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Microsoft: We're Not Having Sex on Kinect

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 41 comments

After all, it's not a XXXbox.

We know that the Microsoft Kinect peripheral can do much more than just interface with the Xbox 360 for some Dance Central. Hackers have been able to make the Kinect system do some pretty amazing things when hooked up to a PC.

Last week we learned that one of those things was making a sex game. An Austrian game developer released a trailer for a game it calls ThriXXX.

Of course, it's just because there was a video demo on YouTube doesn't mean that it'll be a real game. In fact, Microsoft released a statement telling everyone that it won't be endorsing the product or allowing it on the Xbox 360.

"This isn't the first example of a technology being used in ways not intended by its manufacturer, and it won't be the last." the statement said, according to the LA Times.

"Microsoft did not authorize or license its technology for this use," it said. "Xbox is a family friendly games and entertainment console and does not allow Adults Only (AO) content to be certified for use on its platform, and would not condone this type of game for Kinect."

MUST WATCH - The first KINECT SEX GAME tech demo has arrived

Of course, once Kinect is working on PC games, anything goes.

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    LORD_ORION , December 22, 2010 3:21 PM
    "Xbox is a family friendly games and entertainment console and does not allow Adults Only (AO) content to be certified for use on its platform"

    Wait... but you can rent a prostitute on xbox live?
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    LORD_ORION , December 22, 2010 3:22 PM
    Also, that video is NSFW, why would you post it in the main article?
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    stopthe_bomb , December 22, 2010 3:30 PM
    Playboy Mansion... Kinect required? XD
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    buddhav1 , December 22, 2010 3:34 PM
    It's mah turn with the sexbox! It's my sexbox, and her name is Sony!

    Wrong company, I know.
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    hellwig , December 22, 2010 3:36 PM
    Quote:
    "Microsoft did not authorize or license its technology for this use," it said. "Xbox is a family friendly games and entertainment console and does not allow Adults Only (AO) content to be certified for use on its platform, and would not condone this type of game for Kinect."

    Good thing the government says you can't stop people. Imagine if the world actually worked the way Microsoft, Apple, Music Studios, etc.. wanted it to.

    Anyway, I think the premise of the game is pretty depressing and stupid (and I don't own an XBox anyway), but I'm just glad I live in a country/world where people are allowed to create these kinds of things, even if it is stupid.
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    rohitbaran , December 22, 2010 3:39 PM
    I read the title and loled!
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    reprotected , December 22, 2010 3:52 PM
    Xbox is a family friendly console? Hmm... There is so much wrong about that.
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    zak_mckraken , December 22, 2010 3:56 PM
    ThriXXX is not the name of the game, it's the name of the company that's making it.

    http://www.thrixxx.com/

    It's the same company that gave us such games as the award-winning 3D Sex Villa. Not that I've ever played it...
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    zak_mckraken , December 22, 2010 3:57 PM
    greghomeThe Simpsons? Rednecks and broomsticks ?Ep7 Season 21

    Family Guy S03E16- A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas
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    millerm84 , December 22, 2010 4:10 PM
    buddhav1It's mah turn with the sexbox! It's my sexbox, and her name is Sony!Wrong company, I know.


    greghomeThe Simpsons? Rednecks and broomsticks ?Ep7 Season 21


    zak_mckrakenFamily Guy S03E16- A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas


    greghomeI think both have that dialog



    Which brings us full circle to Southpark "Simpsons Already Did It" Season 6 Episode 7 that explains that it's all been done before
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    gm0n3y , December 22, 2010 4:25 PM
    Whatever M$, they can still make the game for xbox, they just won't be able to have any trademarked branding on it. I'm not sure that it would be a very good game, but anything that brings us closer to having sex on a holodeck is good in my book.
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    aaron88_7 , December 22, 2010 4:48 PM
    So it's okay to shoot a cop with a sniper rifle as bystanders realistically react and flea the scene in GTA 4, that is A-OK with Microsoft's definition of family values, but god forbid there be any sex in a game. What a load of hypocritical crap!
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    aftcomet , December 22, 2010 4:53 PM
    aaron88_7So it's okay to shoot a cop with a sniper rifle as bystanders realistically react and flea the scene in GTA 4, that is A-OK with Microsoft's definition of family values, but god forbid there be any sex in a game. What a load of hypocritical crap!


    Don't be a moron.

    It's one thing to fantasize about things we can't do in real life, but it's another to want to simulate something we can do. That's just creepy. Go have sex in real life instead of pretending to do it on a video game console.
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    sliem , December 22, 2010 5:20 PM
    Lol, now there's a reason to buy kinect.
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    chickenhoagie , December 22, 2010 5:22 PM
    Come on microsoft! wheres your open sourceness going..
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    cp8427 , December 22, 2010 5:28 PM
    Lol this would be entertaining for me and the old lady to mess with.
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    tommysch , December 22, 2010 5:43 PM
    Quote:
    "Microsoft did not authorize or license its technology for this use," it said. "Xbox is a family friendly games and entertainment console and does not allow Adults Only (AO) content to be certified for use on its platform, and would not condone this type of game for Kinect."


    Does anyone cares about the KiddiesBox? This is for PC...
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    Zingam , December 22, 2010 7:04 PM
    Haha... that's the only meaningful usage for this piece of....... :D 
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    thermogel , December 22, 2010 7:12 PM
    AftcometDon't be a moron. It's one thing to fantasize about things we can't do in real life, but it's another to want to simulate something we can do. That's just creepy. Go have sex in real life instead of pretending to do it on a video game console.

    sliemLol, now there's a reason to buy kinect.


    Banging chicks that look like Playmates is a fantasy for most men that will never happen. And thats not ok? But killing cops is?
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    descendency , December 22, 2010 7:54 PM
    Like it or not, sex will always be worse than killing in the US. It's just the culture.

    This game could absolutely be released in japan though (call it Rape+)
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