Video: Folks, the Kinect lives! A new platformer called Fru just came out for the Xbox One's motion sensor. It uses the sensor in a really clever way, as your body affects the layout of the 2D platformer. Take a look.
When Microsoft unbundled Kinect from the Xbox One in 2014, it was the beginning of the end. Unfortunately for the developers of Fru, the game they were building required Kinect. They were more than two years away from shipping. "We were shattered," designer Mattia Traverso told me.
We've covered Fru before, and we'll cover Fru again, because Fru isn't just the best game I've ever seen on Kinect (sorry, Dance Central, although you're pretty good too)... it's a game I really want to play.
There are few experiences I cherish more as a games reporter than walking into a room full of new, unfinished video games, each one of them ready for me to play. It makes it so easy to be excited about the future of gaming. Every time.