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Microsoft denies Kinect improvement rumors

Microsoft denies Kinect improvement rumors

Microsoft has denied rumors that it is working on an update that would quadruple the accuracy of its Kinect motion controller. The dashboard update, which started as a rumor earlier this week, was supposed to significantly improve Kinect's performance; the…

Rumor: Kinect to support PC games

Microsoft is officially going to support the Kinect motion controller on the PC, at least that's what the rumor mill is saying. The information comes from Korean developer GamePrix, which says its upcoming PC-only MMORPG, Divine Souls, will support gaming…

Kinect sex game coming to the PC

It was only a matter of time. A new sex game for the Kinect motion controller has been demonstrated on YouTube by a company named ThriXXX, maker of 3D SexVilla 2. Less than two months after release, the controller-free experience…
Weekend tech reading: Why Sony turned down Kinect

Weekend tech reading: Why Sony turned down Kinect

Sony: Why we turned down Kinect Is PlayStation Move merely an evolution of the Wii? Is it a poor substitute for the controller-free Kinect? Or is it the beginning of the future of motion controllers? For Anton Mikhailov, a software…

Kinect can now do multitouch, and Mac OS X

Florian Echtler and Theo Watson have managed to hook up the Kinect motion controller into two separate software libraries. Echtler used his own libTISCH library to demonstrate multitouch capabilities while Watson ported over libfreenect, the open source Kinect drivers, to…
Xbox Kinect launches, strong holiday sales expected

Xbox Kinect launches, strong holiday sales expected

Last night saw the midnight release of Microsoft's Kinect, the Xbox 360's much-advertised motion-sensing peripheral. Fans lined up days in advance at some locations, with a flagship launch event held in Times Square. Offering a "controller-free gaming experience," the sensor…