Microsoft Studios Creative boss, Peter Molyneux, is finding ever more wonderful ways to defend Kinect from critics who say that aside from dancing, it's not utterly wonderful. The new defence concerns Commodore's legendary Amiga home computer.
Why is Kinect getting all the criticism? "You know what? This is exactly like the mid-80s when we got the Amiga and we started playing with a mouse", says Peter.
"I can remember everyone writing about how the mouse is the worst thing for gaming and it took a little while for the development community to start exploring and experiment with it. But out of that exploration and experimentation came Wolfenstein
and real-time strategy games. Before that we were all doing stuff with a joystick."
What this means is either, as Peter says, that "any invention as big as Kinect just takes a while for us to get our teeth into."
Or that like the Amiga, Kinect will fade into memory?
Oh, and Peter Molyneux also runs Lionhead which produces games that are definitely not on rails!