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[BD]Kinect PC Windows 7 support officially announced; coming "this spring"

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Kinect is finally and officially getting some official PC support from its creator Microsoft. The motion sensing camera-controller that was released for the Xbox 360 console last fall will be getting a free Windows 7-based SDK from Microsoft. The software tools will be made available sometime this spring and will be for "academic researchers and enthusiasts".
http://news.bigdownload.com/2011/02/...coming-this-s/
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This will be allot better than that silly wand sony wants to bring to the PC platform
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Yeah, um...I don't think spring is going to come earlier this year. The snow just started melting here and was ruined by another snowfall.
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Yeah, um...I don't think spring is going to come earlier this year. The snow just started melting here and was ruined by another snowfall.
Ah thats why i love going to school in alabama its what 75 today . I will be buying a kinect for my computer. I just played it the first time the other day at my buddies and it was a blast. Not to mention a decent cardio routine too.
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This will be allot better than that silly wand sony wants to bring to the PC platform
Except, Sony's product actually works.
Edited by Skylit - 2/21/11 at 3:57pm
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I think you mean EXCEPT.
And everything I hear about the Kinect has been pretty good so far.
And what I am hoping for is sweet Minority Report type no-touch screen manipulation and typing.
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The Wii remote has been used on PCs for years.
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Accept, Sony's product actually works.
No, Sony will end up suing people for silly things.
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The Wii remote has been used on PCs for years.
The Wii remote has been out for years

And that sounds great. I suppose Microsoft will make the SDK more or less user friendly.
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This will be allot better than that silly wand sony wants to bring to the PC platform
Having used both the Kinect and Move, imho, Move has it. Kinect is a bit crap. Move is one half of Kinect with the camera.
    
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