Microsoft Patents New Gaming Technology

With the launch of Sony’s Wonderbook fast approaching you can start to see one possible future direction of gaming; gaming will be coming out of your Television screen and interacting with the real world. This has already partially happened with 3D TV’s and the 3DS, you can start to see that gaming is already spilling out of the screen. The same goes for Nintendo’s latest console the Wii U; no lon...

Microsoft’s Hardcore Kinect- Can it Convince Us?

 I own the Kinect… As matter of fact, I rather enjoy it. It’s been a source of entertainment for my family as we come together every now and again to traverse the Magic Kingdom in Disneyland Adventures or shoot for a high score in Kinect Sports. We also love controlling the user interface on the Xbox dashboard, including apps with voice and simple hand gestures. The Kinect has a ...

What To Expect From Kinect In Japan

Takashi Sensui, general manager of MS’s Japanese Home & Entertainment division, is expecting for the Kinect to yield great results. He says that the local developers where very excited for the Kinect to make it out their way. He went on, "To be honest, the Kinect response from Japanese creators was a lot bigger than I expected. I think they, in particular, quickly got a grasp on how...

Kinect Makes It To One Million Sales Ten Days After Release

Microsoft has gotten off to a good start with Kinect, having sold one million units within the first ten days of release and the number continues to grow. By the end of the year, Kinect should have sold close to five million units, which is two million more than originally anticipated.   Kinect had $500 million set forth for marketing, allowing Microsoft to slowly build up your need for the K...

Peter Molyneux demos Milo

  If you don’t know what TED is, it’s basically a conference where they get a lot of interesting speakers in and you should check them out for free at www.ted.com.   This is a talk Peter Molyneux did way back in July and it’s only just been uploaded. To be honest I think Ted took a bit longer because of the amount of whining they were getting from gamers. Still it’...

Kinect Price Revealed.

  So Microsoft’s Kinect for the Xbox 360, if you don’t already know the price then fear not as we’re going to tell you. US$149.99, €149.99 or GB£129.99 depend on where you live naturally. The release date is the 4th of November in North America.   According to EEDAR the price is “an appropriate price for the Kinect”. Comparing it to music peripher...

Milo Isn’t Dead.

  TED (the brilliant free service that gets top speakers in to talk about world changing ideas) is having a new conference in Oxford and one of the speakers on the first day was Peter Molyneux and he was show casing his baby, Milo. We didn’t heard about Milo at E3 and there was a bit of a confusion about whether it was just a tech demo or it was actually a “game”. Turns out ...

Kinect Banned in China.

Oh no, there you go.   Yes the Chinese Goverment has banned the sale of Kinect. It comes as no real surprise as China’s Ministry of Culture edict, issued in 2000, prohibits the sale of video game equipment and accessories as it is but now its official according to Gamasutra.   The Chinese gaming market is generally reduced to PC gaming but even Online games are strictly monitored b...

Play Kinect at Macy’s.

  Macy’s, that paragon of gaming might, seems to have teamed up with Microsoft. 13 stores across the US (full list below) will be showcasing the brand new Kinect allowing customers to try out the new device. Hopefully in front of a crowd…with cameras, go on girl, punch those invisible boxes.   Where was I, oh yeah! That’s not all Macy’s will also be giving away a ...

Hey Microsoft, Where Are The Core Games For Kinect?

  So about a year ago when Project Natal was first starting off, many Xbox 360 and even other gamers were worried about the future of their console. A local shovelware dumping ground didn’t sound quite appealing and Natal looked like it would serve extra servings of it. But Microsoft reassured us, holding our hands and telling us that everything would be alright. Since then, n...

Price Point for Kinect Still Unconfirmed From Microsoft

As if Microsoft’s press conference wasn’t disappointing enough; we still have not heard from them what the price point will be on Kinect, and Microsoft is doing a fantastic job about keeping that information under wraps. However, according to GameStop, the pre-order price is going to be $149.99 for Kinect. Though that seems like the likely price, it is still unconfirmed from Microsoft ...

Motion Sports Revealed by Ubisoft for Kinect

Motions Sports revealed by Ubisoft for use with Microsoft’s Kinect motion control device. Players will partake in several different types of sports. Again, this is considered yet another fitness game. As if we don’t have enough of those already.   Keep your browsers here at Meodia.com for all the latest info relating to everything E3!

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