I can just see it - put together by geeks for geeks neither who have yet to participate in the real act - should be a great game ;)
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 …
"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."
So GTA isn't adult only then?
Course callously mowing down pedestrians, hiring then blowing the brains out of prostitutes is fun for the whole family.
That's our culture though isn't it - violence is fine and a bit of consensual kinky fun is evil.
My cousin (hence the anon), aged 11 has all the Call of Duty games (against my suggestion that shooting Russian civilians was a bit disturbing..), however he isn't allowed GTA, because of the prostitutes...
Its crazy. Natural human process of survival bad - ending another life harmeless fun.
The world needs to have a long hard look in the mirror and work out where its priorities lie.
The main reason though you never see any "AO" aduits only rated games for any of the consoles is that a certain US retailer who's name ends with "Mart" and begins with "Wall" won't touch 'em with a barge pole.
This one retailer pretty much has a whole industry held to ransom in terms of what is suitable content.
As for Kinect and it being "family friendly" - now I know what they mean after seeing those youtube videos of family members physically "kinecting" with each other rather painfully it seems while playing the bloody thing! It should come with an inflatable boxing ring and padded headgear to protect nippers from getting smacked round the chops by their parents while playing Just Dance!
Smiley face cos its Wallmarts acid house and early 90's rave scene inspired inspired mascot isn't it?
GTA isn't adult only. I think it's rated "Teen" in the US, though they seem to ignore ratings.
I think they're missing an opportunity. They could use it as a sex ed toy to train them up before they're old enough to do the real thing. They have to learn before doing everything else, so it might do them some good.
Saw it on 2ch running Real Kanojo - the origonal game had an option for using two mice (may also have had a link for one of those remote control vaginas), it was worth adapting just for the lulz though, and hey it may increase the sales in Japan as basement dwellers decide the kinect may be useful somewhere in their lives. No one else in Japan will need one (or has a house big enough to use one)
The same argument is surely true of any activity.
What's the point of Kinect biking? Surely the whole point of riding a bike is some real exercise and getting amongst nature or vehicles emitting real fumes?
And tennis is about getting burned in the sun and looking at those cute chicks in short dresses.
Surely car driving is about feeling the acceleration of the car and mowing down real prostitutes rather than just watching the pixels flash by in GTA?
All it's missing are the 3D glasses and force-feedback gloves, calibrating the correct visual depth of the 3D might turn into that Harry & Sally scene though:
"Touch me here...oooh! And here....ahhhh! And here....oh yes! yes! yes!!"
Mine's the dirty mac with the holes in the pockets...
...tends towards the Victorian: It's okay to let the undercurrent population get maimed or killed but sex? Ah, well. That's really not suitable for us prudes, don't you know.
After all, there's plenty in the Bible that covers destruction of life - backed by the right to bear arms - but very little to do with sex beyond '...and Mary didn't know Joseph' (which is rather tame these days). Come to think of it, I'm not sure the US constitution even mentions sex beyond brotherly love (yes, I'm taking it out of conext. Calm down at the back).
... in the Trade Section, there was a new "toy" from Japan which was a synthetic female hand attached to a mechanism which would allow it to slide up and down in synchronisation with the motions of a young lady on a video which would play on your computer.
I can't help thinking that with that and the game in this article plus a webcam there's a whole new world of (ahem) "interactive communications devices" just waiting to be developed...!!!
The original prototypes had on-board bones processing, and the bones model didn't recognise fingers.
The bones processing was taken out (ostensibly as a cost saving, but more likely cos they knew the device was going to be hackable, and they'd effectively be giving cheap motion capture to ever cartoon and video-game studio in the world) so these guys must be making their own bones from the video feed. The original bones model didn't follow fingers because of size and processing speed, but in this game the hand appears to be held closer to the camera than usual, and the software is only tracking the hand, so it's not having to do any more work than the basic bones model used in the dance sim, for example.
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