What will Microsoft show off at their E3 2012 conference?

The past few E3 events, Microsoft has not really taken too many risks.  The rundown of events at their press event is usually something like the following: New Call of Duty, with exclusive DLC for the Xbox 360 Kinect games, Kinect demo and licensed Kinect game announcement Gears of War, Fable and/or Halo related content Celebrity APPEARANCE! One. More. Thing. However, maybe this year Microsoft wil...

Kinect Play Fit and wireless heart monitor Joule may be in development for Kinect

Considering how many fitness games have been released for the Kinect since it has been released it was only a matter of time before someone, namely Microsoft, make some sort of system that tracks your amount of exercise and even a heart-rate monitor. Anonymous sources have spoken with The Verge and these sources have said that Microsoft is planning to release Kinect Play Fit and Joule sometime soo...

Star Wars Kinect Review

Star Wars Kinect Developer: Terminal Reality Publisher: LucasArts Platforms: Xbox 360 Release Date: April 3rd, 2012 Price: $49.99 – Available here  OVERVIEW As it happens, time and again, the release of new titles integrating motion sensor technology are often met with mixed reactions from the modern gaming market. Many of us will know the feeling all too well when we express our feelings re...

New Steel Battalion Video shows us some Control

I still have memories of the first time I tried out Steel Battalion for the original Xbox. Yes, the gameplay was not quite perfect, but that wasn’t the point as you got to use that huge controller and feel like a bad-ass pilot. That’s all that really mattered. Since announcing Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor a good while ago, Capcom have yet to come forth and explain how well the Kinect w...

Country Dance 2 Boot Scoots into Stores

If you have a Kinect and happen to be a country music fan, then today is your day as Gamemill’s Country Dance 2 has now hit stores everywhere. Now, this is definitely a game for a certain niche of you out there, as music tastes for the average gamer usually don’t include country, but it’s certainly nice to see all bases covered in the dance title scene. Featuring the likes of Mir...

Fruit Ninja Kinect Explodes on XBLA

Halfbrick had today announced that the chart-topping success has exceeded the 1 million downloads mark since its was released onto XBLA last August. It isn’t surprising, given the popularity of the initial app, and the interactive fun of the downloadable Xbox game. The chief marketing officer at Halfbrick, Phil Larson, had this to say about this amazing achievement: Hitting 1 million downloads for...

Microsoft’s Spring Showcase reveals tons of new games

Today Microsoft hosted a Spring Showcase, featuring many new video game titles that will playable in the coming year.  Original titles were revealed for PC, Kinect, Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7.  However, they also revealed interesting details for many games we already knew were coming out, such as the latest Fable and Halo 4. For video recaps of the event, check out Major Nelson’s blog post...

Rhythm Party Review

Rhythm Party Publisher: Konami Developer: Konami Platform(s): Xbox 360 (Reviewed) Release date: February 1, 2011 Price: 800 Microsoft Points ($10) – Available Here  Overview With the invention of Kinect, Microsoft promised us that we would be able to play through new experiences that would be totally unique and original.  Most gamers were skeptical, and with good reason.  Peripherals like th...

Kinect Launches on PC

The PC version of Microsoft’s family-fun filled device has hit store shelves, but with a rather different emphasis. With the $249 USD price-tag associated with PC Kinect, Microsoft isn’t trying to woo the mass market of everyone and their netbooks just yet. Rather, they’re hoping the device will go “beyond the living room into other industries such as education, manufacturi...

Leap and Platform Next are Microsoft’s newest studios

Two newish development studios have recently sprung into view.  According to Microsoft’s job listings, they are looking for people to staff ‘LEAP’ and ‘Platform Next.’  Before you get all excited about ‘Platform Next,’ thinking its the Xbox 720 or whatever, be aware that its main purpose is to “pioneer experiences on Kinect.”  That said, there ...

UFC Personal Trainer gets first Workout Pack DLC

The first DLC pack for UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System has been announced for release, so for those of you who are looking to get some ultimate fitness going, then this is perfect for you. The DLC focuses on UFC Bantamweight Urijah Faber, with the workout pack featuring five new workout routines and fifteen new Hit the Mitts drills. It also includes an Undisputed Trainee achievem...

Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Review

Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: Xbox 360 Kinect (Reviewed) Release Date: November 8, 2011 Price: $69.99 – Available Here   Overview: The original ‘Your Shape Fitness Evolved’ was created as part of Ubisoft’s Kinect launch line up that aimed to provide a unique fitness experience that catered towards the needs of gamer...

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