Quite possibly the biggest piece of gaming news in recent months was the rise and fall of 38 Studios. Virtually every gaming site on the planet has covered the event that will no doubt go down in gaming history as one gigantic cluster bomb of nasty. We actually talked about it on Rated NA:60 as well as Press to Reset: 45 – Like a chainsaw wielding white knight, North Carolina based Epic Games, creators of Unreal, Gears of War, and the upcoming Fort Night, have stepped into the ring as the heroes of this once awful and depressing tale. Take a look at the latest info straight from Dr. Capps and Epic. This is just awesome.
Say what you will about Microsoft’s Kinect Peripheral, having sold 8 million units since launch it’s a colossal hit. I got one for my wife this holiday, and she’s been dancing up a storm and loving the hell out of it. My only major complaint thus far is the space requirement. We have around 7 feet between our couch and the Kinect sensor (although the sensor claims you only need 6 feet ) and were having some issues. We ended up having to mount a shelf behind the television specifically for the Kinect, and now it works fine. A lot of people are not going to have 8 feet to play with by the T.V..
And here is the next big thing from CES: Avatar Kinect
The most innovative things from Kinect haven’t come from Microsoft, but hackers who are figuring out insane ways to push the hardware to new levels. Check these out!
Great Video on Kinect Hacks below
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