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Newsbits: White Xbox One, Goodbye Zune, Hello Importing
6 years ago

Newsbits: White Xbox One, Goodbye Zune, Hello Importing

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  • There’s some exciting news for achievement hunters. Microsoft has confirmed that all games released on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One will have separate achievement lists. That means …
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Xbox One changes always on policy with Kinect
6 years ago

Xbox One changes always on policy with Kinect

The one sure thing about the Xbox One at this point is that any news about the system is fluid right up till launch day. Following several …
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New Kinect Bundle packages five XBLA games for 800 MSP
6 years ago

New Kinect Bundle packages five XBLA games for 800 MSP

Following on from the Beautiful Puzzle Pack, which snuck on to the marketplace yesterday, a new Kinect Bundle has also been spotted. The bundle is comprised of five full XBLA …
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Crimson Dragon to feature asynchronous gameplay
6 years ago

Crimson Dragon to feature asynchronous gameplay

Microsoft’s Kinect based shooter Crimson Dragon is now set to feature asynchronous multiplayer gameplay. Polygon made the discovery during a hands-on demo, when it was revealed that gamers can …
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Headset will not be bundled with Xbox One
6 years ago

Headset will not be bundled with Xbox One

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The folks looking for headset accessory with their Xbox One will be in for a nasty surprise — there isn’t one. Ars Technica reported that among the list of …
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Crimson Dragon no longer an XBLA title
6 years ago

Crimson Dragon no longer an XBLA title

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We learned during Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference that Crimson Dragon, the spiritual-successor to Panzer Dragoon and previously an XBLA Kinect game, has officially been changed to an Xbox One …
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IllumiRoom may be part of Microsoft’s next gen strategy
6 years ago

IllumiRoom may be part of Microsoft’s next gen strategy

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In January at CES 2013, Eric Rudder, Microsoft’s chief technology strategy officer, unveiled the IllumiRoom—a new Kinect driven device for use with next generation gaming consoles. This proof-of-concept project being developed by Microsoft Research “augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience.”

Pairing a Kinect for Windows with a projector allows for enhanced gameplay experiences by extending the screen beyond the TV. Unlike previous technology, such as Focus+Context screens, the IllumiRoom can be used in any type of living room setup.

While sitting on a coffee table, the self-calibrating Kinect will map out the user’s living room by detecting the placement of the TV, stationary objects, and colors in the environment. This allows the projector to “change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences.” Microsoft Research released the video below to demonstrate what the IllumiRoom can do.

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Crimson Dragon still expected to take flight
6 years ago

Crimson Dragon still expected to take flight

The much-delayed Kinect shooter Crimson Dragon is still in development, according to creator Yukio Futatsugi. In an interview with Eurogamer at last week’s Bitsummit meeting in Kyoto, Futatsugi explained that while the …
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Xbox 360 is the best-selling console 25 months running
7 years ago

Xbox 360 is the best-selling console 25 months running

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Although details of next-gen hardware are expected in the near future, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 shows no signs of slowing down just yet. The company has announced that, according to …
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Crimson Dragon delay down to Microsoft and not development issues
7 years ago

Crimson Dragon delay down to Microsoft and not development issues

XBLA fans may be wondering what happened to Grounding Inc.’s upcoming Kinect shooter, Crimson Dragon. The spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon was expected to hit XBLA way back in …
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