Play Some Virtual Beats With Your Body Using the Kinect

All of the critics who hated on the Kinect should all have to eat their words, and then get punched in the privates by a midget.  Sure this thing doesn’t have tons of super duper cool games, but at this point I’m not sure if that really matters.  Plus, the games are pretty solid and feel much better than other motion-based games, so I don’t really get where all the hate was coming from (in a coughing manner – “Sony Fanboys”)!  The Kinect has spawned a wave of hacks unlike any other device I’ve ever seen.  I’m pretty sure we may have time travel by the end of the week by using some Kinect hack.

Today’s cool hack lets you control some MIDI (digital music) program using your paws.  Basically, you can stand in your room with a Kinect and start punching the air to make drum beat noises.  You can also raise and lower the pitch by using your left hand as a toggle.  It’s pretty neat to behold, and another great example of what we can possibly expect out of future Kinect-like devices or games.  Check it out below.  You’ve been wanting to play “Eye of the Tiger” by only punching thin air like a retarded Rocky…


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