Kinect

Microsoft next-gen Kinect sensor to support 1080p, USB 3.0, and 60ms latency

Microsoft next-gen Kinect sensor to support 1080p, USB 3.0, and 60ms latency

There's a lot of talk going on about Microsoft's next-generation gaming console, but we haven't heard a whole lot about the console's next-generation Kinect sensor add-on. According to a leak, the new Kinect will feature quite a bit of upgrades from the current sensor, including full HD streaming, and a quicker latency that's cut down by a third from the current Kinect sensor.

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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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