Man Uses Kinect to Play Minecraft in Minecraft

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Man Uses Kinect to Play Minecraft in Minecraft

A Kinect hacker put Minecraft in Minecraft so players could Minecraft while they Minecraft.

After using Kinect to recreate himself as a monument in Minecraft, and then make that monument juggle, Nathan Viniconis is back with a new merger of the game and the motion-sensing device. Viniconis has now used Kinect to record his play of Minecraft, which transfers the data into to a separate game of Minecraft.

Essentially, he's discovered how to play Minecraft in Minecraft. The hack uses the game's blocks as pixels for a giant, floating Minecraft screen that's about 50 blocks high and looks around 80-100 blocks long.

A resolution of 80 by 100 isn't the best in the world, but the blocks are constantly replaced just like they would be with a real screen. When Viniconis stops playing, he's got a giant screenshot of himself playing Minecraft in Minecraft.

It doesn't quite work to the point where anybody'll be playing games inside of Minecraft yet, but the technique certainly has potential. Players could populate their world with pixelated images of themselves or with screenshots from other games. A new way to decorate in Minecraft is never a bad thing.

If you don't understand the Xzibit reference, it's an internet meme.

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That's....... insane.

And yet utterly brilliant!

Edit: I wonder if you could make a MASSIVE TV and play any PC game?

Face: 0_0

Mind: *BOOM*

The potential here sounds pretty amazing. If people could use MineCraft to create other, entirely different games the same way people have been with LittleBigPlanet, it could become one of the cheapest full-function development kits out there.

Gears of War inside MC, perhaps?

As soon as I read the title of the article I immediately was planing on making a Xzibit reference but the creator beat me to it.

Anyway, cool stuff. I love all the things people are doing with kinect. It gives me hope that actual professional developers will be able to do some truly amazing things.

My brain hurts.

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"IT... COULD... WORK!"

I dont get it. Why Kinect, and not just video streaming software ?

"Yo dawg, I heard you liked minecraft, so I put minecraft in your minecraft so you could play minecraft whilst you play minecraft."

sooperman:
The potential here sounds pretty amazing. If people could use MineCraft to create other, entirely different games the same way people have been with LittleBigPlanet, it could become one of the cheapest full-function development kits out there.

Gears of War inside MC, perhaps?

considering that someone had already made a Halo-esque game inside of minecraft, Gears of Minecraft probably isnt that far off.......

OT: proof that not only does this guy have too much free time, but he has found a way to double the amount of time wasted in Minecraft.......

It would be really sweet to hook this up to a dvd player. Then you could set up a drive in theater and watch movies in minecraft.

Hmmm, I think it needs more recursion! MORE! MORE!!!!!

On the subject of recursion:

Kinda confusing that we didn't see this sooner - what was to stop kinect recording minecraft and putting it in minecraft in the first place?

Wow, this is the stupidest thing I ever heard of.

There is no real value in it, just that he an play Minecreft for Kinect. Whoop de fraking do.

Nocta-Aeterna:
On the subject of recursion:

You know in one of my first custom rule DnD games (it's a nice fast ruleset built up over time with a good group of freinds) we actually did this because all of us wanted to change our characters so we just decided to make a new game within the game (in tavern no less) and play that game as normal. Then we got totally Meta XD.

recursion: n
If you don't get it, see recursion.

I have heard about people considering implementing Minecraft in Minecraft using redstone logic gates. To them, I say "good luck!"

Now we just have to put it in a car

It appears that you can do anything in Minecraft if you put sufficient effort towards it. At this rate it'll be just a matter of time before someone divides by zero for teh lulz in game and dooms us all.

once i heard about the guy who built a functional 16bit cpu out in minecraft out of redstone blocks, i knew this was inevitable lol

Recursive gaming dear me what have we done? This could start a downward spiral to singularity!

Jokes aside that is really awesome in a mind bending inception way. It is a game within a game.

He just needs to repeat that a few more times, so you play Minecraft in Minecraft in Minecraft in Minecraft.
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castlewise:
It would be really sweet to hook this up to a dvd player. Then you could set up a drive in theater and watch movies in minecraft.

That would be great! I wounder if the Creepers would enjoy Michel Bay movies?

Dear God, now all I need to do is find out how to use Kinect for Katamari Damacy and I will never have a reason to leave my house again.

DAAH! Inception style mindfuck! GAAH!

Who Dares Wins:
He just needs to repeat that a few more times, so you play Minecraft in Minecraft in Minecraft in Minecraft.
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Ah ninja'd! But yes, I would loooove to see what happens if he did that!

So could we basically create ingame TVs and watch it together? YAY.

Could you repeat this over and over, resulting in some sort of Minecraft Singularity?

Haha that's awesome. I really love all these little projects people are doing with technology. Thank you interwebs for bring the madness of peoples basements into our youtubes.

OH GOD YES! :D :L

my face during the video

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I don't want to repeat the image but....

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The man is a genius.

ioxles:
"Yo dawg, I heard you liked minecraft, so I put minecraft in your minecraft so you could play minecraft whilst you play minecraft."

We need to go deeper.

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I couldn't resist.

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