The lights are on
It's a good time to be a tech-lover. With the Kinect 2.0 launching with the Xbox One this fall and the Ouya releasing last month, there are plenty of new gadgets to go around. The Leap Motion attempts to make a mark in the industry as a relatively inexpensive device that precisely tracks the positions of your fingers in front of your computer. The official site lets users download both paid and free apps, including Double Fine's music-arcade game Dropchord. We hooked up the device and downloaded several of the free apps available to give viewers an idea of what to expect.
Watch the video below to see Game Informer's Ben Reeves and Kyle Hilliard put this new motion-tracking input device through its paces.
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That video was....really cool!
We live in the future.
That was pretty cool.
Those two are probably my favorite GameInformers. lol That looks fun, though.
They're pretty cheap, too. I want one!
Great video. Doesn't look half bad.
Ben Reeves should do nothing but product placement with those luscious hands.
Ben "Big Poop" Hanson.
I don't have any interest in this whole line of tech development. Not even if it works. I didn't think it was cool in minority report.
I want to see one of these used in a living room and not right next to a monitor.
I think people are still thinking about this wrong.
It's an $80 peripheral that turns regular screens into "touch" screens that are usually $400 more expensive.
Oh...wow...its a mini kinect. Until we get holographic monitors this tech will fall by the wayside. I don't ever see it being precise enough to use for real purposes. Fun...sure, but until we can reach out and touch an image in thin air or virtually and manipulate it. This thing will be useless for real world applications. All of this goes for Kinect also.
"The legend of Jazz hands??? How 'bout we not do that."
2 seconds later...
*playing The Legend of Jazz Hands*
Whoa! Now that's awesome. Gaming of the future here we come!