games on the xbox have always been “apps” that i use, but this christmas kinect games like joyride, dance central and even the included kinect adventures have provided hours of entertainment for family and friends.  the controller free play was really cool and even how it works with zune video amazed me.  i’ve had it since it launched on november 4th and am still amazed every time i use it.  even kinectanimals has been entertaining and the amount of physical activity involved has been an added plus.