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Top Five Biggest Microsoft E3 Moments, One’s A Megaton

by Ernice Gilbert on May 31st, 2011, under Article, Hot, Microsoft

When it comes to big surprises at E3, no one does it like Microsoft.  The software giant has stolen Nintendo and Sony’s thunder in the past, so don’t be astonished if it does it again.  We’ve seen many an announcement on the platform holder’s stage, haven’t we? Everything from the new Xbox 360 Slim unveiling when Microsoft gave every journalist in the room a console, to the reveal of Kinect, back then known as Project Natal.  Those were all memorable – but below the break you’ll realize the top five biggest moments Redmond’s had at E3, and yes, one’s a megaton.

Xbox 360 Dashboard Will Get Minority Report Style Functionality

Various members of the press have confirmed via their Twitter accounts that Kinect will bring motion functionality to the Xbox 360 dashboard. Applications like Netflix will be getting the Kinect treatment bringing motion controls similar to those found in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report.

Natal’s River Rush Screenshot Is Real-Time

The first screenshot of Project Natal’s River Rush game was revealed earlier today by The Los Angeles Times. Judging by the screenshot, the game looks really, really good compared to previous Natal game Ricochet.

Microsoft Agressively Pursuing An Early Natal Release, Expecting To Sell 5M In 2010

by Ernice Gilbert on June 11th, 2010, under E3, Microsoft, News

Project Natal might be seeing the light of day sooner than many had thought. That is if Microsoft has its way.

Microsoft Will Reveal Something About Natal That Starts With .. “The Lo…” What Could It Be?

by Ernice Gilbert on June 10th, 2010, under E3, Microsoft, News, Project Natal

Who would have ever thought we’d come this far in the gaming industry? No longer is the artform something for kids only. No, gaming has extented its reach and come E3, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are planning to take the revolution even further.

But Microsoft’s plans are more ambitious than Sony and Nintendo’s combined in the motion sensing department. In fact the software giant is planning something so big, so great, that it’s hired one of the most popular networks, MTV, to witness the Project Natal experience live.

And what’s this “The Lo” that’s getting Matt Singley, Sr. Dir. of Social Media Strategy for the Xbox and Zune divisions so excited?

4 New Natal Games Detailed, Over A Dozen More At E3

by Fernando on June 10th, 2010, under Gaming News, Microsoft, Xbox 360

It’s not about reinventing the wheel, it’s about no wheel at all. That’s what Microsoft is trying to do this generation by introducing Project Natal. Los Angeles Times has revealed a new list of games that they were able to play with Project Natal, and a short description of them. LA Times also confirms that Microsoft will be showcasing over a dozen more Natal-licensed titles from other game developers this Monday and Tuesday

Alert: Project Natal News Of “Epic Proportions” Incoming

by Ernice Gilbert on June 10th, 2010, under E3, News, Ubisoft

Gamers beware, whether you’re interesting in Natal or not, you should pay attention to this.

RARE: The Future IS Controller-Free Games

by Fernando on June 9th, 2010, under Gaming News, Microsoft, Rare, Xbox 360

Rare Studio’s Game Designer, George Andrea, will be holding a keynote event at this year’s Develop in Brighton. Andreas will be talking how Rare has created one of the premier launch titles for “Project Natal” and the challenges faced. The keynote is titled : The Future IS Controller-Free Games.

Video Thirst: Natal In All Its Glory, Seriously

by Ernice Gilbert on June 7th, 2010, under Microsoft, News, Project Natal

Check out paradise magazine’s writer AJ Jacobs and his family jubilantly testing out Project Natal. Seriously, it’s Natal in all its glory!

Rumor Thirst: Harmonix Making Natal Dance Game

by Fernando on June 4th, 2010, under Gaming News, Microsoft, Rumor, Xbox 360

Another E3 rumors is upon us, this time from actual Rock Band developer, Harmonix. According to Gameinformer, the cambridge studio is working on a dance game for Microsoft’s project natal.

Joy Ride Is Now A Natal Lunch Title

by Fernando on June 4th, 2010, under Gaming News, Microsoft, Xbox 360

Remember that goofy racing game Microsoft unveiled last year at E3?, where the hell did it go? CVG reports that according to a senior retail source, the game will be launched with Project Natal and will no longer be free.

Natal Is The Real Deal, No Lag

by Fernando on June 2nd, 2010, under Gaming News, Microsoft, Xbox 360

Hour zero for Project Natal is just around the corner, lucky members of the media are getting their first play test with natal just before E3. The latest hands-on impressions come straight from Dublin by video games website, The Gaming Liberty. Two skeptics from TGL attended a behind closed doors first look at Microsoft’s Project Natal and their overall consensus was extremely positive, shedding some light on Natal’s possible lag problem.

Microsoft Will Have A “Big Problem” If Natal Is More Expensive Than Move Says Pachter

by Ernice Gilbert on May 31st, 2010, under News, Project Natal, PS3 Move

E3 is coming up in just a few weeks and apart from Nintendo’s big 3DS reveal, Sony and Microsoft will be in an all out war for motion superiority.

Who will steal the show is up to one thing according to Michael Pachter, and that one thing is price.

Xbox 360 Is Too “Hardcore”, Microsoft Owns “The Elite Of Gaming”

by Ernice Gilbert on May 31st, 2010, under News, Project Natal, Xbox 360

Most of the gamers who own an Xbox 360 are loaded with cash. Is that right?

Microsoft Might “Overshadow” Sony With Natal At E3 Says Pachter

by Ernice Gilbert on May 29th, 2010, under E3, News, Project Natal, PS3 Move

Project Natal and Move will be all the rage at E3 this year, as the two giants go head-to-head showing off their latest motion devices. Although Sony’s Move has received its fair share of media spotlight already at GDC, the hardware giant has promised to wow its fans even more at E3.

On the other side of the fence, Microsoft is planning to push its new tech, Project Natal, no holds barred and because of that, Pachter fears the worst for Sony.