[Midnight Rant is a new Game Rant feature brewed in the the darkest moments of the evening, and served appropriately during the midnight hour (where horrible rants belong).] Today’s rant focuses on the various Natal rumors that arose today, stating the curious camera contraption will ring up $150 at the register. As most of you […]
With E3 2010 less than five weeks away video game developers, publishers, and distributors are now in the final stages of setting their lineups for the three day event, hoping to make the biggest impact possible on the expected record crowd. Electronic Arts, featuring a roster of recently called-up prospects, grizzled veteran players, and a […]
The much-lauded PC developer Crytek, who will soon be bringing you Crysis 2, have had a taste of console development and now they want more. They recently announced they’re working on some games for the Move and the Natal. If they put as much care and detail into this project, Natal skeptics might be changing their […]
When this console generation kicked off, Microsoft was first out of the gate. Their head start certainly worked out well for them — the Xbox 360 has proven vastly more popular that the original Xbox. Flash forward nearly five years, and we’re still looking at the same Xbox 360. So, is the oldest console on […]
If you live anywhere but Spain, chances are you don’t love Natal as much as they do. According to a post on Games Thirst, Several of Spain’s premier gaming websites recently took the latest build of Microsoft’s motion-capture technology for a spin, and the results are extremely positive. Insert your Babelfish now.
CVG interviewed THQ core games VP, Danny Bilson (who is incidentally the father of Rachel Bilson and the writer of many movies and comic books) who said that THQ is discussing a game for Project Natal that will cost $40M to develop if they actually decide to develop it. First, they need to figure out […]
Israeli developer 3DV Systems, the people behind the technology used for Project Natal had originally approached both Sony and Nintendo before being purchased by Microsoft. Given Project Natal’s potential, I would assume it comes as a bit of shock that neither Nintendo or Sony would jump all over this piece of technology.
The fine folks over at PlayStation University have picked up on a NeoGAF forum poster’s unofficial disclosure regarding the PlayStation Motion Controller’s button-layout. We all know that Sony’s Motion Controller has undergone something of a face-lift since it first debuted at last year’s E3. We also know that Capcom modified the Resident Evil 5 input […]
Project Natal, the motion-controller that uses your body to interact directly with games, is Microsoft’s latest entry intended to support the almighty Xbox 360. Microsoft isn’t taking the technology lightly, stating that the lifespan could be up to five years. Aaron Greenberg, the director of product management for Microsoft, recently spoke with CVG and had this to […]
It seems our benevolent overlords at Microsoft are keen on implementing their various technologies throughout the healthcare industry as well as our homes and businesses. Wait. I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is no; surgeons won’t be talking smack over Xbox Live during surgery, and Milo won’t be throwing scuba goggles at nurses […]
Microsoft’s Project Natal has been showcased for the past few months and everyone is eager to see how it will be used to play everyone’s favorite video games but have you stopped to wonder how it actually works? Popular Science has a Project Natal exclusive that dives into the brain of the controllerless controller in order […]
The folks at Brave New Gamer picked up on some interesting information regarding Microsoft and the future of the Halo franchise. 28 new job listings were added to the Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Careers site, most of which were for positions at 343 Industries, the folks overseeing all Halo projects. The jobs range from producers, artists […]
A leaked interview with E&D President Robbie Bach leaked online today, removed, then later put back up in full form. The reason? In the video, which is embedded below, Bach reveals some details about the eagerly anticipated release of Xbox 360’s Project Natal before Microsoft’s keynote presentation this evening was to take place at this […]
The television remote control, the most desired object in most households and the cause of family fights around the country, could soon be a thing of the past… if you believe the grand proclamations coming from Microsoft these days. According to Yahoo! Tech, Mark Whitten, the general manager responsible for Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, told […]
Time Magazine has recognized Microsoft’s upcoming controller-free Xbox 360 console accessory, Project Natal, for its list of Best Inventions of 2009. Previous technology featured on the list include: Retail DNA tests, Hulu.com, and the Chevy Volt. This year, Microsoft is recognized alongside the AIDS vaccine, a bladeless fan, and levitating mice, among other notable devices […]