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Kinect rumor

So Kinect's body-movement tracking isn't perfect. But what really is perfect other than "Super Mario Bros. 3" and pulling off a 149-hit combo in "Street Fighter 4"? Anyway, an anonymously-sourced report at Eurogamer recently predicted that MS would release an update soon that would drastically improve the device's detection capabilities. Sadly for everyone expecting to power up their Kinect in the near future, that's just not the case.

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iPad 2

Though Apple hasn't announced anything for sure yet, rumors earlier this month proposed that the 2nd-generation iPad would be in production by February. In the meantime, bloggers and journalists have been scraping away behind the scenes to dig up details from components manufactures to find out what's going to be inside and how the new tablet will look. An anonymous source in China, for instance, has now claimed that Apple's device will get thinner and integrate improved speakers.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 achievements

Thus far, most of the advance info on "Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds" has been coming a combination of planned-out announcements and mysterious less official sources, but today we got a big stack of details from a source somewhere in between as all 47 achievements for the game have gone public. The list contains a depressing lack of specific character mentions, but it does boast references to the game's Mission mode and the exceptionally well-named "Charles in Charge" achievement.

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Uncharted 2

"Uncharted 3" and David O. Russell's film are the big headline-grabbing projects for Sony and Naughty Dog's franchise right now, but they don't want everyone to forget that their most recently released critically-acclaimed sequel is still out on the market for the PlayStation 3. Thusly, they've announced an end of the year holiday bonus for multiplayer users in the form of extra in-game cash.

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Chrono Trigger mobile

I don't see the "Chrono Trigger" lovers at Obsidian listed as being involved anywhere, but the classic Square Soft title has a new teaser page set up on Square Enix's website, and it may have something to do with a mobile release in 2011.

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Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword

Not only is Nintendo's 2011 Zelda series installment "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" not broken; it's apparently over the halfway hump on its road to completion.

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Portal 2 release date

Despite being suffering a setback when "Portal 2" was delayed into 2011, Valve has made a lot of friends and found some parters thanks to the sequel. Back at E3, they revealed that the game would be getting Steam support on the PlayStation 3, and now they've revealed that EA parters will be handling distribution for retailers.

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Castlevania DLC

After resurrecting "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow" and finally getting it out in 2010, Konami and MercurySteam are already looking ahead to 2011 with some DLC plans, and they'll have at least two packs available titled "Reverie" and "Resurrection."

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Kinect PC

Users of Microsoft's Kinect control system have already been able to use the device to interface with their PC's. Doing so just requires a little non-MS-sanctioned hacking. A Korean developer seems to believe that things may be changing, however, and even mentioned expectations that Kinect will soon have its makers' blessing to able to go forth and work with desktop computers.

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Activision EA lawsuit

Publicly, things had been rather quiet recently regarding the "unfortunate" Mexican standoff of Infinity Ward-related lawsuits between Activision and the studio's former heads Jason West and Vince Zampella. A new round of accusations has begun, however, with an updated filing that explicitly names Electronic Arts on the list of parties that Activision wants money from when all is said and done. EA, unsurprisingly, does not agree with Activision's assessment of how things went down.

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