Microsoft E3 Announcements

Microsoft at E3 is always good. There are always awesome announcements and this year, we’re getting them early Smile

So far, Microsoft have revealed:

Voice Search coming to Xbox. I take it this will be for the Marketplaces, making it easier to find films, songs, games etc.

Halo 4 is being developed. I’m excited about this – although Bungie have gone, MS did retain some of them for their new 343 Industries team, dedicated solely to Halo.

Kinect Sports 2 will have:

  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Skiing

among others. I’m also hoping for Basketball and football keepie ups Smile

Halo: Combat Evolved will be “remastered for a new generation” which I’m quite happy about. I came into the franchise at #3, so never got to play this one.

E3

Kinect Fun Labs is available immediately (can’t see it on xbox.com yet though) and does a great job of showing off some of the technology…including Finger Tracking! According to WinRumors, it features:

  • Build a buddy – scan in any object and play with it in any way
  • Googly eyes – scan in an object and then be that object
  • Kinect me – make an avatar that looks like you
  • Bobble head – create a bobble head from your avatar
  • Kinect sparklers – lets you use finger tracking to create photos with sparklers

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