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Kinect hack controls Super Mario Bros.

Video: watch a man run and jump his way through Mario games

Finally, we're past all the boring videos of super nerds showing how Kinect's gyroscope data can be tracked on PC. Now we're onto the thing that really matters; how it can be used to control old Nintendo games.

The fairly normal-looking dude in the video below is actually a genius. We know this because he's the guy, under the alias 'Yankeyan', who made the magic you're about to see possible.

Watch as he runs and jumps his way through the original NES Mario games, and wish you could create something half as cool in your life.

Who cares if it's practically unplayable (makes you appreciate simple buttons even more, doesn't it?) - this is the stuff of every Mario kids' dreams.

[ SOURCE: Game Informer ]