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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 to get a R2-D2 edition?

07/08/2011, Star Wars fans, are you ready for this? It seems that there have been some whisperings that Microsoft may be prepping a limited edition R2-D2 themed Xbox 360 console for release either towards the end of this year or in 2012. We highly doubt that it...

Microsoft warns consumers about the Nyko Zoom Kinect Lens

07/07/2011, Remember the Nyko Zoom Kinect Lens we wrote about last month; the Kinect add-on accessory that allowed users to enjoy the Kinect in a smaller than usual room? Well, it looks like Microsoft isn’t too pleased about the Zoom despite the device...

Microsoft’s secretly been updating Kinect’s accuracy

06/29/2011, We knew something felt different at E3 when we bopped around swinging our arms and legs in various Kinect game demos, but we couldn’t quite pinpoint it. Sure enough, Microsoft’s Xbox senior product manager David Dennis has let it be known that...

Kinect hack lets you control your PC

06/27/2011, It is rather safe to assume that when you first saw Minority Report with its unique technology, especially the way they manipulated their computers using nothing but fingers, you ought to be blown away if you had half the techie interest. Gotta love the...

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...