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  1. Review: 'Dance Central Spotlight' for Xbox OneRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    When Microsoft first launched Kinect for the Xbox 360, there was only one true must-have game: Harmonix 's Dance Central . From 2010 to 2012, the Dance Central franchise was the premiere Kinect series, and now Harmonix is looking to repeat their success on the Xbox One with Dance Central Spotlight .


  2. 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' review: New grooveRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Boy Genius

    Releasing an original rhythm game in 2014 is a bold move; the age of the plastic peripheral has passed, and rhythm games are reliant on either controllers or cameras to work. Developers have to understand and account for the limitations of those accessories, but rather than concede to the shifting sands, Harmonix took the evolution of the genre in stride with Dance Central, its third consecutive hit series and the first to prominently feature the Kinect.


  3. Fantasia: Music Evolved review: The rhythm is gonna get youRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Joystiq

    ... just glorified hubs for each of Fantasia 's levels. The part of Fantasia that I expected to hate the most - the Kinect controls - ended up being one of its strongest features. I played in different lighting conditions, I varied the motions I used, ...


  4. Game Review: 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' not a harmonious composition for KinectRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

    ... to take rhythmic superfluousness to a new level. Named after the 1940 animated film, "Music Evolved" relies on the Kinect camera system to transform players into imaginary conductors who must swipe their arms in sync with various tunes. As tracks ...


  5. Xbox One Digital TV Tuner now available in UK, France, Germany, Italy and SpainRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | WinBeta

    ... to favorite channels and navigate TV listings (available in both full screen and mini guide) using the controller or Kinect voice. Perhaps the best thing about its coupling with the gaming console is that you can simultaneously watch TV and play ...


  6. 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' possibly the ultimate party gameRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago |

    ... to play some games. It's time to blow the dust off of it as there is actually a game that uses the technology of the Kinect to its full potential. Harmonix and Disney Interactive Studios have released Fantasia: Music Evolved , a music game where you ...


  7. 1 Stock I'm Eyeing If the Market CrashesRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

    ... million units sold vs. Microsoft's 5 million units. And although Microsoft is mounting a comeback after dropping the Kinect peripheral, this falloff is rather shocking after Microsoft sold more units than Sony in the previous-gen iterations (Xbox ...


  8. Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Game ReviewRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | TrustedReviews

    ... culture ever made. Then, with Dance Central and its sequel, Harmonix made arguably the best reasons to have Kinect - though the competition wasn't exactly what you might call tough. Harmonix knows and loves gaming inside out, and the same applies to ...


  9. Xbox One digital TV tuner goes on sale in EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago |

    ... and DVB-C television services, like Freeview in the UK, providing EPG support through the console's OneGuide, and Kinect voice support for channel-hopping and the like. The device also supports the other entertainment features that the Xbox One has ...


  10. Leak: Xbox One getting HBO Go app soonRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | ITworld

    ... for just about everything else. This is not only because there's so much more variety on the Xbox One but because the Kinect-powered voice commands are pretty handy. I get that Sony's message has always been that the PS4 is all about games, but I ...


  11. Xbox One digital TV tuner launches in EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Computer And Video Games

    ... Italy, Germany and Spain for 29.99. TV Listings in OneGuide: Navigate TV listings using the controller or with Kinect voice* to quickly navigate directly to that channel's listings. Listings are available in both full screen and mini guide. OneGuide ...


  12. Microsoft launches the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Engadget

    ... using the console's OneGuide EPG to browse channel listings with a controller, or with voice commands if you have a Kinect camera. The Xbox also becomes a make-shift DVR, allowing you to pause and rewind live TV. And when you absolutely have to ...


  13. Xbox One Review - 'Fantasia: Music Evolved'Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | WorthPlaying

    ... so what you hear is most certainly different than what I hear while playing. Controlling the game is done solely via Kinect. When you're in a song, the interaction is sublime. Notes can appear anywhere on-screen, but location has no bearing on ...


  14. Microsoft's RoomAlive dubbed a - real life Holodeck'Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | Western Star

    ... has achieved a fair amount of success in expanding game control beyond handheld controllers starting with the Kinect accessory. In case you aren't up to speed, Kinect is the name given to a series of motion sensing devices first released for the ...


  15. Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved review: Kinect's swan songsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Ars Technica

    Developers: Harmonix Publisher : Disney Interactive Platform : Xbox One, Xbox 360 Release Date: October 21, 2014 Price : $60 Links: Official website We've spent years cataloguing the missteps and issues that have plagued the Kinect motion sensor, Microsoft's would-be answer to the Nintendo Wii. Somehow, in spite of its huge list of flaws-flawed voice recognition, noticeable lag, a dearth of good games, and even an underwhelming successor -its creators stubbornly continued to insist that the robotic eyeball accessory was necessary.


  16. GTA 5 Beta Invites Are FakeRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Cinema Blend News

    ... you never even applied for such a test. The truth is, Jeremy, we've been watching you. Through the camera on your Kinect, we've seen you do some amazing things with your Xbox One. Like that time you pumped your fist and yelled, "Yeah! Got 'em!" Or ...


  17. Podcast Unlocked Ep. 55: Mitchy BirthdayRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2012 | 3D Gamers

    ... Unlocked is IGN's best (see: only) 360-centric podcast. If you want more insight into what's going on with Xbox Live, Kinect and other things in the 360 universe, download our show and revel in its magnificence. Or send us angry emails. Your ...


  18. Microsoft will reportedly launch a cross-platform smartwatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Gadgetell

    ... life of two days. Forbes reports that "the device will draw on optical engineering expertise from Microsoft's Xbox Kinect division to continuously measure heart rate through the day and night." The extra battery life that has been associated with ...


  19. Rumors Indicate That Microsoft's New Smartwatch...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | RedOrbit

    ... have been, and prospects for its Surface tablet still look hazy," Olson added. "But when Microsoft introduced the Kinect for the Xbox 360 in 2011, it became the fastest-selling consumer device on record." If Microsoft can get their device out in ...


  20. Weekend Recap: Windows 10 preview off to a good start, Build 2015 and Ignite revealed, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WinBeta

    ... also accepting Windows 10 feedback via UserVoice. For those of you who love to game but did not want to purchase an Kinect with your Xbox One, you can now purchase a standalone Kinect sensor for Xbox One for $149.99. Windows App Studio is a web ...