The month has been full of “OMFG when will someone develop a sex game for Microsoft’s new Kinect thingie” and I have not chimed in, because I don’t have one handy and I haven’t had time to find someone who does. (Also, that two-day-jobs thing really cuts into the rest of one’s life, has anyone else noticed this?)
ThriXXX has been active in the 3D sex game space for years, and you might have already seen its trailer for its Kinect-enabled hands-on game. Sure, the hand is dismembered, but if you’re into the game, you won’t even notice. If you have a powerful enough imagination to hook yourself into a game like this (and I do), a little thing like a Thing avatar isn’t going to toss you out of the scene.
You can already interact with some of ThriXXX’s games with a Fleshlight and the VStroker interface. I don’t know if the new game will support a Kinect for your limbs and body with a Fleshlight for your cock at the same time — I’ll email the guys and let you know their answer, I’m sure I have their contact info around here somewhere — but I sure hope so.
I know a few different folks are working on bringing motion capture to real-time interaction between people in 3D platforms. I see ThriXXX’s Kinect hack as an interim step, or maybe a practice ground, that combines mocap and teledildonics. The games get you used to strapping on transmitters and controlling your avatar with your whole body. The next step will be playing with professional performers through their avatars, and then sex with long-distance lovers.
Perhaps we can even have the cybersex Renaissance some of us have been hoping for, and there will be peace on earth and goodwill toward geeks. RAmen.