Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wired looks at the technology behind Kinect

On the eve of tomorrow's release of the Xbox Kinect, Wired has a nice illustrated writeup of the basic ideas behind the technology, with plenty of links to further reading.


(Update:) Then, the next morning, Wired follows up with a review titled "Flawed Kinect Offers Tantalizing Glimpse of Gaming's Future":

For hard-core gamers, Kinect is a box full of potential, offering tantalizing glimpses at how full-body control could be used for game designs that simply wouldn’t work any other way. But at launch, the available games get tripped up by Kinect’s limitations more than they are liberated by the control system’s abilities.

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