Feeds

Porn biz sets sights on PlayStation 2, XXX-box

Come PlayStation with me...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

The porn industry is said to be the hidden hand behind the success of the VHS home video format over the superior Betamax - and it could do the same for Sony's PlayStation 2.

According to Games Business, Vivid Interactive - it's the world's largest purveyor of adult movies, we're told - plans to launch a series of interactive titles specifically for the new platform, courtesy, in part, of its built-in DVD playback functionality.

Actually, Vivid's titles seem, if you will, a little flaccid. The two titles - Interactive Mind Teazzer and Body Parts - are "are puzzle titles in which, upon matching various heads, torsos and legs, users unlock an erotic video striptease". Which is probably all the 'interactivity' the average hairy-palmed Men Only reader can cope with.

Sony is unlikely to be too pleased with the matter - digital smut hardly sits happily alongside the Japanese giant's clean-as-a-whistle corporate image - but there's not a lot it can do. Vivid's titles are really just cleverly constructed DVDs, so don't rely on Sony technology - the PlayStation is simply a well-branded playback device.

That said, "Sony doesn't officially condone [our work], but they're realistic about the adult-entertainment market and are not going out of their way to drive away or obstruct it," Vivid president David James told Games Business.

"The fact that the coding allows you to play our titles on the PlayStation 2 is a bonus from out perspective because it opens our products up to their market. There's nothing Sony can do to stop us."

Or Microsoft, for that matter - Vivid plans to market its interactive DVDs as X-box titles too. ®

Related Stories

Fantasy gamer banned in porno row
Pair of Brits on foreign porn charge
Click here for furniture porn!
Porn Queen Danni fights to hold record breaker crown
Porno Webmasters nailed in $43m credit scam

Related Link

Games Business' article is posted on DVD Future

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more
Oh yeah ... and a 30% cut for Amazon to seal the deal
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London
Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.