LOL that was pretty cool & funny
Ahhh... kinect owned me, I surrender myself!!!
I'll stick to my Rock Band 3 keyboard. @sdtarm Watch it, you don't want to get banned again do you?
I think I want to cry
AHAHA LOVE THE BIG REFERENCE!!! YES!!!!
indeed, quite cool.
The Kinect vids that have been popping up lately are incredible. LOL @ the disagrees. Haters love to hate. @sdtarm- Thank you for proving my point.
Indeed, there are a lot of creative possibilities with the product when applied correctly and it's something MS can tap into. Not on N4G but on Youtube and around other sites the thing is getting a lot of attention for stuff like this. Devs can really use the product to some interesting potentials here and they can be brave with it too. Considering MS's huge support for the product I can see that this thing can get some amazing support. Let's just hope we see more of stuff like this in the future and in actual software format.
It's showing that Kinect has plenty of potential for great games. I'm surprised, the amount of stuff it can do that was never intendedMS next advertisement" Wanna be a predator? We got that. Want a piano? Here you go."
Kind of awesome actually.
Combine that kinect piano with a move drumkit and you could have a pretty cool music setup. Wii could do the triangle or something.
I see DDR being reborn after this video. these hacks are becoming cooler by the day.
But why! Why would you want to use DDR with Kinect when there's already a mat that is more responsive, has physical feedback, and is visible! These apps are showing how Kinect COULD work, but very few have shown how Kinect can be advantageous in its application. No doubt this is a neat tech demo, and the guys who made it should be happy with creating such a cool toy. However, does this mean it should be used for DDR or "Piano Hero"? Not quite. There's too many issues as it currently stands, and there are options out there that are already better suited.
quaid, open your mind, quaid
Not getting the reference?
You can have a mat with Kinect, if you want.
@Mc fadge, we get it. It's burning inside of you and you can't help but hate. Continue until you feel better, sorry for the interuption.
It just seems silly for something that requires such precise timing as DDR to be used with Kinect, same with any "___ Hero" games. I'm not "hating" (Christ I hate that, I guess, terminology), I'm simply trying to figure out what people really see in this tech while pointing out what I see. There are many other ways to implement what Kinect is doing here with 2D cameras, and with controllers, and with other periperals (mats, etc). I'm just saying, why would you want to use Kinect, when there are tried and true methods available, which also work arguably better than what's being demonstrated here. Kinect does have uses, there's no doubt about it. However, it doesn't HAVE to be used. These are cool tech demos, showing how Kinect can be utilised in familar applications. It doesn't mean that Kinect is going to be the best option for it.
To all the disagree-ers, that's great. Next time, tell me why, and I'll be sure to leave a reply.
I see what you're saying, and largely agree, but on the other hand, why do this with a separate accessory that would add to the cost of a game, when so many people will have Kinect? I do agree that most of these demos people are doing are useless, but perhaps they will spark ideas that are useful.
thata actually a really cool use for kinect
Interesting, so with the desk demo does that mean Kinect can actually detect finger movements after all? Or perhaps it's only basic finger movements but not more advanced ones?
it can detect finger movements if your close enough
If you're far enough away for it to pick up your whole body, the resolution isn't high enough to detect fingers to any degree of accuracy. Also the software for the skeletal mapping probably doesn't even try to look for fingers, so any applications like this have to either use special software or the raw 3D image data, which is what this video probably does.
i think its gonna depend on how well the devs program there software or how close to the screen they want you to play at.
All the rays used to detect the entire body are being used to detect the arm and hand in that instance, so it's going to be picked up. It's not about how complex the gestures are (to an extent), but if Kinect has the rays to 'read' them. The dots represent rays, well for ease of explanation anyway, and so when you see them playing the giant piano, you will understand why Kinect has trouble with hand movements while tracking the body at the same time. There's just simply not quite enough data.
Limitations are the bandwidth to the xbox 360 (doens't use usb2) and the accuracy of the infra-red dots. The biggest limitation probably is the bandwidth. If you want too track the hands on a 360 you most likely won't be able too do full skeletal mapping at the same time, in that case you could use the zoom function of the kinect on the hands for some (very basic) hand recognition (limited by infrared dots).
But does the zoom increase the accuracy of the depth sensors? That would probably require some kind of zoom on the IR emitter as well, which I doubt Kinect would have.
Ingenuity at it's finest. Love watching what creative minds do with OpenKinect!
reminds me of the movie Big, starring Tom Hanks.
That was actually pretty cool.
Damn, this is cool.
Hot damn, recently these Kinect hacks have been quite spectacular. I might even pick up the Kinect xbox 360 bundle for christmas!!!
Wow classic stuff these hacks are mad.
MS would have been better marketing this as something other than a gaming device.
MS sure is opening up the kinect and this way ppl can acutally trigger some seriously cool stuff that cant me implemented in a game.. and ... probably even get a section on xboxlive called "kinect apps" or something and that can go on to be on mac and windows7 users where ppl can download and use fun apps for the kinect software and independent devs and MS can make some serious killing off the device.
Looks pretty fun. If only I knew how to do this sort of stuff with gadgets.
yeah, that does look pretty sweet.
that was awesome!
There are some great tech demos for Kinect but that is all they are.Eyetoy had loads of tech demos that were cool(I played some never released ones)and it's all well and good but the Predator demo etc are not really going to be useful for games.I'd go as far as to say that Kinect belongs on the PC rather than as a console games controller. Move also has some very cool tech demos and that's in the same boat.Are those demos any good for games?(fireball/chameleon)
I totally disagree,because some of the demos became games,like the tumble demo,drawing has become beat sketcher,the rts demo is implemented in a download for the psn forgot the name. my opinion on these demos are they provide a baseline for creating better and unique experience for motion gaming.
they look retarded.... but i will have to give kinect that one.very cool from open source pc kinect.unexpected...
again what use does this have for real games??
This isnt about hardcore games nor did it start out as a discussion for one, this is just about a cool hack someone put together, not shut up about hardcore games and enjoy the video.
Wow,you're a little nazi.Why shouldn't people discuss the implications of the tech for games?This is a gaming site not a clever tech demo site and the gaming question marks over Kinect remain. Just read a Motion Sports review on Videogamer and they said they are running out of ways to say the controls don't work in a Kinect game. It's relevant.
This wasnt made for the games though this is its own thing and should only be judged on what its doing by itself. As for games with Kinect I am just waiting to see what Steel Battalion and Project Draco do. Edit: Also what about a paino game for kinect, there thats how this would be used in games.
ok so how about this, think of the MS table but now with kinect. The map/game project onto a surface (you actually don't look at the surface, but on screen). Game like RTS for example...isn't that applicable? Another thing is that you don't have to raise your arms up if you don't want to. Any surface would be fine.
If Kinect is "just an Eyetoy", where are all the amazing vids of PC Eyetoy hacks like we've been seeing for Kinect?
only hack,sort of, for the ps eye .
I said before with imagination is incredible what can be done with kinect.
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