Most of your comments re: Alien and the bad xeno suit also apply to Jaws. The mechanical shark was terrible, never worked right, so Spielberg had to rely on shots of a dorsal fin and other tricks to build suspense.
Agree with you on Super Meat Boy Forever. Checked it at PAX and it didn't play well at all. Hope it was the device, and I hope they polish it up to Rayman Jungle Run/Fiesta Run levels of precision. COuld be great, but right now I don't have a good feeling about it. At all.
For 2.5 billion, you could buy sanity. Also love and happiness.
Having that amount of cash presents it's own, new problems re: "sanity". It's like the curse of winning the lottery. Most people's lives completely fall apart after a giant windfall. Here's to hoping Notch hasn't just traded one set of problems for another.
"I don’t know if it’s possible for Kinect to learn a primary voice over time, but that would be awfully useful in the future."
I think it can learn a primary voice over time. If this is any indication, the 360 version of Kinect did indeed learn my voice over time. It will not respond to commands from my wife and son, but it correctly interprets my voice commands 99% of the time.