MS not thrilled by Kinect sex game

"It won't be the last," company sighs.

When Microsoft invented Kinect, wobbling boobies probably weren't top of the feature titlist, sorry, hitlist.

It's with a sigh, then, that Microsoft addresses the recent ThriXXX video that shows Kinect being used as a tool for virtual arousal.

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

"Microsoft did not authorise or license its technology for this use.

"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."

Sex-game maker ThriXXX took advantage of the hacked drivers for Kinect. The demonstration shows a disembodied hand, controlled by the user's own hand, fondling enthusiastic strumpets.

But there have been other more wholesome examples of what the Kinect technology can do. One clever sausage knocked-up a Minority Report-style demonstration that we duly dribbled over.

And despite Microsoft's condemnation of Kinect's pornographic potential, the company has openly promised not to prosecute hackers tinkering with the Kinect camera on PC.

Last week, Eurogamer broke the news that Microsoft intends to quadruple the accuracy of the Kinect camera - a feat that would make finger movements and hand rotation detectable by the device.

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