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Wave Your Hands for Gesture-Based Angry Birds on Your Samsung Smart TV

There are only so many ways that you can reinvent the slingshot. Rovio has already changed the game with Angry Birds Space, but now they’re reading to get you off your butt and waving your hands frantically in the air with a gesture-based version of Angry Birds. And they’re doing it with Samsung smart TVs.

Apparently, Rovio and Samsung have been working together on this project for months and they’re almost ready to launch. The Samsung ES7000, ES8000, and ES9000 series smart TVs have a built-in camera at the top, working in a similar way to the Xbox Kinect. You get motion recognition. So, you can grab your little feathered friend, pull back on that virtual slingshot, and hurl him once again into the pig-protecting structure. And all of this is done without a touchscreen or a traditional controller.

I’m not convinced. Even setting aside how many of us have become bored with Angry Birds and how Rovio has flooded the market with the franchise, I imagine the lack of precision with the gesture controls would get to me more than anything. The tiniest changes in shooting angle and strength totally change the trajectory.

If you’re still inclined (and you still want to play Angry Birds), you can expect the gesture-based game to show up in the Samsung TV app store within the next month or so. The Angry Birds Animated Series gets flung onto the video-on-demand service shortly thereafter in the fall.

Via The Verge

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