Interactive porn: Finally, Kinect might become useful to grown-ups

Maybe not the mature titles you were hoping for though...

The solution: More mature experiences for the system.

According to one Kinect hacker, the potential is there, buthe's probablynot talking about the kind of mature you wereexpecting...

Kyle Machulis, ofNFSW sex and tech blogslashdong has been looking into Kinect's potential as facilitator of interactive porn, and although he's had mixed results, he reckons there it's possible. The main problem with using Kinect's motion capture for full blown "Your wang is the controller" action is that it isn't set up to register anything that small. Don't be embarrassed. I'm not talking about you personally. It's just that Kinect is all about limbs and torsos and stuff, rather thab less prominentbody parts.Hey seriously, don't worry. It's been pretty cold lately.

Thus, you'd have to get seriously close to the camera in order to get a useable signal,and withbits of anatomyoverlaid closely withothers there's some majordistortion in-bound.But there is hope for those wanting to control digital dirt-vision with their hands-free motion controller, though it might not strictly be a hands-free solution. Kinect is good with gestures, so while polishing one's spam-javelin for battle might be slightly too intimate an action tousewithout careful coding, it's entirely possible that Kinect can "know you are masturbating, and use that information to control shit".

Exploring Kinect's real-time avatar-mapping abilities - already seen in plenty of its launch games - Machulis adds that Kinect "can also make bad 3D porn of you while you masturbate and control, or it can overlay cartoony shit on you so you don’t have to be you while you’re doing whatever it is you do to yourself." And while results are sketchy at the moment, he fully expects "we’ll see [hacked] kinect porn and possibly kinect skype services within the month"

Just in time for fun and games with the family after Christmas dinner then. Who's hot for this?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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