Microsoft teams up with Ubi Interactive to release software for Kinect 3D mapping allowing any surface to be a touch screen. Users will have the ability to interact with applications and web pages on any surface as if it was a smart phone or tablet.
it does sound intriguing. And if they really do mean "any surface"... Honey, watch what happens when i press....here (slap)
Can you imagine Kinect coupled with the Oculus Rift? From what I read, the biggest downfall to the VR device is not having arms and legs. Kinect could change all that. I'm excited to see what Kinect's future brings.
Just have to remember, this is Kinect 1. Kinect 2 doesn't have any potential Mod support unlike its predecessor, Microsoft last I had heard cut it off so no one could dabble with it as MANY have made great leaps in technological features as simply a hobby who don't even work in the gaming industry or for Microsoft.
I want to do that so badly now. "What? I'm just checking some n4g articles honey"
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Ya...that is very very cool.
Nothing new. They actually been working on it for a while. I'm pro sony but Microsoft as a company does mess around with a lot of futuristic concepts which is pretty cool.
It's funny when people give Microsoft backhanded compliments. Fanboys are amazing. Right now, Microsoft is the only company that is trying to move games forward while Sony is playing the PR card. Sure Microsoft failed at explaining their vision but clearly they are motivated by innovation. Spending nearly a billion dollars for a new server farm to implement cloud computations within games for Xbox One is very exciting and something, as a gamer, I appreciate.
Well you seem pretty ignorant for someone who "actually been working on it for a while", as this is not a Microsoft product. This is a third party company that is selling software that uses a Kinect and a projector. But this does represent the first time you can contemplate projecting star craft onto a wall or a table and play it all futuristic like. Hmm, looking at how it works, looks like you can use to to retro fit your giant Samsung LCD TV with touch screen as well. Thats kind of cool, huh?
@B1663r https://www.youtube.com/wat... Like I said Microsoft has been working on the concept.
dboy, This is a product you can go and buy, not a concept
very innovative stuff from the MS camp.
Please stop. Cool tech though.
Suddenly , MS became innovative with games and features. What the hell with these fanboys , since when MS was good at games. And sony is investing the same thing on gaikai which is about games , not like MS that invest on stuff like kinect. Don't tell me xbox will have dedicated service , ps4 will have it too , ps4 will have cloud stuff too. So what's the innovative thing that related to games MS did. As i said before , kinect is great but it's not for games.
No, it's not innovative. This feature was shown on CES a few years ago.
Sounds cool.. This is the kind of stuff they need to come up with.. Reading sign language was another awesome use
Imagine this with a game like Halo Wars 2 if they were to integrate something like this with it.
i can see that. you lay out a giant white board and the image gets projected onto it. you can call out sections of troops and point them to where you want them to go. could be interesting.
Nice, the possibilities for Kinect 2 and future games are endless. I am hoping that great devs backing MS will try and incorporate some of these great ideas into their games. Imagine having this plus Illumiroom all going at the same time. Almost total immersion. Xbox One DAY one!
What does this have to do with kinect 2? This is for kinect 1 on the PC. Kinect 2 does not support mods.
I'm sure kinect 2 will eventually as it's coming to PC next year.
Dude, Johnny Lee invented this shit back in 2009 with the Wii Remote. Its so popular that anyone can do it. Shit we use it in our college. It was so good that M$ went and hired him for that piece of crap called Kinect. (M$ bores me to tears) Heres the link, good night. http://www.ted.com/talks/jo...
Pretty cool I must say. What I don't get is why u gotta be so negative towards MS? Any other reason other than being a lemming? So I'm assuming that you have made some great contributions to the future of technology, no? I didn't think so
What did Bill do to your sister... Or was that you? Sorry for what ever he did, but you need to seek help and get consoling or you will implode. Now that you calm down, let me get back on topic: This is supper cool if it works as advertised. No wonder they are trying to sell X1's for business presentations. No remote or assistant needed. Can really speed up those meetings, so my head don't keep falling onto the desk. On a side note: Lee's woke was ahead of this, but this is not exactly the same an is more approachable because you do not need an inferred pen or anything else in your hand. You don't need to be anal about this reveal in order to give Mr. Lee his credit.
I wish Bill molested my sister, at least we would have something to show for it besides a projector.
Here's a link too: http://www.troll.me/images/... This has nothing to do with who invented what first. All this is showing are more possibilities with what the Kinect can do and how it might be applied to future games.
Sorry, I call it as I see it. If Kinect is the future of gaming then Nintendo would be kings of the universe and all of creation since Kinect was M$ attempt to do their version of "move" controls. I don't hate them, I just don't like them because they never innovate. Alan Wake, M$ didn't know what to do with that property. In Sony's hands it would have sold and been promoted far better than what Microsoft did. Kinect games? I cant even get into how dumb they are and once Microsoft was embarrassed when THEY even couldn't get Steel Battalion to work properly after promoting it as the defacto Kinect game to get....Kinect just fell off the map for them. Now its Kinect 2. They doing with Kinect what they did with Internet Explorer. They bundle it up and by simply buying the box you have to get the camera. This is the way they can boast great sales numbers. I own a Kinect. I use it to rest my WiiU, Xbox and PS3 controllers on it. This new games program? is utter bullsh!t. 6 year old games? couldn't they at least make it withing the 3 years? They have zero clue what to do with their Xbox One. Every day I read a new story about what they are going to do, not do...its a hot mess. Here's the thing. When they release great games and they work out all the bugs or whatever then maybe I'll revisit their tech. As it was, I thought the lending games to your family was pretty cool, but now it's gone.
Now if Kinect2 happened to have that projector built in, that would be a real shocker at Gamescom. But M$ would not have held that back this long. No way! Milk I can tell you are an intelligent young man. Kinect was not trying to be "Move". Come on now you can do better than that. If you are going to call one of those motion concepts a failure, it would not be Kinect. You are hating on M$ for including Kinect to boost it chance of success, but when you praise Sony to high heavens in the same comment, your credibility just go flying out the window. Does "$600 Blu-Ray player" ring a bell.
I was actually going to mention move, but I thought I would cut it short. :) I own all of the platforms, but over the years I can say my relationship with Microsoft has soured. Maybe I'll just refrain from posting on their news threads until I see what happens down the pike. Guess my frustration got the better of me.
Kinect a failure? By what crazy logic does 24m sold (30% of all 360s sold) equal failure? If it was such a dud, they would have scrapped it instead of sinking millions into its successor. From most reports.. They aren't making squat off it.. Its being included because they feel its the future.. Its not going to replace a controller for a fps game etc.. But its still an amazing piece of tech with near limitless potential..
MilkMan - don't you have anything better to do other than running around on the internet acting like a dick? look at your posts in this thread and your disagrees.. obviously nobody is listening to you. You're not gonna convert anyone to your little close-mided fanboy club, so why waste your bubbles??
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Demo of it.
First illumiroom, which I personally thought was just brilliant. Now this, pretty sweet. I really do hope ms shows the kinect in full swing at gamescom, games, UI controls and any other unique experiences we (the ones who actually want the kinect) can expect this nov.
Meh. This is just software, pretty pricey software at that. You still need a projector, Kinect and a computer.
So the Kinect they are using for this is just software too huh. And what does it matter? It's still something they're trying to make into something cool. More important than anything you've ever done in life.
So, If I want this I'll buy a projector, kinect and a computer. Guess what though... I just heard that if you want to play the new Sony playstation 4, you need to buy a PS4, a tv, some games and a PS eye for motion controls and also pay for Internet to play online. Boy that's a lot of hoops to jump through. Maybe I'll just say... meh
I can image playing chess
and final fantasy vs 13
Imagine if it was actually new tech tho and not something being done about 5 years or so ago , now that would be amazing lol way to go MS it must be hard copying everyone else. Maybe take a break and do some more 180s.
Yeah, but this is a thing you can actually buy. Those other things on the market costs $10's of thousands of dollars, and require engineers to come out to your place to install them, need special custom software etc... Personally I would still like to see projector, Kinect sensor, etc all be integrated to the point that you just plug the touch screen projector into your laptops HDMI port and it all "just works".
Again the X1 does have amazing features for media. I am only worried that the console will red ring or something from all of the items running.
Yes, you're the only one.
oh ok. LoL loser
lol mad? yea u mad ... LMFAO!!!!
oh ok...LoL Loser
Sounds nice . I would love to see it in action
Sweet. I could see it know. I get home from a long day of work and I'm already ready to immerse myself in the Elder Scroll 6, the 6th iteration in the Elder Scrolls series which just came out yesterday. I bought it digitally this morning and let work eat up the download time. But I digress, I sit down on my couch and say "Xbox On". I hear the familiar but almost unnoticeable whir as the box fires up. The clean interface shows up on the screen and I excitedly say "Play The Elder Scrolls 6". The game starts up. I pull my ottoman closer to me but instead of resting my feet atop of it my ceiling mounted projector bleeds the Elder Scrolls 6 U.I. across it's surface. I grab my controller, and as I start a new game the game map shows up stretched around my ottoman. I instantly know that gaming can't possibly get any better. Or can it. I contemplate getting an Occulus, but my attention quickly shifts as epic old age symphonic music blares through my speakers.
Hello, wake up. Okay good. You were talking nonsense in your sleep for a while.
Hahaha XD, yah one can only hope!
Now THIS is cool MS. They need to show this off with a game.
Cool stuff. I posted a video on this several months ago. MS has several technology lined up for Kinect 2.0 http://www.youtube.com/watc...
So.... Project Natal is finally being released. Awesome!
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