Strategy Informer: "Are we becoming more tolerant of absurd names in the video games world, or is it that games are driving us all a little loopy too? We've had the Dreamcast, the Gamecube, the Wii... all names we screwed our faces up at when we first heard them, then quickly came to accept. Now we have Microsoft's latest hardware venture called Kinect, which is a clever name in one sense, and really very silly in another.
Let's skim over the label, however, and talk about whether this upcoming motion-controlled peripheral is actually any good. Kinect is rather unique compared to its Sony and Nintendo rival, in that it provides a controller-free experience without the need for a waggle stick - as Microsoft are so keen to point out, 'You are the controller'. Of course, with this type of technology you find a varied mix of commotion surrounding it. Will it work properly, how accurate will it be, how bad is the lag..."