Archive for the ‘Kinect’ Category
  • Tiger Woods 13 Kinect Demo Impressions
    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.  (more…)...
  • Tiger Woods 13 Kinect Integration Detailed
    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...
  • Kinect Sports: Season Two Impressions
    Posted November 7th, 2011 at 10:00 am 5 Comments
    With the first year anniversary of Kinect for Xbox 360's release having just passed it's interesting to study how much (if enough) the hardware and it's implementation in games has advanced over that time. Kinect Sports was one of the early favorites utilizing the controller-less system last year and now the follow-up has arrived with Kinect Sports: Season Two. The result is a somewhat more defined product that carries with it most of the faults of the original - and without some of the c...
  • How Best To Implement Kinect In Traditional Sports Games Going Forward?
    Posted October 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm 12 Comments
    In the time spent with Kinect Sports: Season Two thus far (impressions coming soon) the one enhancement that has captured primary attention has been the expanded voice recognition capabilities. Yesterday I wrote up my thoughts over on Google Plus based on the early observations and how those could translate to franchises such as Madden NFL. After having experienced some of the features in KS2 it has become apparent there there is real potential for ways to utilize the hardware in the stan...
  • Kinect Sports: Season Two Demo Out Now
    Posted October 17th, 2011 at 6:45 pm 7 Comments
    The demo for the upcoming (due out on October 25th - Amazon is offering $10 promo credit) Kinect Sports: Season Two arrived today on XBL. Kinect Sports launched alongside Kinect for Xbox 360 last November and it was generally well-received but as with most mini-game compilations eventually interest began to wear thin. Still it was well supported with both free and paid additional downloadable content and ultimately provided a good deal of fun. Table tennis in particular was a blast online. ...
  • EA Sports Titles Adding Kinect Support
    Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:15 pm 19 Comments
    At the Microsoft E3 press conference this morning EA Sports president Peter Moore appeared to discuss plans for Kinect for Xbox 360 support in the company's sports titles. Madden NFL 12, FIFA 12, and the Tiger Woods series will all incorporate the motion control system in some form or fashion. There is also a future title that has not been announced which will feature Kinect. Team sports games have struggled to introduce compelling motion control options. Those typically translate better ...
  • Supremacy MMA and Michael Phelps: Push the Limit May Be Facing Delays
    Posted May 18th, 2011 at 5:30 pm 8 Comments
    505 Games is acting publisher on two upcoming sports titles originally planned for June that may now be moving to fall. The no-holds barred underground fighter Supremacy MMA and the Kinect for Xbox 360 exclusive swimming game Michael Phelps: Push the Limit have seen their release dates shift with Gamestop and changes are beginning to appear with other retailers as well. Supremacy MMA had been slated for June 7th and now sits on September 27th while Push the Limit has been set on June 21st...
  • New DLC Coming for Kinect Sports
    Posted April 21st, 2011 at 8:30 am 2 Comments
    On April 29th new downloadable content will be released for Kinect Sports that introduces a game mode called "Calorie Challenge". Focusing on burning calories through a series of activities against food-centric avatars there will be an additional 250 achievement points and two new avatar awards included. In the new Calorie Challenge Mode, your favorite lunch foods and snacks will take the forms of your Avatar Calorie Rivals. Compete against Peppy Pizza, Supersonic Soda and others, as each f...