Kinect Tag

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.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 05 Jun 2014

We told you already that in theory, the Xbox One could become a little more powerful now that Kinect, with its 10% GPU reservation, was becoming wholly optional. According to Microsoft’s new Xbox Head, that’s becoming a reality, as a new version of the Xbox Development Kit software goes out this month.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 22 May 2014

Microsoft has made the wise decision to unbundle the Xbox One from Kinect, offering consumers a cheaper console. It hasn’t gone on sale yet, but once it does, I expect the Xbox One to experience a considerable sales spike. If things had been a little different, the Kinect excision would have been impossible. It was nearly built right in to the console.

Posted by Lazygamer Staff - 14 May 2014

In the biggest 180 since their DRM reversal, Microsoft has now announced a new Xbox One - one without the all-seeing-eye of the Kinect. While most are rejoicing at the new price and absence of useless motion commands, some feel that this is a step backwards for Microsoft. So, to help you form your own opinions, here are the views of the Lazygamer crew.