Microsoft Kinect

Nyko Zoom lets you play Kinect in smaller spaces

Nyko Zoom lets you play Kinect in smaller spaces

Game peripherals maker Nyko launched a new device today called the Zoom that's meant to be an add-on to Microsoft's Kinect. Anyone who's played a Kinect game, knows that it requires a large space, which not everyone has. But not to worry for those of you living in dorms or inhabiting other confined spaces, the Nyko Zoom reduces the space requirement by 40 percent.

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Asus gets Xtion Pro Live ready for launch

Asus gets Xtion Pro Live ready for launch

The Kinect for the Xbox 360 has turned out to be a very cool device with a lot of potential outside of just letting you be the controller for video games. The thing has been hacked for motion control of all sorts of things since it launched. Asus has an Xtion Pro motion control device that looks a lot like the Kinect, but isn’t as robust.

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Nyko Zoom for Kinect to launch August 23

Nyko Zoom for Kinect to launch August 23

About a month ago, I mentioned the interesting Nyko Zoom for Kinect accessory that had debuted. The device is a special clip on lens accessory for the Kinect that greatly reduces the amount of room you need in your space to play Kinect games. I know that in the room where the Kinect was in our house we didn't have enough space to use it with accuracy so we just never used it.

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Should Kinect Play A Role In the Xbox 720?

Should Kinect Play A Role In the Xbox 720?

When the Nintendo Wii launched, the future of motion gaming was in doubt. Some speculated that the console would die as soon as it launched, since they suspected gamers wouldn’t want to jump around to play titles. Others said that motion gaming was the future.

Now, several years later, it’s clear motion gaming did work, and looking ahead, it will seemingly play a key role in all Nintendo products.

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Xbox LIVE TV and NUads for Kinect could save TV advertising

Xbox LIVE TV and NUads for Kinect could save TV advertising

Microsoft's NUads system for Kinect - combining interactive content with adverts - failed to cause waves when the company announced it earlier this week, perhaps because (unless you're Apple) it's a tough sell to make advertising sexy. Intended to encourage Xbox 360 users to actually pay attention to promos rather than tuning out until the real content arrives, NUads reacts to spoken and physical commands tracked by the Kinect sensor bar, pulling up more information on products, setting scheduling reminders for upcoming shows, and tweeting out anything that has particularly caught your eye. With a little work, though, it could be the entertainment industry's salvation.

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