The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy

Jan 25 2011   2:05PM GMT

Kinect Hacked!

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

That 150$ piece of equipment could be your portal into the future of all gaming. Microsoft was once opposed to the idea, and they aren’t fully comfortable with it yet, but a couple Microsoft Representatives were quite impressed with what the community was doing on its own.

So far, hackers have figured out how to get the Kinect to do all kinds of things Microsoft never imagined. Here, we see a still from a video showing a hacker who rigged a Kinect to an iPod Touch in order to control the hit game Angry Birds with hand gestures. (CNET)

Once the Microsoft SDK is out, we will see an uprise in homebrew applications and programs. Does this mean I should pick one up soon? 🙂

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