We've made it an important milestone in the increasingly long list of hacks that transform Microsoft's Kinect from Xbox 360 motion controller into something grander. World of Warcraft is now playable with Kinect hand-waving action.

The Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California demonstrates its Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit (FAAST) technology in this World of Warcraft for Kinect demo. Using open source software and smarts, the eggheads at USC can control some of WoW's simpler actions—movement, spellcasting, targeting—with the Xbox 360 add-on.

FAAST is designed to be used with off-the-shelf game software and can be configured to work with different titles. See the more mobile, possible future of MMO play in this YouTube video.

World of Warcraft with Microsoft Kinect [YouTube]