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Microsoft Files Patent for Augmented Reality Gaming Glasses

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Remember that leaked document that highlighted Microsoft’s plans for the future of gaming with a schedule of all things Xbox 720 (as it was then) back in June 2012. From the information it contained it seems a 2013 next-gen console release was always on the cards for a new console, with Kinect-Glasses coming in 2014. Now those very glasses are patent pending in the near future they could become a reality for enhanced gaming on the Xbox One console.

The patent as discovered by NeoGaf details a system for inviting players to participate in a multiplayer game via the glasses. In one example, a player receiving a user voice data as an invitation to participate in a multiplayer game, the glasses then receives eye-tracking information, depth information, facial recognition information, potential player head-mounted display device information, and/or potential player voice data. The program within it associates the invitation with the potential player using the eye-tracking information, the depth information, the facial recognition information, the potential player head-mounted display device information, and/or the potential player voice data. The program matches a potential player account with the potential player. The program receives an acceptance response from the potential player, and joins the potential player account with a user account in participating in the multiplayer game.

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With the impression from the detailed information above, it seems that the glasses are an enhancement into the way gamers play multiplayer games; being able to identify other gamers on LIVE by facial recognition and the ability to send and receive messages and invites.

When Microsoft formally announce more details and information – we’ll keep you posted.

Thanks Engadget

Glacier Blast From Microsoft

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Microsoft has filed a trademark by the name of “Glacier Blast” for use within game software, so the logical explanation is that Microsoft Studio’s are either working on or soon to publish an upcoming game with the same name.

Already in our minds we can perceive an image of an Xbox LIVE Arcade game, probably Kinect enabled too of our Xbox LIVE Avatars having to shoot through blocks of ice in a race against time for survival. Nothing as of yet has been confirmed or announced from the Xbox camp back at Microsoft HQ, but when they do – expect us to report back.

If in the meantime you would like to try guessing what kind of a game Glacier Blast could be, share your thoughts in the comments box below.

Via USPTO

New Microsoft Patent Backs Up Leaked Next-Gen Xbox Document

Last month, a hefty internal Microsoft Document had leaked online that outlined the organisation plans for the next-gen Xbox console. The two year old document that referred to the console as an Xbox 720 at the time detailed Blu-Ray, full 3D support, an “always-on” console state, support for DVR functionality to record tv shows, Kinect Augemented-Reality Glasses, and other technical specifications for its CPU processing. Continue reading New Microsoft Patent Backs Up Leaked Next-Gen Xbox Document