Super Mario on Xbox 360 with Kinect Hack

Super Mario on Xbox 360 with Kinect Hack

The Xbox 360 Kinect is a marvel of a device and is Microsoft’s next step into the world of gaming. However, what made greater news is the series of hacks on the Kinect that is allowing hackers to create their own in-game control mechanisms. As Manan Kakkar puts it in this post from earlier this month,

Microsoft’s latest and greatest has been hacked to be controlled on Windows 7. Earlier last week a bounty of $2000 was offered for anyone who could hack and release open source drivers for the Kinect. In a video shared with Gizmodo, the Kinect is being controlled on Windows 7.

That was a long time ago and over these last few days, the Kinect has seen quite a few hacks, one of the most notable and recent being a Super Mario game-play using Kinect.

Here is a video for your viewing pleasures. If you cannot see the video, navigate to this YouTube page.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

  • TechNina

    Cool man..
    I was planning to buy a new console…what do you suggest ?
    Wii/PS3/xBox ?

    • Chinmoy Kanjilal

      Wait and see. Wii is best at present, but Kinect is promising, so Xbox 360 might save you some future regret.

    • wssmwessam

      Xbox with kinect, of course

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