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Today marks the end of Chris and Mark's four-week Shape Up playthrough. What have they learned over the past month? Did either of them gain any muscle or lose any weight? And who the hell are you to determine what constitutes a push-up, anyway? All will be revealed in this final chapter!

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We're currently in the third week of our Shape Up Xbox One Challenge and things are starting to heat up. Last night, Chris and Mark took some time out from the Quest Mode to battle each other in the game's grueling push-up challenge. Here is the video.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Today marks the midway point of Chris and Mark's month-long Shape Up challenge. In today's episode, the boys share their initial thoughts about the core game mechanics and how it "shapes up" as a fitness application.

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Ubisoft‘s Shape Up is a new fitness game for Xbox One that promises to take the "work" out of workouts (it says here). It uses the Kinect motion-sensor to accurately track your movements as you jump, squat and flail your way through assorted exercise challenges. Over the next four weeks, Kotaku's Mark Serrels and Lifehacker's Chris Jager will be taking on the game and each other in a bid to get fighting fit for summer. This is going to get painful, isn't it?

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At midnight tonight, Microsoft's next-gen video game console will finally launch across the globe. In addition to more powerful graphics, the new machine comes bundled with a redesigned Kinect sensor that promises more functionality than ever before. This handy infographic explains all the new gestures and voice commands that you need to know.

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The Microsoft Kinect is a great gaming accessory for motion and exercise games, but if you have a small living room or apartment, it can be pretty tough to use. One easy way to put some distance between you and the lens so your Kinect sees you more easily is to mount it on the ceiling or in another high place over the television, instead of right on top or below.

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When the Kinect first launched last November, gamers were (to put it charitably) a bit sceptical. Here was a device with incredible technological potential, and the most impressive game that came out with it was a dance simulator.