Wednesday, February 1st 2012

Microsoft Launches Kinect for Windows Device and SDK

Microsoft today launched Kinect for Windows, a unique gesture-recognizing input device it launched for the Xbox 360. Kinect for Windows enables a whole new kind of interaction with the software that's three dimensional and spatial, compared to the two dimensional input of mice, tablets, and trackballs.

Along with it, version 1.0 of the Kinect for Windows SDK (stable) was launched, enabling organized software developers to start working on applications right away. The new SDK also features several feature additions and improvements over previous beta versions. The general pricing of Kinect for Windows device is US $249, but it is also available at US $149 for qualified educational users.

Source: Kinect for Windows Blog
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8 Comments on Microsoft Launches Kinect for Windows Device and SDK

#1
n-ster
Is the kinect for Xbox compatible with windows with the right driver?... If it is, then that's OK, if not, it's just stupid
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#2
azzonie
So this device for a PC cost about as much as a entire XBOX with Kinect. When did Microsoft start hating PC users?
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#4
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: TheMailMan78
Think of the porn!
Think the eye is going to be watching ya tug it! hey Mail man lol :roll:
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#5
theoneandonlymrk
might make for some interresting games indeed,but:nutkick:

how the hell are they so daft they release it and its sdk together ,nowts out for it and it costs as much as a decent gfx card plus if its the same shit theyr allready thinking of replaceing on the xbox (720) for a chip assited mark2, why would anyone buy it, im happy with small arm and thumb movements thanks ,i dont need a workout either ty
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#6
Prima.Vera
Is it me or the extremely big lag of this device will make fast paced action games almost impossible to play?
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#7
Lipton
by: Prima.Vera
Is it me or the extremely big lag of this device will make fast paced action games almost impossible to play?
That only means you have to think ahead of the lag, just like we used to when gaming over dial-up and early DSL/Cable. :laugh:
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#8
Prima.Vera
In-deed!! Imagine 3D shooters! Oh wait....
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