A talented modder by the name of AlexP has reportedly managed to hack, pwn and own Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect.
“As a pure research project, I took on getting this awesome device to work on Windows,” AlexP wrote in an NuiGroup forum post.
“[These] are the first tests of controlling the Kinect NUI Motor and reading the Accelerometer data from a PC. [The] outlook looks good for other sensors (i.e., cameras and microphones) of the device.”
If proved legitimate, the hack would allow AlexP to collect a sweet $2,000 bounty from Adafruit.
Unsurprisingly, Redmond remains staunchly opposed to any form of Kinect hacking or modding.
“Microsoft does not condone the modification of its products,” a company spokesperson told CNET last week.
“With Kinect, Microsoft built in numerous hardware and software safeguards designed to reduce the chances of product tampering.
“[And we] will continue to make advances in these types of safeguards and work closely with law enforcement and product safety groups to keep Kinect tamper-resistant.”