Dance Central 3 getting the Most Requested Tracks as DLC This Holiday

Oct 26, 2012

 With over 180* danceable tracks already available to players, Dance Central 3 is the best way to kick off an awesome dance party with your family and friends this holiday! Critics are raving about Dance Central 3, calling it the best dance gaming experience on any platform, making it the highest-rated Kinect® for Xbox 360 title and dance title according to reviews aggregated on Metacritic!

Harmonix is excited to announce that it will continue to support Dance Central 3 with additional downloadable content comprised of the best songs and best dance routines available. In the coming months, fans can expect some of their most requested tracks, including Psy’s international hit “Gangnam Style” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s #1 smash “Call Me Maybe.” Also on the way are hit tracks from Justin Bieber, One Direction, LMFAO, and more. As with all of the tracks in the Dance Central franchise, these routines feature the exciting, authentic choreography and best-in-class controller-free motion detection that players have come to expect from the world’s best dance game franchise! If you’re looking for the best moves, the hottest soundtrack, and the most music available, you’ll find it in Dance Central 3!

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Need for Speed Most Wanted has Kinect Functionality

Oct 19, 2012

Start some trouble… today Microsoft and Electronic Arts unveiled a trailer detailing Kinect for Xbox 360 voice integration in “Need for Speed Most Wanted,” the latest in the blisteringly fast “Need for Speed” racing franchise.  Kinect for Xbox 360 voice functionality will be incorporated into the single player experience as follows:

Dance Central 3 – Retailer Exclusives and Pre-order Incentives Revealed

Sep 18, 2012

Harmonix keeps the excitement and beats rolling heading into the Oct. 16 launch of “Dance Central 3” on Kinect for Xbox 360. Today, ten more tracks for the game’s hit-packed soundtrack were announced, including:

  • Black Eyed Peas – “Boom Boom Pow”
  • Flo Rida ft. Sia – “Wild Ones”
  • Heavy D & The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
  • Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull – “On The Floor”
  • Justin Bieber – “Boyfriend”
  • Katy Perry – “Firework”
  • New Kids On The Block – “You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff)”
  • Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
  • Panjabi MC – “Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)”
  • Shannon – “Let The Music Play”

In addition, select tracks from the game’s soundtrack are featured in the latest “Dance Central 3” gameplay preview:

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Fable: The Journey Demo hits Xbox LIVE on September 17th, Watch the First Video Documentary

Aug 17, 2012

Launching October 9  in the U.S., Lionhead Studios today revealed the first “Fable: The Journey” video documentary, “Telling the Tale.” This ViDoc takes “Fable” fans behind-the-scenes with the Lionhead team for an in-depth look at the game’s captivating narrative.

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Babel Rising is Available Now and smite thee with Launch Trailer

Jun 13, 2012

Today, Ubisoft put the power of the gods in gamers’ hands in Babel Rising – a god game that gives players power to smite ancient Babylonians. Babel Rising is available now on PlayStation®Network  and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for $9.99 and 800 Microsoft Points.

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Avengers: Battle for Earth on Kinect and Wii U

Jun 12, 2012

Last week during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft released the first CGI trailer and screenshots for the Avengers: Battle for Earth video game. Avengers: Battle for Earth will be available this holiday on Xbox Kinect and Nintendo Wii U.

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MINI NINJAS ADVENTURES Announced

Jun 01, 2012

Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announced Mini Ninjas™ Adventures, a brand-new title will be available exclusively in North America and Europe for Kinect® for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft from the 29th June 2012.

Developed specifically for Kinect, Mini Ninjas Adventures lets you become the ninja! Get ready to swipe, kick and battle your way through intense ninja action as you help Hiro rescue his master and fellow ninjas from the clutches of the evil Samurai Warlord.

”We’re excited to be bringing Mini Ninjas Adventures to Kinect for the first time,” said Sarah Hoeksma, VP Brand, Square Enix Europe. “We’ve created a completely new Xbox® Live Arcade game, using the extremely charming Mini Ninjas brand, which we feel delivers fun family gaming to the living room.”

Developed by Side-kick Ltd, Mini Ninjas Adventures will be coming exclusively to Xbox Live Arcade priced at 800 points. Future ninjas can look forward to taking on 21 different levels and a range of boss battles armed with physical and magical attacks that will have the evil samurai running in fear, all supported by the incredibly responsive game engine.

“We are thrilled to be working with Square Enix and IO Interactive. Bringing Hiro to life using Kinect gave us an excellent opportunity to use our passion for motion games to create a deep arcade title that is fun for all” said Asaf Sela, founder and creative director of Side-kick. So pack your ninja stars, sword and more and get ready for adventure…a Mini Ninjas Adventure!

Mini Ninjas Adventures will be available in English, French, Italian and Spanish

Features

  • 21 Different Levels – All packed with multiple different enemies, and environments
  • Mini Games – Put your Ninja skills to the test across a range of mini games
  • Boss Battles – Take on the ultimate Ninja challenge with fiendish boss battles
  • Gesture Driven Combat – Put your body through the full Ninja workout, controlling multiple weapons with movement and voice-activated attacks
  • Physical and magic attacks – Easy to learn, tricky to master
  • Character upgrade system – Customise your character to suit your Ninja style

NBA Baller Beats coming to Xbox 360 Kinect

Apr 25, 2012

Majesco Entertainment, today revealed plans to release NBA Baller Beats, a fun, high energy and first-of-its kind participative basketball video game launching this fall exclusively on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.  Developed by HB Studios, NBA Baller Beats gets players on their feet mastering mad ball handling skills using a real basketball while playing to the beat of an eclectic soundtrack.  The Kinect motion sensor captures every movement of both player and ball to create an entirely new basketball gaming experience.

NBA Baller Beats introduces an unprecedented way to experience basketball through a video game like never before,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Majesco Entertainment.  “Our innovative play mechanic combined with Kinect technology puts the ball in players’ hands, tracking both full-body gameplay and ball movement, so players are going to have to get up and actually play basketball to get in the game.  Ballers and fans alike will love this game.”

 

“We are excited to work with Majesco to provide basketball fans and gamers with a unique experience like NBA Baller Beats,” said Vicky Picca, Senior Vice President, Licensing & Business Affairs, NBA. “Showcasing the energy and dynamic elements of the NBA against the backdrop of a compelling soundtrack will be fun for fans of all ages.”

Aspire to perform like a pro in NBA Baller Beats as you train alongside your favorite NBA franchise unlocking songs, difficulty levels, and over 100 posters and trading cards showcasing NBA players’ greatest moves.  The music is your guide as you master ball handling skills, dribbling, and baller moves with a real basketball as Kinect technology tracks your every crossover, pump fake, behind-the-back, around-the-world and more!  Become the ultimate baller and increase your stamina in single player mode, break it down and practice different skills in Move School mode or show-off in multiplayer mode and go head-to-head against up to 8 players – the highest score wins bragging rights.   No matter the level of your skills, players of all abilities will enjoy getting off the couch and raising their game with NBA Baller Beats.

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“Rolling” in fresh paint with Steel Battalion Heavy Armor pre-order bonuses

Apr 24, 2012

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Best Buy patrons will get their mitts on the Chrome Blitzer Armory which includes the increased turning speeds of the Impact armor and the increased power of the Tiger armor which, unsurprisingly, is painted in tiger stripes.

 

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Pre-order from the giant that is Amazon and you acquire the Carbon Assassin Armory. Included is the Savannah armor which increases bullet velocity and pimps out your Vertical Tank in zebra print. You also get access to the Storm armor which increases shooting range and has cheetah like spots over it.

 

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Finally heading to Gamestop will net you the Iron Gaurdian Armory, giving you the bright red Rock skin and the ability ignore your enemies advances with increased defense.  Also included is the Jaguar skin which does resemble Jaguar print and make you a much faster foe out on the battlefield.

So get out there now and place that pre-order soldier.  Dismissed

The Gunstringer goes Games On Demand and Releases New DLC: El Diablo’s ‘Merican Adventure

Mar 13, 2012

Twisted Pixel and Microsoft Studios announced today a new installment of add-on content for the award-winning Kinect title The Gunstringer.  The 240 MSP content is called El Diablo’s ‘Merican Adventure and gives players control over an all new protagonist in the form of El Diablo, the sinister soul whose twisted heart aches for a true love to be his queen.  Featuring four levels filled with hang-gliding airmen, gun-toting brothel babes and angry bandits dug in deeper than Alabama ticks, El Diablo’s ‘Merican Adventure presents a new twist to the Kinect-based puppeteering cowboy revenge shooter genre.

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FREE “Kinect Sports: Season Two” Challenge Pack 2 Add-on Now Available

Mar 02, 2012

Brought to you for free by Bengay, “Kinect Sports: Season Two’s” latest add-on, Challenge Pack 2, is now available to download through Xbox LIVE.  Enjoy new ways to play “Kinect Sports: Season Two” with more game modes and challenges to send to friends.  Challenge Pack 2 gives each sport yet another standout new experience: Red Rally (Tennis), Yellow Rally (Tennis), Darts vs. Zombies (Darts), Pitcher Perfect (Baseball), Receiver Fever (Football), Prize Driver (Golf) and Top Jumps (Skiing).

Queue to your Xbox 360 here: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Kinect-Sports-Season-Two-Challenge-Pack-2/e37265be-955c-4887-8d39-8b4ed328894c?cid=SLink

Mass Effect 3 – (Printable) Kinect Cheat Sheet

Feb 23, 2012

Mass Effect 3 is coming soon on March 6 and in preparation for the game’s launch, our friends at Edelman PR have created a cheat sheet for using the Kinect voice commands. As you’ll see in the Google Doc, the cheat sheet is designed to be printed out and folded for easy reference during gameplay. If you’re a fan of Mass Effect and own a Kinect – it’s a must download & print. Kinect functionality is present in the Mass Effect 3 demo.

Click here to view, download and/or print:

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Kinect Star Wars forces itself onto shelves on April 3rd

Feb 07, 2012

Today, Xbox 360 and LucasArts excitedly announced “Kinect Star Wars” and the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Kinect Star Wars” console bundlewill both be available on April 3rd, 2012 in North America for $49.99 USD and $449.99 USD respectively.  Star Wars fans of all ages will soon be able to bring the Star Wars universe home and become part of the films like never before with the power of Kinect for Xbox 360.

With five dynamic modes – Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate – “Kinect Star Wars” makes it possible for Star Wars fans of all ages to delve into immersive Star Wars experiences. In addition to the previously announced Jedi, Podracing and Rancor modes, Xbox 360 and LucasArts have today unveiled new additions to the game, including:

New experiences within Jedi Destiny Mode, including:

•   Space battles: As you travel the Galaxy to face an evil that threatens to undermine the fabric of the Republic, you’ll engage with forces of the Empire in intense space battles

•   Speeder Bikes and Landspeeders: Pilot iconic Speeder Bikes and Landspeeders on your epic journey

•   New duels: Battle opponents like Count Dooku and Darth Vader on your journey to become a Jedi

– New Duels of Fate mode, a battle-by-battle experience to sharpen your Jedi skills against the Dark Side.

– New Galactic Dance Off mode loaded with Star Wars-themed pop tunes where those still honing their Jedi skills can take a break to battle Darth Vader on the dance floor or bust a move “Solo style.”

Additionally, the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Kinect Star Wars” console bundle will feature an exclusive C-3PO unlockable for Dance Mode. With these new reveals and the ability to play in 3D, “Kinect Star Wars” adds to the growing popularity of the family-friendly gaming portfolio for Kinect for Xbox 360.

Fans of the game can get a sneak preview on Saturday, February 11th at select AMC Theatre locations across the United States. In celebration of the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D on February 10th, select theatres will feature a day full of Star Wars activities, including hands-on time with “Kinect Star Wars.” For participating theater locations, please visit http://www.starwars.com/news/episode_1_amc_screenings.html.

Kinect and “Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13” Bring Your Swing Home

Jan 24, 2012

As the first-ever sports simulation game for Kinect for Xbox 360, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 will provide gamers with a whole new level of immersion while playing the game. Kinect tracks full body movements to create the most advanced virtual golf swing to date. Golf fans can play the game controller-free and use voice-enabled commands, which provide for a unique and fun way to hit the links. The full body movement tracking scans more than 1,000 data points in real-time to recognize the player’s swing mechanics and create a virtual golf swing like never before.

By utilizing Kinect, gamers can not only play the game with their body, they can navigate all the front-end menus with simple hand motions. In addition, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 features a “See it, Say it” functionality. “See it, Say it” allows gamers to say any command they see on the screen and execute it in game. For example, if a player wants to use a different club and change the game’s default club selection they simply have to say “Change Club, 5 Iron”. Through the power of Kinect, there is no need to toggle through menu options with the traditional controller.

You can read more about it at the EA Sports Blog: http://www.ea.com/tiger-woods/blog/kinect-for-xbox-360

Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 – New DLC

Jan 19, 2012

Owners of Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 now have new DLC to help keep burning away the calories and staying in shape for the new year:

• Back in Shape: Keep It Off!’ – 400 Microsoft Points

• ‘Cool Down Package’ – 320 Microsoft Points

• ‘Back in Shape: Keep It Off!’ and ‘Cool Down Package’ Bundle – 560 Microsoft Points

 

Back in Shape: Keep It Off!

Start the New Year off right by downloading four weeks of intensive weight control training workouts designed to help maintain players’ new figure. Each program contains four 24-minute efficient workouts that focus on maintaining your current physique, slim waist and toned legs. The workouts include a mix of high-intensity circuits made of 80% cardio and 20% toning that are perfect for preserving lean muscle mass. New achievements are also available – ‘Under Control’ and ‘Control Freak.’

 Cool Down Package

After an invigorating workout, it’s time to wind down your muscles. Download the new Cool Down Package as a fun way to close out an intense workout session.  The package includes two 5-minute cool down activities that focus on relaxing the upper and lower body muscle groups through a series of stretching exercises. New achievements are also available – ‘Chill Out’ and ‘Cold as Ice.’

For more information on Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012, please visit: http://YourShapeGame.com