Kinect 2.0 Detailed
Much of the excitement surrounding the new Xbox can be directly attributed to the next-gen Kinect sensor. Building off what the original Kinect started this takes NUI (natural user interaction) to the next level. From natural speech recognition to more accurate facial recognition and more detailed body motion capture. Kinect has been improved so much it's almost unfair to compare with the original incarnation. In this article let's go over what we know.
The New Xbox Revealed
It’s been an exciting couple weeks for Xbox fans. The new console was announced dubbed the “Xbox One” and the next-generation Kinect was debuted and detailed. We’ll give a brief synopsis of the new system as well as more in depth analysis of the new Kinect sensor in a later piece.
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Gameplay Screenshots
After a new trailer last month, Capcom decided to demo Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor at this years Tokyo Game Show. Japan's biggest video game magazine Famitsu have had a chance to see the game in action, bringing us our first shots of gameplay.
Project Draco Revealed - Screens and Gameplay Details
After a gameplay demonstration at this years Tokyo Game Show, we bring you all of the latest screenshots and gameplay details from one of Kinect's most anticipated upcoming releases.
Just What Is Fable: The Journey? - A Closer Preview
We take a deeper look at Lionheads upcoming Kinect Fable title to find out just what the game actually is; Not on rails -- on reigns.
Slice Zombies for Kinect for Xbox One lands on 8th May 2015
Stuttgart, Germany – April 24th 2015
Slice Zombies for Kinect for Xbox One, the humorous zombie slicing game developed by independent game developer MADE, will be available on 8th May 2015 exclusively on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program for USD 9.99.
Well, so the zombie apocalypse is long over and there are still thousands of zombies left. So what do we do with them now? It’s easy!
Step in front of your Kinect motion sensor and use your hands to cut, grab and shoot zombies into little pieces.
Unlock funny zombie types like exploding zombies or time travelling zombies or Evil Zevel, a zombie equipped with a rocket pack flying across your TV.
Slice coins to unlock new items, backgrounds and walking hands that come with powerful special abilities.
- Cut and shoot zombie ragdolls into little pieces
- Grab zombies with one hand and slice them with the other
- Game progression with 21 levels and a built-in shop give you tons of replay value
- Unlock all cool items like new ribbons, backgrounds and zombies
- Awesome zombies like the time travelling zombie, Evil Zevel or the zombie bunny
Slice Zombies for Kinect will be available on May 8th 2015 for USD 9.99 exclusively on Xbox One.
MADE is a small team of two developers from Stuttgart/Germany, that’s Erhan and Manny. They have spent the past 16 months working on Slice Zombies for Kinect for Xbox One. The small team hand crafted every single part of the upcoming Xbox One game: from the game’s 3D engine to every image, model and sound effect – everything has been developed in-house.
Microsoft to consolidate the Kinect for Windows experience around a single sensor
At Microsoft, we are committed to providing more personal computing experiences. To support this, we recently extended Kinect’s value and announced the Kinect Adapter for Windows, enabling anyone with a Kinect for Xbox One to use it with their PCs and tablets. In an effort to simplify and create consistency for developers, we are focusing on that experience and, starting today, we will no longer be producing Kinect for Windows v2 sensors.
Over the past several months, we have seen unprecedented demand from the developer community for Kinect sensors and have experienced difficulty keeping up with requests in some markets. At the same time, we have seen the developer community respond positively to being able to use the Kinect for Xbox One sensor for Kinect for Windows app development, and we are happy to report that Kinect for Xbox One sensors and Kinect Adapter for Windows units are now readily available in most markets. You can purchase the Kinect for Xbox One sensor and Kinect Adapter for Windows in the Microsoft Store.
The Kinect Adapter enables you to connect a Kinect for Xbox One sensor to Windows 8.0 and 8.1 PCs and tablets in the same way as you would a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. And because both Kinect for Xbox One and Kinect for Windows v2 sensors are functionally identical, our Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 works exactly the same with either.
Microsoft remains committed to Kinect as a development platform on both Xbox and Windows. So while we are no longer producing the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, we want to assure developers who are currently using it that our support for the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor remains unchanged and that they can continue to use their sensor.
We are excited to continue working with the developer community to create and deploy applications that allow users to interact naturally with computers through gestures and speech, and continue to see the Kinect sensor inspire vibrant and innovative commercial experiences in multiple industries, including retail, education, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. To see the latest ways that developers are using Kinect, we encourage you to explore other stories in the Kinect for Windows blog.
Michael Fry, Senior Technology Evangelist for Kinect for Windows, Microsoft
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In a new move to garner sales from the release of Titanfall. Walmart has now dropped the price of the Xbox One bundle by $50. When you subtract $60 for the game you're essentially getting an Xbox One for $389. A phenomenal deal.
If you're interested in this deal please go here.
Keep in mind this promotion might not be around for long as the fine print states this is a Walmart initiative and not the suggested retail price:
Walmart has decided to offer this product to you at a price well below the manufacturer's minimum retail price. Because of this, the manufacturer requires that you take a couple additional steps before you can see this special low price.
There was a similar deal from Newegg on Ebay but those sold out in minutes.
This my friends is why competition is a good thing. Microsoft has seen fit to not only offer the most anticipated Next-gen game, Titanfall, for free but they've also decided to offer a more family friendly option in Forza 5 as well. Both of these fantastic bundles will be available next week for the standard price of an Xbox One at $499. Just in time for the spectacle that will Titanfall's launch.
Well things are starting to really heat up now that the launch periods have cooled down. For a limited time Microsoft is giving $100 in trade-in credit for any PS3 to put towards an Xbox One. This deal is available at all MIcrosoft stores until March 2nd. Funnily enough although this applies to all versions of the PS3. Only the Xbox 360 S and Xbox 360 E qualify for this promotion. Leaving original Xbox 360 owners in the cold.
For more details go to www.microsoftstore.com