Interview: Rare on Kinect Sports (via Eurogamer) -
Nick Burton on how Rare got involved with Kinect and why you should give it a try.
Uninterested? Sceptical? Cynical? Outright angry? It's fair that Rare, the creator of Kinect launch game Kinect Sports, is yet to convince all core gamers, and indeed many old school Rare fans, to dump their Xbox 360 controllers in favour of. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
News: Kinect beta confirmations sent out (via Eurogamer) -
Don't tell the internet! Oh.
Microsoft has sent out emails to people accepted into the US Kinect beta test advising them to expect an automatic system update soon and the kit in the post.
In an email obtained by Kotaku, the platform holder explained that the beta test was confidential (good start) and that the hardware would be posted to participants ASAP. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
News: Shank issues not the 360's fault (via Eurogamer) -
Klei Entertainment clarifies earlier statement.
Klei Entertainment has updated its statement on problems with the Xbox 360 version of side-scrolling shooter Shank.
"It appears that some Xbox 360s are having slower disc access rates due to fragmentation, so the opening cinematic chugs, and loading between levels takes longer," the message on the company's website now reads. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
News: Xbox headset sound quality to improve (via Eurogamer) -
"It's time to move on," says Xbox Live boss.
The quality of sound that comes through Xbox 360 headsets will be significantly improved when Microsoft updates the Xbox 360 this Fall.
The refresh, designed to coincide with the launch of Kinect, will upgrade the codec and audio infrastructure that underpins the quality of voice communication from Xbox 360 to Xbox 360, and should make for clear chat between gamers when they play online, Xbox Live Studios boss Jerry Johnson said at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival this afternoon. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
News: Microsoft outlines the future of Xbox Live (via Eurogamer) -
"We are still squarely focused on the core."
Microsoft has reassured gamers that it remains committed to the hardcore as it broadens the appeal of the Xbox Live online platform.
The hardcore are "the best advocate" of the Xbox 360's movie, telly and music features, Xbox Live Studios boss Jerry Johnson told an audience at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
News: Full Rock Band III track list unveiled (via EuroGamer) -
Includes Ozzy, Queen, Amy Winehouse.
Following Activision's recent reveal of the entire Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock playlist, Harmonix has followed suit by unveiling Rock Band III's complete set.
Rock Band 3 has 83 songs and, gasp, some new gameplay features as well, including keyboard support and "Pro" mode, where you learn to sell your body on the streets. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
News: Microsoft to keynote Tokyo Game Show (via Eurogamer) -
Japanese exec and MGS' Phil Spencer.
Microsoft will deliver the first of this year's Tokyo Game Show keynote addresses, according to show organisers CESA (thanks Andriasang).
Home & Entertainment Division chief Takashi Sensui will be joined by Microsoft Game Studios' corporate vice president Phil Spencer to talk about "Xbox 360's Vision and 2010's Strategy". Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
News: Bungie: Reach leak won't spoil game (via Eurogamer) -
Creative director cites replay value.
Bungie's Marcus Lehto has said that Halo: Reach will still be great fun for people despite the fact the game leaked earlier this week.
"It's unfortunate that that stuff gets out there, but even if they did see some of it, experiencing it first hand, playing the campaign all the way through is always tremendously satisfying," Lehto told G4. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago