"Kinect Fun Lab" Will Be Revealed At E3, Crimson Alliance Unearthed

By Spencer . May 20, 2011 . 11:29am

kinectMicrosoft’s E3 push may be for hardcore gamers, but they have a few playful games for the massive Kinect audience in development. A source pinged us about something called Kinect Fun Lab (may not be a final title), which is supposedly one of the Microsoft’s reveals. We’re not sure if this is the same game as Kinect Me, which just popped up in Australia’s Classifications Board with Microsoft as the publisher.


Two other games suddenly appeared in Australia too – Crimson Alliance and Fusion: Genesis (a follow up to Hudson’s Fusion Frenzy series?). I’d like to think that Crimson Alliance is a follow up to FASA Studio’s Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge. It’s being developed by Certain Affinity, creators of Age of Booty.

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  • Yukito

    I heard most of E3’s focus for Microsoft WAS going to be Kinect though.

  • Guest

    The only Kinect game that even seemed interesting to me was the Nightmare game from Sega.
    Konami should bring over the Castlevania arcade game

  • malek86

    I just need a Rise of Nightmare demo. How about releasing it in coincidence with E3? That would give it a boost.

    Come on MS, give me a reason not to unplug my 360.

  • CleruTesh

    I was hugely disappointed in Kinect. The accuracy and responsiveness felt like Wii w/o motionplus. Definitely a huge step down from motionplus. Oh, and I live in a small apartment, it’s kinda annoying when Kinect tells me to rearrange my furniture. Haven’t tried P/S Move yet. It’s much better though, right?

    • Aoshi00

      I thought it felt much more accurate than Wii/motion plus… I’ve only tried Dance Central, Kinectimal, Kinect Sports, Adventure, Fitness, they all play pretty fun.. hm.. it works better w/ good lighting and adequate space.. unfortunately for most of us moving furniture..  same for PS Move too you need some good distance for good response, like at least 8 feet.. putting the Kinect or Move camera above the TV helps (w/ some stand or clip), gives you like 1-2 feet of extra space.

      • CleruTesh

        I thought my lighting was sufficient, I wonder if you use incandescant? As a militant greenie I only use CFLs, just wonder if that’s the problem. How do lightgun style games play on Move? It looks to be the best modern solution to those games, and I was mainly holding off my purchase until I saw more in that vein.

        • Aoshi00

          lol.. not sure what kind of lightbulb I have.. the key is it can’t be too dark or too bright.. like when you play Move, if you don’t have blinds and all the sunlights pourinig in it wouldn’t work it would tell you during calibration..  I only have one move game, the sports Championship that’s bundled and it was fun.. but when I played it in my friend’s place, his room is really small and it didn’t work well, we almost elbow each other playing ping pong.. I have Dead Space Extraction w/ Dead Space 2 but haven’t tried it yet…  Oh wait, I do have Heavy Rain and RE5 Gold.. heavy rain w/ Move control scheme takes some getting used to and it was fun once you get used to it.. RE5 I thought it would be like RE4 on the Wii, but I ended up not liking it and prefer the controller..

          So strictly comparing sports games.. I prefer Kinect because I don’t need to worry about charging controller and getting them strapped to my wrists and such… Kinect felt much more free and intuitive.. at least it works w/ the games I’ve played so far.. w/ more complex games it probably can’t.. but it seems pretty 1:1 to me.. I was not crazy about the Wii’s motion control.. but I was curious about both Move and Kinect, got both on day 1 but I ended up liking Kinect more so far.. I’m not sure if I would even play NMH w/ Move.. of course I still prefer playing regular games to motion control.. as good as Kinect Fitness is.. I got to regular gym for that..

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