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[MSDN]Kinect for Windows is now Available!

post #1 of 17
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http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2012/01/31/kinect-for-windows-is-now-available.aspx
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A $149 academic version is expected later this year


http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-L6M-00001-Kinect-Sensor-Windows/dp/B006UIS53K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327348853&sr=8-1

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.244210600

SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindows/develop/overview.aspx

Epic!
Edited by exzacklyright - 2/1/12 at 8:59am
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Can't wait till they start to implement it into doing things with the OS.

Minority Report!
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Is there any software/games for it yet?
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Will the Xbox 360 version of then Kinect work with the SDK?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iKxGaMeX View Post

Will the Xbox 360 version of then Kinect work with the SDK?

From what I've read, the only difference between the xbox kinect and the windows kinect is firmware. Technically the xbox version should work with the sdk. Some features like "near mode" might not work but we'll see.
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post #6 of 17
It's just another way to control your games, just like you can plug your 360 controller to your PC and be good to go (windows update even provides you firmware for it), I don't see why Kinect wouldn't be any different. Just needs firmware and it'll be good to go smile.gif

The real question is, when can I insert my Xbox game discs into my PC and play them? It could be a long time before we see something like that smile.gif but if anyone can make it possible, it's Microsoft. Here's to hoping that Windows 8 and Xbox 720 will share compatibility with games. It's a long stretch but nothing wrong in hoping!
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Well there goes TrackIR.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by caffeinescandal View Post

From what I've read, the only difference between the xbox kinect and the windows kinect is firmware. Technically the xbox version should work with the sdk. Some features like "near mode" might not work but we'll see.

Nice Kurisu avatar.

OT: This could be extremely useful
post #9 of 17
$250 for it. I failed to see why a pc gamer would need it. Overpriced webcam? I dont think there would be any pc games that would use it unless its a port version of some of the xbox games.
post #10 of 17
can someone explain to me the difference between this kinect and the xbox 360 kinect, and why this one costs $100 more?
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