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  • 03Dec

    Review: Just Dance 2014

    Thank you Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. To learn more about Just Dance 2014, visit the Just Dance Facebook Page! What I loved: The track list is full of hits! What I hated: Sometimes took me awhile to get the moves. 40 GB storage needed for Xbox One install What surprised me: How well it tracked the moves via Kinect We’ve reviewed games in the dance genre on GamingAngels before. Mostly because I believe it’s one of the best workouts you can do in the privacy of your own home. You can groove like you’re Beyonce without anyone else staring at you. Dancing not only lifts your soul, but while you are having a great time, you are burning serious calories! In Just Dance 2014, Ubisoft has provided another dance game that is a consistent mark in the franchise. Just Dance franchise is known for having the hits and Just

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  • 13Dec

    Dead Space 3 to be first co-op game to feature Voice Commands

    Visceral Games has announced that Dead Space 3 will be available exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360 on February 5, 2013. The Kinect features will allow Dead Space players to use simple voice commands to play. Dead Space 3 featuring Kinect will make it easier for co-op partners to give each other health or ammo, find objectives, revive one another and other tasks. “The voice commands in Dead Space 3 give players a unique way to take down the terror, whether they choose to face the Necromorphs alone in single-player, or alongside a friend with drop-in / drop-out co-op,” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on Dead Space 3 and VP, General Manager of Visceral Games. “Dead Space 3 delivers the action-horror experience our fans have come to know and love. And with the ability to survive the adventure alone, with a friend, or with Kinect, we’re excited about extending the

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  • 22Aug

    Kinect Drops Price in US to $110

    Effective immediately, Microsoft has dropped the price of its Kinect motion-control peripheral from $150 to $110 in the US. Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb also announced on his blog that the rest of North America will see a permanent price cut soon, and so will the Latin America and Asia Pacific regions. Starting October 4th, the Kinect will be available at a permanently reduced rate in Australia and New Zealand. At this time, there are no plans to cut the price for the Kinect in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Japan. Is this price cut enough to entice you to pick up a Kinect? I admittedly had fun with the Kinect during my Majesco tour at E3, but I still haven’t been able to talk myself into taking the Kinect plunge. Even with the price cut, I’m still not convinced this is a gadget I need to have..yet.

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  • 04Jun

    Microsoft E3 Press Conference

    Keri and I sat down at the Microsoft Press Conference with the green stage shining brightly in front of us. There are quite a few Kinects laid out which may indicate that the press conference will be Kinect heavy. We’re ready to get this show on the road. Here we go…. trailer starts the show. Starting with Halo 4 trailer. The trailer is beautiful, we’ll have to post it here later. No real cheers for Master Chief. Is this the E3 audience being more professional? They are showcasing actual gameplay. It’s a pretty long demo, we’ll have to see if we can get Keri on it on the show floor. Release date is 11-6-12. Don Mattrick is on stage to make the intros to the press conference. Hi Xbox live viewers! Looks like today is only about Xbox 360 and not the new console. This holiday they are going to

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  • 12Apr

    Skyrim Gets Kinect Support

      Start yelling shouts at your television, or just control the menus with your voice. Skyrim is getting Kinect support. The update, which is slated for later this month will feature more than 200 different voice commands. Players can command shouts, hotkey equipping, follower commands and all the menus .  Also, people can save and load the game with voice command. Within the inventory menu, items can be sorted between weight, name and value. In addition to this Kinect update Bethesda is working on add-on content exclusive for the Xbox 360.

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  • 12Apr

    Review – Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure

    Release Date: March 20, 2012 Rating: E for Everyone US MSRP: $49.99 Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Asobo Studio BUY Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is one of those games that you will enjoy with the whole family. I love games that keep my kids and I active and you forget that you are burning calories in the process! It’s a game for all ages to enjoy. My 4 year old son, 10 year old daughter and I have played this daily over the last couple weeks. The Kinect Rush: Disney Pixar Adventure scans you into the game creating your own childlike avatar so you can interact with other children on the playground. You are able to jump in five worlds: The Incredibles, Ratatouille, UP, Toy Story and Cars in a unique adventure. Each of the worlds have different challenges and excitement. I love that you aren’t just reliving the

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  • 29Mar

    ‘Zumba Fitness Rush’ Spurs Flash Mob

    More than 2,000 people gathered in Los Angeles to participate in a Zumba Fitness Rush flash mob. The event celebrated the launch of the game, which has sold more the 6 million copies in previous versions of the game. So, if flash mobs are your thing watch this video to see just how massive zumba, and flash mobs are. Zumba Fitness Rush is on Xbox 360 and requires Kinect.  

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  • 27Mar

    HBO Go and MLB.tv launch on Xbox 360 today

    HBO Go, a service allowing you to access over 1,400 streaming HBO titles, is now available to Xbox LIVE subscribers who also subscribe to HBO through a participating television provider. “Today, we are crossing another milestone in our mission to add voice control and voice search with Kinect to the world’s best TV shows, movies, music and sports,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Chief Marketing Officer, Xbox. “By offering HBO GO, and its entire catalogue of beloved TV series like The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex in the City and True Blood, we are another step closer to delivering all the entertainment you love on Xbox 360.” In addition, today is the first day that you’ll be able to download the MLB.tv app for Xbox 360. With it, you’ll be able to watch live baseball games as well as recaps and highlights, including every out-of-market game during the regular season. The MLB.tv app also features Kinect controls, so you

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  • 05Mar

    ‘Steel Battalion Heavy Armor’ Makes Kinect Hardcore

    Steel Battalion Heavy Armor uses Kinect controls to tell the story of Lt. Powers and his platoon. Players create relationships with the battalion and wreak havoc on the enemy. Exclusively for the Xbox 360, players can expect Steel Battalion Heavy Armor June 19. The game is set in 2082, but with little tech, wars are won with rudimentary weapons. But, the vertical tanks control the tide of war. The Xbox 360 controller is used for aiming and firing, but actions such as communicating with fellow soldiers and starting the tank are done with Kinect. This game brings hardcore gaming to the Kinect, with smart implementation of the features the game might set a standard for Kinect games to follow.

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  • 07Feb

    ‘Kinect Star Wars’ and themed Xbox 360 both on sale this April

    After a bit of a delay, Kinect Star Wars and the fantastic-looking console bundle designed to go with it both have a release date: April 3, 2012. Kinect Star Wars now features five modes: Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate. (No, Galactic Dance Off isn’t a typo — that mode features Star Wars-inspired pop tunes. And you battle Darth Vader on the dance floor. Yeaaaaaaah.) Buy the bundle and you get an extra unlockable for that Galactic Dance Off — C-3PO. I bet he’s really good at doing The Robot. Just a guess, though. You can preorder the bundle on Amazon here (and ignore that June release date).  

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