We have a spatial operating system of augmented reality, kinect and SAP HANA and would appreciate some feed back. Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsNuwHITwuU How could you use it?
What are your favorite features announced so far? At the moment, Bing, YouTube, Xbox Live TV are coming in future updates.
The one thing I noticed was they all used the Kinect for visual input. It was kind of weird to see a MS product used in such a DIY way and wonder if they even thought of the things possible for it. With the SDK coming out soon, I am really tempted on tinkering with one. One idea I had was facial recognition door or garage door.
Many games will still focus pimarily on controllers, yet take advantage of kinect for boss battles, powerups, special moves, and lots of other awesome features/gestures. Bioshock 3... To use a plasmid, simply take your hand off the controller and throw a fireball. You get the point. Thoughts? Other ideas?
A while back a headtracking 3D video was posted on youtube where a guy hacked a wiimote up with some glasses. I think this is it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw (work bans youtube.. so sorry if its a bad link) Anyway... it worked quite well in the video by tracking his head in 3D, then changing what was rendered on the screen to match his point of view. This sounds like something the Kinect would 'just know' and I was wondering if anyone had heard of any projects using...
Don't get me wrong, the technology is incredible, but I honestly just can't see people running in place and jumping over "hurdles" in a sports game or "petting" animals. These kind of people are better off sticking with the Wii.
It's going to come down to marketing, but there is a lot of potential to sell these to markets that would have never considered a 360...
Though if they're trying to create some sort of brand-synergy with KIN it's not apparent what that might be.