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Microsoft Gamefest 2011 explores Kinect and 3D

Annual conference features speakers from Crytek and Blitz Game Studios

Microsoft Gamefest 2011 will take place on 14 – 15 July in London, for anyone working with Microsoft platforms.

The event attracts developers, producers, publishers and programmers interested in Games for Windows, Xbox 360 and Windows Phone.

Sessions this year include "Xbox, Listen": Using Speech Recognition with Kinect," "Graphics, including Learning from Others to Create Meaningful 3D" and talks on user generated content and compliance testing.

Scott Selfon, senior audio specialist at Microsoft, Tiago Sousa, principal R&D graphics programmer at Crytek and Richard Hackett, studio technical director at Blitz Games Studios will all be appearing at the event.

Microsoft Gamefest takes place at Chelsea Football Club, and until 24 June registration at href=" http://www.microsoftgamefest.com">MicrosoftGamefest will be priced at £250, rising to £300 after that date. Registration onsite will cost £400.

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