Microsoft: Kinect SDK for PC This Spring

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opmopadop

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OMG Microsoft, budding developers WANT to write software that uses your technology. Not a great business move taking this long to release a SDK for PC. And what the hell is that 'non-commercial' crap about?
 
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The non-commercial stuff is about Microsoft wanting to be sure that if someone *does* come up with a killer commercial app, that Microsoft can charge them licensing and get a piece of the pie that a few months ago they said they didn't want...
 

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This company has not contributed anything worthwhile to the average PC user, since Windows XP. It is about time this company pulls their head out.
 

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Wasn't there an article talking about how stupid and pointless interfacing the Kinect with a PC is just a month or two ago? Not that I agree whatsoever, just find it kind of funny that that kind of article gets posted, and then MS announces and SDK.
 

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I would love to use this for going through media without needing to use my keyboard or mouse and other stuff. Especially with my new monitor :D

Did they say how long they estimate it would be before it was released?
 

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[citation][nom]opmopadop[/nom]And what the hell is that 'non-commercial' crap about?[/citation]
To make sure that there wont be any kinect PC games
 

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[citation][nom]opmopadop[/nom]And what the hell is that 'non-commercial' crap about?[/citation]
That is actually a smart move by M$.
 
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This was the best they could do, after being framed by Johnny Lee (one of the developers of the Kinect) there as no need to keep it xbox only, you should check out http://www.kinecthacks.nl to see a lot of cool stuff and videos of the hacked kinect for the pc, awesome.
 
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