VIDEO: World of Warcraft Kinect-aclysm
This is when the rising star met the master. It's a bit like when Luke and Yoda first hooked up.
A combination of great powers for the greater good. Or, if you find that statement a bit grandiose - you can at least admit that it's a clever mishmash of two pieces of gaming tech.
The World of Warcraft Kinect hack was developed by the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies.
They came up with the Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit (FAAST) which is a middleware toolkit that let's gamers integrate full-body motion controls using the Kinect’s sensors. This means that you can map certain motions to replicate keyboard commands.
At the moment, it's Windows only and only allows for basic controls - but there's a Linux version in the pipeline.
Coolest Kinect hack yet? Possibly, although we still love the Super Mario Bros effort.