The lights are on
Sly PC programmers have been playing around with Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect device to create interesting PC-powered applications since the device debuted in 2010, but soon Microsoft will support Kinect use on the PC officially.
During Microsoft's final Consumer Electronics Show keynote, CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that the officially supported PC version of Kinect will launch on February 1.
Though Ballmer didn't mention any specifics on pricing, Amazon is listing the device at $249.99. That's not official yet, and we'll update if we hear anything different, but that's a fairly staggering $100 price difference from the 360 version of Kinect.
This is good. This will give more people the chance to crack open the Kinect and make some awesome stuff for it.
Wait. So, the 360 version of the Kinect won't work on PC? It sounds like they're saying there's gonna be a new Kinect model that's PC-exclusive for $100 more. If so, then I don't think it's worth it
Wait, so my already overpriced Kinect won't work on pc? WTH Microsoft? Even I didn't expect you to rip us off that bad.
Actually if the modders get a hold of it, that's the best part. Because $250 for a paperweight is insane.
that is cool..hope the price is good..
im not goin to pay 250$ on that piece of ***! i have keyboard and mouse all i need!
$250? What? It comes with a mini fridge full of beer? The price is ridiculous! Most people interested in using it for mods or experimental stuff will just do what they have always done, modding the $100 price Kinect to work with the PC.
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good for the strict pc gamers!!! not, $100 more is a whole lot of money for an okay device.
The Kinect is honestly a pretty cool piece of tech, I won't lie. I don't think it's nearly as innovative or ground-breaking as a lot of fanboys make it out to be, but it is cool. But that being said, I don't need one for my PC, let alone for over $250 after taxes. Not unless it's got some seriously useful applications for my PC-based life. Fun Fact: It doesn't.
I have a Mac :(
$250? yeah effing right. Try again
That would be so dumb if it costs that much.