Take Two Interactive has announced that NBA 2K13 is now in stores and ready for the world to dive into. With NBA training camp starting for professional athletes, its only fair that fans and gamers get to join in on the excitement as well. Since the news of Electronic Arts’ cancellation of their NBA basketball title broke, it appears that 2K Sports’ NBA 2K13 will be the only “realistic” basketball game on the market this year for the second year in a row. For the first time in its history, the franchise has become “better with Kinect”, adding optional voice commands to the mix in this year’s entry. It is also worth noting that the legendary rapper and Brooklyn Nets minority owner Jay-Z served as Executive Producer on the title. If you still haven’t given the NBA 2K13 demo a spin, you can download it now on the Xbox Live Marketplace, or you can head straight out and buy the game, which is available all throughout North America.
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Need For Speed: Most Wanted has confirmed Kinect support. It will be in the form of voice commands rather than an imaginary steering wheel or some form of waving one’s body around. No exact list of commands has been released as the team is still working out what they will be.
They are in place so that instead of using an on-the-fly menu, gamers can focus on the screen and not take their eyes off of the race. An example of a command would be giving players the ability to switch the tires on their car from street to off road. There are some more fascinating commands in the form of “engine off” which would be used when your hiding from the cops. Or commands such as “look around” which gives the player a 360 pan of their car and “rear view” which provides a temporary peek at who is chasing them through the rear view mirror. The commands have us very interested in how it will improve the gameplay.
NBA 2K13 will support Kinect voice commands. Players will use the Kinect to do things such as calling a play or moving a player around. Of course for those vulgar human beings out there, you can curse at the game. Granted the refs in the game will call a foul on you for the rude language. The commands can only be used when playing against AI as no form of Kinect is supported in multiplayer. NBA 2K13 will be out this October and all Xbox gamers will get a chance to check out the new voice commands.
The Verge have a piece detailing Forza Horizon and how the game turned Colorado into a racers paradise. Ralph Fulton is the Design Director of Playground Games, a company formed with racing on its mind and pieced together by many racing game veterans. Fulton tells all about the development and the design desicions that went into the design of Forza Horizon.
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Bethesda has revealed that the recently announced Kinect support for 2011′s smash-hit role-playing game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be going live tomorrow, on Tuesday May 1st. In case you missed it the first time around, the game’s Kinect support comes in the form of voice commands, which will be available to English speakers who simply download the free title update. Additionally, the publisher has promised that the first official information on the game’s eagerly awaited downloadable content is also coming tomorrow. If virtual dragon slaying is your thing, it sounds like tomorrow is going to be a good day for you! Make sure you check back with us for more Skyrim related news coming your way very soon!
Source: Bethesda Blog
Earlier this week, Bethesda announced that Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would be receiving a free title update which will add Kinect support to the game in the form of voice commands. CNN has revealed that the title update will be rolled out on April 23rd, meaning that you’ll be shouting at your television set while slaying dragons in less than two weeks. If you haven’t yet picked up Skyrim, one of the best selling and most critically acclaimed games of 2011, now would seem like an apt time. For details on exactly how the voice commands will work, check out our original story here.