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Now you too can get all Ghost in the Shell with Kinect

2:00 PM on 04.20.2011

Josh Tolentino

Managing Editor

Ever fancy yourself a cyberbrain hacker? No? Well, you can be one anyway, thanks to the power of Kinect, the fancy camera/motion-sensor doo-dad for Xbox 360.

In another demonstration that people hacking Kinect to do things other than what it was intended is so far more entertaining than any dedicated Kinect product to date, Japanese developer Kayac have created a little game to simulate cyberspace as seen through the "eyes" of cyberbrain hacker extraordinaire Major Motoko Kusanagi.

Done to help promote the 3D rerelease of Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex: Solid State Society, the game uses the Kinect camera to track your body movements as you "chase" a Tachikoma (the classic GitS thinking tank) through cyberspace. A video demo is available below courtesy of Danny Choo.

It's a pretty sweet hack. I've always liked Ghost in the Shell as a supposed representation of future computer interaction, as opposed to, say, the one put forward by the likes of Minority Report, so being able to play around with that concept is fun.

Not as fun as a potential Ultraman game, though.

[Thanks, Raz!]

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