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Kinect hacks: Chest tracking, grotesque morphing, MIDI music and more

Homebrew developers continue to do much more interesting things with the Kinect sensor than have been done in any of the retail games so far. Two recent projects manage to use the sensor for proof-of-concept programs that are simultaneously sophisticated and kind of juvenile. Dan Wilcox rigged up...

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Fanmade Thief 2 multiplayer released in beta form

Who needs a new version of Thief when you can just hack some multiplayer into the old one? A group of modders has painstakingly hacked the ten-year-old Thief 2 into a multiplayer game, and the beta is now available for download and testing. While it will supposedly run, it's not actually playable...

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Homebrewer develops PC Kinect photo app

Just a couple of days after the release of an open-source Kinect driver, coder floemuc has developed a proof-of-concept PC application for the sensor. In the video after the break, floemuc uses Kinect to track his hand movements, allowing him to manipulate and resize photos. He hasn't released the...

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NES cartridge router: Now you're broadcasting Wi-Fi with power

Right now (check the exact time on your NES cartridge clock), you could be using hard drives, CD cases, soap, and even NES systems shaped like NES cartridges. Now, thanks to Unconventional Hacker, you can even camouflage a wireless router among your pile of extra Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt...

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PSJailbreak is real, is sold out, and is likely to get your console banned for using it

When we first wrote about the PSJailbreak tool – the latest in a series of purported hacks intended to circumvent the PlayStation 3's robust security precautions – we suggested that it might be a hoax. Notably, the screens shown to illustrate the tool at work were straight from a debug...

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Cloud Strife hacked (and slashed) into Smash Bros. Brawl

Up until today, our biggest problem with Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been that it doesn't have enough introspective, spiky-haired RPG protagonists. That's all changed, thanks to a group of modders known as DasDonkey Team and Kitty Corp: Meow Mix. Final Fantasy VII protagonist Cloud Strife -- along...

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You're not dreaming: Custom portable Dreamcast is the real deal

An intrepid Sega fan going by the name Bacteria would like you to see what he's spent the last four months building: a portable Sega Dreamcast -- complete with a built-in VMU (Visual Memory Unit, should you have forgotten). Called the IntoDream, the handheld is actually comprised of some non-Sega...

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Modders pump L4D1 maps into L4D2

There's some good news for the PC players of Left 4 Dead 2. You no longer have to worry about whether Valve will be bringing the original Left 4 Dead campaigns into the sequel. You see, crafty modders over at l4dmods.com have already implemented the original maps into Left 4 Dead 2. Valve hasn't...

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Laser etcher plays the Mario theme for you

How To Ruin Your Moment of Internet Glory: Work for an unconscionable number of hours making a laser etcher improbably play a fine rendition of the World 1-1 music from Super Mario Bros. Let Cory Doctorow film it. Listen as he rewards your hard work with terrible internet cliches, and,...

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PSP Go hacked and homebrew-enabled, becomes Sega CD Go

Some folks measure the length of time it takes for a new console to be hacked wide open by how long it takes to display a "Hello, World!" message. For us, that metric is determined by how long it takes to get a Sega CD emulator running on the system. For the PSP Go, that period of time has been...

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