll admit I may have been too harsh initially. The hurdles game isn't particularly... More
  • Blog Post: We Take Microsoft's Joy Ride For A Spin

    Microsoft's Joy Ride was first revealed at last year's E3, though it was then just a vanilla-flavored arcade racer. What a difference a year makes, eh? Since that first announcement, Microsoft and BigPark have been quiet about its whereabouts. The game has been transformed, removing its traditional... More
  • Blog Post: Like Jumping And Ducking? Kinect Adventures Will Blow Your Mind

    Kinect Adventures is an action-themed minigame collection set to launch with the unit this fall. One of its games, Rally Ball, was demoed at last E3 when the device was first announced. It was called Ricochet then, but it's pretty much the same game. Two of the other games we saw had similar mechanics... More
  • Blog Post: Kinectimals Is As Cute As Its Name Is Terrible

    Once you get past its too-clever name, Kinectimals is an adorable treat. It's a natural extension of ideas developed by the Dogz games of yore and the more recent Nintendogs, only with jungle kittens. Using Kinect, players can talk to their adopted pets, teach them tricks, and play games. You're... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Announces Adrenalin Misfits And Dance Masters For Kinect

    During their press conference today, Konami showed off two of their upcoming titles for Kinect. The first was Adrenalin Misfits, an extreme sports title featuring such attitude-filled characters as animals with sunglasses. You'll jump around to control your character, and your speed increases as... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect And Xbox Live: A Closer Look

    In addition to showing off games that took full advantage of Kinect’s body-flailing interface, Microsoft used its press briefing on Monday to show how the unit can be used in conjunction with ordinary tasks in Xbox Live. For instance, users can pause their Zune media content by saying, “Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Child of Eden Gets Us Groovin’

    Tetsuya Mizuguchi spiritual successor to Rez hits us in the eyes like a firecracker, and we like it. We first saw Child of Eden yesterday at Ubisoft press conference, but we just got a more in-depth look at the game and came away impressed. The whole game is made up of five stages, which the team calls... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Announces Michael Jackson Dance Game

    As part of Ubisoft's big finale, the company released a banner on the stage's projector screen revealing a silhouette of Michael Jackson and the Ubisoft logo. The late Jackson's hit "Beat It" blared through the speakers as a group of dancers took the stage to perform some of The... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Debuts Child Of Eden

    Starting off the Ubisoft press conference with a bit of flair, the first game highlighted was Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Q Entertainment’s next contribution to the music/shooter genre. Mizuguchi, whose previous work includes Space Channel 5, Lumines, and Meteos, has a reputation for integrating sound... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Talks New Arcade Xbox SKU, Purple Boxes, And Transfer Kits

    We spoke with Josh Hutto, director of console marketing at Xbox, to get the down and dirty details about the new Xbox 360 S. AV KIT You don't even have to move any of those from the back of your TV. You can just take out your current Xbox 360, plug in the AV cords that you have today, and it works... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports Active 2 Arriving November 16

    EA had a hit in the blossoming exercise game genre with EA Sports Active on the Wii, and now it looks they'll be expanding on that with EA Sports Active 2 coming to the Wii, 360, and PS3 this fall. The new version of Sports Active will come with a heart rate monitor packed in to better track just... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Announces Dance Central

    The world's favorite music game developer is learning some new steps with their exclusive Kinect dancing game. Dance Central represents a new direction for Harmonix. The studios' previous work includes the original Karaoke Revolution, the first few Guitar Hero games, and the entire Rock Band... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect Priced At $149.99?

    Gamestop has a $149.99 price point for Microsoft's upcoming Kinect system up on its website. Following the conspicuous lack of a Kinect price announcement at Microsoft's just-concluded press conference, this wouldn't be the first time that Gamestop has mistakenly leaked a price in advance... More
  • Blog Post: Your Shape Fitness Evolved First Impressions

    We saw Ubisoft’s new fitness game made exclusively for Kinect. How does it shape up? Read our first impressions now. Instead of Avatars, Your Shape creates a full person, including the presenter’s sweater. The player’s movements affect the environment, sort of like the interactive ads... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Xbox 360 Slim Confirmed And Releasing This Week

    UPDATE TWO: Microsoft's press conference just confirmed the worst kept secret in the industry: the Xbox 360 Slim. What you didn't know, however, is that it is shipping today. Yeah...in a matter of days, you'll be playing a smaller, sleeker, and "whisper quiet" (Microsoft's words... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Microsoft E3 2010 Press Event

    Missed the Microsoft Press Event? Watch it here! Note to users: The press event is very long so be patient with loading. Part One Part Two More
  • Blog Post: Kinect Sports Looks Awfully Familiar

    Wonder what Rare has been doing since the last Banjo game? Looks like they've been working on Kinect Sports for Microsoft's Kinect system Kinect Sports is a game similar to Wii Sports in that groups of players will be able to jump around like idiots and play sport themed games like soccer, bowling... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Star Wars Title For Kinect

    When Nintendo announced the Wii just a few years ago, the ultimate Star Wars game seemed like it was just around the corner. Fast forward a few years and that promise is still unfulfilled. Perhaps Microsoft feels like it can do better. Microsoft just announced a Star Wars title at its Cirque Du Soleil... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Debuts Kinect Apps

    Microsoft just debuted Kinect, and we all the details from the press conference. Microsoft is investing heavily in the idea of creating "controller-free entertainment." While we're not sure how this will work with hardcore games, one area where it seems promising is with the Xbox 360 interface... More
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