The Unsexy Valley

Tracy Clark-Flory reviews the first sex game for the Xbox Kinect (for a NSFW YouTube simulation, check after the jump):

[E]xciting! At least in theory. There's been a lot of hype around the potential for harnessing the device -- which turns the human body into a remote control -- for pornographic pursuits. However, the first glimpse of what that could mean is decidedly unsexy.

The preview shows a developer moving his hand this way and that, which causes a disembodied hand to feel up a virtual girl in the game. As some bloggers have suggested, it's like watching Thing from "The Addams Family" get busy -- which is rather unsettling (although, hand and amputee fetishists might disagree). This is a beta release and the preview is limited to "fondling-only mode," according to Nerve, so you can look forward to full-body interaction. Teledildonics are also likely to be introduced so that users aren't just humping air.

I have to say I'm baffled that this is the best we've come up with. Combine the multi-billion-dollar porn industry with today's most advanced technology and all you get is a perverted mime act?

Drum roll, please:

For the ladies there's always the Shake Weight.