This is my first post on the forum. I bought Kinect just because I love the video kinect feature. Two days ago when my 2 years old daughter wanted to chat with my parents 3000 km away, like always, I turned on the Xbox Kinect.
Lo and behold, MSN messenger sign in didn't work. I though it was my firewall going haywire. So I double checked and triple checked and got myself another router and checked. Didn't work. Now my two cents.
1) I knew MS was going to move to SKYPE, but what you didn't deliver well was the message where video kinect was not going to work with SKYPE or MSN messenger after March.
2) I stood by MS Xbox when my friends told me to get PS3, I just loved all the features of messenger tie ins.
3) I understand it is a feature and may not make money for MS, but you know, MS messenger is staple of IMs and video chats. Soon, I will be looking for alternatives. Nevermind the GOLD membership, I wanted to stand by MS.
4) At least, MS PR can come out and say either you are working on something that will work on Xbox and SKYPE or say NO there won't be any.
Let me tell you that I am so close on building a HTPC and forget XBOX altogether. Money set a side, I really don't know what you will pull in the future for your XBOX frenchise.
A very pissed off customer.