Google Employee Offering Cash for Kinect Apps

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bob_white

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[citation][nom]bob_white[/nom]same with the 200k[/citation]

oops, i mean 2000k
I thought there used to be a comment edit option in the forum?
maybe Im just blind...
 

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So... basically it's a contest not associated with Google by one of their employees who is apparently in Microsoft's pocket and trying to generate buzz about their next-gen EyeToy clone. Maybe as a PC device or interface device, Kinect can have interesting applications. But as a gaming device, it's going to be nothing but flailing your arms in dance games and other "party" games.
 
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um.. is 300k is 300,000 not 3mil, would you say 20k is 200,000? no....
 

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Imagine the possibilities. Who gives a damn who makes kinect or what was its initial purpose. Its a controller/input device. I'd love to see some serious adaptations on this one. This is going to be huge.
 

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Yeah, pay someone else a mere 1k to do your hacking for you..... So you can get Google on Kinect.
For those poor at math: 3k= 3 multiplied by k. Where k is equal to 1000.
Further simplified; 3 x 1000= 3000.
 

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[citation][nom]vent[/nom]um.. is 300k is 300,000 not 3mil, would you say 20k is 200,000? no....[/citation]

yes you are quite right 300k isnt 3mil, but no one is saying it is, it say 3000k, which is 3mil
 

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Only $1000 so that you can create the idea for Google? Interesting. Leaves Google not being very creative at all.
 

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That is hilarious. After MS went around threatening people if they hacked their Kinect for PC, along comes Google, offering cash rewards for people to do that very thing. Well played Google! :D
 

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[citation][nom]Maxor127[/nom]So... basically it's a contest not associated with Google by one of their employees who is apparently in Microsoft's pocket and trying to generate buzz about their next-gen EyeToy clone. Maybe as a PC device or interface device, Kinect can have interesting applications. But as a gaming device, it's going to be nothing but flailing your arms in dance games and other "party" games.[/citation]

Wow, does the World "Linux" mean anything to you?
 

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[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]$3 million would be more realistic considering its potential value as a commodityOnly offering $3000 is being rather cheap IMHO[/citation]
it's open source, it's not like he sold it to anyone. It was simply a reward. Usually you don't get paid for writing open source code, so actually this was very generous.
 
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