Kinect for the PC

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  1. GundamXXX
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    Looks like Microsoft is taking a good step in the right direction


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/clic...ine/9348265.stm < Source


    I think its good stuff and cant wait for it [​IMG]
     


  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Cool. Open source drivers would be awesome, but official Windows support is definitely a step in the right direction. I wonder if they will support two (or more) Kinects at once?
     
  3. RupeeClock

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    It's a good idea to be honest, why limit the kinect peripheral to just Xbox gaming?
     
  4. GundamXXX
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    I reckon it might come with a Home Enterainment Station so you acn plug it into your TV aswell and 'kinect' your way through movies and menus on your digital TV... welcome back DVD-on-TV adventure games in that case!
     
  5. Narayan

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    hmm... now MMORPG's might get physical too.

    *imagines what will happen to hardcore online gamers that never sleeps for days for party leeching*
     
  6. GundamXXX
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    Good thing is, maybe you can finally make those suggestive handsigns youve always wanted to make [​IMG]
     
  7. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

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    WoW is going to take advantage of it, that will also mean 'Xtion' won't get any credit, amirite?
     
  8. Rydian

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    Microsoft: Taking cybering to the next level.
     
  9. gumgod

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    Is this really news? There are already open source drivers and people were already playing WoW with it...


    So basically Microsoft is just saying it's ok to do what people were already doing. [​IMG]
     
  10. Rydian

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    Their claim of official support likely means official drivers and perhaps a client or interface... though they may lock down features (which people will likely unlock).
     
  11. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    Nah it will be drivers with a closed API. You'll probably have to buy a license to use it, and it will be limited to how they are "meant" to be used.
     
  12. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Perhaps it'll be in XNA?
     
  13. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    Don't you have to pay to distribute XNA apps though?
     
  14. ProtoKun7

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    Totally unfamiliar with WoW, so I must ask, what do you mean by that?
     
  15. Joe88

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    they are probably just gonna integrate it with MC and then not do anything else
     
  16. _Chaz_

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    WOOOOO!!!
     
  17. SPH73

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    Reminds me of WiiPC
     
  18. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    So they could sell for Xboxes? [​IMG]

    Anyway, this would be cool.
    But maybe add more features like move your hand to control the mouse :3
     
  19. purplesludge

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    This is what I am guessing.
     
  20. Rydian

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    Gets them money.