Microsoft contractors working on Xbox have gained access to audio recordings of Xbox owners’ home life, a Vice Motherboard report revealed today. According to the report, accidentally triggered Xbox voice commands would result in audio recordings stored by Microsoft, which contractors could hear.
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Womanhood can be a contortion act. Prospering is often a matter of stretching, compressing and jaggedly code-switching like artists' jointed wood mannequins -- the kind girls buy in middle school when a Cosmopolitan quiz augurs the life of a painter. Perfect Woman, a Kinect game released last Wednesday, is about those contortions and uses physical posturing to comment on its societal equivalent.
Microsoft came out with all guns blazing at this year's E3, delivering one of the best press conferences in recent memory. In dizzyingly fast succession, the euphoric audience was hit with one huge announcement after another -- from backwards compatibility for Xbox One to the potentially game-changing HoloLens in action. One thing that wasn't announced was anything to do with Kinect. As in, literally zero mentions in any context.
Kinect never turned out to be the killer app for the Xbox 360 or One, but it has maintained a fair amount of interest in less entertainment-focused areas, including military and scientific applications. Still, Microsoft isn't super-keen to prop up two separate SKUs -- console and PC -- and has decided to nix the desk-bound version in favour of an adaptor.
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?
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.