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Kinect Hacked to Play World of Warcraft
MMORPG gamers can spend endless hours sitting in front of their desktops, going on raids and grinding their character to the maximum level. And that means less exercise for the gamer in question. For obvious reasons, that isn't exactly the healthiest thing to do. What if, there's a technology that makes you get off your feet and literally get you moving your character with your own motion? That's what the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies has done, by porting Microsoft Kinect's motion sensing technology onto World of Warcraft.
Gizmodo - Kinect hacks are coming thick and fast, but here is one that will set millions of PC gamers' hearts a-flutter: A hack that lets you gesture control a game of World of Warcraft.
The tech is coming from the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies, where a team has built a toolkit, dubbed the Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit, which lets them quickly harness Kinect's various image processing and motion-sensing powers to whatever bits of code they desire.
Perhaps, the biggest thing that has happened this year is Kinect, not just for its gaming value, but the potential it holds within the real world implemenation. Maybe, just maybe, it will promote a much healthier lifestyle for gamers. Check out the full story over here.