Garry's Mod getting Kinect support

Developer Garry Newman reveals physics-based game will add motion-control support on PC either this week or next.

Gamers will soon be able to control characters in Garry's Mod with nothing more than their limbs. Creator Garry Newman has announced a new patch for the sandbox game that adds support for Microsoft's Kinect motion-control technology.

Kinect support for Garry's Mod will work with all Xbox 360 Kinect units on any Windows PC machine with Kinect for Windows Runtime v1.6, but not Mac.

The update is scheduled to be released either this week or next, according to a tweet from Newman, and is not planned for release outside of the PC.

For more on Kinect support for Garry's Mod, check out Newman's detailed blog entry and video of Kinect compatibility in action below.

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48 comments
robertcain
robertcain

And why would we need a crappy, dysfunctional (Except for Dance Central) motion sensing gimmick in a game already brimming with brilliant creativity put out by the community? To fill Microsoft's pockets of course. G-Mod simply doesn't need this to make it better...

HyabusaRyu
HyabusaRyu

didn't know that kinect support pc, oh well i hope they add a support for skyrim then !

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Impressive. I'm still not getting a Kinect.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Hah, Garry's Mod... it's such a party.

 

Can't wait for the Half-Life 3 update :)

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

Can it track facial expressions? I would go crazy with my facial expressions! 

sonicare
sonicare

Not a big fan of Kinnect, but this sounds pretty cool.

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

Lol this looks like a GOOD Kinect Game.

renome
renome

yes, MOAR GIMMICKS!

JoSilver
JoSilver

OH Crap an actual reason for the average person to use a Kinect on PC!

Roger_Smith
Roger_Smith

Not sure about anyone else, but I was terrified by this video. The music and the setting along with how the models moved, it seemed really surreal.

 

I can only imagine the flood of youtube poop vids with garry's mod.

Zonno
Zonno

Yeah, but they have to fix Kinect first, and then we'll have sexy time.

Sardinar
Sardinar

I will make my point clear. 

 

YES.

baxwam
baxwam

Oh boy the madness will only multiply 

SolidTy
SolidTy

Kinect doesn't support my office or livingroom.

Perhaps Kinect 2.0 HD.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

And suddenly the Kinect's potential is realized.

RE2LeonS
RE2LeonS

Now that is friggin cool! I don't care what any of you say, but it's neat to see that Valve is using other company's devices to do something better with it than the original creators intended. I think I would get a Kinect just to do some cool motion capturing. Microsoft should thank them because this actually might boost sales since that means the Kinect device is now tapping into the PC fanbase.

justinka777
justinka777

i can not begin to describe how ausome it is to be able to move and interact a "physical" body within a world.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

I expect all hell will break loose and youtube will be overloaded with crazy videos

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

%$#@ I just insulted Valve on the SE article.. ok Valve is cool again lol this is fantastic!

mkdoomfan2
mkdoomfan2

 @robertcain Chill, if you don't want to use it, then don't use it. It's only an option for the people who have it and want to use it :D

khaos107
khaos107

 @SangheliZealotX Remember the x-box hd dvd player that was funny, remember constant ring of death, remember no hdmi or wi fi support for years that was funny. Ahhh x-box what a piece of poop.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

 @Pyrosa I feel safest of all. I can lock all my doors. It's the only way in.. IN CARS. 

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

 @khaos107  @SangheliZealotX 

 

Remember when the PS3 had backwards compatibility? How about when you could install another OS on it? Or how about when the PS3 used to have more USB and media ports? And there was that time when their network was down for a month and everyone's personal data on PSN was potentially at risk, remember that? I could go on, but I think I have made my point. 

SangheliZealotX
SangheliZealotX

 @khaos107 Remember how the ps3 had no exclusives for the first 3 years and how it cost 600$ and how it had no cross game chat?(oh wait it still doesn't have that) What a piece of poop.

96augment
96augment

 @SangheliZealotX  But it doesn't cost 300 dollars now. It has a lot of good games now. So, you actually try a PS3 game. Not Playstation all-star Battle Royale. Try MGS4 or Demon's Souls or Uncharted 2.

SangheliZealotX
SangheliZealotX

@Rivboets7 @khaos107 since the ps2 outsold the original Xbox 7:1 I wouldn't consider getting beaten by that consoles successor as doing well.