How long until burgeoning Kinect hacks become mainstream?

How long until burgeoning Kinect hacks become mainstream?.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/01/oiB83n.jpg[/newsimage]We've been privy to Kinect Sex and now Angry Birds Kinect. Amazing (and perverse) work so far, but with Microsoft - and 3rd party developers - emphasizing non-traditional games and these hacks far off the casual consumer's radar, will these newfangled applications ever prove plausible for the common gamer?


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How long until burgeoning Kinect hacks become mainstream?.

Easy. When there are affordable “Minority Report”-like desktop interfaces possible. You can also use Avatar for inspiration.

Playing Angry Birds with hand gestures sounds super fun, even if it wouldn’t really “enhance” the game play.

[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2571436]Playing Angry Birds with hand gestures sounds super fun, even if it wouldn’t really “enhance” the game play.[/QUOTE]

I hadn’t heard about this . . . sounds pretty fun.

While I’d agree that the Kinect for the 360 is lackluster, this Kinect overall is an amazing NI accessory. Its allowing people to really push the envelope of NI applications and the its practical use.

For example, Kinect being used for <a href=“http://www.kinecthacks.com/kinect-may-make-gesture-based-surgery-possible/”>Gesture based surgery applications</a> or what about <a href=“http://www.kinecthacks.com/kinect-essential-for-autonomous-navigation-of-mini-car/”>autonomously driving robots</a>. The point is the Kinect is priced so competitively that its really going to be amazing how it pushes forward Natural Interface products.

Personally I think that its just coming to light and you’ll see some amazing things soon from even more of the public.