Xbox One Kinect video shows off 'muscle man'

While we've yet to see many games take advantage of the new Kinect, it's nonetheless exciting to see the potential afforded by the new camera system. Microsoft Research released new videos showcasing what we got to demo at Redmond earlier this year.

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We were thoroughly impressed by the tech powering Microsoft's upgraded Kinect for Xbox One. The new camera uses a new tech: a time-of-flight camera that emits light signals and measures how long it takes for them to return. In conjunction with an infrared sensor, the new Kinect promises to be much more accurate than the original.

While we've yet to see many games take advantage of the new Kinect, it's nonetheless exciting to see the potential afforded by the new camera system. Microsoft Research released new videos showcasing what we got to demo at Redmond earlier this year. Particularly impressive is Kinect's ability to keep track of your pulse and the "muscle man" demo which not only tracks your body, but the amount of force you're exerting as well.

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    October 3, 2013 1:45 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox One Kinect video shows off 'muscle man'.

    While we've yet to see many games take advantage of the new Kinect, it's nonetheless exciting to see the potential afforded by the new camera system. Microsoft Research released new videos showcasing what we got to demo at Redmond earlier this year.

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      October 3, 2013 2:42 PM

      The potential is awesome. But then again, so too was it for the first Kinect. Will this turn out any better?

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      October 4, 2013 4:50 AM

      What a nice camera. Hows exactly will this device improve my gaming? Cause the last one was turd. You had to have the exact lighting conditions, had to be standing in the right positions, had to move in certain ways, FORGET about precision gaming and the shouting, yeah the shouting was epic (and still didn't know what I was saying)

      This is the kind of device that on paper is fantastic, under controlled conditions, not real world. So the hottest selling games for this thing are dancing games where people have to use exaggerated movement in order to register on the tech.

      When gamers can simulate something closer to Minority Report (the movie) with this device then I think we can go from yawing to eyebrow raising. As it stands we simply don't have that level of advancement at our disposal.

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        October 4, 2013 5:44 AM

        Even if it worked perfectly, without some kind of additional control device it's still useless for games with any kind of depth at all. This is an unavoidable fact.

        It may have uses outside of gaming, though.

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        October 5, 2013 2:07 PM

        I don't think you even watched the vudeos.

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      October 4, 2013 5:12 AM

      Can't wait for this thing not to work in my apartment but be perfect in the break room at work.

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