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The Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Week Three

We’re currently in the third week of our Shape Up Xbox One Challenge and things are starting to heat up. Last night, Chris and Mark took some time out from the Quest Mode to battle each other in the game’s grueling push-up challenge. Here is the video.


The Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Part One

Ubisoft‘s Shape Up is a new fitness game for Xbox One that promises to take the “work” out of workouts (it says here). It uses the Kinect motion-sensor to accurately track your movements as you jump, squat and flail your way through assorted exercise challenges. Over the next four weeks, Kotaku’s Mark Serrels and Lifehacker’s Chris Jager will be taking on the game and each other in a bid to get fighting fit for summer. This is going to get painful, isn’t it?


Being Scottish With An Xbox One Is A Daily Struggle

But only if you want to use Kinect.


The US Military Is Developing A High-Tech Sandbox

Dubbed the ARES Sandtable, this US Military prototype uses a Kinect, a projector, software and sand to recreate real-world environments like never before.


I Love What Disney Fantasia Lets Me Do To Music

It’s been ages since I’ve exercised this much control over the music in a rhythm game, and I’ve never felt so sore after doing it.


Microsoft Technology Will Finally Let You Give Video Games The Finger

Now, here’s some Kinect functionality that I wouldn’t mind in a video game. I could’ve used this when I reviewed that awful Steel Battalion game a while back.


US Military Accidentally Creates Best Strategy Gaming Platform Ever

So far, Kinect has proven largely useless in the living room, where it hasn’t been able to keep up with action and sports games. The peripheral may have a future, though, with strategy games, via a program currently in testing with the US military.


Leaked Video Shows Kinect-Controlled Gears Of War Strategy Game

Rumours of a Kinect-centric Gears of War game had been circulating for years after Microsoft introduced the motion-control sensor to the world. One game called Gears of War: Exile was confirmed as cancelled two years ago. But, what looks like footage of another gesture-based Gears game has surfaced. It… it doesn’t look good.


Stand-Alone Xbox One Kinect Coming In October

In June, Microsoft started selling the Xbox One without Kinect. In October, you’ll be able to buy the Kinect on its own — but it will cost $US150 in the US. We’re waiting on Australian pricing and availability. Update: Australians will pay $169.95.


Australians Will Finally Be Able To Say 'Xbox On' To Their Xbox One

Well, I suppose technically you could say “Xbox On” to your Xbox One right now. Nothing will happen, but you could try. But after the next update Australians will finally be able to say “Xbox On” and have their Xbox One actually turn on.