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Xbox One’s Family Share feature would have let gamers play a “glorified demo” [Edit: MS have debunked the rumor]

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Edit: Microsoft have made a comment on the rumor and declared it false.

People have been shouting about the “Family Share” feature since it was announced for the Xbox One and even more so now that Microsoft have scrapped all the DRM plans. We didn’t actually know what it was and what it could exactly do and Microsoft dodged giving us a direct answer and let people hype it up to be what they hoped it would be. Read more

Gears Of War: Judgement Preview

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Gears of War: Judgment is the fourth instalment in the Gears of War franchise, surprisingly though it is a prequel to the original 2006 Gears of War. This time we will not be charging around Sera as Marcus Fenix or Domonic Santiago instead Damon Baird and Augustus Cole (Cole Train baby!) take centre stage. Which is fitting really since Epic Games have handed over development of the campaign to Polish, Bulletstorm developers People Can Fly. Meaning that Epic Games minus Rod Fergusson and Cliff Bleszinski will once again be responsible for multiplayer. Read more

Microsoft Kinect: Why it failed to do what it was supposed to do even though it was successful (Edit)

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Microsoft launched the Kinect late 2010, just in time to hit the holiday rush. Sony and Microsoft knew that they needed an answer to the Wiimote. So Sony brought out a Wiimote copy that just so happened to be a lot more accurate that the original Wii motion control and Microsoft released kinect. Eventually Nintendo would release an upgrade to the original Motion control called the Wii motion plus. It’s accuracy would effectively compete with Sony’s Move device. Kinect was a totally different and ingenuitive approach to motion control that caught a lot of casual and core gamers attention. It just so happened to work as well!

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