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E3 2014: Dance Central: Spotlight Announced

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A new Dance Central game is coming to Xbox One, announced by Harmonix during the Microsoft E3 Press Conference. The game will be a digital download only, exclusive for the Xbox One. With this, Harmonix hopes to give players more DLC and updates, being able to release more songs and content. The game was actually revealed ahead of the E3 presentation by the ESRB, and according to the listing, the game will […]

Who won E3 – Sony or Microsoft?

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E3 2013 is finally here with Microsoft going head to head with Sony in a battle of supremacy over the next-gen consoles. So lets to a look at the positives and negatives of both of today’s conferences.

Dance Central 3: Confirmed Songs and Characters

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Announced at this year’s E3, Harmonix are set to release their third Dance Central game this October 19th (16th for North America & Canada). Packed with over 40 tracks ranging from the 70s to 2000s, and a huge variety of new dance moves, Dance Central 3 includes new party-oriented minigames and new modes to motivate people to get off the couch and dance. Shipping with 40+ tracks, DC3 will have […]

Dance Central 3 coming out late 2012, E3 screenshots released

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E3 2012: Getting Usher on stage to announce a new version of Dance Central 3 is on its way is one way, but here we love it when we have some images to show it off. The popular (it touts itself the No.1 Dance Game for the Kinect – it is one of two competitors, hardly an achievement) sequel to Dance Central 2 will go back into time with songs […]

RUMOUR MILL: Kinect 2 can lip read, to be built in future Xbox consoles

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A new version of the popular Kinect device from Microsoft is in the works. A report, citing anonymous sources, is claiming that it will be bundled in future Xbox consoles and is said to be so accurate that it can lip read. According to EuroGamer, the Kinect 2 will also feature improved motion sensors and voice recognition; and could detect the player’s emotional state by facial expressions and tone of […]

Review: Dance Central 2

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After the release of Dance Central, and being critiqued as not only the best Dance game but the best Kinect game of 2010, Harmonix has released Dance Central 2 with amazing new tracks and features. With new Crew Challenges and refined Break it down mode will Dance Central 2 be as good and successful as the first game?

Dance Central 2 adds more Lady Gaga, Rihanna to playlist

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Dance Central 2 users will be pleased to know that downloadable content is now heading their way. Microsoft has announced that it will add more songs from Lady Gaga and Rihanna to its long list of songs via downloadable content. Microsoft will be adding two Lady Gaga songs to its lineup with “Marry The Night” and “The Edge of Glory”, joining two more songs that are present in the original […]

Gadgetlyst Bytes 5: Cupcakes, Windows 8 and a Fight

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A $25 computer, Microsoft is making more money from Android and we find out Terence is a Nintendo fanboy and duels Chris over the Nintendo 3DS. All this and a tad bit more in this month’s edition of Gadgetlyst Bytes. This month’s edition sees the return of Terence filling in for Stewart and Chris joining us. Wait, what? I thought we have two people only? Are we changing the format? […]

Microsoft to release Kinect for Windows SDK

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Well, unusual for many reasons, Microsoft has allowed people to hack the Kinect for its own uses – and we’ve seen marvellous results from that. But it was very limited to the camera itself. Now, Microsoft has decided to open up even further with the release a SDK for Kinect to be used for Windows. The new SDK will allow both researchers and enthusiasts to access core pieces of the […]

Kinect modded to play Angry Birds

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Well after it was revealed that the Kinect could be modified to do almost anything, a whole new community has emerged to try and hook things up to see if the Kinect could recognise the gestures. And now, we have seen some of the results of their mods – one of them happens to be Angry Birds. Using some software – called the KinEmote, which allows your gestures to be […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 27: CES is driving us GaGa

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And we’re back officially. CES was in full swing, and we saw a lot of tablets, 4G phones and 3D from Sony. We also had crazy Harvey Norman trying to put GST on our purchases online, Facebook being valued at $50 billion and the Mac App Store launch – and hack. And yes, it is the first hour long podcast – and the only one as it seems. But, hey, […]

Microsoft launches Avatar Kinect, improves Xbox experience

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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and gaming platforms for Windows Phone 7 was the main focus of Microsoft’s latest announcements, rather than Windows PCs, as its announced new games for the mobile OS and some improvements to the UI for some Xbox 360 experiences – but also a new feature for Kinect. Avatar Kinect will now allow your avatar to mimic your motions – including your mouth movements and expressions – via […]

Morning Briefing: Wednesday 29 December 2010

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Wednesday 29 December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: A new iPod nano hack has been found, allowing the potential to support movies, TV shows, games, address book and even a calendar on the small device. According to Silicon Ally Insider, Yahoo’s CEO Carol Bartz has […]

Kinect gets $30 off price – one day only! [Bargain Hunter]

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We love showing bargains all over the net, and why not show off some more gaming ones. The Kinect, which has a recommended retail price of $199 (for the unit only, not the bundle with the console), can seem a bit too much to pay for. Well, have no fear, we have found a least a bargain you can take advantage of.

Kinect and two games for under $200 [Bargain Hunter]

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Just want the Kinect only, and don’t really care about the console as you got it already? Well, we have found a bargain for you – while the Kinect is only around $174, when you add two games then the price goes up fast as you it would be pointless to get without getting a game that uses it. Well, what about getting the two games and the Kinect unit […]