Posts Tagged "Kinect"

Why Do We Love Motion Controls?

Why Do We Love Motion Controls?

Kinect’s runaway success over the holiday season has helped Microsoft vault into record revenue for its second fiscal quarter (the three-month period ending on December 31, 2010). Eight million Kinects were sold within the hands-free controller’s first 60 days of life. Sony didn’t do too bad either with over 4 million PlayStation Move systems sold as well. What do all these numbers translate into? Undeniable proof that people love motion-based...

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The 5 Most Important Games of 2011

The 5 Most Important Games of 2011

Maybe it’s just the over-optimism speaking, but 2011 promises to be a year full of fun, wonder, and really cool games. Sure, this current generation of consoles is starting to feel like a pack of house guests that have hung around too long and subsequently become too familiar and tiresome… but with age comes experience. Developers know that they have to hang out with the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 for a little bit longer, and they’re set to...

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Is it Time for Kinect’s Critics to Eat Crow?

Is it Time for Kinect’s Critics to Eat Crow?

The holiday rush is over, and the frozen white stretch of January is sprawled out before us. Let’s cheer ourselves up by recalling the jollier (and more hectic) period we left behind. Video game holiday sales were worryingly slow at first, but they picked up at the last minute. We can already determine 2010’s Christmas retail victor: Microsoft and its Kinect sensor, which sold 8 million units within 60 days. (Murmurs of approval, applause.) Not a bad...

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Top Games Industry Predictions 2011

Top Games Industry Predictions 2011

When a new year begins, those of us who enjoy games feel a compulsion to go all digital Nostradamus and predict the industry events that will mark up the stretch of virgin days ahead. Sometimes we hit the mark, sometimes we’re way off, and sometimes it seems unlikely that God himself is capable of foreseeing some of the strange twists that fall upon the games industry in the course of a year. What will 2011 bring? Who knows? None of us are seers. But by...

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2010 and 2011’s Top Game Industry Trends

2010 and 2011’s Top Game Industry Trends

The video games industry did a lot of growing up through the Aughts and into 2010–though some might argue that a bit of de-evolution occurred as well this year. But perspective is everything, and all teenagers must go through growing pains in order to reach beyond that awkward, long-legged stage that precedes maturity. With that in mind, we’re going to look back at some notable industry trends that started or endured through 2011. Take it upon yourself...

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