Feeds

Microsoft says no to Kinect sex game

Controller hacked for heavy pettin'

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

NSFW Getting down for some 'hot coffee' action isn't going to happen on the Xbox 360, at least not with the Kinect motion control system and not with Microsoft's say-so.

Borrowing the moral police helmet from Apple, Microsoft last night said that a protoype Austrian "sex game interface" based on the hand-tracking Xbox add-on will never be published with its sanction.

Kinect Fondle Game

"Microsoft did not authorise or license its technology for this use," the company stiffly told the LA Times.

"Xbox is a family friendly games and entertainment console and does not allow Adults Only content to be certified for use on its platform, and would not condone this type of game for Kinect."

Its response came after the game's developer, ThriXXX, posted a work in progress video on YouTube of its "3D sex-sim:"

It's pretty limp, but it shows the possibilities.

Crucially, though, the demo doesn't use an Xbox. It uses the Kinect, yes, but connected to a Windows 7 PC running open source tools released after hackers began exploring how the Kinect works.

As such, Microsoft has no real control over the game's release. Assuming it's not a hoax, of course.

Eitehr way, the cat, as they say, is out of the bag. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.