Industry News Rollup: Kinect Technology Improving, New US Square Enix CEO, Nintendo Wins Piracy Case

Wed, Jul 21, 2010

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The industry is always buzzing, whether its news about a new project or a new face of a company, there is always something to discuss. Today, we have a developer claiming that the technology behind Xbox Kinect is “Improving Every Day”, a new Square Enix CEO in the US, and Nintendo winning a US piracy case.

Kinect Technology ‘Improving Every Day’

The developer of the upcoming Kinect game, Child of Eden, has stepped up to the plate and is discussing Kinect’s technology. In an interview, Tetsuya Mizuguchi said that “Every day the technology and software improves, so we’re constantly tuning it.” He also was quick to point out that the improvements are noticable during the development process.

Otherwise speaking about Kinect, Mizuguchi said “I really love working with new technology and seeing what sort of experience we can create around it. The Natal (now Kinect) technology happened to be the first one we got our hands on, so we wanted to see how it could work with Child of Eden.” Child of Eden is expected to launch some time next year.

New CEO of Square Enix USA

Square Enix has announced a new CEO of US operations today with Mike Fischer taking the role. Fischer will oversee all operations pertaining to Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in North and South America. Speaking on the move, Yoichi Wada said:

“We are pleased to have the benefit of Mike’s global leadership experience in interactive entertainment and look forward to the significant contribution he will bring to the growth of our North American business.”

Fischer has extensive experience in the video game industry, working at Namco, Sega and Microsoft over the years.

Nintendo Wins DS Piracy Case

Nintendo has some celebrating to do today as it has won a long-awaited lawsuit concerning the sale of mod devices for the Wii and DS. Devices such as the R4 DS card would allow users to pirate Nintendo DS games and play them without paying.

Nintendo sent out a statement saying:

“Nintendo protects its intellectual property rights globally and takes action to prevent the distribution of pirated software and devices that allow illegally downloaded software to be played. Nintendo takes this action not only for the company’s sake, but in the interests of its partners who spend time and money legitimately developing software for Nintendo video game consoles and systems, and customers who expect the highest standards and integrity from products bearing the Nintendo name.”

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  • Anonymous

    A good to that CEO been changed.. Hope that we will see new features in Nintendo. All existing customers of Nintendo still expecting from new CEO.
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  • Anonymous

    Great knowing about its upcoming game and also glad to know about Nintendo piracy case which Nintendo won as well.
    r4 ds