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Kinect for Windows hardware and SDK 1.0 released


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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

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Kinect for Windows has been officially launched today along with the final 1.0 version of the Kinect for Windows SDK, according to a post on the Microsoft blog. The motion sensor hardware is shipping today in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and United Kingdom, although an Amazon listing suggests there's a one to two month wait for stock. Retailing at $249, the hardware will provide support for the new "near mode" feature, unique to Kinect for Windows, that allows the depth camera to see objects as close as 50cm away "without losing accuracy or precision."

Third parties can now build and release their own softwares and games that utilize the new version of the Kinect hardware, designed specifically for Windows.

#2 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:32 AM

What about the games? Are they going to port all the 360 Kinect games to Windows?

#3 C0rrupted

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:08 AM

I don't think the main focus are gonna be games.
kinda exited to play around with this :)

#4 Chrominator

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

Kinect + Windows 8 Metro UI = Amazing Experience!

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