Tag: Kinect

Morning News Wrap (12 Feb 2013)

It was a late Monday night around the zombies crib.  The kind of late that no amount of bacon and braaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnssss will fix.  So we’ll jump straight in to the news and hope for the best. Next-gen rumours are the best way to rattle the cobwebs clear.  A Kotaku source (alias ‘SuperDaE’) claims to have  direct access to Durango development kits and says…

Next gen Xbox motion control kits are ‘in circulation’

CVG is reporting that select games studios in Europe are working on “the next generation of motion control” with new development kits. According to the site (via a games developer familiar with the situation), “Microsoft has already briefed a number of studios on the next phase in its motion control initiative.”  These future Xbox plans tightly guarded and the source…

Microsoft ‘Xbox IllumiRoom’ concept video

Microsoft has shown off a ‘proof-of-concept’ Xbox system called IllumiRoom at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Using Kinect and a projector, the system augments the area surrounding the television screen with projected visualizations, which according to Microsoft can “change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences.” This tech…

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…

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…