Yes, we do know that Angry Birds can be played using a USB slingshot which ought to be fun (and the slingshot can also be used to send wads of crumpled paper towards a colleague whom you want to annoy), but here is another hack that might just make the avian throwing game all the most fun – introducing motion controls. SoftKinetic, a leading developer of gesture-based platforms for consumer electronic devices recently demonstrated Angry Birds running on a motion controlled platform. Based in Belgium, it relies on a DepthSense DS311 camera that delivers controls which remind one of the Kinect on the PC, and can be played using gestures which will definitely be more engaging. It would be interesting to see just how far the Angry Birds franchise can go – perhaps there will be a pee-powered version down the road?
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