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Top 5 Kinect Hacks


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As a PS3 Controller
Before this hack, PS3 users had to use the PlayStation Move controller for motion-control gaming.
Before this hack, PS3 users had to use the PlayStation Move controller for motion-control gaming.
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Owners of Sony's PlayStation 3 game console have it rough. While all their Xbox 360-owning friends get to flap their arms around unencumbered to play games using their Kinect peripherals, PS3 owners are forced to use the PlayStation Move, which consists of remote controllers with Ping-Pong ball-esque orbs mounted on the ends. What's a player to do? Take matters into his own hands by getting the controllers out of them, that's what.

Shantanu Goel has converted the motion data collected by the Kinect into the format normally used by a PS3 controller. While his hack is still in its infancy in terms of development, Mr. Goel has posted footage online showing his handiwork in action as he works his way through the popular, first-person shooter game "Killzone 3." "Killzone 3" was the first action game to take advantage of the PlayStation Move controllers, and this hack shows players that, with a little ingenuity, they don't need handheld controllers at all.

Feel completely in the dark when it comes to action gaming? Perhaps the next hack will help you find your way.


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