Microsoft Kinect Is Coming To Windows

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  1. Nujui
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    Microsoft recently announced on their developer blog site MSDN, that a new Kinect is being developed specifically for Windows which should be hitting stores early next year.



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    I would only buy it if I could facepalm and have it know how ashamed I am that it exists for PC.
     
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    this is gonna be the fail of the century i can see a lot of people knocking their monitors over :lol:
     
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    Well, this should make modding it easier, at the very least.


    Seriously, the things people have been able to do with the technology are mind boggling, while the things that developers have been able to do with its games... aren't.
     
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    They should make one compatible with 360/PC. :P

    Oh wait...
     
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    great :)
    This is convincing me to buy it more ... must resist ...
     
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    Should be useful for Windows 8..
     
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    How would this help video chatting online, as it is the most significant reason why people buy cameras for their computer?
    The only thing that would seem new is the camera following the person as he/she walks away... But then what's the point?
     
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    I can see it now.

    "please move further back from the screen"

    "further"

    "further"

    "You're too far away from the screen, come closer."

    Oh I'm sure they know what they're doing and are trying to bring a kind of "Minority Report" thing to present day but its not needed until we get those screens. Pretty much happy with mouse control, if I wanted more control I'd get a touchscreen monitor but it'll sell to those people who get a new iPhone every year.
     
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    Shouldn't they have released this when it was released for the XBOX 360 as well?
     
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    My brother got his Windows PC connected to a Kinect machine, and it's working pretty good. It's pretty fun, are there any games available for a Windows PC/Kinect at the moment?
     
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    A few days ago I was watching news about TVs manufactures to built in "motion and speech recognizing technology? into future TVs and the bitch announcing the news was like OMG what they'll think of next.....! Never heard of Kinect apparently.
    So yeas, this kind of technology is catching up pretty fast, expect to see it built in in your house ( remember Back to the Future II and the " lights on " gag ? ) sooner then you expect.
    Having it on windows for now, will guarantee that every geek will find several experimental uses for it , in way that we never could imagine...
     
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    I wonder if it'll work on a Mac using boot camp. :P
     
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    I'm sorry, but I just can't see how this'll work at all.
     
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    It has to be said the Kinect tech is pretty impressive, I'll certainly be interest in how this is utilized.
     
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    Most likely it will be the kinect 2.
     
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    Isn't there already support for Kinect for PC now? Or am I just imagining it?
     
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    unofficial support.
     
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    Ah...so really Microsoft is just using the "New Kinect! Now for PC!" Thing as an excuse to make more money? Yep, it's Microsoft.
     
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