For now Kinect is aimed mostly at the mass market with titles such as Kinect Adventure and Dance Central. However, Microsoft recently announced that the next Star Wars and Forza games due for release later in 2011 will both be fully Kinect-compatible. Hardcore gamers can also look forward to some motion-controlled chainsaw action in a new version of Gears of War coming straight from Epic Games, according to an IGN source.
Kinect has also grabbed the attention of the hackers trying to enable its motion-sensing capabilities on desktop PCs. Just last week a guy named Hector Martin cashed in on a $3,000 bounty by creating the first open source drivers for the peripheral. Another user demonstrated a Minority Report-style user interface where you can manipulate objects with your movement, while most recently a researcher from the University of California figured out how to use it as a 3D video camera. This is all just a week-and-a-half after its release, so imagine the possibilities a few months from now.
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