Kinect Hacked To Play Super Mario Bros.

This unholy marriage of Microsoft technology and Nintendo software comes from Yankeyan, who probably just gave Shigeru Miyamoto an inspiration for the Wii's next exergaming title.

Yankeyan programmed this with OpenKinect drivers and Nintendo emulation, so that Kinect recognised his motions and virtual button presses onto the emulator. "I could have placed a simulated keypad right in front of me that I can press with my hands, but I thought full body gestures were more in the spirit of Kinect," he writes. "Of course, Mario isn't designed to be played like this, so this is really really hard."

Gamer Plays Super Mario Bros. On Kinect [Game Informer, thanks CajunRTard]



    I don't care how stupid it looks. I want to try it!

      This is such a freaking cool piece of technology. And +50 to the open source driver people.

    If he could change the control scheme it could work amazingly. Like, have your right arm held out and run on the spot to go right instead of trying to actually move. Hell, maybe I'm just lazy

    what has science done!

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