Archive for the ‘Kinect’ Category
  • A Look at Kinect Integration for NBA 2K13
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    Posted September 5th, 2012 at 4:45 pm 19 Comments ╗
    Though the voice command functionality with Kinect for Xbox 360 proved mostly forgettable and in some cases acted as a nuisance for Madden NFL 13 it should pay dividends when it comes to those sports with more continuous action like FIFA 13 and NBA 2K13. A new video from 2K Sports highlights how Kinect has been implemented in 2K13 allowing for actions such as substitutions and play calling to be made through voice commands.┬á (more…)...
  • Everything You Can Do With Kinect for Xbox 360 in Madden NFL 13
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    Posted August 14th, 2012 at 6:30 pm 32 Comments ╗
    While EA Sports has mainly touted the ability to complete audibles, assign hot routes, and call timeouts using Kinect for Xbox 360 there is a huge number of actions that can be taken through voice commands. Check out the full list of them here through the images pulled from the demo. In total there are 128 different commands that can be given between the offensive and defensive sides of the ball affecting the entire team, single unit, or individuals. Early response towards the Kinect func...
  • NBA 2K13 to Feature Kinect Functionality
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    Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 am 29 Comments ╗
    This year EA Sports began integrating Kinect for Xbox 360 functionality within several sports titles. Tiger Woods 13 was the first while Madden NFL 13 and FIFA 13 are soon to follow. 2K Sports is also looking to take advantage of the over 20 million Kinect systems out in the wild as NBA 2K13 will feature it as well. The retail listing on Amazon has given it away by the posting of the updated cover which was first noticed by 360Sync.┬á (more…)...
  • Kinect Functionality Will Work for Online Games in Madden NFL 13
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    Posted July 28th, 2012 at 3:30 pm 25 Comments ╗
    The most common question following the latest video from EA Sports regarding Kinect for Xbox 360 features in Madden NFL 13 was whether the functionality would be present for online head-to-head games. The company has since confirmed that it is in fact available to use during online games and the actual implementation is cleverly done. Those who have a Kinect plugged into the 360 will have an option in the game settings to enable or disable it for use. During online games when enabled the ...
  • EA Sports Details Kinect Integration in Madden NFL 13
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    Posted July 26th, 2012 at 1:15 pm 23 Comments ╗
    EA Sports today released a new video for Madden NFL 13 that focuses on the Kinect for Xbox 360 integration. Back at E3 the Kinect features were put on display for both Madden and FIFA 13. It appeared to be far less useful - and even showed problematic lag in responsiveness - for Madden compared to the benefits that will come from utilizing it within FIFA. Some of the delay appears to have been cleaned up since that demonstration but whether voice commands do anything to improve the experi...
  • Video Details Kinect Integration in FIFA 13
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    Posted July 24th, 2012 at 7:15 pm 10 Comments ╗
    EA Sports outlined initial expectations relating to the Kinect for Xbox 360 features in FIFA 13 back at E3. The focus with Kinect is on the voice recognition which will allow users to make commands such as substitutions and changing formations during games without having to pull up the menus. One particularly cool element displayed at E3 was how swearing at an official could draw a card. It seems that idea has since been scrapped though. Instead it will just have an effect on referee action...
  • The Basics on Kinect Integration in Madden NFL 13 and FIFA 13
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    Posted June 4th, 2012 at 10:00 am 17 Comments ╗
    As expected EA Sports unveiled the Kinect for Xbox 360 integration for Madden NFL 13 and FIFA 13 at the Microsoft press conference this morning. The likelihood was always that the voice command functionality would play the prominent role and that has turned out to be the case as no mention of motion controls were made.┬á (more…)...
  • Tiger Woods 13 Patch to Offer Alternate Method of Utilizing Kinect
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    Posted April 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm 23 Comments ╗
    In an update for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 that will arrive on Friday EA Sports will be delivering the more traditional way to swing with Kinect for Xbox 360. Tiger 13 originally chose to go with a parallel stance to the TV rather than facing it directly while swinging - which in theory was to better capture the full body in the process. The patch will allow users to swing either way on the two lower difficulty levels whether standing to the side or swinging directly towards the screen. Kotaku...
  • Tiger Woods 13 Kinect Demo Impressions
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    Posted March 9th, 2012 at 8:15 am 10 Comments ╗
    At E3 last year EA Sports announced that they would be introducing Kinect for Xbox 360 integration in many of their upcoming titles. The first in line is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 which had its demo release this week providing an opportunity to try out the new swing detection and voice command features.┬á (more…)...
  • Tiger Woods 13 Kinect Integration Detailed
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    Posted January 24th, 2012 at 6:15 pm 9 Comments ╗
    In a recent preview ESPN broke down the implementation of Kinect for Xbox 360 in the upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and EA Sports has also rolled out a trailer of the features in action. For the first time a sim title will fully utilize the motion-device both in capturing the swings as well as taking advantage of voice capabilities. Interestingly swings will take place parallel to the TV screen/Kinect placement rather than facing it with the side of the body - that will allow for the ca...
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