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  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Molyneux's Milo Not For This Holiday

    UPDATE: Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has clarified on Twitter that: “Project Milo absolutely continues in development at Lionhead Studios, it is just not a product we plan to bring to market this holiday.” ORIGINAL STORY: When Microsoft debuted the then Project Natal at last year's... 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: 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: 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 Natal Is Now Kinect, First Games Revealed

    UPDATE 2: The USA Today story is live once more, and the new name has been confirmed at the Microsoft event taking place tonight. Look to the original story below for details and stay tuned all week for more information on Kinect and the games Microsoft is showing for it. UPDATE: The USA Today story... More
  • Blog Post: An Early Glimpse At Natal Games

    In the interest of courting ever-elusive mainstream press coverage, Microsoft has been spending recent weeks showing off Natal's most basic games to a number of non-gaming outlets. Two of these have been seen a good bit before, while two others have had very little info emerge thus far. The Los Angeles... More
  • Blog Post: EEDAR: Big Three Under Added E3 Pressure

    Speaking on the recently released April NPD data , Jesse Divnich – Vice President of Analyst Services for Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) – had several interesting observations to share. Despite the trending downturn in sales, Divnich sees an opportunity for the industry... More
  • Blog Post: New Natal Games Uncovered?

    Hollywood is full of gossip, and there's a new tidbit out there. It may not be as explosive as who's now cheating on who, but we think you'll like this one a bit more because it involves some potential previously unannounced Natal titles. Slither and Dawn of the Dead screenwriter James Gunn... More
  • Blog Post: How Natal Will Watch You And Your Family

    At Microsoft's annual Think Next Convention in Tel Aviv, the company's Israel R&D Center presented a demo that displayed how Natal reads human movement and can somehow determine player gender. The video over at NextGen-News is narrated by Dr. Ilan Spillinger, Microsoft VP of hardware and... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Has Secret Natal Project

    While the tech is cool, few of the Natal’s software titles have gotten us excited. We’re eager to hear about any news regarding killer apps for Microsoft’s new Natal interface, so we were happy to hear the core games boss at THQ, Danny Bilson, say that his company is working on an “awesome”... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Space: Extraction For Xbox 360/PS3?

    While some of us were more impressed than others by Dead Space: Extraction, generally speaking the game was well received. At the very least it can be said that fans of Dead Space lore missed out on some vital origin details if they passed over the Wii prequel. In some loose talk during the recent PAX... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Confident About Motion Controller

    Microsoft may be winning all the pre-release battles between its Natal motion controller and Sony's as-yet-unnamed endeavor, but Sony senior vice president of publisher relations, Rob Dyer, says that Sony is more than capable of winning the war. Many – myself included – have criticized... More
  • Blog Post: Analyst: Project Natal To Cost $50

    Outspoken Wedbush Morgan video game analyst Michael Pachter recently predicted the price of the 360's upcoming Project Natal motion control device. He believes that the company won’t be charging more than the manufacturing cost for Natal and that Microsoft simply wants it in consumers’... More
  • Blog Post: Ghostbusters Dev Terminal Reality To Develop Natal Title

    Terminal Reality, developer of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, has listed a job posting on Gamasutra’s job board for senior designers. The potential hires would work on a "AAA Natal title." This is the first we’ve heard of Terminal Reality as one of the developers on board for Natal... More
  • Blog Post: No New Xbox Console Or 360 Pricing

    With Microsoft getting ready to release its Natal motion-based peripheral, the company says that it's not planning to release a successor to the Xbox 360 any time soon. Speaking to UK paper The Guardian , David Hufford, senior director of Xbox product management said that, "the Xbox was designed... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Natal Confirmed For Holiday 2010 Release

    One of the biggest surprises of last year's E3 was Project Natal, Microsoft's new motion and voice control add-on for the Xbox 360 that looks to take the revolution Nintendo started with the Wii to new heights. Tonight at their CES keynote, Microsoft confirmed rumors that we'll be able to... More
  • Blog Post: Traveller's Tales Director Claims Natal Lag Will "Hurt Game Development"

    Natal is receiving some criticism from an unlikely source in Jon Burton, director at Traveller's Tales. He claims Microsoft's new controller is “exceedingly clever, but the lag on the input and lack of physical buttons is really going to restrict the kind of games that can be done with... More
  • Blog Post: More Plastic Instrument Games On The Way

    In a recent interview with The Seattle Times , Red Octane co-founder Kai Huang touched on a few interesting points including the Kurt Cobain controversy, Project Natal, and more crazy music game types. Future Music Games: “We're really just at the beginning of music games. What we love and... More
  • Blog Post: Need A Job? Microsoft Games Studios Is Hiring

    With all the recent layoffs and closings , it’s a little comforting to see that some companies are still hiring. As Joystiq has pointed out, there are a ton of openings up on Microsoft Games Studios’ page, including a cluster of jobs related to the upcoming Project Natal. Even more interesting... More
  • Blog Post: Molyneux Confirms Natal, Microtransaction Support In Fable 3

    Speaking at a British Academy of Film and Television Arts lecture, Lionhead Studios’ Peter Molyneux used the opportunity to reveal a few new tidbits about his upcoming Fable 3. First, the game will incorporate Microsoft’s Project Natal technology in some form. Considering his enthusiastic... More
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