Man plays Minecraft with Kinect

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Ever since the Kinect PC drivers were created by earlier this month, many programmers have gone to work finding new ways to use Microsoft's motion tracking camera. One man has managed to create a program that lets him play Minecraft by simply gesturing at the screen. There's a video below of the hack in action.

The video below shows Paulo, the creator of the Minecraft hack, using the Kinect to control his actions in game. He says that there's still plenty of work to do to improve the program, but it's a remarkable start.

This is just one of many different uses people have come up with for the Kinect. There are many, many more over at the Kinect Hacks site.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.