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Xbox 720 may be “always watching” with mandatory Kinect

Xbox 720 may be “always watching” with mandatory Kinect

One of the most terrifying prospects we've heard in the past few years surrounding a gaming console - or a computer of any type, for that matter, has been re-addressed this week with the Xbox 720. This machine has not yet been confirmed as even being in development by Microsoft as of yet, but another bag of tips has been revealed with specifications and features included with the device that may set your hair on end. The first and perhaps most important of these is the idea that the included Kinect camera need to be plugged in to the machine at all times - and that it'll be watching you constantly.

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EA and Visceral Games announce voice control for Dead Space 3 on Xbox 360 with Kinect

EA and Visceral Games announce voice control for Dead Space 3 on Xbox 360 with Kinect

Over the last several years, video games have been becoming more and more interactive with new and innovative controls. The Nintendo Wii spurred this change in video game controls when it introduced motion control to the gaming arsenal. When Microsoft unveiled the Kinect, game developers and publishers began adding even more motion controls and voice control as well.

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Xbox 360 “Entertainment for All” adds 250GB console to $99 deal

Xbox 360 “Entertainment for All” adds 250GB console to $99 deal

Microsoft has broadened its subsidized Xbox 360 deal, offering a 2506GB version of the console for $99 or with a Kinect for $149, for those signing up to its new Xbox 360 Entertainment for All plan. Initially launched earlier this year, following phone-style deals where upfront cost is offset by a monthly payment - in this case, a two year contract for Xbox LIVE Gold membership - the extended offer is "coming soon" Microsoft says.

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Xbox Kinect skateboard concept demos hand-gesture control

Xbox Kinect skateboard concept demos hand-gesture control

Thanks to Microsoft's Xbox 360 Kinect motion-sensing device, hand gesturing is becoming more and more popular, and a lot of innovative companies are trying out the device themselves to come up with new ways to control things through hand gestures. Toyota has made a skateboard concept using a Kinect camera and a Windows 8 tablet to demonstrate some of the technology that the auto manufacturer may possibly implement into their vehicles in the future.

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