Because the digital titillation of Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Volleyball just isn't enough for some people, a California company is at work on a console designed specifically for "Adults Only" content.
According to Siliconera, Silicon Xtal Inc., a company most widely known for its component and circuit manufacturing prowess, has officially registered the not so subtle "Sex Box" name, with a description that will put all claims of chastity to rest:
A video gaming system console comprised of computer hardware with unique user controls which plays interactive Adult Only rated (AO) video game software titles, and has proprietary software and firmware that provides access to associated AO content and entertainment in all other digital forms.
In case your grasp of acronyms temporarily locked up while your brain tried to process the pun in this post's header, "AO content" pretty much pertains exclusively to pornography. Due to the endlessly debated moral double standard that sees hardcore violence as perfectly fine for our young ones, while the slightest hint of a nipple might drive them to rape and murder like tiny Vikings, only the most horrific scenes of torture and mutilation could ever hope to acquire the AO rating, while a few seconds of naked snuggling will earn the brand faster than you can say "Larry Flynt was right!"
Stores, particularly megachain Wal*Mart, widely refuse to sell AO-rated games, and as a result console manufacturers almost never allow such games to appear on their machines.
Given the ridiculously huge pornography market both in America and around the world (the porno industry is estimated to hit $3.3 billion by 2011, and that's just in naughty cell phone pictures), it seems like a no-brainer to create something like this.
I'm also wondering exactly how much Silicon Xtal Inc. plans to charge for this Sex Box. Gamers are nothing if not technically savvy and when given the choice between spending money on a porn console or surfing the net for the 4 seconds necessary to find reams of free naked ladies and dudes going at it like bunnies on meth, I have to ask: How much would you pay for a Sex Box?