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It's Really Possible to Be a Japanese Superhero with Kinect

Posted Wed, 05 Jan 2011 by James Newton

Pew pew pew!

Pew pew pew!

Enterprising hacks strike again

While Western gamers might want to engage in a little Kinect Star Wars action, Japanese coder Tomoto Washio has a very different dream: he wants to become classic Japanese superhero Ultra Seven, so he's harnessed the power of Kinect to make it happen.

Cleverly Washio has negated the need to buy or make a superhero costume by getting Kinect to overlay the suit and headpiece, which he can 'throw' by charging up his power and firing it off. He can also shoot laser beams from his eyes and elbows, of course, making him truly a superhero to be reckoned with.


Tags: Technology, Kinect, Japanese, Wowza.

User Comments


1. mastodona United States 06 Jan 2011, 00:53 GMT

Ok I've been critical of kinect hacks but this is very cool and shows some amazing and responsive actions that could easily be used in games. Infact that guy should release that it look fun! is it actually a hack or just software that could be released as a demo?


2. Darkrai United States 06 Jan 2011, 01:34 GMT

Sigh... still no


3. Crunc United States 06 Jan 2011, 02:21 GMT

Very cool. I hope some of these hacks end up on Xbox Live Indie Games. Why not? I'd pay a $1 for something cool like this. Fun at parties. :)

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