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There Came An Echo Coming To Xbox One, Makes Full Use Of Kinect Features
Finally... there's a game coming to the Xbox One that's not coming to the other consoles, and it's making full use of gesture and voice controls. Unsurprisingly enough, it's not an AAA blockbuster title, but rather a Kickstarter called There Came an Echo.
Microsoft Responds To Spying Allegations Involving Xbox Kinect
Microsoft was reached by Eurogamer for a comment on the involvement of Kinect being used to spy on people and here's what the Micro 'S' spokesperson had to say...
Xbox Kinect Involved In GCHQ Spy Protocol, Lots Of Sexually Explicit Images Recovered
The brunt of the protocol relied heavily on monitoring Yahoo! chat webcam sessions, along with the Xbox Kinect, in which a lot of sexually explicit images were recovered.
Microsoft Won't Sell Xbox One Without Kinect
That's right, you guessed it (against your better judgment): Microsoft won't be selling an Xbox One without Kinect... not any time soon, anyway.
Kinect Helps People Troll Hard On Xbox One
Thanks to the elevation of technological innovation, we no longer have a lower class of troll... we now have tech-savvy trolls who can use the benefits of things like Kinect 2.0 to troll other people. Watch and behold the greatness of Kinect helping trolls troll.
Fighter Within Glitches, Poor Response Timing Show Just How Broken The Game Is
I've read some of the reviews of Ubisoft's launch title for the Xbox One, Fighter Within. I read them but I didn't think much of them. What I didn't expect was that the game was going to be as broken as it is.
NSA Monitors Kinect Messages, Biometric Data, IP Addresses Via Xbox Live
Hey did you just read the article here on Gaming Blend about World of Warcraft being infiltrated by the NSA? Well, it's not just World of Warcraft. Linden Lab's Second Life is another perpetrator of getting into bed with the NSA and worse yet, it's been revealed that Xbox Live and the Kinect were prime tools used to help the NSA spy across international waters.
Xbox One Users Get Banned For Swearing Via Skype, Upload Studio
Well that didn't take long. A lot of gamers were worried about Microsoft peeping in on their game time with Hal 2000 – oops, I mean Kinect 2.0. Well, some of those worries gained veracity when bans started popping up for people swearing in videos made in the Upload Studio.
Xbox One's Kinect Privacy Statement Updated: Microsoft May Share Limited Information
Microsoft has updated their privacy statement for their Xbox services, just ahead of the launch of the Xbox One at the end of November. The entire thing is worth a read if you value your privacy and if you're foolish – oops, I mean, enticed enough to take the plunge and use the NSA spy – oops, I mean, Kinect 2.0.
Microsoft's Albert Penello Hopes They Never Use Xbox One's Kinect For Advertising
The big worry around Kinect 2.0 extends to several different facets of discussion. We have some debating about the privacy invasion regarding Kinect 2.0 and its face, voice and biometric readings, as well as those worried that stored data could be sold to marketers for ad optimization. Well, Microsoft's Albert Penello isn't really for that stuff and hopes Microsoft never goes full Dark Side with Kinect.
Microsoft Shoots Down Government Spying Claims, Fails To Mention Xbox One Or Kinect
The Guardian did a full blown report on Microsoft and the NSA, detailing how users are vulnerable to monitoring via Skype, Hotmail and Outlook. Well, Microsoft was having none of that and says that everything in the report is wrong and they would never allow the NSA to spy on you.
Xbox One Price Cut Incoming?
The Xbox One will hit stores this fall with a price tag of $499, a hundred bucks higher than the PS4's price. Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter believes, however, that Microsoft could slash the price by 2014.
Xbox One Will Still Require Kinect 2.0
Things are still not going to change regarding the current situation involving Kinect 2.0. Even though the thing has been railed on for its catering to casual gamers and shovelware, the real worry is about privacy and its requirement for operating the Xbox One. Unfortunately, this won't be changing despite Microsoft extricating DRM from the Xbox One.
Xbox One's Kinect 2.0 Could Be Affected By New Government Privacy Act
A new bill in the works from state representatives Mike Capuano (D-MA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) called the “We Are Watching You Act”, could prevent corporations from doing exactly what Microsoft is doing with Kinect 2.0, by first warning users about being watched and having their data stored by the company.
Xbox One's Kinect Can See You In The Dark, Microsoft Says Not To Worry
Two tidbits of information have emerged worth noting about the upcoming Xbox One: First, the Kinect can spot out voices from a crowd and it can identify and see you in the dark thanks to heat signature 3D camera. Secondly, Microsoft says not to worry.