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PlayStation 4, Xbox 720 and the future of Gaming Consoles

  • 04/03/2013 at 06:40 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gaming

Sony PlayStation 4 HolidayIn 2013 all gaming enthusiasts are excited: PlayStation 4 will be released and rumour has it Microsoft will do the same with Xbox 720 or whatever the name of their next generation console will be. Although until now we just have the official specs of the upcoming PlayStation 4 console and some leaked and rumoured specs of Xbox 720 analysts believe Sony’s console will win the battle.

PlayStation 4 event was one of the strangest event I ever watched. It’s similar with what happened when Microsoft announced Surface tablets last year. It was that type of event where you see just a small part of what’s coming while the most interesting things are left to be announced later.

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Rumors about Microsoft’s Kinect 2 started to flow on the Internet

  • 30/11/2011 at 02:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gaming

Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect SensorWhen the Xbox 360 Kinect first came out, users were blown away by its incredible motion tracking technology that had never been seen before. Unlike the Wii, the Kinect was completely remote free and even utilized amazing voice recognition technology so that users could command the Xbox to do certain things. Despite how amazing the new technology was for the Kinect, many knew that Microsoft would be working on a Kinect 2 that would be infinitely better.

Shortly after the first Kinect device was released by Microsoft, rumors began spreading about what the next generation Kinect device would be like and how the advanced motion sensor technology would be taken to the next level. However there has been more buzz about Kinect 2 rumors lately and with speculations flying around the web we decided to check them out for ourselves.

So what exactly is the new Kinect 2 device going to be like? Everything you imagined and more!

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Microsoft’s Kinect sensor is now officially released

Microsoft Kinect SensorAnnounced at E3 2010, Microsoft’s Kinect sensor, one of the most advanced entertainment device has been officially released this week. In this field of motion gaming, Kinect is a bit late, but what they have brought is the future of gaming. No more controllers, “You are the controller” is the tag-line of their promotion. Even a simple operation like menu navigation may remind you of the famous Tom Cruise movie called “Minority Report”. It is available now with ($299 with Xbox 360 4GB) or without Xbox 360 ($149 separately). The first day of release was a little bit bumpy due to the face recognition issue, but Microsoft later announced that this was just a lighting problem and dark skins misrecognition.

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Microsoft Kinect sets a new level for consoles

Microsoft KinectBig news today: Microsoft Kinect(previous named Project Natal) is the next trend in consoles. The new Microsoft sensor was announced at Los Angeles during E3 and claims to be an entirely new way to experience entertainment in the living room.

The sensor connects to any Xbox 360 device and through it’s camera, audio and motion sensors tracks 48 points of body movements.

With this new add-on you have the ability to control every move inside the game: “You simply step in front of the sensor and Kinect sees you move, hears your voice and recognizes your face.”

A demo of Project Natal has been announced last year during E3 and everybody was eager to see if this was as Microsoft promised. We were able to see Milo being raised in front of the TV or a family which could play a Formula 1 game.

Starting today, Kinect is the official name of the sensor and some of the details can be seen directly from the games that were featured during the event

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