Last week Microsoft talked about Kinect not being hacked by NUI Group, an open-source conglomeration of of developers and programmers, but merely that they wrote "drivers" allowing the device to be used on different platforms. None of that has changed but this week they are doing flip-flopping on some other issues concerning their intentions with Kinect.
To find out more about Microsoft's recent j/k, lol, we didn't mean it. Hit the break.
Microsoft's been on a Tweet craze lately. After announcing that the 'Series' from 'Windows Phone 7 Series' will be dropped, they dropped an announcement on their Twitter saying Verizon customers should expect WinPho 7 devices for the holidays with more coming in 2011.
#WP7 devices will be rolling into Verizon stores this holiday season and more will arrive in early 2011!
Since then, they have made another announcement saying,
Verizon is a valued partner and we look forward to seeing Windows Phone 7 devices in their stores in 2011.
Hmm. Those sound oddly similar but oddly different at the same time. The original Tweet hasn't been pulled but this does raise yet another question with what Microsoft plans to do with WinPho 7. I'd love to see a CDMA WinPho 7 device on Sprint, though!
OnLive still may be battling its
latency issues, but that's not stopping the company from releasing their MicroConsole TV adapter that connects your TV to your Internet and allows you to game with a nifty PlayStation360 lookalike controller with media buttons on the bottom.
With this minicomputer, games are delivered right away to you over the Internet and all you have to do is play. Best of all, it's only $99 and starts shipping December 2nd.
For tech specs and more, follow the break.
A little while ago
Sony Ericsson hinted that there might be a PlayStation Phone and now they really seem to be hinting at it, or are they?
Hit the break to find out if for Sony Ericsson, where there is smoke, there is fire.
I know, I told you weeks ago about a possible
price cut for Hulu Plus and after reading the press release last week and seeing that it was still $9.99/month, I informed you otherwise. Well, for the first time in a long time, one of our rumors turned out to be correct as this week Hulu Plus announced it was out, available and less than $10/month. That's right, you can now have the awesome that is Hulu Plus for only $7.99/month.
For more on the cool stuff that comes along with this premium package, hit the break.
Today I have the misfortune of being the bearer of bad but not unexpected news -
Portal 2 has been delayed again. Its most recent planned release date was February 9, 2011. Now we find out that we will not get the pleasure of playing Co-op until April 20, 2011. Only a 2 month delay, but we all know how this works with Valve. Do any of you actually expect to see Portal Half-Life 2: Episode 3?
Because Valve likes to keep their fans emotionally confused, they released this statement to announce the delay:
This two month slip not only marks the shortest delay in Valve's proud tradition of delays, it represents the approaching convergence of Valve Time and Real Time. Though this convergence spells doom for humanity, it will not affect the new Portal 2 release date.
Thanks for driving us totally mad, Valve.