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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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dreamGEAR TriMount holds all your game console sensors

dreamGEAR TriMount holds all your game console sensors

There are many gamers out there that are not one console sorts. These folks have all three major consoles and the big accessories that go with them and use them all frequently. With frequent use having to dig out the sensor bar for the Wii and move the Kinect off the TV to play it can get old quickly. A company called dreamGEAR has a new holder that is made just for the people with all three major game consoles called the TriMount.

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Nyko Zoom play range reduction lens for Kinect is great for smaller rooms

Nyko Zoom play range reduction lens for Kinect is great for smaller rooms

Last Christmas my kids really wanted to get the Kinect for the Xbox 360 and that Kinectimals game. I realized right away that the way the room was arranged where we kept the gaming system there wasn’t enough room for us to get back far enough from the TV for the Kinect to work ideally without rearranging furniture. That meant the Kinect wasn’t very accurate and just didn’t work so it has sat unused all these months.

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Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel debuts at E3 2011

Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel debuts at E3 2011

I have mentioned before that we have all three of the major game consoles in my house. We tend to play the PS3 more than anything else. The big reason for that is that we like driving and racing games around here and on the PS3 I have the Logitech G27 and a racing seat that makes Gran Turismo 5 some of the most realistic racing action to be had anywhere. I have wished on more than one occasion that Logitech would make the G27 work on the Xbox 360.

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Xbox 360 to come in limited edition Gears of War 3 flavor on September 20

Xbox 360 to come in limited edition Gears of War 3 flavor on September 20

I would wager that today the vast majority of the gamers out there that want an Xbox 360 have one with the length of time the console has now been on the market. There are still those gamers out there rocking the old fat Xbox 360 or sitting on one that has died for one reason or another that might want to upgrade. If you are in the market for a new Xbox 360 a special and very cool looking Gears of War limited edition console will be coming on September 20 for $399.

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Kinect support in full swing, Mass Effect 3, EA Sports and more all climb aboard

Kinect support in full swing, Mass Effect 3, EA Sports and more all climb aboard

Well while we were watching live from the Microsoft E3 2011 event we heard plenty of talk regarding the hotly popular Microsoft Kinect. It looks like it will be taking over just about every aspect of our Xbox and daily lives soon enough. We will be controlling just about everything you can imagine with our voices and body. We talked about upcoming features earlier and you can read about that here. They announced a wide array of upcoming titles and features that will all support Kinect.

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Forza 4 to get head tracking tech and improved realism

Forza 4 to get head tracking tech and improved realism

Head tracking has been around for a long time. Honestly, it never really made much sense in some games. I can see the benefit of head tracking if you are playing a flight simulator for instance. I have even tried changing views in flight games before and honestly, it didn’t work that well for me. I can see head tracking to allow the racer in a driving game like Forza to get more realism in the game being appealing though.

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PSN outage bites as angry gamers defect to Xbox

PSN outage bites as angry gamers defect to Xbox

Gamers are not generally a patient lot, and they are unforgiving when it comes to errors and issues with a game. When an outage like the PSN being down for so long in the wake of the attacks on Sony servers drags on and no online games can be played patients is as thin as the emperor's new clothes. Sony has apologized for the outage and has noted that it will launch PSN service again as soon as possible, but gamers are apparently fed up with the wait.

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Xbox 360 Top Selling Console 10 out of the last 11 months

Xbox 360 Top Selling Console 10 out of the last 11 months

Xbox 360 was the number one selling video game console in April, according to NPD Group, and it also ranks as the top selling console for 10 out of the last 11 months. The Xbox 360 has had half of the top ranking games for April of this year, and consumers have spent $310 million on Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories in April alone. Pretty impressive. See more details after the cut.

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Group Building Own Arcade Cabinets For PAX East

Group Building Own Arcade Cabinets For PAX East

Game group The Behemoth is constructing custom arcade cabinets running their own developed games and will present them at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East 2011 in Boston. The group will be bringing five arcade cabinets with them to the event, four of them will be running the groups newest build of BattleBlock Theatre and the fifth one will run the original four player Castle Crashers.

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Will the Playstation Move go open source?

Will the Playstation Move go open source?

It's no secret that Sony's much heralded wireless controller, the Playstation Move, was destroyed in sales by the Microsoft Kinect, a sensor device which reads body language, rather than use controller inputs.  But Sony hopes to get it's mojo back by following Kinect into the PC world.  Only they may do it by going open source.

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