Kinect Tag

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 20 May 2015

Kinect. Some love Microsoft’s motion-sensing peripheral, while most realise that it’s very nearly useless for anything other than controlling the Xbox – something that can be done just fine using a regular controller. Since Microsoft’s allowed developers to turn the thing off so they can use more of the machine’s juice to make bigger games look and run better. There’s not been a single blockbuster game that’s made owning the thing worthwhile – and it’s something Microsoft’s finally starting to realise.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 07 Apr 2015

I don't have a Kinect. You would think as the only woman in the team, they would have sent me one as well as a variety of fitness or dancing games. However, my Xbox One came solely with the console and controller. I still have mixed feelings at the idea of a camera in my living room - some aspects of "living" shouldn't be seen by outsiders - but plenty of people swear by the power of the Kinect. However, for those who use it on PC, they may need to change their shopping patterns.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 05 Jan 2015

I like the Xbox One. I think it's a cool console and I certainly want to get one. Of course, there is more to it than just the Xbox One console and controller - there's the entire Microsoft ecosystem. Oh, and don't forget the Kinect. Microsoft appears to be pursuing both with new intensity this year.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 30 Oct 2014

I don't have a Kinect for my Xbox 360, nor do I have a camera for my PlayStation 4. I don't even have the PlayStation Move controllers. I know, I'm a strange, couch-dwelling kind of console gamer. However, even I can play Just Dance 2015 without buying any new accessories.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Oct 2014

It was a sunny morning, the kind that would burn your eyes right out if you could convince a stupid kid to stare into the sun. I’d just received an Xbox One, which included that fancy Kinect unit which may or may not have been watching me shower and broadcasting it to fetish German porn sites. I was in need of a game, but not your typical shoot ‘em up. And then into my download queue, was thrown D4, quite possibly the craziest game of the year.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 23 Sep 2014

The Xbox One was released today in South Africa, and if you bought one then chances are you’re not reading this. Instead you’re probably racing around the track in Forza 2, smashing zombies in Dead Rising 3 or quick-time-eventing some solider to death in Ryse. If you didn’t get one, chances are you want one. Here’s a gentle reminder that we’re giving away.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 18 Sep 2014

Ever heard of D4? If yo have a keen memory for games that really didn't have a marketing campaign, you might remember seeing the Xbox One exclusive back at E3 last year. Since then it hasn't really kicked up a fuss, which makes the surprise reveal of its super close release date so weird.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 25 Aug 2014

The Kinect has some uses other than being the big paper weight that may or may not be watching you. Did you know that it can be used to play games too? I saw two upcoming titles at the Ubisoft stand. Shape Up or Rabbids, take your pick!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 18 Jul 2014

Yesterday, we gave you the grand news that the Xbox One’s retail sales performance has doubled since Microsoft made the rather wise decision to excise Kinect and sell the thing as a separate, optional accessory. That’s magnificent news for Microsoft and Xbox fans…pity the PlayStation 4 is still outselling the thing.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Jul 2014

Ever since Microsoft debuted the Kinect a couple if years ago, it’s been a hard sell for the company. The pinnacle of wiggle tech, the response to the device by gamers hasn’t exactly been overwhelming. And it received a less than enthusiastic welcome when the Xbox One initially bundled the hardware with the console. Times changed, and Microsoft eventually dropped the Kinect as a mandatory Xbox One organ. And that’s had a positive effect on sales.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Jul 2014

I’m not sure everyone can agree on whether the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie looks good or not. One thing I’m sure most people will agree on is that we really, really need a good TMNT game. There was a little Xbox Live Arcade title a while back that was pretty horrible, and since then we’ve only heard of a 3DS game that will launch with the movie. A new rumour suggests that might not be the only TMNT game we get this year.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Jul 2014

I’m not sure everyone can agree on whether the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie looks good or not. One thing I’m sure most people will agree on is that we really, really need a good TMNT game. There was a little Xbox Live Arcade title a while back that was pretty horrible, and since then we’ve only heard of a 3DS game that will launch with the movie. A new rumour suggests that might not be the only TMNT game we get this year.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 04 Jul 2014

Forza Horizon 2 stands as one of my more anticipated titles for this year, purely because the first one was just far too awesome. Microsoft spoke a lot about the title at E3, including its vast open world, some of the various cars you get to abuse and its impressive visuals.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 24 Jun 2014

Last month, Microsoft announced that you’d be able to purchase an Xbox One without their silly motion-sensing peripheral bundled with it. This has resulted in far more people being quite excited about the prospects of getting an Xbox One. That, coupled with the derision directed at Kinect lead to an obvious conclusion; people hate the damned thing.  Microsoft says that’s not the case.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 10 Jun 2014

Microsoft had a pretty good E3 showing, and they’ve convinced a fair number of bros dudes dudebros gamers that they need an Xbox One. Many of you will be far harder to convince. Phil Spencer thinks you should most certainly get an Xbox One instead of a PS4. Here’s why.