It'll be a case of Marmite - you will "either like it or dislike it," and says it will either "inspire" or "doom" the tech. You could always just keep calling it Natal...
"I, like many others, decried Nintendo naming their new console the Wii. And yet look at how many units it's sold. The trick is in the magic of the experience," Toulouse, reports . It will polarise opinion admits the Microsoft man.
"People will either like it or dislike it, proclaim it to be an inspired choice or a mistake that will doom the product to failure," he went on. Toulouse admits he's been generally cynical about their choices for Project Natal's true name.
"Evoking both 'Kinetic' and 'Connection', it embodies so much of what the technology achieves when you actually use it..." he notes.
"Critics always s*** all over the marketing people who choose names they don't like, and when they really nail it, rarely give them the honours they deserve."
"So congratulations to the marketing folks in our group. Kinect is a perfect name for this technology, you nailed it. And I simply cannot wait for everyone to be able to use it."
So how does this 'Kinect' moniker sit with you, videogamer? It's?