Kinect-Only Rise of Nightmares Gets Release Date

June 30, 2011 by


Sega’s upcoming survival horror game Rise of Nightmares, which is being developed exclusively for Kinect, has a Japanese release date. The game will hit Japanese shelves on September 8th and cost 7329 JPY (~$91(!)). For this somewhat hefty price, players will also get…an Avatar item?

While the games looks like an interesting mix between House of the Dead and Condemned (and is also being developed by the team behind the former franchise), I can’t help but feel that the Kinect controls will pretty much kill it. Since it’s, you know, Kinect. But we’ll find out soon enough, as the game is slated for a stateside release some time in September, probably not too long after the Japanese one.

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Kinect Might Get Ad Integration

June 21, 2011 by

Kinect Ads

Kinect was released and became a family favorite but the opinion of most core gamers is that the device is useless to them. If you’re in that camp, get ready to… not change your view. Microsoft is promoting their NUads integration into the Kinect dashboard experience. Huh?

Microsoft is hoping to get the program running by 2012 and use it to give voice recognition to ads. When you see a ad, “Xbox More” will be the option you get to obtain further information about an ad. “Xbox Near Me” give you the ability to track a retailer that sells a particular product near you. Finally, “Xbox Tweet” ads the function to Tweet about the ad you were looking at. I’m sure that will either go unused or call for a lot of unfollows.

So far it’s not known if advertisers are sold on the idea but if it is, you’ll definitely see them next spring. I’ll leave the “Xbox (Insert line here)” jokes to you.

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Halo Anniversary will have Kinect Intergration

June 20, 2011 by


Head of Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer stated in an interview recently that the upcoming Halo Anniversary edition will be shipping with Kinect support.

“Core focus for us in our press briefing this year with Kinect actually came from two sides. As a first-party, we believe that Kinect will be important to all genres of games, be it racing games with Forza, combat games like Ryse.  Even games like Halo Anniversary has Kinect integration.”

No specifics were given as to how Kinect would be used in the title but there is speculation that it involves voice controls.  Microsoft seems intent in pushing Kinect as much as it can and Phil Spencer even went as far as to say that Kinect functionality would be coming to all Microsoft Game Studios titles.

I personally don’t want Kinect to be in any of my games so hopefully Microsoft keeps the support to optional only.


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The Daily DL – 03/31/11

March 31, 2011 by

Today, the God of War is going online, Rare on Kinect’s power, and new Max Payne 3 images.
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Not Gaming News 003

March 26, 2011 by

Not Gaming News 003

Whoa! What a crazy week it’s been. Destin is back on the ball ready to kicking it into high gear with 4 new video releases. I took a 4 hours, one way, drive to get an iPad2 and on top of it all North America is now worried about nuclear fallout.

We’re now onto the 3rd instalment of Not Gaming News and amongst the noise of the news, gaming or not, you really could use this break, this week. So lets not delay it any longer.

Grab that bag of Cheetos, kick up your feet for a bit and enjoy some mindless entertainment.
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