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What? It took two full months for someone to make a Kinect sex game? C’mon, porn industry — you generally move faster than that!

Joking aside (or maybe not), you read that right: There are sex games in the works for Kinect, Microsoft’s new motion sensor for the Xbox 360. ThriXXX, maker of such titles as “3D SexVilla2,” “Fetish 3D” and “3D Slut,” is working on technology for its games that allows people to, um, interact with virtual women through motion gestures and voice commands via Kinect.

“The Kinect controller is astonishing new technology that allows users to experience cybersex like never before!” Brad Abram, ThriXXX’s vice president of business development, said in a news release. “It’s novel, sexy, social, age-spanning, crazy, and a rush to have virtual control at this level.”

The technology should be completed next year, making all ThriXXX games compatible with Kinect, according to the news release.

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Federal authorities in the first-of-its-kind game-console–modding criminal trial abruptly dropped their prosecution here Thursday, “based on fairness and justice.”

“The government has decided to dismiss the indictment,” prosecutor Allen Chiu told the judge shortly before the jury was to be seated on the third day of trial.

The announcement came a day after a whirlwind of legal jockeying in the case against defendant Matthew Crippen, a 28-year-old Southern California man. The government charged that Crippen, a hotel car-parking manager, ran a small business from his Anaheim home modifying the firmware on Xbox 360 optical drives to make them capable of running pirated or unauthorized games.

Read More: WIRED


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OK, the chances of the next XBox being called 720 are 50:50 at best but, for now, at least you all know what we’re talking about. While the name and final design for the box and packaging might still be up in the air, the internals appear to have been locked down. KitGuru investigates.

Microsoft launched its original little black XBox in 2001. Famously, the press sheets on the chairs at the seats in the announcement hall had AMD specifications the evening before, but Intel ones the morning of the actual launch. nVidia was always a lock on the graphics etc, but last minute dealing had meant the CPU was a Pentium surprise for most people.

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Microsoft has officially launched their Xbox LIVE Rewards program today. The program is open to all Xbox LIVE members, both paid and free.

Though the program is open to the Silver Xbox LIVE members, the Gold Xbox LIVE members will be able to take advantage of more opportunities to earn reward points. Users will earn points for things like purchasing an Xbox Live Gold membership, or purchase game and movies from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. According to USA Today, Microsoft will also be offering surveys and promotions to help users earn more points.

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About half of Microsoft’s 25 million Xbox Live members worldwide are Gold subscribers.

Speaking at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. this morning, Microsoft’s Dennis Durkin, head of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, reaffirmed the importance of Xbox Live for keeping its audience engaged on the Xbox 360 console.

“Of our 25 million members, about half of them are subscribers to the business and pay us about $60 a year for that,” Durkin stated. “So it’s a very large business for us and for our partners.”

Read More: IGN

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Despite rumors that Microsoft’s Silverlight platform was going to be left behind based on IE9’s push for HTML 5, the Silverlight team is still hard at work on bringing the web technology to all platforms.

Microsoft has put out a job advertisement asking for a software development engineer to help bring the technology to Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Silverlight has been put into full use on Microsoft’s own site and is finding a place among the web media world. The technology is also the developmental basis of Windows Phone 7, although only applications, not the web plugins run Silverlight.

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