The Year In Motion Control Video Games: The Hype, The Horror, The…

Motion control neither revitalized nor ruined video games in 2010, the year when finally everyone was doing it. You could find motion control games everywhere, joysticks and buttons be damned. It wasn't all bad. But much of it was wild. » 12/27/10 11:00am 12/27/10 11:00am

The Motion Control Revolution Will Not Just Be A Bunch Of Wii Ports

So says THQ bossman Brian Farrell, who calms one of our fears about Sony and Microsoft's venture into the motion control space with PlayStation Move and Project Natal, respectively. His company, at least, sounds uninterested in straight up Wii ports. » 5/05/10 10:00pm 5/05/10 10:00pm

Project Natal & Its Instruction Manual(!) In The Wild

Looks like the Xbox 360's motion sensing add-on is already in the wild and, more importantly, in the hands of someone willing to grab spy shots of the thing and the Project Natal hardware set up guide. » 4/20/10 5:00pm 4/20/10 5:00pm

Filmmaker's Blog Outs Canoeing-Style Project Natal Game

Remember James Gunn? The filmmaker who called Microsoft "the most dreadful, non-talent friendly company I've ever worked for"? Apparently they patched up. Microsoft invited him to try Natal, and Gunn's spilled the beans on a game called "River Rush." » 4/18/10 6:30pm 4/18/10 6:30pm

EA Sports: Motion Controlled Soccer 'Isn't Particularly Authentic'

EA Sports doesn't sound enthusiastic about integrating Project Natal or PlayStation Move motion control into its FIFA series, with the game's producer saying the soccer experience they can supply for such a game "isn't particularly authentic." » 3/29/10 6:20pm 3/29/10 6:20pm

Microsoft: Natal Does Not Discriminate Against Living Rooms

There has been concern in Japan that only gianormous American living rooms are suitable for Microsoft's upcoming motion control peripheral Natal. No need for concern, says Microsoft. » 3/24/10 1:00am 3/24/10 1:00am

Project Natal's Lag, As Judged By Stopwatch

Microsoft's controller-free add-on Project Natal may be perfect for virtual painting and hyperactive ball-swatting, but is it responsive enough for something more intense? What does MTV's stopwatch tell us? » 2/22/10 5:40pm 2/22/10 5:40pm

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Conversation Hearts Edition

Happy Valentine's Day, dear readers. We have a sweet 'Shop Contest candidate for you - dear old NECCO Conversation Hearts, a staple of the holiday which I'm sure you'll pervert with your own crude sayings. » 2/14/10 1:00pm 2/14/10 1:00pm

Peter Molyneux: Natal Could Change Interaction Like The Mouse

Peter Molyneux, the guy who designs those Fable games and runs Microsoft's European studios, sees Project Natal as more than just another motion peripheral. » 2/08/10 9:00am 2/08/10 9:00am

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Proto-Natal Edition

McWhertor begged and pleaded and enlisted readers to get me to put this Johnny Five-looking Project Natal prototype into our latest 'Shop Contest, and I've willingly complied. I don't think I'm going to find a sillier, timelier starting image. » 2/07/10 1:00pm 2/07/10 1:00pm

Forza Motorsport Developer Mentions Natal Platform Games

Developer Turn 10, the studio behind popular racing simulator Forza Motorsport, appears to be planning a new title for Microsoft's upcoming Natal motion system. » 1/21/10 4:00am 1/21/10 4:00am

Report: Microsoft Drops Natal Chip

Microsoft has dropped a chip from its upcoming Natal motion control hardware, reports website Games Industry. The chip processed data for Natal's "bone system". In its place, Microsoft will use a software solution. » 1/07/10 7:15am 1/07/10 7:15am

Microsoft: Project Natal Can Replace The TV Remote

The Xbox 360's hands-free motion controller, due to hit sometime next year, could be more than just a new way to gyrate frantically or befriend boys in front of your television screen. It could also replace your TV remote. » 11/27/09 7:00pm 11/27/09 7:00pm

Microsoft Kindasmashes Natal Launch Rumor

Microsoft's U.K. boss dismissed a report last week that Natal will be ready to go in November 2010, saying claims of pricing and available shipments were based on inaccurate rumors. » 11/17/09 9:00pm 11/17/09 9:00pm

What Do You Think Of These TGS Natal Icons?

Natal is Microsoft's new controller-free motion sensing tech. It does not have a logo or icons yet — apparently, Microsoft is still in the planning stages for that. » 9/29/09 6:00am 9/29/09 6:00am

Producer: Halo Natal will be Done 'When It Makes Sense'

For those wondering if Microsoft's Project Natal motion control automatically means they're working on Natal-enabled Halo titles, Halo 3: ODST producer's says, not necessarily. "We are committing to only doing it when it makes sense," Alex Cutting told » 9/11/09 10:00pm 9/11/09 10:00pm

Don't Go Looking For Gears Of War With Natal Controls

Microsoft's motion control platform doesn't look like it's going to find its way into future Gears of War games — at least according to the game's designer, Cliff Bleszinski. » 7/21/09 2:30am 7/21/09 2:30am

Sony Explains Unnamed New PS3 Motion Controller A Little More

The head of marketing for the PlayStation brand told us at E3 that Sony's new PlayStation 3 motion-control tech could be the thing to get hardcore players into "motion gaming." » 6/08/09 7:00pm 6/08/09 7:00pm