Microsoft Will Not Be Taking Kinect "Hackers" To Court

When people first started talking about messing around with the insides of the Kinect, Microsoft played bad cop, making legal threats. Thankfully, things have calmed down since then.

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awiseman2765d ago

Maybe thats becausr most of what hakers have done have benefitted the even got it more sales...

Linzoid2764d ago

Maybe its because the "hackers" are showing Microsoft how to do it properly!

kaveti66162764d ago

Kind of like how PSP hackers showed Sony?


Stop the bias.

Active Reload2764d ago

And you get disagrees? Color me surprised/s

Fishy Fingers2764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

PSP homebrew brought a lot of features before Sony offered them officially or have to this day. But of course "hackers" are free from certain restrictions that companies have to deal with.

Eamon2764d ago

This has nothing to do with PSP. Kinect is not a console. It is a motion sensing camera.

Please stop with the "oh your console got hacked" nitpicking, kids.

There is no harm to MS if a camera is open for homebrew.

Zachmo1822764d ago


lol you should know that your not aloud to speak down upon Sony its one of the unofficial rules of N4G.

Linzoid2764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

@kaveti6616, These "hackers" are doing the xbox 360 fanbase a favour! My comment wasn't meant as a dig at Microsoft, but you have to admit Kinect is yet to show anything that has not already been done by other devices previously.

And I do agree with your comment about what hackers have done with the PSP. They have created some quality homebrew.

gamingdroid2764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

Indeed Kinect is not a console, but MS considers it a platform.

With that said, so far homebrew is fantastic. What MS wants to prevent is people using techniques to cheat in let say online games.

Would anyone like to play games online with cheaters?

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user8586212764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )


I don't see how hacking kinect can result in pirated game, whereas on the psp......

kaveti66162764d ago

My comment didn't imply anything of that sort.

I was commenting on what Linzoid said. Too many people have reading comprehension problems. They pull unsaid claims from my comments to try and argue against them. Have fun with that.

gamingdroid2764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

No, but IF it has the undesired effect of enabling cheaters online then it is just as damaging to Kinect online community as piracy is to PSP to that community.

With that said, I love homebrew and use it all the time.

MGRogue20172764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

Homebrew developers >>> Official developers


An example of this would be custom firmware for PSP.. I use 5.50 GEN-D3 Prometheus-3 on my own PSP..

While it does give me the ability to play .isos of full PSP games.. It's actually the features that it gives you that are amazing. :)

skrug2764d ago


don't say emulators because those games on emulators are made by official developers...

Bass_fisherman2764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

If you couldn't play ISOS and just have the homebrew features you would prefer the official firmware belive me.

When you hack a console you use it to play free games dont get that BS on me that official developers suck because there isnt those extra features.

MGRogue20172764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

Hell no.. I like having the ability to control the PSP's cpu speed any time during gameplay.. And playing games via the memory stick, without UMD discs.

Not only that but with homebrew, you can watch YouTube on your PSP, turn on/off/reboot your PSP without touching power slider, as well as play emulators, Yes. All kinds of awesome stuff, If you were in front of me.. I could show you all the awesome stuff it can do & you'll be amazed.

Fishy Fingers2764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

Be better of giving them jobs, because they've managed (in a short period) to show better applications of their hardware than they have themselves.

T9X692764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

MS also has a PR, hackers don't. For all we know, some developers could be doing these exact same type of things but no one knows yet because they're not revealed. Not holding my breath on it, but it's possible.

EDIT: True, but it's not MS showing this stuff though, it's the "hackers". Which I don't even know why people are calling them hackers, every time I hear hacker, I think of something bad, where this stuff is actually really cool.

Fishy Fingers2764d ago

MS will be no doubt be doing similar things behind closed doors, they'll have PC drivers etc but they'll probably want to use the device to promote the console first and foremost and showing the PC doing much more than their console wont help at this stage.

Optical_Matrix2764d ago

Of course they won't. In fact, Microsoft are probably glad its been done. No doubt more people will buy now that its been hacked. So many possibilities....

branchedout2764d ago

As long as the Kinect doesn't easily let folks get free games on their console, I'm sure they're fine with it.

Besides, the open-source drivers make Kinect look really neat.

Still not worth my $150, though. I don't even have a Xbox!

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