Microsoft’s Kinect has been in the market for just over two months and it’s already been hacked. While some students from MIT have chosen to make a Minority Report-esque interface, adult software company, ThriXXX has decided to use it for more naughty purposes. It’s still work-in-progress but they’ve figured out a way to let users fondle semi-naked women using Microsoft’s motion-controlled technology.
Here’s what ThriXXX had to say in a recent interview with CNET, “The Kinect interface provides another exciting interface option for users of the sex simulation software to control the experience in extraordinary new ways. Controller-free is the next generation of game user interfaces, allowing users to use gestures, spoken commands, or objects to control in-game action that creates a completely new sex game activity and magical experience.”
Microsoft is obviously not too happy about this since Kinect was targeted at the “casual” gamer to include both women and children, both of which I'm sure will not be too interested in fondling women. According to Gamespot they’ve issued an official statement saying: “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. Microsoft did not authorize or license its technology for this use and will take appropriate action against violations of its intellectual property. 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.”
So does this make the Kinect a platform for “hardcore” games?
PS: If you're keen on checking the demo out, it's there on Youtube. We haven't embedded it here for obvious reasons.