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When Microsoft started selling a basic Xbox One package without a Kinect V2 for $100 less, the result was unequivocal: Sales took off. Most gamers can take or leave the ubiquitous depth camera, because it just isn't as useful for gaming as, say, the Wii controller. It is indispensable for certain...

March 8th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Close your eyes and go back... back in time. Picture Jar Jar Binks or Polar Express, movies that put the "Uncanny Valley" on the map. I know these aren't pleasant memories, but new technology like motion capture (mocap) can be... awkward in its youth. Now, let's forget all that and move forward to...

July 14th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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This latest development diary for Ubisoft's current/next-gen hacking/big-brother simulator Watch Dogs focuses on the complex motion capture work that is being done on the game's main character, as well as the various people he brutally assaults while reading their private Facebook messages.

June 1st 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Hollywood Reporter has managed to sneak in a few questions to IO Interactive game director Tore Blystad about the forthcoming Hitman: Absolution, and got an earful back about the development process. "We've designed a more stylized, more serious, and darker game this time around in both the story...

May 12th 2011 at 9:34am 0 Comments
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Just about every human being that's laid eyes on the eerily accurate visages of L.A. Noire have had roughly the same reaction of shock and awe. Every human being, that is, except for Quantic Dream's David Cage, who spoke to CVG about Team Bondi's mocap process, saying, "I think it's an interestin...

April 1st 2011 at 10:40pm 0 Comments
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Killzone 3 isn't just built upon a solid foundation of lookin' pretty -- it's also backed up by an impressive voice cast, including The Departed and Sexy Beast actor Ray Winstone, and Malcolm McDowell, who's been in everything. Check out these guys doing some mocap work in the video after the jump.

January 28th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Still haven't nailed down the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone in your life? Shame on you. Just kidding. But on the real, if you've got $2,397.99 and a lust for robotics, there's hardly a better buy available right now than this. The concoction you're peering at above isn't apt to g...

December 20th 2010 at 12:14pm 0 Comments