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Halo Anniversary supports Kinect

06/20/2011, Microsoft Games Studios head Phil Spencer has confirmed that Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary will offer limited support for the Kinect Motion Sensor, but apart from that statement, no additional details were furnished concerning the scope of Kinect...

Kinect SDK used to create Twitter client

06/17/2011, The Official Kinect SDK was only released yesterday and it looks like folks have already started getting busy with it. James Pfaff, an intern at Microsoft came up with a simple Twitter client for the Kinect. He used hand gestures to select the characters,...

Microsoft Kinect SDK officially released

06/16/2011, We previously wrote about Microsoft releasing the official Kinect SDK today, and it looks like the rumors were spot on. Microsoft has released the beta version of the official Kinect SDK on the Microsoft Research website today. Designed for non-commercial...

Kinect Windows SDK arriving tomorrow?

06/16/2011, Microsoft has previously made it known that it’ll be releasing the official Kinect SDK to developers sometime this year, but there hasn’t been any official date mentioned yet, until now. The official SDK that will allow Kinect developers to...

Kinect Star Wars: Preview

06/08/2011, I had the opportunity to get my hands on the preview of Kinect Star Wars at E3 2011… ever since it was demonstrated last year, I was wondering how Jedi action would feel like on Kinect, and now, I have a partial answer. I say “partial” because the...

Full list of new Kinect-enabled games for Xbox 360

06/06/2011, Microsoft’s E3 Xbox 360 press conference was a huge showcase for Kinect – the motion control camera sensor that launched last Novemeber. Aside from including full support for Xbox Live services via voice control, what gamers care about most...

Fun Labs takes Kinect to the next level with new features

06/06/2011, Kinect’s “father” Kudo Tsunoda unveiled a new “permanent” feature to Xbox Live: Fun Labs. What exactly is Fun Labs? Tsunoda says that it’s a sandbox for players to toy with new Kinect experiences, developed by seasoned...

Microsoft announces 55 million Xbox 360 lifetime sales

06/03/2011, Microsoft’s preparing for its E3 press conference next week where it’s widely expected the company will be showing off some heavy hitters for Kinect, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get the show going with some pre-show fireworks....

Mass Effect 3 has Kinect support?

06/02/2011, We reported a few weeks ago that Microsoft is planning a barrage of high-profile games with Kinect support. We know for sure that Forza 4 will use Kinect for head-tracking and that there will be a Star Wars Kinect game that will likely involve wielding...

Kinect head tracking in Forza 4

06/01/2011, Own an Xbox 360? If you have answered in the affirmative, then rest assured that surely you would have at least given the Kinect accessory a go at a store beforehand, if not at a friend’s place. While there has been many interesting things that have...

Kinect controls will play nice with Powerpoint slides

05/27/2011, Microsoft’s Kinect has clearly done a whole lot more than what the software giant imagined – many users have already hacked it to serve other purposes, and some of them are even quite brilliant. Well, today we shall look at another way Kinect,...

Kinect + snow globe lets you view objects in 360 degrees

05/19/2011, Taking visual media to the next level, the folks over at Queens University have come up with a way to utilize the Kinect for viewing objects in 3D. Making use of two Kinect motion controllers, a giant snow globe, a 3D HD projector, and some additional...

Kinect used to translate sign language

05/18/2011, Instead of the usual weird or funny Kinect hacks we have for you this week, we’ve got something that could actually benefit society. Some French folks have come up with a program that can use the Kinect to detect the hand gestures used in sign...