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A mini-flurry of media buzz hit after GameSpot posted a news article titled, "Kinect has problems recognizing dark-skinned users?" The report claims that "two dark-skinned GameSpot employees had problems getting the system's facial recognition features to work." Later on, it notes, "Lighter-skinned employees were... consistently picked up on the first try."
According to reports, Kinect sales are just about to jump over the half-million mark, just one week after it was released. Clearly there's early adopter interest in the peripheral, but will it keep up the pace?
Due to a strange psychosis which swept the US last Thursday, millions stood outside before the sun rose on Friday morning to be among the first to buy shopping carts full of things they don't need. The mass psychotic episode, which scientists are calling "The Event," has since abated, and while its full impact is still being tallied, Microsoft has announced that it pushed the total number of Kinect units sold to over 2.5 million worldwide...
With rumors running hot that Nintendo’s new console will utilize a more traditional controller, we assumed Microsoft would play down some of the sillier aspects of Kinectivity. Quite the opposite! The Xbox press conference relentlessly bombarded gamers with Kinect enabled features throughout the gala. Rather than pretend it never happened, we decided to highlight the depths you’ll sink to when your body becomes the controller... [UPDATED WITH READER SUBMISSIONS]
It's quite likely that Microsoft's Project Natal will be renamed “Kinect.” More news on the name change and upcoming titles for the upcoming motion-sensor add-on for the Xbox 360 are expected to arrive during Microsoft's press conference, which is taking place as we speak. Here's what we know so far...
Hey, have you heard the one about the gorilla puppets, upside down couch, avatar spacemen, dancing children, glow-in-the-dark Koosh ball and shimmering angel robes with football shoulder pads? If you've been paying any attention to E3 2010 - like, at all - then you couldn't miss the terrifying tale of Microsoft Kinect's debut.
But the written word cannot describe what went down last night. And neither can impressions from today, with their hours of sleep to reflect and process. No, to really understand the surreal madness, you need to witness our dazed, confused and frightened reactions immediately after the event. They ain't pretty, but here they are...
Here's something we don't really say that often: set your DVRs to record Oprah today. The #1 talk show host in the country will take a day off giving people makeovers or answering questions about sex. Instead, the queen of talk will help Microsoft peddle the upcoming Xbox 360 peripheral Kinect...
A group of six, presumably unemployed, men have secured their spot to be the first in the country to buy Kinect. They lined up at the Toys R Us in Times Square, New York at 6:00 PM yesterday. Remember, this is for a motion-sensing camera peripheral...
Microsoft has released free new mini games, mascots and gamerscore points for Kinect Sports, with future free content for Kinect Joy Ride to follow in January...
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