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News Microsoft announces Kinect SDK with PC compatibility

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 22 Feb 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Smart move by Microsoft! I wonder when will Windows 7 automatically detect that Kinect is connected?
     
  3. mjm25

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    select groups of people... And anyone on a torrent site! :D haha
     
  4. DriftCarl

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    if I am honest, I might actually buy a kinect if it is supported on PC for the interface of W7 and also some games.
    I dont have a console as I am sure alot of other PC gamers dont, so they are opening their device up to a brand new market sector with no real competition in terms of whole body game pads
     
  5. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    At last... Now I can draw in Paint... Thanks MS
     
  6. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    this is a good move for microsoft and the PC community as a whole.

    motion-tracking camera systems have been around for years, but have always been rediculously expensive, or cobbled together, or both. kinect will give a (relatively) low-cost solution to some existing problems. as well as create new ideas and opportunities.


    personally, I can't wait to see whats up with it so I can turn my projector-wall into a gesture-driven powerwall :D
     
  7. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Sorry, my dyslexia first lead me to think you wrote "I can turn my projector-wall into a gesture-driven Pornowall"

    Right I'm gonna Patent that as of right now I own the rights to all your pornowalls and just to piss Apple off, I'm gonna call it iPorn.
     
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    Very slick move from MS. Look at the amount of apps and games that will be made by the PC community. MS can tap directly into this.
     
  9. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    According to the BBC the Startup SDK is designed for free-to-use applications - no one is allowed to charge anything for anything they make until the Commercial SDK is released.

    Smart move - Microsoft can keep tabs on what gets created whilst it encourages creative thinking in the early days.
     
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    The first thing that came to mind when I read the title was the little tantrum Sony has thrown in wake of the PS3 being fiddled with. Microsoft has seen that it's customer base isn't something to be distrusted and kept at arms length (in this instance, anyway), which is refreshing to say the least. I am rather eager to see what people can make that little camera do!
     
  11. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    Good move.
     
  12. schmidtbag

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    as much as this is a good move, if i were a kinect developer i would not use their sdk, its probably going to be really bloated and full of useless/unnecessary code like all of their developmental stuff.
     
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    Honestly, probably a more robust development environment, kinda like VS Express versus VS Pro. I gotta say, one thing MS has consistently gotten right (esp w/2010) is Visual Studio.
     
  14. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I've always wondered why MS objected to this in the first place.
    People would still be paying money for MS hardware on a (mainly) MS OS.
     
  15. Repo

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    That may well happen too!
     
  16. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    what if they did not use MS SDK to make the program as there is an fully working driver and software out there (as long as you know what you are doing)
     
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