Scientists Use Kinect To Make Instant X-Rays And Freak People Out

Everything’s better with Kinect. Including, apparently, your insides. OK it’s not actual X-Rays, but rather a simulation using the Xbox camera to match a model in real time to your own movement. Apparently the effect’s so good at least one woman “gasped and covered her breasts, trying to shield herself from view”.

Kinect Can Make An Avatar From Your Face. Or A Mask.

Briefly: OutsideXbox wasn’t content to just make avatars from their normal faces, so they rounded up a bunch of fake noses, wigs and masks to put the Kinect’s facial recognition to the test.

Peter Molyneux On Xbox One

Briefly: “It feels like an unnecessary add-on… I’m sure they’re going to release an Xbox One without Kinect. It would be unthinkable that they wouldn’t.” Game designer and programmer Peter Molyneux, in an Edge interview with multiple industry personalities about the Xbox One’s future.

Looks Like Even Major Nelson Disconnected Kinect From His Xbox One!

I’ve always thought Kinect, as a technology, has the potential to change and transform lives. As part of a video game console? I’ve had nothing but trouble with it. The voice control works poorly and Kinect integration into games, I think, has been undercooked. I’ve personally disconnected Kinect and, if the above screencap has anything to say, so has Major Nelson.

I Am Genuinely Surprised To See A Kinect In This Anime

Games and game systems pop up semi-frequently in anime. But given the utter failure of the Xbox 360 in Japan, I was more than a little surprised to see a Kinect in a recent episode of lesbian romantic comedy Sakura Trick.

What's The Point Of Releasing The Xbox One In Japan, Anyway?

Today, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will be out in Japan in September 2014. That’s almost a year after it was released in North America and parts of Europe. But, really, why bother?

How Kinect Can Help Stroke Victims

Video: Korean researchers have developed a stroke recovery program that uses Kinect. As you can see in the above video, the software even features a space shooter as part of the therapy.

Microsoft's Kinect Is Now Guarding The Korean Border

North Korea and South Korea are separated by the most heavily armed border on Earth. But rest easy, there’s a new guard on the lookout: Kinect.

One Next-Gen Voice Command I Can Do Without

I can understand why game developers working on next-gen games might be psyched to play around with voice commands. They represent an interesting and relatively new way to let players interact with games. But there’s at least one next-gen voice command I can happily do without.

Xbox One Will Suit Japanese Rooms Just Fine (Apparently)

2014 is here. Seriously, when is the Xbox One coming out in Japan? Apparently there are some issues Microsoft needs to address first.