Cortana & Kinect

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  1. Allow Kinect to Transmit Video While Using the Sensor for Gaming

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    VR - Virtual Reality - Xbox

    Come out with an updated kinect that has sensor capabilities in it for use with motion controllers so that way i dont have to use the camera for motion controllers and the camera can be reserved for broadcasting with twitch while playing a game

    Thats alot to use a camera for VR headset, motion controllers, broadcasting alot of data transfer

    113 votes
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  2. "Hey Cortana, Send Feedback" or "Hey Cortana, Report a Problem" trigger

    We could use a "Hey Cortana, Send Feedback"/"Hey Cortana, Report a Problem" trigger.

    Creating more direct access to "Report a Problem" than holding the Nexus Button, then selecting Report a Problem in more motions, either of these ("Hey Cortana, Send Feedback" & "Hey Cortana, Report a Problem") should trigger an instant screenshot/log of the issue(s) we intend to report.

    28 votes
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  3. Kinect Star Wars for Xbox One Kinect

    What You guys or you guys at Microsoft should make is Star Wars Kinect 2!!! This should feature and include content from the New Star Wars Sequel Trilogy(Once it is fully completed) and new stuff from the Star Wars Cannon that hasn't been explored or explained yet in a Star Wars Game!!! It should have 3D capabilities to make it a FUN and MEMORABLE for Families to play and enjoy. It should ALSO include VR capabilities too, to make it even more fun and interactive. It would be cool if it even would be on the Xbox 360, as well…

    154 votes
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  4. "Hey, Cortana" for questions, "Xbox..." for controls

    Keep the existing "Xbox..." commands for quick system controls (vol up, pause, etc.) and let "Hey, Cortana..." be primarily for questions ("what game is X playing," reminders, etc.). However, there is no reason why Cortana could not do both. As it stands, however, Cortana takes WAAAAYYYY too long to process commands like "vol down" which, in general, are commands you want to execute immediately. "Xbox..." commands work much better in these scenarios since they are not trying to process natural language.

    295 votes
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  5. Set your own activation phrase for Cortana

    Saying "Hey Cortana" every time I want to give a voice command can be awkward and at times annoying. Given the Cortana app's voice recognition software is advanced enough to understand simple sentences and even dictate messages for you, there should be a feature allowing users to set their own activation phrase (i.e. "Cortana" "Xbox" "Robot" "You there" etc) so as to make giving voice commands easier for each specific user.

    376 votes
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  6. Let Cortana notify the player when there is an update avalible.

    Cortana should be able to notify the player of when there is an update for Xbox One or any game that we own. This way the player can stay up to date with all the new features on their console and games.

    932 votes
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  7. Change "Hey Cortana" to Avoid Conflicts with Windows 10 and other Windows Services

    Please consider changing the voice keywords for Cortana or allowing for different variations to avoid unwanted responses from other Windows devices.

    For example, when watching a video on the XBox One and attempting to pause you would say "Hey Cortana Pause". However, saying "Hey Cortana" will also activate Cortana on my Windows 10 PC or my Windows 10 laptop. This is rather frustrating in a multi-person household where any person may be on any of these devices at any time.

    It could be avoided by either slightly changing the activation phrase or by allowing device specific activation (like keeping "XBox…

    141 votes
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  8. Please don't remove the 'Xbox On' and 'Xbox Turn Off' commands

    In the new Cortana update, 'Xbox On' has become 'hey Cortana, turn on my Xbox'. And 'Xbox Turn Off' has become 'hey Cortana, turn off my Xbox'. It's just cumbersome and less reliable, please let us use the original commands for convenience sake!

    Maybe even give us the choice as to wether we want to refer to our Xbox as 'Xbox' or 'Cortana' to avoid accidentally triggering the voice assistant on our PCs or windows phones that also have her!

    1,703 votes
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  9. Personal image to Cortana

    In the Halo Universe, each IA has a different appearance (Afro, War Pilot, etc).

    Could make each player / user to scan a picture or an image (with the Kinect, for example) to give a different personal appearance to the application Cortana

    98 votes
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  11. Cortana calls us by nicknames

    A large amount of nicknames should be updated monthly that Cortana can pronounce. It should be a list of names in the options we can choose from.

    327 votes
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  12. Cortana should let us know when our controller is about to die

    Cortana should announce what percentage of battery is left in our controller and maybe an estimated amount of time left before it needs to charge.

    575 votes
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  13. Cortana should update us how far along a game is downloaded

    Cortana should be able to tell us that a game is 10% downloaded, 20%, 60%, etc.

    247 votes
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  14. Cortana play games with us

    Imagine saying "Cortana, would you like to play a game?" And she responds, "Yes, what would you like to play?" Some games, like racing or fighting games, should have a "ghost" mode in which we could play against Cortana.

    411 votes
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  15. Cortana respond to messages without interrupting game

    Cortana should be able to respond to messages for you through voice control without interrupting your game or pulling up a side screen.

    188 votes
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  16. Asking Cortana about cheat codes

    Cortana should be aware of any cheat codes available for the game you're playing. I should say "Cortana, are there any cheat codes for this game?" She should proceed to pull them up in a transparent screen and/or ask us if we want to enable a specific cheat code.

    156 votes
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  17. Cortana Reads Out Earned Achievements

    When you earn an achievement the Kinect , could be used to give you a brief description of what you did , alongside the the name of the achievement , with cortana ( with the official voice actor )

    343 votes
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  18. Kinect Star Wars - Backward Compatibility

    XBOX One Backward Compatibility

    205 votes
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  19. Nike+ Kinect Training for Xbox One

    I missed it so much! This is the best kinect game I like in the xbox 360!! Please bring it back.

    153 votes
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  20. More Kinect Games for Children Ages 3-Plus

    As far as Xbox go's there isn't much for keeping children active and occupied this would be vary helpful

    214 votes
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