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Kinect hacked to work on the PlayStation 3

By Emil ยท 15 replies
Mar 21, 2011
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  1. Hacker Shantanu Goel has got his Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect accessory to work with the Sony PlayStation 3. He achieved the feat by connecting the Kinect to his laptop, which is running PrimeSense's Kinect drivers (as well as the OpenNI Libraries and the NITE Libraries). The movement is converted into raw tracking data and reconverted into PS3-compliant data via the DIYPS3Controller.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +1,556

    Pfff... bet Sony goes a-wall again. I would laugh if Microsoft says "Cool!"
  3. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Evangelist Posts: 548   +153

    Seems more likely that MS would say "no".
  4. Cant wait for Sony to Sue this guy for having a good idea.
  5. I have the kinect for the xBox. Reminds me of the mindless fun I had on the Wii for a day until I realized that the Wii was more accurate. Wish I could get my money back. Every cool feature on the XBox cost money and I am just not that into first person shooters outside of a PC. Better move would be the move on all of the systems. That would excite me. Much more accurate tracking with it. Sorry Xbox but a waggle with a wii remote or a waggle with your body is still a waggle.
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    Tomorrow Sony will sue everyone who owns a Kinect as potential PS3 hackers.
  7. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +13

    I'd sue everyone with a PS3 as a possible hacker. They have the one thing they need to hack a PS3. A PS3.
  8. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 783

    Don't forget those that have been to the Microsoft store, newegg or Amazon and looked at the Kinect page ... we can keep an army of lawyers busy for decades trying to track down all those ip addresses.
  9. Ok, just play the Move with the PS3. The Kinect is not as good of quality as the Move.
  10. Sony will sue MS, the guy than made the kinetic, the guy than took the video, the kinect itself and all of us for commenting on this.
  11. You should work with MaxKinect it would be great

  12. It is really a good idea, the ps3 wasnt the one getting hacked, but rather the Kinect. However i think the ps3 is better off with Move.
  13. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,441   +460

    Hackers love kinect :), keep up the good work lol I need to buy me a kinect.
  14. Omnislip

    Omnislip TS Rookie Posts: 91

    You aren't thinking big enough. I'd sue everyone with a computer, because they can easily hack a friend's PS3.
  15. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 298   +6

    Brilliant!!! :)
  16. I have decided to become a lawyer to protect hackers rights!

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