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Microsoft Kinect

Postby Adryl » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:26 pm

I got the chance to play it at my sister's house. Pretty dam nifty if you ask me. I was weary at first but giving it 5 minutes it is hella fun. Anyone else had a chance to play or comments?
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Amirya » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:07 am

Adryl wrote:I got the chance to play it at my sister's house. Pretty dam nifty if you ask me. I was weary at first but giving it 5 minutes it is hella fun. Anyone else had a chance to play or comments?

I have comments about weary vs wary, but that's off topic. :P
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Invisusira » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:00 am

Well hold on, it's named "Kinect," which bears a striking resemblance to "kinetic (energy);" gaining and maintaining energy through acceleration! So perhaps they were weary at first, but after their movements were accelerated by this wondrous contraption, they were revitalized?
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Amirya » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:22 am

I figured the geniuses at Microsoft misspelled "connect" is all.
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby lythac » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:24 am

What is Kinect for?
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Gracerath » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:38 am

lythac wrote:What is Kinect for?


I think it turns your xbox into a wii.
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Thalia » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:06 pm

It was originally called NATAL.

When Aergis was working at Microsoft last year hey let him play with the beta versions.

So someone decided to change the name about 6 months before it launched..I don't know why lol.
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Flex » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:21 pm

lythac wrote:What is Kinect for?


When you get either 4 Red or 4 Black slots in a row.
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Korola » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:30 pm

Flex wrote:
lythac wrote:What is Kinect for?


When you get either 4 Red or 4 Black slots in a row.


Ba-dum--dum.
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby lythac » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:21 pm

Korola wrote:
Flex wrote:
lythac wrote:What is Kinect for?


When you get either 4 Red or 4 Black slots in a row.


Ba-dum--dum.


I'm just happy someone did the right follow up.
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Shyrtandros » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:30 pm

Korola wrote:
Flex wrote:
lythac wrote:What is Kinect for?


When you get either 4 Red or 4 Black slots in a row.


Ba-dum--dum.


Awesome....
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Palisade » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:58 am

What is the topic of this thread? I'm lost. :roll:
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Chicken » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:38 am

Thalia wrote:It was originally called NATAL.

When Aergis was working at Microsoft last year hey let him play with the beta versions.

So someone decided to change the name about 6 months before it launched..I don't know why lol.
They found that name too obscure I believe, so they figured they'd go for an obscure pun about kinetic energy and connecting instead.
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby mclem » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:17 am

I suspect they were also aiming for some brand unity with the Kin.

I suspect they may now be shying away from that comparison.
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Re: Microsoft Kinect

Postby Kuripari » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:57 am

For the geeky out there, the kinect has already been hacked, and an open source driver written.
That means if you want to get one, you can mess around with it, and do all kinds of neat stuff.

A google engineer is also sponsoring a competition to see what kind of cool stuff people do with the driver.

see here: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/open-kinect-contest/
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