As the video below appears to show, Nuigroup admin, AlexP, has hacked the Xbox 360 add-on to use on his Windows PC.
"Here are the first tests of controlling the Kinect NUI Motor and reading the Accelerometer data from a PC. Outlook looks good for other sensors (ie cameras and microphones) of the device," writes AlexP.
Microsoft, of course, is less than happy at the video. CNET contacted a representative at the company for a statement on the video.
"Microsoft does not condone the modification of its products,” was the response.
"With Kinect, Microsoft built in numerous hardware and software safeguards designed to reduce the chances of product tampering. Microsoft 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."
The fact that the owners at website, Adafruit were offering $2000 to whoever hacked Kinect first, won’t sit well with Microsoft. This guy has effectively just been paid to hack Kinect, providing he’s not made the whole thing up of course.