This Japanese Kinect Hack shows how first person games may take advantage of limb tracking in a virtual environment.
Micosoft has so much insight its untold.
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Seems like Kinect is only limited by a developers imagination! It's kinda a good thing they made it to be hacked so easily. It opens up a whole new world for development and bring new talent and ideas to the platform. What's stranger is it actually might garner a bit of attention in japan because of the things you can do with it!
that was cool, Fifa penalty shootouts with kinect? :D Kinect power is showing i think some people are getting jealous... when developers crack into this and stop making shovel ware or generic party games and implement them to proper games it could be awesome. Mirrors edge free running kinect? balancing on beam :D
the virtual reality tracking is nothing but head tracking (which we've seen pseye do already in several games) and a pair of VR goggles (which aren't exclusive to kinect in any way). other than that, it's just an anime girl pasted over what we've already seen done with the ricochet demos. "Seems like Kinect is only limited by a developers imagination! " And 30fps, lag, and lack of buttons.
if you watch carefully troll you will see its tracking full body not just the head so when you move your legs you can see through the vr glasses not possible with any other camera. lets see ps eye do that without glowing balls stuck to evry part of your body
i actually didn't see the video that far in, you are right. while it is something move could do with 2 controllers and a vr helmet, it wouldn't be able to track as accurately. this is one thing kinect shows promise for, however i doubt it'll ever make it's way to the 360. this seems like something better suited for PC gaming, where you have an open ended system that can easily be adapted to add things like VR headsets. I don't think such an expensive adapter (the headset) on top of another expensive adapter (kinect) in the console world would work all that well. Maybe in the next gen systems, but until then this is a PC thing. If the next gen kinect came out without the lag, had a controller (you do need buttons for some things, even the best camera can't see every finger always and detect the most subtle of our movements), and came with 3D VR glasses like that, I'd buy it. Until now, the current version isn't much more to me than a demo of what to expect when they get it right.
Stuff like this was shown at E3 when they first revealed Kinect... And how it could move the new Xbox Avatars Rather than moving a Xbox Avatar.... they just decided to move the character Miku
That makes no sense at all. Ot I wonder who the one westerner was that bought this crap.
kinect is pretty crazy they can do so much with it, i dont plan on buying one soon but that look really cool. it looked like the movie GAMER but with Glasses and kinect instead.. interesting
That's pretty crazy!
lol hardly. These kinect hacks are mostly abysmal ideas that work horribly. Kinect still can't do anything useful. _______________ Sony 'til I die
The hairfoot-head at the end was certainly crazy, yes. Japanese-style crazy.
I wish I could understand Japanese!
wait i just thought of something if kinect comes to pc and people with pcs buy it for their pcs it would be pc and 360 vs move and if it sells well 360 fanboys will tout numbers like never before
This isnt a fanboy war. This is.. Adults VS Pre-Pubescent children being fanboys.
or it will be pc in its own market as usual . Stop pretending the pc "belongs to MS" and wanna be involved in that console war
"wait i just thought of something" you just thought of something idiotic. What a retarded comment. Wow.
Owns a Personal Computer aswell (365 million people worldwide owns a PC)........... I dont see where you're going with this.....
So people can hook up Kinect to their Sony VAIOs. It will be Sony and 360 vs PS3? /s
in case your late to the party, kinect is already on pc. go get you one! ohh whats that? no games? same reason you dont have one for your xbox? ahh thats too bad >>
i bought as a gift to my daughter. I totally plan on hooking it up to my pc when she gets tired of it. pc devs or modders will come out with something interesting for it soon enough.
Was that a suicide simulator near the end...?
I'm not sure if people didn't really notice this but, the person wasn't really moving, just stationary movements. This to me is showing the limitations that Kinect has. Until I can see Kinect being used on Halo: Reach with jet packs and such, it's a very casual appeal in my eyes.
I don't think it belongs in a fast-paced FPS environment. There'd be a bit too much movement involved and I don't think anyone would want to play Halo like that. It could be used in HeavyRain~esque games... if they existed. =/
true, being able to interact with an environment where you don't need to hold something is where kinect could be strong, however theres still the issue of movement, once your in a position however searching through drawers, papers etc for clue would be much more engaging if you could just reach out and do it and see the characters arms and hands on screen moving as yours are. Unfortunately as i've mentioned in a similar post, it seems all the clever ideas so far have came from hacks rather than the developers. Maybe it will take time but it would have been nice to see some truly inovative games at launch. It seems the sports/dance/minigame games were just easy to get out for launch
@ peeps You make a good point of interacting with the environment without the need of holding something in your hand, but at least with a controller the feed back is more personal and if programmed right it can distinguish between sorting thing in that environment.
So why not combine both, controllers and Kinect? Now you just drop the weakness and build it based on each input methods strength!
If you walk or run in place the character could move. They probably didn't implement this (yet), but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Would work better with a treadmill lol walking/running on the spot wouldn't be too great imo. I mean raising your legs one at a time could suggest to the system to move forwards etc but then you need to factor in moving side to side, backwards, climing onto/down from objects. Maybe one day a developer will crack it but I personally am struggling to see an effective way of implementing movement with kinect
Well, an auto-walk or an auto-run feature like Fallout might work. Just make a step and the character will keep walking in that direction while you're free to look around... or lean forward, if kinect can even detect that. =/ Or just go back to the old point-n-click adventure games. :D The tech isn't really at the point to be standalone. Which kind of bothers me why it was marketed as something that does away with the controller entirely. It can be used like Move though, where the controller is used primarily (movement) but kinect can kick in for quick-time events or whatever.
@Peeps Thats exactly what I'm thinking.... If walking and running with Kinect was easy... It would have been included in the Soccer game for Kinect.. The only use of your legs in that game is to step from side to side and kick
Well, if you want to be able to move completely freely you will need something similar to this http://www.youtube.com/watc... This particular piece of equipment costs between $50,000 and $100,000 right now, so it's probably not a good option :-)
I just can't see this working with hardcore games, especially since many people are disappointed with 8 hours of game play, can you or anyyone run in one spot for 8 hours and on top of that other movements? For the fact that you can't do complex movements, just shows me that it's the equivalent of the Nintendo Wii's controller attempt at motion controls but with 3D cameras. I think the next 3D camera will be the perfection of this first attempt, like how Move is a perfection of the Wii's controller methods of playing. So this just confirms more that it's more for the casual demographic than the hardcore. A combination of 3D cameras, motion controls, and 3D glasses will be the definitive virtual world experience, not one over the other for the hardcore demographic.
This proves that kinect is a lot more capable than I thought, but still running of a pc until that software makes it's way on a 360, kinect, implementation wise is no better than vision cam or ps eye.
@FatOldMan it could work but they would have to accept that a addon would be needed, could be just a basic gun with run or fire, all the rest like walking, crouching, throwing a grenade, hand gestures, climbing etc could all be done via motion capture.
That is pretty cool stuff
This has to be the best hack Ive seen so far Kinect seems to be an amazing bit of kit in the right hands. It looks like MS were right in saying Kinect can do alot more than they have shown us so far and I can see Kinect or a device the same as Kinect being involved in our lives alot more than just on pc's and the 360.
You just got to hope that those with Kinect, that the £130/$150 price tag will pay off in the future. :)
before i get jumped on about How Kinect an Move are nothing alike, just wait for a sec. the big part you will notice is both are great ideas inside to develop a real to concept in VR gaming without breaking your Bank. Many are not looking at How both Kinect and Move can be used to change from a Pad control scheme for every game toward a control scheme for VR type games made for further enhanced game play. the big point Microsoft already knows it's going to need hybrid control's to offset one of the only things that Kinect is lacking when it comes to motion control gaming and that is what the box360 control pad can be used for to off set that limitation. Something already Both Sony and Nintendo also know quite well in their testing with Motion controls. 3D motion controls with depth of sense enhanced VR type of interactive enviroment combined with motion controls are a facet of gaming many have been waiting for for quite some time. with the near future we are not on the very cusp of getting that experience..without costing much money which would have cost much more 10 years ago. for the love of god i think people need to stop on the hating of motion control's this video is a great example of the direction in game enhancement that people can enjoy these new experiences without having to choose a specific platform they all are great and this video shows that we gamers are all going to be the winner in these development's.
I'm surprised he found a room big enough in Japan to even use Kinect.
if micrsoft had a game like this,japan would buy it.Fucked up japan'es like anything with animated shit
lots of great kinect + pc stuff.. still no compelling 360 kinect games though
But ... but ... can't you do this with Move too?? I mean, if I strap a move to each arm and leg, and one on my head, you could do this with Move!
Enough with all the stupid Kinect hacks.Why can't we see some of the much better Move ones?
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