The lights are on
Kinect continues to be a fertile testbed for hacks and proof of concept videos, as this video shows. In it, YouTube user demize2010 plays Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on a PC using a combination of Kinect input for gestures such as leaning, throwing grenades, and melee attacks, and a Wii remote and nunchuk for in-game motion inputs. It looks as though it works pretty well, too.
As demize2010 points out in the comments, the goal was to make something like this playable--a challenge, considering Kinect wasn't designed for the kind of quick, precision-based input that Call of Duty requires. Watch the video below. When you're done, be sure to check out some of his other Kinect projects, including Doom and Zelda hacks.
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amazing! patch something NOW!
Cool, but it looks like it would be tough to get used to.
Why isn't that guy on Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo's motion control team? That is something I would buy in a second
So... he made a PS Move?
It does handle really really well. I was shocked at it's accuracy.
That was pretty cool, but defeats the purpose of peripheral-free gaming.
Woah, those are really cool. I hope Microsoft gets over themselves and make something like this for Kinect!
It's cool that they manage to hack the kinect into doing new cool stuff but I don't see it being any better than just using mouse/keyboard. Still cool tho.
I knew it was possible to play FPS's with Kinect! And good old CoD4, so much better than that Black Ops crap.
As said already in about five comments:
Wow, he made a PS Move!!
Kinect has finally become relevant to actual gamers!
What an evolution!
Anyway, I still don't care about motion gaming regardless of the platform.
Wow, that Zelda looks pretty hard.