Modder Plays Street Fighter IV on Kinect

Those prolific Kinect hackers are at it again – and this time, they’re throwing hadoukens.

I think we can all agree that no matter how we feel about Microsoft’s Kinect as a gaming platform (that is, that it’s not very good for gaming right now), it has been hacked into some things that are downright nifty.

The video you see here, for example, takes Microsoft’s magical camera gizmo and hooks it up to Capcom’s excellent Street Fighter IV. It’s clearly an imperfect hack – there are times where what looks to be the same real-life gesture results in two different attacks – but punches throw punches, kicks throw kicks, and pantomiming a hadouken fireball does, well, exactly what you’d expect.

On the downside, actually playing a round of SF4 like this would probably have you sweating faster than games like DDR ever did. How would you even find the space without kicking your friend in the shins, anyway?

It looks like the hack just works with Ken and Guile for the moment. Good thing, too; I have no idea how you’d pull off Chun-Li’s spinning bird kick with something like that.

(Thanks, Slycne!)

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