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YouTube app arrives in time for Xbox One launch

YouTube will be available on Xbox One at the console's launch this Friday, November 22. You'll be able to download the app for free just as soon as you get that day one update out of the way first. The YouTube app on Xbox One will fully incorporate gesture and voice commands. You can use motion...

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Microsoft patent pictures networked, personalized profiles for Kinect-like system

A newly published patent application, submitted by Microsoft to the USPTO back in October 2009, describes the personalization of a "gesture-based system" -- presumably, what would become Kinect -- through detailed user profiles that could be stored on a network. It's anyone's guess if this is a...

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Harmonix details design process behind Dance Central's Kinect UI

Creating a functional user interface through Kinect can't be an easy task -- how do you make waving your arms around mean something, after all? Harmonix was confronted with exactly this problem in developing Dance Central, and judging by reviews, the developer figured it out just fine. So what's...

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Minority Report UI designer John Underkoffler talks about the future of gestures

Unless you're an engineer who designs cutting-edge user interfaces, you've probably never heard the name John Underkoffler before ... but you've definitely seen his work. Remember the computer Tom Cruise uses by waving his hands around in Minority Report? He designed that. And it wasn't just faked...

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Mgestyk Fusion marries Wiimote and PC in interesting new way

Usually we leave it up to our own Mike Sylvester when it comes to doing crazy things with the Wiimote, but he might have some competition in Mgestyk Fusion. See, the sensor bar kind of limits the scope of the Wiimote's ability to work in 3D spaces. Mgestyk Fusion replaces the sensor bar with a web...

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Joystiq hands-on: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii)

For good and bad -- or should I say light and dark -- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for Wii is clearly a Wii game. Side-by-side with the PS3 and 360 versions, the Wii graphics disappoint, and the complexity and frequency of enemies feels scaled back. But the Wii motion controls are regularly...

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Today's please-play-play-better-in-person video: DK Bongo Blast

Is the Wii doomed to half-baked waggle games, or will developers harness the awesome power of apples gestures? For a game from Nintendo, Donkey Kong Bongo Blast doesn't give us a lot of hope, at least in video form. Watch the spastic drum-roll gesture to start Donkey Kong racing in addition to other...

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The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (or, a field day for Jack Thompson)

We're not particular fans of EA, generally lackluster licensed games, or the mafia. Still, seeing this trailer excites us a little, if for nothing else than to beat the crap out of everything that moves. The gesture-based control system includes such perks at beer bottle throwing, choking,...

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XBLV Camera on sale September 19

Major Nelson has some tentative dates for the release of the Xbox Live Vision Camera (still no price point): North America: September 19th Europe and Asia (except Japan): October 2 Japan, Australia and New Zealand: I don't have confirmed dates yet. Admittedly, I still have BBQ sauce on the brain...

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