Streaming Porn Service Coming to Next Xbox

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To be serious about it for a moment (seriously, guys) the porn industry is facing piracy challenges of the sort that would give videogame executives nightmares. The content is widely available, even to people who don't know anything more than how to launch their browser, there's virtually nothing to differentiate it ("Scale Bustin' Babes 41" is a real title, by the way, and I doubt very much that anyone could convince me it's meaningfully different from Big Naturals 18) and almost none of us "need" a particular title or series anyway, and perhaps worst of all, there's no real interest in fighting to protect porn copyrights, because hey, it's porn. You may get indignant because people are ripping off the latest creative endeavour by Irrational or Bungie or Mojang, but how many people are really going to stand up and express outrage because the makers of "10 Man Cum Slam" aren't getting paid? Very few, I suspect.

(And yes, that is a real title too.)

Pahahaha!!

I don't know what mug pays for porn but I think I'll download this so everyone can see it and when I have friends over, hand them a controller and tell them to not mind the sticky.
I guess it'd show up on your dashboard too?

"[friend]- watching Anal Boutique" I love knowing when my friends are jacking off.

Unlimited HD porn? No thanks. There's some things that weren't meant to be seen with all of the high-clarity and definition on offer, especially on a 60'' screen.

Oh, right, jokes. "SugarDVD - the real always on box, helping every quick time event in your day".

Wait... people pay for porn?

Hmm...

Mumorpuger:
Man, I hope this thing has Kinect support. :P

So it turns off the "pay per minute" streaming when you're done?

burningdragoon:
Will there be leaderboards?

Gives a whole new meaning to "speed run."

Also, I don't want to know where I rank among my friends.

frizzlebyte:

Britishfan:
Wait, there's going to be porn showing on a device that will have a permanently on 3D camera? hmmmmmm.......

And a microphone. 8-|

George Orwell would be horrified, I'm sure. He just thought the threat was the government, not corporations.

Unlike Winston Smith we actually have a choice as to whether or not we install such a device in our homes. But this whole thing does certainly make ol' George's views all the more poignant.

OT: As much as I appreciate the joyful convenience of porn at your fingertips (lol pun intended) I don't really want it on my video game consoles. In fact I don't want anything on my video game consoles except the ability to play small shiny discs with interactive software on them. God damn...

so im guessing this is going to be on fox news the next slow day,

waits with popcorn.

Remember what they did with mass effect, why not hand them the report now.

can i at least hope the new xbox will be called the xxxbox, it is the third x... box after all.... the puns they burn.....

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
Wii U already lets you watch Spankwire and Xvideo through the browser for free :P Though to be fair, I think any console with a browser does.

Yeah, TNAflix has a custom site for PS3 browsers. The sang still holds, "only a fool pays for porn online."

Andy Chalk:

As usual, no links will be provided.

...But if you can't figure it out from the big headliner image with the site's url spelled out on the bottom, you shouldn't be accessing pornography anyway.

Or allowed to handle sharp objects.

Or possibly any object large enough to clog your breathing passages.

Annnnyway... I don't think the availability of porn is really enough to make up for the alleged (but increasingly likely-sounding) inability to play used games.

All of this news is made greater by the comments :')

Seriously, comedy gold going on here!

I still have no idea why people pay for porn, but as to why there's no controversy, the public seems to think that if a game is on shelves, you should make it expecting 8 year olds to play it due to a mix of terrible parenting and a blind shop assistant. Which is blatantly not the case, they have age ratings. Just because people ignore them all the time doesn't mean developers should have to act like they aren't there. A porn streaming service is also optional, age-restricted and paid, but doesn't have the same stupid expectation that 8 year olds will be using it regardless.

Zachary Amaranth:

Mumorpuger:
Man, I hope this thing has Kinect support. :P

So it turns off the "pay per minute" streaming when you're done?

No way! So I can know how many calories I've burned!

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Proverbial Jon:

frizzlebyte:

Britishfan:
Wait, there's going to be porn showing on a device that will have a permanently on 3D camera? hmmmmmm.......

And a microphone. 8-|

George Orwell would be horrified, I'm sure. He just thought the threat was the government, not corporations.

Unlike Winston Smith we actually have a choice as to whether or not we install such a device in our homes. But this whole thing does certainly make ol' George's views all the more poignant.

OT: As much as I appreciate the joyful convenience of porn at your fingertips (lol pun intended) I don't really want it on my video game consoles. In fact I don't want anything on my video game consoles except the ability to play small shiny discs with interactive software on them. God damn...

The thing that creeps me out is, how long before we *don't* have a choice? Not out of direct compulsion, but rather having no alternative but to live a Luddite's existence? For instance, show me a laptop or cell phone that doesn't have a camera and a microphone in it somewhere. And how often does one cover that camera, or turn off that microphone?

A lot fewer than I'm comfortable with, I'd wager.

It's that illusion of choice that makes society complacent, I think.

Now we know what the new console will be called.

The XXXBox.

Also a nice double meaning (oo-er) seeing as it's the third console.

Andy Chalk:
To be serious about it for a moment (seriously, guys) the porn industry is facing piracy challenges of the sort that would give videogame executives nightmares.

Certainly they're never going to win significant public (or political) support in the same way other branches of the entertainment industry can, but some studios/sites are quite active in getting their content removed from streaming sites and trackers. I recall at least a few sites that had a prohibited list, of content that couldn't be uploaded, presumably the result of some agreement (or threat of legal action, or both.)

I guess the adult industry also benefits from production costs that are miniscule compared to the film, music or games industry. They don't have to make nearly as much money back to cover their costs before they're into profit.

Legion:
Does anybody else find it strange that a bigger deal hasn't been made over this?

I'm enraged, personally. Who are the people who still pay for porn let alone on their console? Savages.

Legion:
Does anybody else find it strange that a bigger deal hasn't been made over this?

Not because it should be an issue, but considering PG13 sex scenes in games cause such outrage half of the time, I'd expect the "angry ignorant parent" collective to be causing a fuss and claiming that console developers are trying to sell porn to kids.

The Xbox has become more of a "media" device now what with plenty of people using it to stream movies and what not. I'd go as far as to say that some people might actually just use it instead of cable/satellite. With that in mind it's not too far a step for them to take as it would be the equivalent of having those adult oriented pay-per-view channels.

Andy Chalk:
To be serious about it for a moment (seriously, guys) the porn industry is facing piracy challenges of the sort that would give videogame executives nightmares. The content is widely available, even to people who don't know anything more than how to launch their browser, there's virtually nothing to differentiate it ("Scale Bustin' Babes 41" is a real title, by the way, and I doubt very much that anyone could convince me it's meaningfully different from Big Naturals 18) and almost none of us "need" a particular title or series anyway, and perhaps worst of all, there's no real interest in fighting to protect porn copyrights, because hey, it's porn. You may get indignant because people are ripping off the latest creative endeavour by Irrational or Bungie or Mojang, but how many people are really going to stand up and express outrage because the makers of "10 Man Cum Slam" aren't getting paid? Very few, I suspect.

(And yes, that is a real title too.)

Now now my good sir, I believe Scale Bustin Babes showcases larger to BBW women, while Big Naturals is for "regular" (no offence to anyone who may feel so by that) sized women with large breasts!

But yeah it is a bit of a bad case really, they don't get the kind of defence other mediums get because like you say, it's porn. But the people still do their bit and deserve to get paid for it. And some of them really do put quite a lot of effort in, Axl Brauns Dark Knight Stuff gets a special mention because the outfits were actually better than the ones in the movies(Catwoman /looked/ like Catwoman for a start and Batmans outfit was pretty sweet). And he filmed the climax of "The Killing Joke" complete with a genuinely terrifying Joker. But then you're right even after saying that, I'm still not likely to stand in defence of porn either because it would make me a massive hypocrite.

It's just that porn occupies that bit of our brain, subconscious or not where nobody really gives a damn at all because everyone involved is dehumanized to the point of critical mass.

frizzlebyte:

Proverbial Jon:

frizzlebyte:

And a microphone. 8-|

George Orwell would be horrified, I'm sure. He just thought the threat was the government, not corporations.

Unlike Winston Smith we actually have a choice as to whether or not we install such a device in our homes. But this whole thing does certainly make ol' George's views all the more poignant.

OT: As much as I appreciate the joyful convenience of porn at your fingertips (lol pun intended) I don't really want it on my video game consoles. In fact I don't want anything on my video game consoles except the ability to play small shiny discs with interactive software on them. God damn...

The thing that creeps me out is, how long before we *don't* have a choice? Not out of direct compulsion, but rather having no alternative but to live a Luddite's existence? For instance, show me a laptop or cell phone that doesn't have a camera and a microphone in it somewhere. And how often does one cover that camera, or turn off that microphone?

A lot fewer than I'm comfortable with, I'd wager.

It's that illusion of choice that makes society complacent, I think.

Well yeah, but that /does/ sound pretty paranoid, I'm pretty sure the government aren't spying on me through my webcam. Scrap that, I'm sure they're not. I mean seriously, the amount of man power they'd need to monitor is absolutely ludicrous, when at the end of the day the most noteworthy thing they're going to see is me having a shifty.

I really want to facepalm, but under the circumstances I shouldn't put my hand near my head.

Microsoft: finally supporting single-player.

NextBox: Redefining gamer girls.

Microsoft releases new form of motion-controlled entertainment.

Microsoft: no longer living up to its name.

That's all folks...

I can't afford an Xbox live AND Porn subscription..

Honestly are there still people that pay for porn?! And I don't mean piracy, it's free everywhere any time.

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A.... done.

I love that when a new technology comes out one of the first things we do is put porn on it.

Hang on so the majority of people on this site jump to the defense of devs and publishers when it comes to pirating pretty much any medium, but when it comes to porn it's okay because it's porn? Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't streaming porn free from whatever site you're using still illegal because it's a form of public distribution? Doesn't that make it a form of piracy even if you aren't just downloading it?

I just wanted to go on here and state that I immediately recognized the girl used in the Facebook article link (Faye Reagan) and I love her and goodbye.

I think most consoles avoid the adult content because even though their "target audience" is the median male, they still don't want to have the parents hassling them about sex issues. They mash the hot button way more than the violence, for some reason.

KevinHe92:
I just wanted to go on here and state that I immediately recognized the girl used in the Facebook article link (Faye Reagan) and I love her and goodbye.

My favourite redhead ;D

I just thought of some achievements: I swear it was a friend, not me! watched hentai.
Honey, is there something you are not telling me? Notice your significant other in a video.
I need to use the parental lock *facepalm* you have children in a close vicinity to the Xbox.

Paying for something you can get free elsewhere. This will fit perfectly on XBox.

Any word on an app for the oculus rift?
I'm surprised they did this considering they're policy decisions of late but I guess they figured they'd make money.

frizzlebyte:

The thing that creeps me out is, how long before we *don't* have a choice? Not out of direct compulsion, but rather having no alternative but to live a Luddite's existence? For instance, show me a laptop or cell phone that doesn't have a camera and a microphone in it somewhere. And how often does one cover that camera, or turn off that microphone?

A lot fewer than I'm comfortable with, I'd wager.

It's that illusion of choice that makes society complacent, I think.

*Looks at my Hybrid Tablet with a camera, looks over to my right at my work laptop with a camera, looks to my left at my Galaxy S4 smartphone with a camera* Meh, that's what privacy laws are for. I've never understood the US's population being so paranoid of their own government, to be that paranoid your either:
1) Have a really shit government that you need to get rid of (a possibility)
2) Have done something wrong and are afraid of getting caught

Don't get me wrong I'm all for privacy laws, but remember the number of people your talking about, collecting it about everyone 24/7 would require a system that not even the US can support and would be an information overload. There is such a thing as too much information.

People still try to sell porn? Maybe nobody told them about this place called the internet where all pornography is free.

EmilShmiengura:
Does the console have a web browser? Yes! Ergo, it has porn.

You basically said it right there: If a console has a web browser, there's already porn in it.

Zachary Amaranth:

burningdragoon:
Will there be leaderboards?

Gives a whole new meaning to "speed run."

Also, I don't want to know where I rank among my friends.

You'd probably be right below Fappy on the leader boards. :P

RicoADF:

frizzlebyte:

The thing that creeps me out is, how long before we *don't* have a choice? Not out of direct compulsion, but rather having no alternative but to live a Luddite's existence? For instance, show me a laptop or cell phone that doesn't have a camera and a microphone in it somewhere. And how often does one cover that camera, or turn off that microphone?

A lot fewer than I'm comfortable with, I'd wager.

It's that illusion of choice that makes society complacent, I think.

*Looks at my Hybrid Tablet with a camera, looks over to my right at my work laptop with a camera, looks to my left at my Galaxy S4 smartphone with a camera* Meh, that's what privacy laws are for. I've never understood the US's population being so paranoid of their own government, to be that paranoid your either:
1) Have a really shit government that you need to get rid of (a possibility)
2) Have done something wrong and are afraid of getting caught

Don't get me wrong I'm all for privacy laws, but remember the number of people your talking about, collecting it about everyone 24/7 would require a system that not even the US can support and would be an information overload. There is such a thing as too much information.

elvor0:

Well yeah, but that /does/ sound pretty paranoid, I'm pretty sure the government aren't spying on me through my webcam. Scrap that, I'm sure they're not. I mean seriously, the amount of man power they'd need to monitor is absolutely ludicrous, when at the end of the day the most noteworthy thing they're going to see is me having a shifty.

It does sound pretty paranoid, doesn't it? Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of our "patriot" loonies who thinks the government is automatically bad, or is "out to get us," take our guns away, steal our freedoms, or whatever. But, I also would not have thought the US government would have justified warrantless wiretaps against its own citizens, been given powers to access library book checkout records, advocating torture of prisoners, disregard for the Geneva conventions...

My point is that just blindly figuring the government has *your* interest at heart and would restrain itself, or be restrained, from doing harm to its own citizens, is something that I learned long ago not to take for granted. I'm also very deeply influenced by Enlightenment philosophy, so my ideas about government, and the vigilance and skepticism that I feel ordinary citizens should have against their government, whatever form it takes, come from that corpus of knowledge.

@RicoADF: Being paranoid about the government is part of the USA's history, really. Though it is starting to wane among people my age and younger, we tend to be very conservative when it comes to providing the government with power, as we tend to see it as an institution that, given sufficient leeway, will start to abuse its people to remain in power.

And the part about info overload would be great, except the NSA (basically a cryptological agency tasked with signals intelligence gathering) is building a new datacenter that is suspected to be purpose built to gather *all* the data flowing across the communication networks of the world, and to store it (for what is unknown, though there is a big push within the CIA to find a way to decipher encrypted communications). There are even former NSA and CIA guys who opposed its construction because of how dangerous they think it is for freedom in the USA.

And all this info came from news sources and tech magazines that I read here in the US, rather than the tin-foil-hat-wearing community on the internet. They scare me... :)

Legion:
Does anybody else find it strange that a bigger deal hasn't been made over this?

Not because it should be an issue, but considering PG13 sex scenes in games cause such outrage half of the time, I'd expect the "angry ignorant parent" collective to be causing a fuss and claiming that console developers are trying to sell porn to kids.

They're unaware. If this were to hit mainstream news, then there would be an uproar from social conservatives about 'think of the children' and all the other nonsense. But based on the reaction thus far, it seems like they don't have any awareness of the issue.

I'm sure absolutely nothing will go wrong with this. Songs and legends will be made in testimony to the way in which everything was beautiful and nobody got hurt. Yay, there shall be no rampant complaints of any sort or, in fact, legal action taken against the affiliated. NO HARM WHATSOEVER shall befall anybody - including customers - who associate with this AT ALL!

Legion:
Does anybody else find it strange that a bigger deal hasn't been made over this?

Not because it should be an issue, but considering PG13 sex scenes in games cause such outrage half of the time, I'd expect the "angry ignorant parent" collective to be causing a fuss and claiming that console developers are trying to sell porn to kids.

It is weird, but at the same time, the machines can already access the internet, and you have to pay for this porn.

Anyone else thinks it's hypocritical that they'll allow this but won't allow Ao games?

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