Go ahead, let the stress out. It's Friday, after all. Time to Hulk out and smash some buildings before the weekend, thanks to this neat Kinect hack. It uses the sensor's RGB camera to tint your skin green and the Box2d physics engine (same as Angry Birds!) to deliver complete and utter pandemoniu...
March 18th 2011 at 9:29pm
In the best Kinect application since the device turned a dude into Ultraman, doctors in Toronto are using Microsoft's camera tech to speed up surgery, reports The Canadian Press. Surgeons at Sunnybrook Hospital have been using a special Kinect software suite to manipulate images via hand motions,...
March 18th 2011 at 1:25pm
Don't worry, guys -- the video after the jump is from the jokesters at CollegeHumor, so we're pretty sure that it's a fake. Since it's portraying the very terrifying, very possible future of self-aware consumer entertainment devices, we pray to all powers holy that it's a fake.
March 15th 2011 at 6:40pm
We've already seen the Kinect's proficiency for aiding in the creation of pulsating dubstep tracks -- today, we learned it's also capable of forming slightly more soothing soundscapes. Check out the video below to see Adriano Clemente go on a noisequest using a clever Kinect and Wiimote hack.
Today brought about two distinct, homemade Kinect game concepts -- though both share a proclivity towards the bizarre. The first, MazingerZ, comes from a Japanese modder with the YouTube handle Ken450000, and has the player rocket-punching virtual balloon targets projected in front of them. The oth...
February 23rd 2011 at 5:00am
Intrigued by Microsoft's demo for Kinect Adventures' Rally Ball minigame and its Windows Phone 7 integration? The minds at Supertouch have created a mock-up of the program, which swaps out the Windows-branded smartphones for iOS devices. Check out a video demonstration of the hack below!
February 20th 2011 at 8:00pm
We've seen Kinect hacks both practical and innovative -- but we're not sure we've seen any as fun as FrogNY Build-It's "Human Tetris." Modeled after a Japanese game show that came to the U.S. under the name Hole in the Wall, it looks like it has potential to become our very favorite party game.
February 19th 2011 at 4:00pm
Are you sick of using the Kinect to play games which allow you to actually dance? Modder MMaximus' newest Kinect hack might seem like a step backwards for the genre, but it's a major step forwards for StepMania technology. (And a step to the left! And a step to the right! Now jump!)
February 17th 2011 at 6:00am
If your loveseat sustains itself on a diet of channel changers, Harishankar Narayanan's Kinect hack is right up your alley: Using the peripheral and a Universal Infrared Receiver Transmitter, any ol' couch potato can turn their body into a remote that's virtually impossible to misplace.
February 13th 2011 at 9:30pm
We've highlighted German developer Evoluce before for its impressive Kinect hacks, both to control Windows 7 applications and command soldiers in Ubisoft's RUSE. This time, Evoluce has announced plans to empower more hacks through the release of its software development kit for PC. The "3D-Sensing...
February 11th 2011 at 2:30pm
Utilizing a Vuzix video headset and the Kinect, this project from the University of Amsterdam lets you pretend to be Superman. The experience offers many of Supe's abilities, including ice breath, super strength, heat vision and, best of all, first-person flying. Bonus, you can also zap Darth Vader...
February 11th 2011 at 2:00am
This latest Kinect hack demo is something of a mixed bag: Some aspects of playing Dead Space 2 using Kinect and a Wiimote don't work so well. Others work really, really well -- like stomping. If there's a more satisfying-looking gesture in gaming for the rest of the year, we'll eat our hats.
February 9th 2011 at 7:45pm