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Socoder -> On Topic -> PC Kinect anyone?

Sun, 09 Jan 2011, 18:29
steve_ancell
At least when this gets released, you won't need to go arse-about-face trying to get Microsoft's Kinect to work on the PC.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12144231
Mon, 10 Jan 2011, 04:38
Jayenkai
No.

Because, having seen MS's efforts on the Xbox side of things, I'd much rather have a bunch of unqualified unpaid geeks attempting the amazing, than have MS turn Kinect into nothing more than a giant arm-waving DPad.

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Mon, 10 Jan 2011, 11:43
JL235
I thought you needed 7 feet for the Kinect to work? Does anyone sit further then 7 feet from their monitors???
Mon, 10 Jan 2011, 12:40
Jayenkai
7foot rule is for whole body pickup. If you're using it for hand, or more interestingly, eye tracking, you won't need the distance.

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Tue, 11 Jan 2011, 19:28
JL235
For eye tracking this could be pretty cool. Not only for games, but also for apps. Like the software I'm looking at could auto-focus, which is especially for us dual screen users. It's annoying having to alt+tab when I can see the app fully open and it's fullscreen!
Wed, 12 Jan 2011, 10:23
Accidental Rebel
Aside from the practical applications in productivity, I am also excited on the games that will be developed by indies once it is open to them.
Fri, 14 Jan 2011, 15:19
9572AD
I'll get excited once there's some mature apps and the Kinect starts selling for closer to its $40 actual worth than its insane $150 MSRP.

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Fri, 14 Jan 2011, 16:08
Jayenkai
Considering how much they're still charging for X360 HardDrives, I really don't expect that to happen any time soon.

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