When I punch a man in real life, no cartoon words pop up in front of my fist. But on the 1960s Batman TV show that kind of thing happened when heroes traded fists with villains.

Now, thanks to the Xbox 360's Kinect sensor array and students at Carnegie Mellon University, we can enjoy that element of Batman's TV world.

This Kinect hack was created by CMU student Maya Irvine. Nice work!

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