Microsoft Kinect voice control and Zune Music comes to Oz

Microsoft Australia has announced that Australians will now be able to use their voice to command the Kinect. This is something that’s been in the works since it became obvious that Australian accents just weren’t going to cut it, since obviously Australian English is a different language from American English. This can be used in Kinect Sports Season Two for things such as ‘say as you see’ voice ...

TGS 2011: Dance Central 2: TGS 2011 Preview Event

Given the success of the first Dance Central, there’s no surprise that Dance Central 2 for the Xbox 360 Kinect will be launching in October this year. Microsoft held small demonstrations and provided the opportunity for people ask questions about their up coming title. By now, I’m sure most people know about the ability for two players to play Dance Central 2 simultaneously. Microsoft went i...

Fruit Ninja Kinect Review

Fruit Ninja Kinect Developer: Halfbrick Publisher: Microsoft Platform: Xbox 360 Kinect (Review) Released: August 10, 2011 Price: 800 MS Points Overview: Ninjas and fruit have been enemies ever since the game Fruit Ninja was released on the iPhone App Store early last year, and since then has graced all types of smart phones and even seen a couple of knock offs that try to steal a bit of the fruit ...

Hulu Plus arrives on Xbox 360 tomorrow; free until May 6th

Microsoft has announced today that Hulu Plus will be launched tomorrow on the Xbox 360. The service will feature full Kinect support and will be momentarily free to all Xbox 360 users for the first week of service. This free week comes with a partnership to with Jack Link’s Beef Jerky so expect to see a lot of commercials involving beef jerky most likely. If you still feel like using Hulu Pl...

The Motion-Control Revolution

It all started on 8 December, 2006: the launch date of the Nintendo Wii. It was quite literally an overnight success with people queuing for days outside stores, sprawling across the streets with their deck chairs and sleeping bags in tow, almost like a group of disorientated campers who had got lost and ended up in the city. 70 million. That is the total number of Wii consoles sold as of March 31...

Dance Paradise receives Kinect trailer

Kinect exclusive Dance Paradise has now got a teaser trailer showing some of the games features gracing those who decide to buy it when it releases this Fall. The game features a top-notch choice of dance tracks from artists like Akon, Daft Punk and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. As you will see if you decide to watch the trailer, the game features real-time dance gameplay, similarly to Harmonix&#...

Tokyo Game Show 2010 Games Roundup and Photos

Ladies & Gentlemen Tokyo Game Show 2010 was EPIC.  A lot of new titles were shown from many of the game publishers, Microsoft Kinect was fantastic, Sony’s Move was awesome, some of the upcoming titles from all the publishers had us drooling. We’ve compiled all the highlights of Tokyo Game Show 2010 in the photo album below.  It covers two days of the show floor plus other media loc...

Tokyo Game Show 2010 Day 1 Recap

Hello Everyone, Tokyo Game Show Day : 1 It’s been an amazing first full day in Japan for MasterAbbot and myself. After settling into our hotels (ho-te-ru :D), we attended the absolutely unbelievable Tokyo game show. From individual university projects to huge companies like Capcom and Microsoft, they had it covered. We began the day by collecting our press passes then at 10am we made our way into ...

See how the Kinect works on the dashboard

There is a new video that involves Microsoft’s own Scott Hinsen demonstrating the brand new Kinect dashboard interface. One interesting feature shown is that the Kinect will feature full facial recognition, allowing instant log on with a wave of the hand. He also shows how the voice comands work as he navigates through the Zune Marketplace and tells the Kinect to do various actions related t...

Kinectability will require a bit of power

So you remember before how we said that the new Microsoft Kinect will be compatible with every 360 made to date?  Well it still is, but there is a catch.  You will also need another plug in on the wall or power strip.  This is because if the Kinect is not connected to the new Slim 360 you will instead have to power it using a power adapter which one would think will be included in purchase.  There...

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