Control Your Level 75 Shaman with World of Warcraft on Kinect
Posted by James Newton
Stay in shape as you grind
We know what you're thinking: there's not enough hours in the day to exercise and feed your World of Warcraft habit, but now you can combine the two with another Kinect hack.
Taking a game based on hundreds of hours of key-tapping and mouse-clicking and turning it into a full-body action adventure sounds impossible, but the team at the University of Southern California used open-source drivers to make it a reality. Players control the camera with their left hand, lean around to walk in that direction and attack using right hand gestures.
Sadly this is destined to be yet another interesting tech demo with no chance of making it into the mainstream: do you know any World of Warcraft players who'd want to play it stood up?