Dragon Mounts and Kinect Shouts! Here is one for Skyrim nerds
This is what game devs should be doing with the Kinect: Mass Effect is a great game with a decent following. I played the original Mass Effect and thought it was a wonderful hybrid between FPS and RPG game styles. I haven’t tried Mass Effect 2 yet, but everyone I know who’s played it has loved it.
Apparently, the game’s voice controls work well, as you can see from the video. What I want to know is how well movement controls will work with the kinect. I guess we will know by Feb. 14th, when the demo drops.
Since Microsoft released the Kinect for the Xbox 360 over a year ago, hackers and DIYers have had their hands full with creating lots of awesome mods and hacks using the advanced technology. Previous hacks include utilizing the camera’s sensors and lenses to create 3D video capturing, awesome shadow puppets, and an interactive water simulation on dry floor. Still, this hack has me pretty interested in the possibilities of Minority Report-style control of music. In the above video, our hacker is seen cuing and editing a music mix using taps and gestures the Kinect registers as input. The left half of the video features clips he is presumably looping and syncing with the music. the clips are a bit weak for using as a visualizer, but I can imagine a not-so-distant future wherein we control our whole visual and aural setting using software and hardware. Insert your own psychedelic reference here. I refuse: it’s too easy.
Now if only Korg and Microsoft would combine forces to make this thing an unbelievable reality.