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DaBash

by DaBash

Will Nintendo rebound?
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It is almost shocking to talk about it, but just a few years ago, Nintendo was dominating the console wars. Everybody and their mother wanted to have the Nintendo Wii. It was a game changer in terms of the way you play your games. It was a breath of fresh air in the eyes of many and together with the Nintendo DS, Nintendo ruled the gaming world.
Suddenly, Microsoft's Xbox 360 started increasing in sales due to the Kinect and with the low sales of the Wii U, it seems that Nintendo may be losing... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Microsoft is planning to launch a subsidized Xbox 360 Kinect bundle for $99. Will you buy one?
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Rumors are showing up today that Microsoft is looking to release a new Kinect bundle next week at a subsidized price of $99. This will get you the Xbox 360 4GB + Kinect + 2 years of warranty + 2 years of Gold membership for $99 on a two year contract. There is reportedly some extra content but nothing has been specified yet as to what the content is. The caveat though is that there will be a $15/month charge which will also have an early termination fee attached to it. Oh yeah and for the time... Read more →
peter

by peter

Seven thoughts on Microsoft buying Skype
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[This appeared in the gdgt weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to it here: http://gdgt.com/newsletter/ ] 1. I have to confess that I had an inkling something was up when I suggested that Microsoft buy Skype in the newsletter a couple of weeks ago. I'd been hearing from some of my sources that the two companies were talking, I just didn't think it'd happen quite so quickly -- or even at all given the interest Skype was also getting from Google and Facebook (and probably some other... Read more →
dave

by dave

Interesting Kinect hacks:
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With the release of the Kinect and availability of open source drivers, hackers have quickly opened up the Kinect to see what sorts of cool things one can do with it. In the month or so since the Kinect has been released, there's been a number of interesting projects. Here are a few: Autonomous flying drone that uses the Kinect for obstacle avoidance: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/12/06/kinect-hacks-dav... Autonomous driving robot using a Kinect sensor and a... Read more →
Sheezacop

by Sheezacop

OK...so I'm trying to decide if I should get this for my 12 yr to play with us and his friends and family. He's got a fairly new XBox 360 (I suppose..
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.got it last year for Christmas) and now that I'm reading up on this Kinect, it looks like the cord is only 9 feet long? Are you kidding me? And then you'd have to spend another $50.00 to get the "Official" USB extension cable just to get another 10 feet? Ridiculous!! Our home theater room has a projector/screen with all of the components (DVR, Receiver, Wii, XBox, PS3) in the rear of the room 25 feet away! Why in the world didn't these brainchildren ever consider that... Read more →
Split98

by Split98

Anyone know if the Kinect can turn the Xbox on?
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Probably far-fetched... but it would be damn cool if the Kinect remains in a standy mode, and if I walk into the room I can just say "Xbox On" and the thing turns on. Seems pointless, but for the times I don't play games, it'll be great to not have to hunt down the remote or get up to turn the thing on.
schizmo

by schizmo

FOOLS WHO THINK THE SENSOR BAR WILL MERELY BE USED TOFLAIL AROUND IN GAMES, wrap your minds around this.
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Many games will still focus pimarily on controllers, yet take advantage of kinect for boss battles, powerups, special moves, and lots of other awesome features/gestures. Bioshock 3... To use a plasmid, simply take your hand off the controller and throw a fireball. You get the point. Thoughts? Other ideas?