X-Rated Video Game Creates Buzz in SoFla

Sex game is not approved by Xbox or parents

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    A new game is unlike anything you've ever seen on the X-Box before. It's an X-rated game that isn't even available yet but it got a ton of buzz on the internet. (Published Friday, Apr 15, 2011)

    It's the hottest trend in video games -- the Xbox Kinect -- a system where you don't use a controller, just body movements.

    "They absolutely love it, If we didn't stop them from playing, they'd go on all day," said Daniel and Suzan Gonzalez, whose three kids are addicted to their new gaming system.

    D.J., Di Angelo, and Savannah Gonzalez can be found kicking and jumping in their living room in Doral, playing Xbox Kinect games like "Rally Ball" and "River Rafting." But what if they could use their bodies to virtually touch scantily clad animated figures?

    A company called Thrixxx.com created a demo of a sex simulator game that shows how your hand could control a virtual hand that touches nearly naked women.

    The front page of Thrixxx.com says it's a "Kinect hack to utilize the sensor as a control input" for their sex games.

    A "hack" is not authorized by Xbox, but can be downloaded on the Internet and after a few steps, played through the Kinect.

    The Gonzalez's had never heard of thrixxx.com's sex game and never imagined that a video game could involve such graphic sex scenes. But they say they make a point of monitoring what their kids are playing anyway.

    "For the most part, they play in the living room," said Suzan. "So I can look from the kitchen and they don't have anything they're not allowed to play with."

    Microsoft is the company behind Xbox Kinect and they said in a statement, "Xbox is a family friendly games and entertainment console and does not allow (AO) Adults Only content to be certified for use on its platform, and would not condone this type of game for Kinect."

    "You have to know your kids," said Daniel Gonzalez. "If I had any inclination my kids would be into something like this, I'd be on the lookout."

    A spokesperson from Thrixxx.com argues that instead of alarming parents about the dangers of sex in video games, we should warn them about the murder, blood and violence in games that are approved by major gaming systems (including Xbox).

    Right now, Thrixxx.com's sex game is not on the market and their spokesperson said it won't be any time soon. He also said only PC hacker enthusiasts will have smarts to make the sex game work with Kinect's web-cam, so that would virtually eliminate children from playing the game.

     

    Follow Adam Kuperstein on Twitter at @akuperstein.