After shipping out its Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview kits in December last year, Microsoft has finally revealed the final hardware design of Kinect for Windows v2. The hardware resembles the Kinect for Xbox One but the underlying difference is that this new box has the words “Kinect” printed on the top panel. In place of the Xbox Nexus styled green “x” we find a simple power indicator.
Xbox One gamers have known for months that the reputation system from the Xbox 360 would be redesigned for the next-gen console gamers. Today on Xbox Wire, Xbox Live's Program Manager Micheal Dunn gave a preview of what the notifications will look like, making it easy to see what others think of you.
Wii U owners will soon have access to several Game Boy Advanced titles on the Virtual Console, as well as the beloved NES game Super Mario Bros. 3, which will also be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. The games will be released in the Nintendo eShop throughout next month, starting on April 3.
On this day last month, King announced plans to abandon its "Candy" trademark in the United States, citing reasons of having acquired the better trademark "Candy Crusher", though it said it would both retain and defend its "Candy" trademark in the EU. It is that particular trademark that is now being challenged.
Redbox, the red movie-dispensing machines that can be found in many stores across the nation, will soon be offering games for the next-generation gaming consoles, if a Coming Soon page recently spotted by a NeoGAF user is any indication. Starting next month, gamers will be able to rent discs for the Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
At the Game Developers Conference, Facebook has revealed it averages 375 million people playing games connected to the social network per month. This represents connected gamers playing games on both desktop and mobile devices, with the games receiving an average of 735 million referrals daily.
Flappy Bird is an unlikely story of rampant success, unanticipated stardom, and, for some on the gaming end of the app, endless frustration and feelings of soul-crippling failure. It was a combination of all these things -- and a spark of controversy -- that led to the game's creator Dong Nguyen pulling his ware from its respective app stores, something he has announced plans to reverse.
Microsoft has detailed what gamers can expect from the April Xbox One update set to arrive in the near future, the brunt of which revolves around improvements to already established features and functionality. Among the improvements will also be an expansion of the early tester numbers.