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Xbox One console + Kinect 2.0 + FIFA 15 only £269.97

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
console deals, FIFA 15, Kinect 2.0, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Xbox One console + Kinect 2.0 + FIFA 15 only £269.97

Holy hell, that's tempting. I imagine many of your are waiting for the Xmas mega deals, but this is pretty damn good right now. You'll be all set for the Gears of War Remaster and Halo 5 before the November deals. This bundle includes an Xbox One console, a Kinect 2.0 and FIFA 15 for just £269.97. Let's put it this way, the same site is selling the solus console for a tenner more.

£250 is the best price I can see for a solus console elsewhere, so getting a serious discount on a Kinect 2.0 and FIFA 15. If you're after some extra storage space, check out this external 5TB drive for £110. If you'd prefer a solus Xbox One console, how about this £250 offer?

Grab a pre-loved Xbox Kinect 2.0 for only £34.99

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Grainger Games, Kinect 2.0, Xbox One

Grab a pre-loved Xbox Kinect 2.0 for only £34.99

If you're in the market for blinging up your Xbox One with a Kinect device then look no further. This offering from Grainger Games beats pricing on eBay by over £15 with CEX following just behind at £38 for an instore purchase or £40.75 delivered.

We don't tend to see Kinect games as much as we have in the past which leads us to question what exactly we would do with a Kinect device at this stage of the Xbox One's life, but with the upcoming update to the Xbox One dashboard you may just find yourself a new friend in the form of Cortana (Kinect required).

XO Kinect 2.0 available from £35

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Kinect 2.0, Xbox One Games

XO Kinect 2.0 available from £35

If you've been considering picking up a Kinect 2.0 for your Xbox One for a while, this is a great deal. For £35 you can grab a preowned Kinect 2.0, with a 12 month warranty, at one of the many stores around the country. Alternatively, if you want it posted to you, it'll cost £37.50. I've seen used ones going for close to £50 on eBay, so this is certainly your best deal.

The games for Kinect have dried up a little, but the voice-activated features of the Xbox One work very well with the camera. It's also great for Skype all the camera will 'follow' you around the room of you're moving about. Fingers crossed more games are announced at E3, but there are plenty of dance games to get stuck into at least.

Thanks to nerdsgonewild.

Fighter Within beaten down to £4.99 on XO

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Fighter Within, Fighting Games, Kinect 2.0, Xbox One Games

Fighter Within beaten down to £4.99 on XO

Fighter Within | Base | £4.99 | Preview

How bad can a game be? Well, this is an Xbox One game for a fiver already. But let's faced it, for that price it's pretty tempting to see exactly how bad it is for yourself. You'll be needing the Xbox One's Kinect camera to play this one as it tracks body movement to initiate strikes in this brawling title. We'd definitely take a punt if you're after a multiplayer laugh when you have your mates round for a night in. Don't blame us though when coffee tables break, the cat gets kicked or you 'accidentally' punch your friend in the face.

Thanks to Sstuff at HotUkDeals.

PODCAST | Has Microsoft killed Kinect... and do we even care?

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Kinect, Kinect 2.0, Microsoft, Podcast, U-Turn, Xbox One

PODCAST | Has Microsoft killed Kinect... and do we even care?

It's emergency podcast time! Microsoft, having just announced that they're to unbundle the Kinect camera from the Xbox One in an upcoming console package, are put under the microscope of scrutiny in today's discussion.

We ask if Microsoft has shot itself in the foot with the latest u-turn, we ponder over just how much of a slap in the face this is for early adopters, we wonder if the last year has been an enormous waste of time and money, and we think upon the price cut this will no doubt mean for the camera-less option and see how it might fare up against the PS4 going forwards.

Has Microsoft done the right thing? Will this allow the Redmond company to just focus on the games in the near future with E3 around the corner? Are you happy about this as a consumer or disappointed that MS didn't stick to its guns and lied through their teeth for the past year?

Is this the end of Kinect? Do we give a badger's chestnut either way? Hit play to listen to us chat excitably about all of this and more in today's emergency podcast!

Kinect Sports Rivals £34.99 on Xbox One at Zavvi

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Kinect 2.0, Party games, Sports Games, Xbox One Games

Kinect Sports Rivals £34.99 on Xbox One at Zavvi

Kinect Sports Rivals | Zavvi | £34.99

This would have been a handy launch title for the Xbox One thanks to the bundled Kinect 2.0, but instead you'll need to stump up some cash for some more motion-control sports activities. Zavvi are the cheapest by £4, making this best deal if you're after a new party game or just want your fat kids to be well...less.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.

Game Buzz | Episode 45 - Metal Gear Sexy

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
2DS, Activision, Eric Hirshberg, Game Buzz, Hideo Kojima, Kinect 2.0, Metal Gear Solid V, Microsoft, Nintendo, Podcast, Pokemon X/Y, PWNCAST, Quiet, Sexy, Xbox One

Game Buzz | Episode 45 - Metal Gear Sexy

"Unmissable!" - Some dude

"The best Game Buzz yet!" - A mate

"Will make you laugh and cry and think and grow! Hell, it'll make you a better human being!" - Toby

Hello and welcome to The Sexy Episode!

We kick off our podcast this week by discussing an immensely erotically charged topic: the Xbox One release date! We then proceed to cry over Microsoft letting Heavy Rain slip through their fingers and debate whether or not the Redmond company are right in calling the £429.99 price point a "complete value proposition."

And then we get to Kojima and his flagrant, brutally honest, pretty damn sexist approach to character design in Metal Gear Solid V. We laugh in disbelief, we point the finger and condemn one-way sexism, and then we get stuck into a fairly meaty debate about the imbalance in character costumes in our industry and the representation of women.

Along the way we spiral off into tangents about Eric Hirshberg and the Nintendo 2DS, but then we close with a fantastic pan-gender manifesto speech by Jon and a powerful Dealspwn top tip.

Some people have called this episode unmissable!

Game Buzz | Episode 45 - Metal Gear Sexy. Recorded 6th September, 2013.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

Click the banner or the title link above to play the podcast, or right click and select 'Save Link As' to download the file onto your hard drive.

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Game Buzz | Episode 43 - The Trouble With Kinect

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Game Buzz, Gamescom 2013, GTA Online, GTA V, Kinect, Kinect 2.0, Microsoft, Podcast, PWNCAST, Rockstar Games, Xbox One

Game Buzz | Episode 43 - The Trouble With Kinect

This week on Game Buzz we take a look at Microsoft's most risky U-turn yet -- abandoning mandatory Kinect -- and ask what it might mean for the Xbox One going forward. We discuss the GTA Online reveal and chat about the potential of Rockstar's persistent online world. And we look forward to next week and Gamescom 2013, pinpointing the anticipatory highlights of this year's biggest gamer convention.

Game Buzz | Episode 43 - The Trouble With Kinect. Recorded 16th August, 2013.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

Click the banner or the title link above to play the podcast, or right click and select 'Save Link As' to download the file onto your hard drive.

Want more? Check out the rest of our PWNCAST posts onsite, hit us up on iTunes, or subscribe to the PWNCAST Feed here.

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COMMENT | How Optional Kinect Could Be One U-Turn Too Many

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Comment, Kinect, Kinect 2.0, Microsoft, Motion Control, Next-gen, Ryse: Son Of Rome, U-Turn, Xbox 180, Xbox One

COMMENT | How Optional Kinect Could Be One U-Turn Too Many

Another week, another Xbox One U-turn. Wait, I'm sure I've written that sentence before.

This week, though, comes the revelation that Kinect is completely optional.

"Like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in, although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor,” Xbox One architect Marc Whitten has revealed. “You have the ability to completely turn the sensor off in your settings. When in this mode, the sensor is not collecting any information. Any functionality that relies on voice, video, gesture or more won’t work. We still support using it for IR blasting in this mode."

“You can turn the sensor back on at any time through settings, and if you enter into a required Kinect experience (like Kinect Sports Rivals for instance), you’ll get a message asking if you want to turn the sensor back on in order to continue.”

Over the course of the past month or so, Microsoft have basically spent their time contradicting their big Xbox One reveal. After all, that was a presentation all about how incredible it would be to have a console that was always connected, linked with a camera that was strikingly more powerful  than that of this generation, affording Xbox customers functionality that could not be found anywhere else.

COMMENT | How Optional Kinect Could Be One U-Turn Too Many

Of course, that might still prove to be the case. There'll undoubtedly still be a whole bunch of things you can do with this super-powered Kinect device if you have it that will delight gadget hounds no end. For the record, many gamers I've spoken to have been rather more excited about the futuristic possibilities of a console so intrinsically linked with this superior Kinect tech. 

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Xbox One: German Data Protection Commissioner Brands Console A "Monitoring Device"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Kinect 2.0, Microsoft, Personal data, Peter Schaar, Privacy, Xbox One

Xbox One: German Data Protection Commissioner Brands Console A "Monitoring Device"

Germany's Federal Data Protection Commissioner, Peter Schaar, has labelled the Xbox One a "monitoring device" in the German press, raising concerns about the console's approach to user privacy.

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Microsoft: "We Aren't Using Kinect To Snoop"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Kinect 2.0, Microsoft, Privacy, Xbox One

Microsoft: "We Aren't Using Kinect To Snoop"

With Kinect 2.0 poised to react to voice commands even when the Xbox One is on standby, privacy concerns have understandably been raised regarding Microsoft's new console. However, Microsoft's Phil Harrison has moved to assure people that the company won't be using Kinect's always-on feature for anything shady.

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Microsoft Want You To Earn Achievements For Watching TV and Being Monetised

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Achievements, Advertising, Kinect 2.0, Microsoft, Xbox One

Microsoft Want You To Earn Achievements For Watching TV and Being Monetised

Microsoft are looking into a system that will encourage gamers to earn Achievements during TV shows watched via Xbox One in an effort to make watching the TV less of a passive experience, and to encourage "interactive viewing".

Oh, also interactive adverts. That's right: Achievements for being an active part in the commercial machine.

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Game Buzz Extra | Xbox, Go Home

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Game Buzz, Games consoles, Kinect 2.0, Microsoft, Next-gen, Podcast, PWNCAST, Xbox One

Game Buzz Extra | Xbox, Go Home

We came, we saw, we critiqued. The Xbox One was revealed in suitably buzzword-heavy fashion last night in an event beamed from a massive Redmond tent into millions of homes worldwide.

We slept on it and then convened to have a good old chinwag about the evening's revelations.

You can catch up with everything that happened over at the Xbox One hub here, and below are a few links to get you started. We'll have a YT embed for the cast shortly, but in the meantime just click here or on the banner above to listen.

Keep abreast of all of the Xbox One news here.