Let's be honest. Pets are a lot of hard work, they take up inordinate amounts of time and they poo everywhere. Upgrade that to the cubs of wild animals like lions, tigers and leopards, and there's a recipe for GBH too. Not so with Kinectimals, which allows you to play with a virtual pet who'll react to your bodily movements and bounce/roll/trot/pounce around like a fluffy loon depending on what you do. The facial expressions on the creatures can be a little sinister, but it's also an incredibly endearing (though there's plenty of room for improvement) distraction for the little ones. TGC have it at a sub-£20 price at the moment, saving you nearly £4. That's got to be worth not getting mauled by a tiger cub. Goonertillidie is at it again and gets a Top Gun cyber-five for his troubles.