2010: Year in Review

The Escapist Staff | 31 Dec 2010 12:00
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December 10th, 2010

Scumbag Steals Game Consoles From Kids With Cancer


Yeah, the story's as bad as it sounds.

The Holidays always seem to bring out some truly stunning stories of human greed, and this year doesn't seem to be an exception. Recently, in North Carolina, a thief broke into a medical center and stole a number of game consoles that were intended for kids who are recovering from cancer.

The guy pictured here broke into an office at Carolinas Medical Center Campus and stole an Xbox (original or 360 hasn't been clarified), as well as four other consoles. As you can see from this photo, the thief wasn't terribly bright and actually looked at this security camera; many other cameras caught him on tape, too.

Read more about this theft and how the man behind the crime is now behind bars.

December 15th, 2010

First Kinect Sex Game Prototype Pops Up [NSFW]


Evidence of the first working prototype for a Kinect sex simulator is just as disturbing as you'd imagine.

It's human nature for us to attempt to use any new technology to satisfy our most basic needs. Many credit the growth of the internet, for example, to the proliferation of pornography across its various tubes. Ever since Kinect was Project Natal, people have been speculating what kind of sex games would be possible with a technology that can detect body parts and project them in a digital space. With the drivers to control Kinect now freely available, dildonics experts like Kyle Machulis have come out to explain how a possible application for interactive sex might work. Kinect has only been out a month and a half, but it appears that we have the first working prototype of a sex simulator. ThriXXX games posted a video today that shows a man using Kinect to "lay hands" on a digital female body.

ThriXXX games has been around since 2001 providing software which allows you to, well, screw anything that you might want. The ThriXXX website calls titles like 3D Sex Villa 2 and Fetish 3D "animated interactive sex games." The company has revamped its technology many times, including support for "interactive sextoys" like the V-Stroker to manipulate the images depicted in the game, among other things.

Read more about this game and the efforts that Microsoft will go to to keep these kinds of titles from the Xbox platform.

December 17th, 2010

Blizzard Admits that Titan Is Real


Leaked documents revealed Blizzard's next big MMO project to the media ahead of schedule.

It may have started as a single word in a leaked document of questionable veracity, but Blizzard has confirmed that Titan is real and is something that the studio is currently working on.

Speaking at the Spike Videogame Awards, Blizzard VP and World of Warcraft executive producer Frank Pierce said that Titan was Blizzard's next-gen MMO. The media wasn't supposed to know anything about it though, Pierce said, as Blizzard was only talking about it to potential new recruits.

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