Microsoft announced today that the Kinect 2.0 will be available in stand-alone form on October 7th of this year with the price of $149.99. Microsoft offered Xbox One systems without the Kinect in early June, and that Kinects would be available to buy later in the year. While the price is a little high, the blow is softened with a digital download code for Dance Central Spotlight.
Ever thought it would be cool to race as Link in Mario Kart? If you said yes, you're in luck! Nintendo announced today two DLC packs coming to Mario Kart 8. While full details of the pack are not known, the first DLC pack launching in November will feature Link (with themed cart judging from screenshots), and the Blue Falcon car from the F-Zero series. Characters from the animal crossing series are also announced but not mentioned as to which pack they will be included in. Price for the DLC is $7.99 if purchased individually or $11.99 if purchased in a bundle. As an extra bonus, starting today anyone who purchases the DLC in advance will get eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy.
The upcoming reboot of Guantlet has been delayed to September 23rd. The game was scheduled to release next week, September 3rd.
GOG.com, known for selling it's games without DRM, has made the direction to now offer movies and TV. Only 21 movies are available now, but more are to come later. GOG also continues their stance with keeping everything DRM free, emphasizing that once people download their movies (and games for that manner) they are theirs to view/play online or offline. With the company looking to launch GOG Galaxy, a game client similar to Steam minus DRM, they are taking a leap forward with their vision and it will be something to definitely keep an eye on.