Some cool new research in progress at Nationwide Children's Hospital may mean more clinical research trials to benefit those with Muscular Dystrophy, and we have Xbox technology (and some awesome researchers) to thank for it!Read More
"My my. This is the third time you've been to GameStop this wee—" SHUTTUP.
Minority Report is coming true because of Kinect! ...Is not just a headline from when the Kinect originally debuted wacky hand-waving controls back in 2010, but is a real thing that's happening again as Microsoft encourages retail stores to electronically recognize customers using the gaming peripheral which most gamers don't really want.Read More
( •_•)>⌐■-■ ... (⌐■_■) YYYYEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!
No stone has been left unturned in the quest to find something, anything, that the Xbox Kinect is good for, and it may have paid off: The Kinect seems pretty useful for investigating crime scenes. I can only guess that it wound up in this role after its prominent part in the case of how the PS4 murdered the Xbox One.Read More
Achievement unlocked: 1080p.
"No, your console doesn't have more graphical power. Mine just has a lot of untapped potential. You'll see," the argument that is as old as gaming goes. Well, in the case of the Xbox One, it's actually kind of true. Now that Kinect is no longer mandatory, developers have some extra graphical power to work with that was previously sealed off.Read More
Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff
Doctor Who/Broadchurch/Gracepoint star David Tennant is lending his vocal talents to Kinect Sports Rivals, a game debuting next month on Xbox One. I don't care about sports but I do care about David Tennant and his wonderful voice. Hmm, torn. Either way, watch this video, he's adorable and you'll learn what the last video game he played was. Hint: His answer made me flail. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
A program they probably abandoned when realizing only children and drunk people use Kinect.
Further proving British spies have their fingers firmly on the pulse of the technologically literate, new details in their probably incredibly useful Yahoo user spying program say that they were also eyeing Microsoft's Kinect as a way to spy on people. Is there no piece of technology we can trust? Luckily, who even uses Kinect?Read More
The Kinect is crying on the inside, because everyone hates motion controls.
The Xbox One is bursting at the seams with knowledge! OK, maybe yours isn't, but Jake Roper's in his "Fact Surgery" series on Vsauce will help you learn all about your favorite (or least favorite, depending on which camp you're in) video game console, and this time he's gone the extra mile and brought you some Kinect facts, as well.Read More
If you're really good at Kinect games, will they recruit you Last Starfighter-style?
For the Xbox One, Microsoft pulled out all the stops and developed an incredibly powerful version of the original Kinect, and pretty much no one cared, because they just want it to be $100 cheaper like the PlayStation 4. All that technology won't go to waste, though, because a South Korean programmer put it to work on the nation's border.Read More
Everyone wants a gaming system that can see their bones, right?
This new video showing off the Xbox One doesn't focus much on games. Instead, it gives an in-depth look at the user experience, menus, and apps. We think that's a smart play, because as launch day for both systems approaches now's the time to show potential buyers how the system would fit into their lives beyond games.Read More
Like Nintendo says, touching is good.
While Microsoft's Kinect is generally disliked as a video game peripheral, it certainly gets used for a number of zany tech ideas. Case in point-- a new software that uses a projector in tandem with the Kinect to create a touch screen out of any surface. Just another sign we're getting closer to "the future."Read More