And those are just a start. Accidental game mechanics discovered by non-gaming types who are just out to have some fun with the camera. Imagine what people - like, say, professional game designers! - could come up with when they're given months to think of something, instead of mere weeks.

Here's hoping, then, that beyond the Kinect games we know about - and that ask so little of you - we'll see next year some titles that truly take advantage of what this amazing piece of technology has to offer. Because until we do, Kinect, as exciting as it is for some enterprising souls, is being wasted on games.