First ‘Kinect App’ to go Into Clinical Trials

Microsoft opened up the Kinect for research and development some time ago, and we have heard numerous ways in which the motion sensor could be used in various applications other than gaming. We now learn that the West Health Institute has made a proper breakthrough, and has developed technology to aid physical therapy professionals and patients using Microsoft’s Kinect for…

Red Bull to Publish Kinect Game

Red Bull is set to move into the video game industry as the energy drink company is set to co-publish Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect for Xbox Live Arcade alongside Microsoft Studios. Eurogamer explain that Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect is a virtual version of the company’s ‘Crashed Ice event’ – an extreme winter sport that Eurogamer say is “a bit…

South Africa Not Among Countries Standing to Receive Massive Kinect Price Reduction

Microsoft has reduced the price of the Kinect for the Xbox 360 by $40 in the US. GamesIndustryBiz are citing Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, who announced yesterday that Microsoft dropped the Kinect price to $109 [around R900] in the US. Unfortunately he did also confirm that “there are no price drop plans” for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and…

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Kinect Features Only ‘Voice Commands’

EA have revealed that the Xbox 360 version of Need For Speed: Most Wanted will be “Better With Kinect” but the Kinect functionality only extends to voice commands. There is an abundance of voice commands though, around 50 in total. Game producer, Matt Webster spoke of the commands in an interview with Polygon [as cited by 123Kinect]: “The voice command system will be tied into Most…

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor | Zombiegamer Review

Reviewed by Bryan ‘Sil3nt eck0‘ Padayachee. Developer: From Software Publisher: Capcom Distributor: Ster Kinekor For fans of: Steel.  Hitting yourself with it.  And enjoying the pain. Reviewed on: Xbox 360 Also available on: Xbox 360 Exclusive If we had to give it a numerical score: 4.0/10 What we loved Decent story and sound Cut scenes were action packed, dramatic and well put…

Gears of War: Judg(e)ment Will Not Support Kinect

Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski confirmed in an interview with GamesTM that Gears of War Judg(e)ment will not include Kinect support. “We are not supporting Kinect in Gears Judgment,” said Bleszinski. Bleszinski does not think Kinect has quite lived up to its potential so far. “I like Kinect, I’ve been a fan of it, but I don’t think it has been fully realised as far as…