Motion Control

Microsoft Kinect Launching in UK on November 10

Microsoft Kinect Launching in UK on November 10

It's been a couple of months since Microsoft officially announced Kinect -- which was previously known as Project Natal. Since then, there's been a few speculations here and there about when the motion-controller peripheral would find its way to the UK. Today, Microsoft has come forward and announced the date that UK gamers should expect to see their living room invaded by their arm-waving friends.

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PlayStation Move Gets Unboxed, Features 8 Demos in Promotional Kit

PlayStation Move Gets Unboxed, Features 8 Demos in Promotional Kit

Sony's PlayStation Move is just about ready to hit retail shelves, so it's no surprise that promotional kits are starting to make their way to some testers out there in the wild. In this case, it looks like they managed to get the boxed units that will make their way to Europe later this year (minus one demo, interestingly enough). Inside the kit, Phil (who was lucky enough to get the promo kit) found two Move controllers, one demo disc, and one PlayStation Eye camera. The interesting bit comes on that demo disc, as well as the User Interface you see in the image below.

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Nintendo Wii Classic Controller in Gold Included in Goldeneye 007 Classic Edition

Nintendo Wii Classic Controller in Gold Included in Goldeneye 007 Classic Edition

When most video game players think about First Person Shooters (FPS), one of the highest-ranking titles is Goldeneye. It's present on the Nintendo 64 way back in the day was an explosive one, and it provided countless hours of gaming bliss for a countless number of players out there. With the announcement that Goldeneye would be getting a new breath of life for the Nintendo Wii, people started immediately wondering how it would play with the Wii's motion controller. Well, you can also go the "classic" route, if you want -- and it even includes a Classic Controller to go along with it.

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Microsoft’s Kinect Dismantled and Peered Into, Results Are Impressive

Microsoft’s Kinect Dismantled and Peered Into, Results Are Impressive

Now that a new patent has shown its face on the Internet, and we know that the Kinect is fully capable of recognizing sign language (which just opens so many doors, it's almost ridiculous), why don't we take a look inside the device itself? Just like with any other proper piece of technology out there, the tear-down is inevitable. While this one may not be as in-depth as many of the others out there, it's good enough for now. And, happily enough, it wields some pretty interesting pieces of intel.

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PlayStation Move Starter Pack Features 9 Demos in the UK

PlayStation Move Starter Pack Features 9 Demos in the UK

While we consider the truth behind a recent rumor of a smaller hard drive bundled together with PlayStation's Move motion-based controller, we're now hit with another piece of news. Sony is bringing plenty of bundles to the marketplace once Move launches, but it looks like the same Starter Pack that's seeing both US and UK-based launches is getting a bit of a switch-up once it launches.

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Hitachi Brings Minority Report to Life

Hitachi Brings Minority Report to Life

Motion controlled computers aren't as fresh or new as they were a year ago, but that doesn't mean that when we see cool technology being demonstrated, we still don't get a bit weak in the knees. This time around, we get a brief glimpse into the future, thanks to Hitachi and their new motion-controlled interface. There are a few moments in the demo that doesn't seem to translate well between user and system, but in the end it looks like a great way for us to navigate our User Interfaces in the future.

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Sony Move $349 Bundle Rumored, Offers Smaller Hard Drive

Sony Move $349 Bundle Rumored, Offers Smaller Hard Drive

It wouldn't be a normal day if we didn't have some kind of rumor about an already announced product. Thankfully, we've got this new rumor about Sony's Move, the motion-based controller/wand that's due out in just a few months. It's not groundbreaking or anything, but it may be just enough to get people who thought the original $399 bundle was too pricey to jump on board the Sony-backed motion controller movement.

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Sony PlayStation Move Bundles Shown Off

Sony PlayStation Move Bundles Shown Off

While we may not have the final packaging to showcase for Microsoft's variation of their motion-based peripheral, we do know that Walmart's already bundling up the next piece of Redmond-based technology. Of course, we should have realized it wouldn't take much longer for the Sony version, better known as Move, to make some kind of appearance on the Internet, too. And sure enough, here we are with the final packaging images.

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David Reeves, Former Sony Europe Boss, Says New Sony & Microsoft Consoles Coming 2012-2013

David Reeves, Former Sony Europe Boss, Says New Sony & Microsoft Consoles Coming 2012-2013

We know that Sony's gung-ho about 3D, and Microsoft's obviously knee-deep in the motion-controller market now, but according to the former Boss of Sony Europe, David Reeves (who now works at Capcom), all of those new things are just stopgaps to what's actually coming. Speaking with GameIndustry.biz, Reeves suggests that both Sony and Microsoft are already looking at the future of their next console, even as they both prepare to launch the next big thing in the coming months.

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