Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Kinect

New video series launches for Fable: The Journey, demo announced

The first of several planned video documentaries for Lionhead’s upcoming Fable: The Journey has been released. Set to launch October 9, The Journey is a Kinect-enabled adventure featuring a young Dweller named Gabriel, and his quest to free Albion from the spreading Corruption. Despite The Journey taking place 50 years after Fable III, Theresa returns for her fourth outing as she assists Gabriel on his quest.

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Steel Battalion Heavy Armor stomps onto store shelves

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Kinect users can gear up for some vertical tank action today with the release of Steel Battalion Heavy Armor. As veteran commander Sgt. Powers, players will lead a squad in vertical tank of their very own as they wage war in an alternate timeline where arms have progressed down a more utilitarian path.

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Steel Battalion Heavy Armor demo now available on Live

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A playable demo for Steel Battalion Heavy Armor, the Kinect-only sequel to 2004′s Line of Contact, has launched on Live. The demo offers a chance for players to try the motion-recognition controls as well as experience the squad-relationship dynamics in the game’s first two levels.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to support Kinect

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I did not see this coming: Bethesda has announced that they will be adding Kinect support for the 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The first of several free add-ons, Skyrim Kinect will feature over 200 Voice Commands, new special map functions, additional hotkeys, and more inventory-sorting methods.

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Steel Battalion Heavy Armor release date announced

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Steel Battalion Heavy Armor, the follow-up to the early-2000′s mech sim renowned for its massive (and awesome) controller, will follow in its predecessors’ footsteps as an Xbox exclusive. But for those with their Kinects at the ready and itching to jump into the pilot’s seat, you only have a few more months to wait. Capcom has announced that you will be able to control a massive mech of your very own on June 19.

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Microsoft notes banner Black Friday for 360, week sees 900,000+ sold

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At six years old, the Xbox 360 has outlasted its predecessor’s retail run and far surpassed it in sales. Microsoft sent along some figures for the week of Black Friday, and it seems as though the system is still finding a welcomed home in many gamers’ libraries. According to Microsoft, the system had “the biggest sales week in the history of Xbox” with over 960,000 consoles sold. Of those, 800,000 were sold within 24 hours. And the Kinect, as both standalone and part of a bundle, sold more than 750,000 units.

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary “Living Monument” site opens

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary’s release is nearly here. Starting at midnight, a few lucky fans will be able to meet some of the crew from 343 Industries and Certain Affinity when they grab their copy at one of the launch parties. Fans who can’t make it to one of Microsoft’s events (listed below) can still contribute to the festivities by heading to HaloLivingMonument.com and uploading pictures of their favorite “Halo” moments, which will then be used to form a 3D mosaic image of the Chief. Submissions can also be rated and shared on Facebook and Twitter. Fans who contribute will find their additions included in a live-action tribute video that will serve as a nod to the series’ devoted.

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Rabbids Alive & Kicking available for 360, already at your window

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The Rabbids are running amok again in Rabbids Alive & Kicking for the 360. In the $49.99, Kinect-supported mini-game collection, players will have to fight back the half-insane hell-raisers as they attempt to invade the real world.

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary midnight launch, festivities info

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Microsoft is celebrating Halo: Combat Evolved’s ten-year anniversary with its very own decennalia. On November 15, over a dozen retailers will open their doors at midnight for the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. The updated re-release, which will include maps from across the series, new features (Live co-op, new challenges, and a Firefight map), and Kinect support, will be available for $39.99 at midnight, but the festivities will kick off at 10 p.m. on November 13. Thirteen Microsoft Stores, listed below, will host friendly tournaments with free pizza and Monster Energy drinks, giveaways for the first 100 people in line as well as the first 100 to snag a copy, and a contest to win a limited Halo: Anniversary 360 console skin.

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Kinect Sports: Season Two now available for Kinect

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Kinect Sports returns for another round today with Kinect Sports: Season Two. The collection features full-body motion and voice control with six events (football, baseball, skiing, golf, tennis, and darts), 17 new Challenge Play Activities, and an in-game calorie counter. Players can also issue challenges to friends over Live.

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