Microsoft Kinect SDK Launching Soon

Microsoft [MSFT] is holding a press event next week at which point, it is believed the Microsoft Kinect SDK will be unveiled.

The press event is being held at GDC 2011 and it is here we should get to see exactly what’s included in the SDK and how the Kinect will be opened up for use on Windows 7 based PC’s.

Microsoft has sold 8 million Kinects since launch a few months back and there’s been plenty of Kinect Hacks around that have extended what most of us thought the Kinect could achieve. [Read more...]

Sony Ships 4.1 Million PlayStation Move Controllers – To Retailers

Sony released a press release today that mentioned that 4.1 million PlayStation Move controllers had been shipped. What this means is that retailers around the world received 4.1 million controllers, but that doesn’t mean 4.1 million have been sold to end users.

This number was confirmed when Joystiq reached out to Sony about what exactly they mean in their press release. Here was the reply…

A Sony representative explained that the 4.1 million actually represents Move units shipped to stores, adding “While we don’t disclose our exact sell-through number, the key is that our retailers continue to ask for more Move units and are taking every unit we can supply them with based on their sales.” Which, you know, would have been a cool thing to put in that press release, we think.

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Gears of War for Kinect???

Inspite of it’s massive launch earlier this month and selling millions of units world wide, the funky camera is still receiving a lot of stick from not so eager “hardcore” gamers. They have good reason too. Just taking a quick glance at the titles available at the moment, it seems to be the more casual gamer that will benefit the most from Microsoft’s latest tech with games tending to fall into family/party/minigame/rhythm gaming genres. [Read more...]

Kinect’s First Day

Well it’s been a day since Microsoft’s new hands-free, motion sensing camera – Kinect, arrived in the UK.

With such titles as Kinectimals and Dance Central, we gain a small glimpse at what Kinect is capable of. But this comes with mixed reviews. Many users have complained about the spacial requirements deemed necessary by the hi-tech camera where others have found difficulties in the camera’s ability to recognise faces. Though these haven’t seemed to dampen the new peripherals impact on the nation. [Read more...]

Kinect’s First Official TV Advert

With around $500 million ┬ábeing spent on their marketing campaign alone, you’d think Microsoft would let you see a little more of Kinect.

But staying true to their controller free gaming hardware, Microsoft wants it to be all about the player and from the video you can watch below, you can definitely see that. [Read more...]

17 New Titles For Kinect’s Launch

Well it seems Microsoft’s Kinect will be launching with plenty to offer it’s gamers come release day, touted as a huge step forward as far as it’s tech is concerned and with kinect’s sole marketing ploy being controller-free gaming, should do reasonably well.

Microsoft also feeling very confident too as they’re pumping almost a billion dollars into thier marketing campaign and have now even cemented a spot on The Oprah Winfrey show as well to showcase the new toy. [Read more...]

Europe To Get Wii Remote ‘Plus’ First

As we promised you all in an earlier post, we have a new update on news surrounding Nintendo’s new Wii Remote Plus.

For those of you that aren’t already in the know, the Wii Remote Plus is Nintendo’s new and updated Wii controller which will now include their Wii-MotionPlus hardware (which would normally clip onto the base of the controller) as standard The additional hardware allows for greater precision and accuracy and will more greatly match the intricate hand and wrist movements shown off by the player. [Read more...]

New Lego Wii Remote

When I was a kid (kinda still am depending on who you talk to) I tended to use the little blocks to make spaceships, guns, (not very good) swords and towers. Even now I still like to play around with it a little from time to time though.

What’s tons better though, is that as an exclusive product to Toys ‘R’ Us, you will soon be able to get your hands on a LEGO Wii remote. [Read more...]

Now Launched – Kinect’s New ‘Game Boat’ Boat Accessory

Yes… The little dinghy you see in the image above can be yours, to play with in your very own living room.

Brought to us by Atomic Accessories, the dinghy is a full sized replica of the one used in-game and can be pumped up to around 150 x 150cm plus it will even work as a ‘real life’ dinghy but perhaps not on the high seas… Maybe in your pond, swimming pool or local lake.
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Kinect won’t work for the messier gamer, well not very well at least

Back when I was a teenager living at home, I had my own room, if you could call it a “room” more like a space to store my belongings. These included old slices of pizza, half eaten boxes of bakewell tarts, aged sausage rolls and clothes all over the floor. Yep, typical teenagers room, though nowadays I’m a little better. [Read more...]

Confirmed: New Wii Remote Plus On It’s Way

In an earlier post, where we spoke about the confirmation for dates and prices for the new Nintendo 3DS,┬áNintendo also confirmed rumours about a new version of the Wii remote but with no launch details as yet, though we’ll update you when we know more.

This news comes as Sony having just recently released their new Playstation Move and with Microsoft planning on bringing their new motion-tracking peripheral Kinect to us in November. [Read more...]

Kinect Support For Sky Player

According to the good people of Microsoft and Sky have now confirmed that Sky Player on the Xbox 360 will work with Kinect come launch day. [Read more...]