Made in Japan: Highlights from the 2010 Tokyo Game Show

Right about now, hordes of crazed Japanese gamers are storming the Makuhari Messe convention center, where the Tokyo Game Show happens every year. The show opens to the public on the weekend and most of the major publishers have rolled out their big announcements. Want to know the TGS news that excited us the most? Keep scrolling.

Microsoft: Kinect Will Outperform iPad at Launch

Look, we like Kudo Tsunoda and the former EA Chicago studio head probably has access to numbers and data that we don’t have. But, we have to wonder about the assertions he makes in this Gamasutra article. The relevant parts:

“The preorders have been really strong. As far as what we’re looking at for Holiday, this is going to be stuff

New Xbox 360 Dashboard Leaks Onto YouTube

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A very real-looking video of the Xbox 360’s dashboard interface has apparently leaked to YouTube. This overhaul’s most likely in adance of the Kinect launch, as you can see a dedicated pane for games that will you Microsoft’s motion-control camera. Other changes …

Throw Punches at Your TV with Ubisoft’s Fighters Uncaged

And so it was written: all motion-control platforms must have a game that demands you flail wildly into the air to knock out an on-screen opponent. Wii Sports‘ Boxing starts this mess in the current console generation and we’ve already seen The Fight (formerly called Motion Fighters) for Playstation Move in its early stages.

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Microsoft Kinect Launching 11/10 In Europe, Africa and Middle East

Hot on the tails of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 and PC announcements from Gamescom comes news from the Xbox 360 team – Kinect will launch November 10 in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Those of us in the United States of America will get it a week earlier on November 4. That’s great and all but we’re not getting Windows …

Microsoft Kinect Bundles Priced, New Arcade Model Coming in August

After weeks of rumors, Microsoft has officially announced pricing for Kinect, Kinect bundles, Kinect titles, and availability. Oh, and there’s a new Arcade model on the way, as well.

A stand-alone Kinect sensor will retail for $149.99 when it launches November 4 and will include a copy of Kinect Adventures. A revamped 4GB Arcade …

Kinect Specs Out in the Wild

According to Kotaku, the technical specifications for the Xbox 360’s Kinect add-on may have been outed by a British retailer. Here’s a list of what all is in there and what that stuff can do:

Colour and depth-sensing lenses
Voice microphone array
Tilt motor for sensor adjustment
Fully compatible with existing Xbox 360

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