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Microsoft To Back Kinect-Based Startups 200

Posted by timothy
from the cheaper-than-going-through-hr-dept dept.
angry tapir writes "Microsoft has announced a program designed to help 10 developers or startups launch businesses around products for Kinect, the controller that senses motion and voice. Developers with Kinect applications for the Xbox or Windows are invited to apply to the Kinect Accelerator program, even though Microsoft does not yet allow the sale of products based on Kinect for Windows."
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Microsoft To Back Kinect-Based Startups

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  • Re:Yay (Score:5, Funny)

    by Ethanol-fueled (1125189) on Sunday November 20, 2011 @09:07PM (#38120200) Homepage Journal
    Microsoft are already aware [latimes.com] of sex-themed software for Kinect, and have rejected licensing and support for that purpose. As others have pointed out ad-nauseum, it's very hypocritical - You can massacre a whole room full of innocent bystanders in Modern Warfare 2, but you can't pinch a virtual tittie?

    It's a shame, because Microsoft and its licensees are missing out on so much potential revenue. Your idea would be well-suited to those minigames between stages where both players have to hammer both buttons as fast as they can, and the first one to inflate the balloon or destroy the car won. Except, instead of pressing the buttons, you're jacking off. Against another man, who is standing right next to you. That would be a cool arcade.

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