"While Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Steven Spielberg turned a lot of heads at Microsoft's E3 press conference, the name on everyone's lips as they walked out of the Galen Center was Milo.
Was the star of Peter Molyneux's Project Natal tech demo pre-rendered? Did the technology work as well as it seemed to in the video he showed? Or were we being subjected once again to Molyneux's infectious enthusiasm for a project that doesn't quite live up to our expectations?
During E3, I was able to spend a little time with Milo and see the little guy in action.
The good news is: Yes, the demo does act much as Microsoft showed during the E3 video. A young boy chats with you and reacts to your words and voice tone.
The downside is the technology is still remarkably young – and while it's fascinating (and even a little creepy), it's unclear how Molyneux's Lionhead Studios will be able to convert it into a fun game. (And make no mistake; Milo is part of a game.)"