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Week in Review: Motion Controlled Sexy Time

| 18 Dec 2010 06:00

In this week's edition, BioWare rattles some cages and someone finally makes a sex game for Kinect.

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iPhone App Does Surprisingly Cool Things With Signs

If you've ever wanted to travel to exotic countries, but are worried because you won't be able to speak the language, then the iPhone app Word Lens might be just what you're looking for. Point the camera at a piece of text and it will instantly translate it into English for you. It only speaks Spanish at the moment though, which obviously puts limits on its use, and additional languages will cost five bucks each. Hit the link for a video. (Link)


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BioWare Rains Down Mass Effect Flavored Flamebait

Mass Effect 2 is coming to the PS3, which is no bad thing, except that for some reason, BioWare seems very keen on making the PS3 version significantly better than the Xbox 360 or PC versions. As well as a bunch of free DLC, PS3 owners get to play Mass Effect 2 on the new and improved Mass Effect 3 engine. BioWare's Jesse Houston said that the studio wanted to make sure it added value for the people who had waited, and that the PS3 version of the game was a lot more solid than the others. (Link)


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Kinect Sex Games Coming Soon

ThriXXX, creator of sexually explicit titles like 3D Sex Villa 2 and Fetish 3D, has created what is possibly the least satisfying sex videogame in existence. Using Kinect, you can reach out and touch, well, nothing, but a pair of on screen hands will mimic your movements and touch a digital woman's assorted naughty places. It seems like you could get the pretty much the same effect by gesturing at an adult movie, but hey, whatever floats your boat. (Link)


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Piracy Critic Brought Down by iPod

Norwegian children's author Anne B. Ragde takes a pretty dim view of piracy , but only when it directly affects her. During a newspaper interview - where Ragde talked about how ebook piracy had cost her tens of thousands of dollars, and how her laundry list of legitimate purchases made it OK for her to buy knock off bags - her son pointed out that she also had nearly 2000 pirated songs on her iPod. She tried to claim that it was her son who had downloaded all the music, but by that point, the damage had already been done. (Link)


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Anonymous Takes On Winter

"Hacktivist" group, Anonymous has launched an attack against what is possibly it's most tenacious and resilient enemy: snow. Operation Frozen Vengeance calls on Anonymous members to attack the weather channel, boycott outerwear, and essentially give no quarter to the hated precipitation. Of course, it's pretty unlikely that this is a genuine call to arms, and is instead a playful parody of the group. Still, it does kind of have a point; snow does suck to shovel. (Link)

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