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Kinect Hacked To Awkwardly Play Super Mario Bros [Video]

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It may not be the most elegant way to play the old Super Mario Bros, but this Kinect hack goes a long way to help visualize what’s possible. It’s also requires a lot more physical effort than most gamers would probably be comfortable with:

“I programmed it to recognize my motions and passed the virtual button presses to the NES emulator,” says Yankeyan. “I could have placed a simulated keypad right in front of me that I can press with my hands, but I thought full body gestures were more in the spirit of Kinect. Of course, Mario isn’t designed to be played like this, so this is really really hard.”

Check out the video after the break.

(Gameinformer via Kotaku)

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