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New Xbox One dashboard ditches Kinect gestures

Microsoft has finally admitted that people don’t really make much use out of the Kinect. A new dashboard update is arriving this week for owners of the console, which will drop Kinect gestures entirely for interface navigation, Microsoft admitted that it decided to do this as usage was “very, very …

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Microsoft is discontinuing Kinect for Windows

Microsoft is officially discontinuing Kinect for Windows, the company will no longer sell a PC specific version of the sensor but Kinect isn’t leaving PC entirely. Microsoft will continue to provide the regular Xbox One version of Kinect along with an adapter to get it running on PC. This is …

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Microsoft appoints Kinect dev as Xbox experience head

Microsoft’s creative director of important technology like the Kinect camera and HoloLens augmented reality headset, Kudo Tsunoda, is being moved and promoted to head of new vision and experience development for Xbox, making him in charge of a number of internal developers like Lionhead, Rare, Press Play and Decisive Games. …

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Microsoft lowers price of Xbox One with Kinect

Although Microsoft Corp. decided not to promote its second-generation Kinect motion sensing accessory last year, it looks like the company wants give it another try. The software giant has slashed the price of its Xbox One with Kinect to $449 in the U.S. For two weeks, starting Sunday, the 8th …

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Sales of Microsoft Xbox One hit nearly 10 million units

Microsoft Corp. late on Wednesday said that the life-to-date (LTD) shipments of its Xbox One video game console are about to surpass 10 million units. As expected, sales of XB1 are significantly behind those of Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4, which is shipments have set multiple records for Sony. “As we …

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US Xbox One sales doubled in June

Microsoft’s decision to sell a cheaper, Kinecless Xbox One bundle is already paying off as US sales of the console actually doubled in June. The jump in sales could also be partially attributed to the holiday lineup of games announced at E3,  including The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive. …

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Kinect voice commands will always work on Xbox one

We’ve heard a lot about Microsoft’s updated Xbox One development kit and how the company is giving developers access to the full GPU but how these changes would impact the Kinect was still up in the air. However, the company has now clarified that while gestures and the Kinect camera …

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Microsoft starts to sell Xbox One without Kinect

Microsoft Corp. on Monday started to sell its Xbox One video game console without the Kinect motion sensor. The new version of the Xbox One bundle is designed to lower the price of the console and make it more popular among gamers than it is today. However, the new price …

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SteelSeries has revealed an eye tracker for PC

SteelSeries releases peripherals all the time, so sometimes it can be hard to get excited for announcements. However, the company has just revealed something entirely new, an eye tracker that will help train professional gamers by giving them statistics on their attention span and how often they focus on a …

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Will Kinect-less Xbox One help it rival PS4?

In-case you hadn’t heard, Microsoft announced last night that it was going to be selling an Xbox One without its Kinect motion tracking camera. This is perhaps the second biggest U-turn the company has taken since the original announcement of the console, where after endless backlash, it went back on …

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Microsoft reveals the new Kinect for Windows

Microsoft has unveiled the new Kinect sensor for Windows which for the most part, looks the same as the Kinect sensor for Xbox One with just a few differences. The new Kinect requires two other pieces of hardware to work properly: the hub and the power supply, which come included …

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