Kinect is more than an Xbox 360 peripheral, it's the future of Microsoft, or at least a very possible one. It's the beginning of Microsoft's plans for natural user interfaces, the step beyond the thing you're staring at right now.
Peter Molyneux, the main man behind Fable, dropped some good news and some bad news about the next game in that series today: Fable III will not support Microsoft's Kinect controller when the game ships later this year.
Microsoft is promising 15 games at launch for its new motion controller Kinect, which hits first in North America on November 4. Those games include Sonic Free Riders, Dance Masters, another dance based title and at least four fitness games.
In the two years he's been the executive producer for Microsoft's E3 appearance, Aaron Greenberg's brought The Beatles on stage and tonight, Cirque du Soleil. He expects to be asked how he'll outdo that, and he doesn't have an answer.
So the Microsoft Kinect is official, and we've seen a list of exciting new titles making their way to the Xbox 360 motion control device, but where's the innovation? Is Kinect changing the game, or delivering more of the same?
Sometimes, it's handy being reminded that "gamer" is a far bigger term than most of you realise. As evidenced by this Nielsen poll, which amazingly shows that most "gamers" haven't even heard of Project Natal.