Microsoft has already taken action to block developer ThriXXX's adults-only girl-groping Kinect game from PC release, but that hasn't stopped the El Paso, Texas Fox affiliate from terrifying parents with the thought of their young children touching virtual breasts.
ThriXXX began showing off technical demos for a Kinect-enabled girl fondling simulator earlier this month, with videos depicting a man using his hand to pet and stroke computer generated women. The video clips have been taken off YouTube but still exist on the developer's very not safe for work website, which you can find yourself.
A few days later Microsoft issued a statement to IGN stating that such a game would never be approved by Microsoft for the Kinect. The game could still be released for the PC, of course, but five-year-old Edwin Valverde doesn't likely have his Kinect hooked up to his PC.
Still, his parents are upset, and KFOX14 is ready, willing, and able to share their fears that their child will somehow gain access to this smut while they aren't looking with the general public.
"It's inappropriate, especially when these games are geared towards younger children," said (mother Angelica) Valverde. "You see the commercials on the Disney channel on Nickelodeon of course they're going to want them."
The report features Edwin's grandfather Martin saying that the first thing that crossed his mind when hooking up the Kinect was that someone was going to make pornography for it. That's the first thing that crosses my mind whenever any new product is released. I'm sure I'm not alone here.
The major problem with the report is that it doesn't seem to know the difference between going online with the Xbox 360 and going online with a PC, which are two completely different animals. Only content Microsoft or its Indie Game Creator Community approves gets onto the system. ThriXXX would never have a chance.
It's a silly report, but it is good television. If I were a parent lacking in video game console I'd be scared right now, but then all I would have to do to stay safe is follow Martin's advice.
"It all depends on the adult in the room, parental control is No. 1."
What an informed fellow! I'd shake his hand, if not for his implied masturbation comment.