Thanks for cluing me in. I am not that savy on the gaming industry. We just got a Nintendo a few months ago and we love it. I'm just interesting in what MSFT is coming up with in terms of new technology for the computer gaming industry. I thought Kinect was for the Xbox so if you buy the new Slim Xbox, you are ready for Kinect. I do know the software though as I use Word daily in my word processing business. Still using 2003 and will have to get used to the new 2010 soon enough.