Kinect Sports

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First reported 32 mins ago - Updated 32 mins ago - 1 reports

Consoles set sights on a comeback at Tokyo Game Show

TOKYO -- Pushed to the sidelines by handhelds and then smartphones, video game consoles seek to regain their former glory at the Tokyo Game Show 2014 opening Thursday.The event comes amid years of decline in Japanese sales of home game systems. Microsoft ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - 32 mins ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Xbox 360 Bundles Released For $249 Through Walmart

Even though it has released the Xbox One, Microsoft is not letting the Xbox 360 fade into oblivion this holiday season. Three new Xbox 360 bundles have been announced via the official Xbox blog, Major Nelson. First is an Xbox 360 with Call of Duty: ... [Published WebProNews Feed - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Xbox One Japan launch is a massive flop

On September 4th the Xbox One finally launched in Japan… not that the people there seemed to notice. The console – which was debuting almost a year after its US and European launch – has according to Japanese mag Famitsu (by way of Bright Side Of News ... [Published Tech Digest - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Report: Microsoft to buy Minecraft developer Mojang for $2 billion

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is in talks to buy Swedish game developer Mojang, best known for its block-based zombie survival building game Minecraft . Citing a "person with knowledge of the matter," the purchase would value the ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Some Pretty Tough News About the Xbox One’s Launch Sales

Tell me you weren’t expecting something like this: Xbox One sales in Japan, where the console just launched on September 4 , are bad. Make that really bad. According to Japanese game mag Famitsu , Microsoft’s games console sold just 23,562 units during ... [Published TIME.com - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Halo 5: Guardians Will Have Chinese Dubbing and Subtitles for Local Market – Report

The launch of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 on the Chinese market might be one of the most important events in the life of both home consoles, and it seems that Microsoft has plans to make its own device more attractive than its rival.A Microsoft ... [Published Softpedia - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft To Release Localized Halo 5 Game In China With Chinese Dubbing And Subtitles

During the launch of Xbox One in China, Microsoft demonstrated a strong ecosystem of support, more than 25 developers are building more than 70 games for Xbox One including exclusive content, free to play games, and blockbuster titles. Microsoft Studios ... [Published WMPoweruser.com - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Microsoft thinks you’ll pay $150 for something you didn’t want to spend $100 on

One of the smartest moves Microsoft made this year was . The Kinect is an intriguing device, but lacking significant support from virtually every game released on the Xbox One up to this point, gamers in the market for a new console saw the $500 price ... [Published Yahoo! News - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft Has Big Plans for Kinect Sports Rivals and Banjo-Kazooie Makers Rare

UK-based video game development studio Rare, the makers of Kinect Sports Rivals, will become an important part of Xbox's future.Earlier this year, the studio was said to be evaluating its future project and prospects, following Redmond's decision to drop ... [Published Softpedia - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in China

Game consoles have been banned in China since 2000, but now Microsoft is about to release  its Xbox One in the country. Solar News reports that Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft’s Xbox group, announced the launch date ... [Published Tech Digest - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 2 reports

‘Destiny’ beta coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360 in late July

Bungie’s next-generation, first-person shooter “Destiny,” will be available in beta in late July for fans who pre-order the game. In “Destiny,” you explore the abandoned ruins of an ancient human civilization long after it’s been overtaken by enemies. ... [Published TechNet Blogs - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 4 reports

‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ kicks off world championship with big cash and amazing vacation prizes

Xbox announced Monday the kick-off of the Kinect Sports Rivals World Championship, the first-ever global motion-sports competition. The event will challenge players from around the world who have honed their “Kinect Sports Rivals” gameplay skills, ... [Published TechNet Blogs - Mar 24 2014]

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Microsoft adds, "We’re excited to offer you more choices for purchasing Xbox One – with Kinect, without Kinect for $399, bundled with games like Madden NFL 15 or Sunset Overdrive, or by adding the standalone Kinect sensor at a later date. It’s a great time to choose which Xbox One option works best for you as we look toward the exciting new game launches coming in the months ahead."
"I'm a Rare fan from the N64 days - that's kind of where my relationship with them was built. The range of genres that Rare exceeded at on N64 was crazy; you go from GoldenEye, to Conker and Banjo, Diddy Kong Racing... they were all over the place and they nailed a wide variety of genres."
Back in March, Microsoft Xbox Group Program Manager David Dennis told Ars that Kinect was the kind of thing that "once you take out, lots of people will go, 'Gosh, I really liked that, I got used to it, and I'm going to miss it." Dennis appears to be mistaken, as Microsoft has announced that  Xbox One sales in the US more than doubled in June compared to May, following the availability of a $400 Kinect-free version of the system . "
...Microsoft has also repeatedly insisted that Kinect is essential to the Xbox One experience, saying things like  " it's as fundamental to the platform as the controller is in many ways ."  Currently, only a few retail Xbox One games require the Kinect sensor, including the recent Kinect Sports Rivals, which was released to lukewarm reception...

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Consoles set sights on a comeback at Tokyo Game... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - 32 mins ago]
Xbox 360 Bundles Released For $249 Through Walmart [Published WebProNews Feed - 16 hours ago]
Microsoft Buys Mojang for $2.5 Billion – But Wh... [Published Fix My Pc FREE - Sep 16 2014]
Xbox One Japan launch is a massive flop [Published Tech Digest - Sep 12 2014]
Some Pretty Tough News About the Xbox One’s Jap... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Sep 10 2014]
Some Pretty Tough News About the Xbox One’s Lau... [Published TIME.com - Sep 10 2014]
Report: Microsoft to buy Minecraft developer Mo... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 10 2014]
Halo 5: Guardians Will Have Chinese Dubbing and... [Published Softpedia - Sep 08 2014]
What is the next generation of gaming? [Published Xbox Players - Sep 07 2014]
Microsoft To Release Localized Halo 5 Game In C... [Published WMPoweruser.com - Sep 06 2014]
「Xbox One夫莫敵 世紀登台秀」揭櫫Xbox One登台願景 [Published TechNet Blogs - Sep 05 2014]
Behold the Games of September [Published MyGaming - Sep 02 2014]
Weekend Reading: Aug. 29th Edition – Surface Pr... [Published The Official Microsoft Blog – News and Perspect ... - Aug 29 2014]
The Xbox One Kinect to be sold separately for $149 [Published Financial Post | Business » FP Tech Desk - Aug 27 2014]
Microsoft: Standalone Kinect Will Arrive on Oct... [Published Softpedia - Aug 27 2014]
Microsoft thinks you’ll pay $150 for something ... [Published Yahoo! News - Aug 27 2014]
$149.99 Standalone Kinect Sensor Arrives This O... [Published UberGizmo - Aug 27 2014]
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Dear Sony, Here's Why So Many People Are Buying... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 21 2014]
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Microsoft and Xbox One face steep obstacles to ... [Published Venturebeat - Aug 05 2014]
Microsoft to launch Xbox One in China [Published Tech Digest - Jul 31 2014]
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Microsoft: Xbox One sales double in US followin... [Published Ars Technica - Jul 17 2014]
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4 new ID@Xbox games, including ‘Contrast’ and ‘... [Published TechNet Blogs - Jun 26 2014]
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Xbox One Japan launch is a massive flop [Published Tech Digest - Sep 12 2014]
On September 4th the Xbox One finally launched in Japan… not that the people there seemed to notice. The console – which was debuting almost a year after its US and European launch – has according to Japanese mag Famitsu (by way of Bright Side Of News ...
Some Pretty Tough News About the Xbox One’s Jap... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Sep 10 2014]
Tell me you weren’t expecting something like this: Xbox One sales in Japan, where the console just launched on September 4 , are bad. Make that really bad. More Microsoft is Trying to Buy Minecraft for $2 Billion, Reports Say Teens React to the Nintendo ...
Some Pretty Tough News About the Xbox One’s Lau... [Published TIME.com - Sep 10 2014]
Tell me you weren’t expecting something like this: Xbox One sales in Japan, where the console just launched on September 4 , are bad. Make that really bad. According to Japanese game mag Famitsu , Microsoft’s games console sold just 23,562 units during ...
「Xbox One夫莫敵 世紀登台秀」揭櫫Xbox One登台願景 [Published TechNet Blogs - Sep 05 2014]
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Weekend Reading: Aug. 29th Edition – Surface Pr... [Published The Official Microsoft Blog – News and Perspect ... - Aug 29 2014]
This week, we’ve got stories on Surface Pro 3’s increased availability worldwide, Royal Caribbean Cruises going more high-tech by giving its crew Windows 8.1 tablets, and Bing in the Classroom’s lesson plans are back for a second school year. Surface ...
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