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You've seen a number of Kinect hacks. But have you seen one that integrates a Wii Remote Plus and Vuzix headset? And has you shooting weird floating anime heads with paintballs? Probably not. Developer Nao_u certainly deserves props for this ingenious, but impractical, use of motion gaming....

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You might have heard of KinEmote, software that allows users to control their PCs using Kinect. Previously, we've seen it used to control Boxee and XMBC, but now the folks at KinEmote.net have found a much better use for it: Angry Birds. The setup uses a wireless controller for button inputs and tr...

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Homebrew Kinect software just passed the "cool" threshold into "a little scary," making Microsoft's camera device do things we shouldn't reasonably expect out of controllers. We couldn't use our Turbo Touch 360s to generate a 3D model of a stretch of road, complete with buildings and scenery, after ...

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Building upon the previous Kinect hack that allows you to scanify yourself into MineCraft, this latest update allows you to scale said model and, even better, now supports animations for up to three seconds. Imagine it: your faithful recreation of BioShock can now have an actual moving, talking hea...

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Previously, Elliott Woods used Kinect to (sort of) bring the hadouken into the real world. Now, modder "demize2010" has gone the other way, bringing gesture controls into Street Fighter IV. Using Kinect and the FAAST software, he's mapped Ryu and Ken's moves to specific gestures, so that the game ch...

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We've seen Wii remote-assisted Kinect FPS controls before, but how about completely controller-free? Now, thanks to one Bill Maxwell, the Kinect-powered, controller-less FPS is a reality -- and with one hand, no less! The claim that it's "better than a mouse" seems debatable, and we didn't notice a...

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Another day, another Kinect hack from Jack Schofield -- however, this one might be his very best idea yet. He's found a way to tap into the Kinect's natural proclivity for hand navigation using a game which prides itself on exclusively using hand navigation: Black and White. Check it out below!...

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We've seen fancy augmented reality projection before, but we've rarely been able to take it home -- now, it seems Microsoft's hack-friendly Kinect can bring the same trick to the consumer realm. Elliot Woods took the idea that Kinect can map a three-dimensional space and twisted it to his own devio...

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Kinect modder extraordinaire Jack Schofield's latest gesture-based infusion of a gaming classic is so obvious, we're a little upset we didn't think of it first: David Cage's original QTE-filled piece of interactive drama, Indigo Prophecy. Check out a lengthy video demonstration below....

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Ostensibly, Gerry Chu's Kinect hack, "Motion Emotions," was created to "express emotions using movement as a proxy." Specifically, raising one's arms plays a "powerful, motivational sound." In reality, it lets you play the THX "Deep Note" and look flippin' sweet while doing it....

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Blitz, an interactive marketing agency, has released its source code and scripts for a Kinect mod that outputs data compatible with Flash, HTML, Unity and Microsoft Silverlight. The company, which helped launch Halo: Waypoint with Microsoft and 343 Industries, explains that the device's standard C+...

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Jack Schofield is quickly becoming our very favorite Kinect modder, largely because he keeps adding more games to his catalog of backwards-engineered, motion-supported classics. Check out his video to see how a Kinect and Wiimote can be used to make Max Payne even radder....

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Behold, a singularity of internet phenomena! Nathan Viniconis has modded Kinect to capture images that are imported into Minecraft, creating gigantic monuments out of household objects. "Household objects?" Who are we kidding -- you're going to turn yourself into Mount Rushmore....

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YouTube user Demize2010 has been busy since the Kinect's release -- though some have managed to squeeze motion controls into one older title, this crafty modder has Kinectified three. Check out the videos after the jump to see his take on Modern Warfare, Doom and Zelda: A Link to the Past....

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Either you know who Aphex Twin is -- and you know damned well to hide his album covers when you try to sleep -- or you're utterly clueless. Basically, the life's work of Aphex Twin (A.K.A. Richard D. James) is to create musical nightmare fuel. It is a calling at which he excels. And now, thanks to ...

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Here's a prime example of the importance of knowing your audience. Plenty of fully-formed games for Microsoft's Kinect hardware have been market researched and lovingly crafted, but peering into our souls with his Ultra Eye, YouTube user "hogehoge335" has tapped into our most heart-felt desires. In...

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At first, this video appears to show the Xbox 360 RTS R.U.S.E controlled using Kinect, but it's actually a ... clever deception: Evoluce's Wolfgang Herfurtner applied a Kinect interface to the PC version of R.U.S.E., allowing the in-game cursor to be controlled with motions. While there's a certa...

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X-ray glasses are so 2010. We present for your consideration this Kinect hack from Technical University of Munich researchers, led by one Tobias Blum, who have created a "magic mirror" that lets you see your own skeleton. Okay, so it's not actually your skeleton, but data from some anonymous pat...

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Ever since the (recently departed) Milo reared his adorable head, we've envisioned at bleak future of Kinect-powered robots ruling over mankind with an iron, articulated fist. We've even seen the beginnings of this inevitable transition. Thankfully, one Taylor Veltrop was smart enough to embed an a...

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