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Microsoft Working On Muscle Controlled Control System
Microsoft Reasearch is currently researching an EMG based controllerfor the use in videogame sand other input devices.The EMG system Microsoft Research has been working on has been demonstarted in a new video highlighting some of the applications that could benefit from an EMG (electromyography) based control system strapped the the forearm to decode muscle signals on the surface of the skin.The demonstration video shows a researcher playing Guitar Hero by pushing fingers together while strumming with the other arm removing the need for peripherals.
Microsoft Patent Targets Fat Gamers?
A patent filed by Microsoft for “Avatar Individualized by Physical Characteristic” appears to be targeting overweight gamers.The patent that’s been filed outlines plans to assign larger game avatars based on an individual’s real weight and size which they say will reflect “many of the incentives of the real world replicated in a virtual environment”.
Microsoft: Windows 7 Will Be Dominant PC Gaming Platform
Microsoft is confident that Windows 7 will be the gaming platform of choice on PC.Speaking to MCV, Microsoft’s director of consumer product management Parri Munsell said “We believe Windows 7 is going to be the dominant PC gaming platform.””If there is any hesitancy – perhaps we have people still on XP because they had issues with Vista – those days are over.
Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo Will Never Support OnLive
OnLive will never get the support from console developers.The claims were made by Gaikai founder David Perry in a recent interview with Develop.”A pretty obvious difference between ourselves and OnLive is the fact that they’ll never have an Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft game on their system.” he said.Perry added, “The OnLive team are positioning it as something where you won’t need a PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii any more; you can just have their box.”He also stated he hoped Gaikai would feature console game support after showcasing Mario Kart on the preview.”What I expect is one of the platform holders will do a trial with us, and the others, when they see what happens, will kind of be forced to follow suit.”
Microsoft E3 Conference: The Full Story
Now that, there? That Microsoft conference? That was bloody impressive.
Perhaps E3 last year dulled our expectations sufficiently that the one this year is capable of really blowing our minds.
Microsoft Settles Homophobia Case
Microsoft have reportedly settled the pending litigation regarding homophobic treatment of one of its staff members.Lionhead artist Jamie Durrant suffered homophobic abuse from January 2008, reports the Telegraph.Upon complaining to Human Resources, Durrant claims he was asked not to raise a formal grievance in order to prevent creating an “uneasy atmosphere.” He apparently agreed, on condition that an email was sent out reminding people “how to behave responsibly in a diverse office.” Durrant claimed that months passed without the email being sent, and when he questioned HR on the delay, he was allegedly informed that new policies would have to be drawn up before such an email could be sent out.Durrant had since been off sick with depression for 7 months, and sued the company for £45,000Now, however, it looks as though the matter has been settled.
Blizzard In Talks With Microsoft About Next Xbox
Blizzard’s Rob Pardo confirmed that Blizzard has been in talks with Microsoft about the next Xbox console.While he wouldn’t give away any information on what the discussions have been about, he confirmed Blizzard is actively talking to the Xbox giant.Pardo did, however, say he believes controls are a big problem when it comes to porting games over to the consoles.”There are so many games like we make at Blizzard that we don’t take to consoles because they don’t support the input device and you end up with crappy ports.
Microsoft Drops Games For Windows Live fees
Microsoft has confirmed its Games for Windows (GFW) LIVE service is now free.The service offers cross-platform gaming between PC and Xbox 360 (in supported games) and shared gamertags, friends lists, achievements and gamerscores with Xbox Live.
Microsoft Train Sim Review
It had to happen really, no getting away from the fact that there are probably enough train buffs in the UK to sell this title by the truck-load.
IncGamers Podcast #187
The podcast boosts its numbers back up to three this week, as Paul completes work on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (aka: his back yard.) There’s pleasing Lucasarts-related news from GOG, which brings TIE Fighter and X-Wing (plus Sam & Max and others) to the digital world.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has a season pass, Pope still Catholic
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will, it turns out, have a season pass; we’ve also received word that bears enjoy the comfort of woodland for their toilet activities.
FIFA 15’s PC player center rush bug has equally bizarre fix
Enterprising FIFA 15 PC players have seemingly found a solution to the utterly bizarre “everybody rush after the ball” bug we reported on yesterday.
Dead Rising 2 and Resident Evil 5 moving to Steamworks next year
Microsoft may not be shutting down Games for Windows Live in the form of a cackling man flicking a switch and ending the service overnight, but it’s still a hollow entity limping along on life support.
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team aims to crack down on coin bots and cheats
It may be a futile effort, but EA Sports wants FIFA 15’s Ultimate Team mode to be a little less influenced by coin bots and cheaters.
Rise of the Tomb Raider FAQ offers vague answers about exclusivity
The Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity deal mystery train rumbles on, as Crystal Dynamics publish an FAQ that doesn’t really answer all that much.
Civilization: Beyond Earth system specs and pre-order on Steam
Firaxis’ Civilization: Beyond Earth is now on Steam in pre-order form, complete with a bundle offer and some lovely PC system specs to compare against your own machine.
The Escapists breaking into Steam Early Access next week
The Escapists was revealed as one of next year’s Xbox One games at Microsoft’s Gamescom conference, but it’s hitting Steam Early Access next week.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is indeed a timed exclusive
Microsoft have revealed that Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s exclusivity on Xbox is, as we speculated, a limited time thing.
Rise of the Tomb Raider multi-platform petition gathers pace
Tomb Raider fans come together and apply pressure to have the “exclusivity” overturned.
Is Rise of the Tomb Raider really an Xbox exclusive?
I’ll hold my hands up and admit it: I naturally assumed, as I think most people did, that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be coming to PC.
Rise of the Tomb Raider PC release still uncertain (Updated)
Rise of the Tomb Raider has had another little mention at Gamescom’s Xbox conference, but there’s still no mention of a PC version.
Assassin’s Creed Unity Gamescom Trailer is quite impressive
UbiSoft show more action from Assassin’s Creed Unity as the pre-Gamescom reveals get underway.
Gamescom 2014 conference and event schedules – These are the times you need to know
Gamescom kicks off this week and there’s plenty to watch out for.
Undead Labs to announce new game on Monday
Next week developer Undead Labs will be revealing a new game and it’s not State of Decay related.
Games for Windows Live to remain on life support, for now
Microsoft doesn’t quite seem to know what to do with their botched Games for Windows Live non-service, but for now it’s remaining on life support.
Latest Arkham Knight release date clue puts it in February
The Batman: Arkham Knight release date is proving trickier to locate than Bruce Wayne during a Gotham crisis.
E3 2014 gives PC users the best of (almost) everything
For the PC user, watching E3 is kind of like being at a delicious buffet.
Ori and the Blind Forest is bound for the PC too
Moon Studios’ Ori and the Blind Forest will be coming to the PC, as well as Xbox consoles, later this year.