Monday, April 04, 2011

Megabits' pick of Kinect hacks

Who'd have thought it? Since Kinect - Microsoft's record-selling motion controller - made its debut a couple of months ago, seemingly everyone has been trying to hack the hardware and show exactly what it's capable of. It's even being used to control Sony's PS3 (kind of) - thanks to the efforts of Shantanu Goel.

Here, Megabits of Gaming takes a look at 10 of our favourite Kinect hacks. The more cynical among you will suggest that someone is holding a conventional controller somewhere outside of camerashot for some of these - and who knows? But why not just accept they're all genuine and these are truly amazing examples of what the future holds...

(We suggested Black & White would work perfectly in this article a few weeks ago, and raised our doubts about whether the likes of Call of Duty were even feasible in this post - but of all of these, Superman looks absolutely fantastic and is our top pick!)


Kinect on the PS3



Call of Duty



Superman



Super Mario Bros



Star Wars light saber



Black & White



Puppet master



World of Warcraft



Robot control



Super hero - Ultra Seven

1 comments:

Hi Bojeeva, Hi everyone,


There are Kinect hacks not specifically designed for gaming as we're used to imagine it but demonstrating fairly well how flexible the tool is.

Silhouette by Bence Samu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCBUKC9wc_0

Swap Buffer by Benjamin Petit and Antoine Vanel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzuVhGgEHys

and last but not least

Don't run! We are your friends!
http://vimeo.com/21474382

Not mentionning Google April Fools
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu927_ul_X0