"Intimate" videogame controllers (this topic is rated at least PG-13!)

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Rowdy Rob
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I debated to myself whether I should even post this, since this is somewhat risque (not pornographic), but it might be a preview of things to come in the videogame realm, especially since boundaries are continually pushed in all forms of entertainment, particularly videogames. I came across this web page while surfing for, of all things, free stuff on the web! (That's the truth! Saving myself some embarrassment!)

It is actually a serious demonstration and "thesis" for videogame controllers based on physical touch (of another person!). The premise of the author is that videogames are usually a solitary pursuit and REDUCE intimacy between couples, so she came up with a controller/game system that actually increases physical intimacy (not sexual) between couples by creating a game system that "forces" couples to touch each other. The docoment she provided on the site was serious, thought-provoking, intelligent, and creative, worthy of AA review, if the subject matter doesn't make you uncomfortable. It's not porn, though, so don't get too excited; the clothed participants merely "tap" each other at certain spots according to game cues, DDR-style.

There is a detailed description of the system, as well as a video demonstration ("Dance Dance Revolution" style) of the system in action. The participants wear specialized "underwear" controllers that react to touch in certain places.

Note: while there's no nudity or sexual activity on the web page, the video demonstration shows grabbing of buttocks and breasts (clothed in the aforementioned videogame "underwear" controllers), so this should be at least rated PG-13... you were warned.

http://www.jennylc.com/intimate_controllers/

Bill Loguidice
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Blog versus Forum

Well, there's no pressure for anyone to post something as a "blog" instead of a "forum post", because like I said, they're essentially the same thing, they're just cataloged differently. It's nice though when someone, as in this case, puts a lot of effort or thought into their posting that it should receive the better classification. Even if it doesn't make the cut for the front page (up to the discretion of Matt, me or Mark at this point), it still remains for everyone to see, they just have to click in one extra step. Front page blog posts also get images added if they're not already there; usually one of Mark's icons in the image pool (feel free to add in your own).

As for reposting this as a blog post, no need this time, since we've already been talking in this one.



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Rowdy Rob
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A Blog?
Bill Loguidice wrote:

You can post some of these as blog posts and the really good ones will get promoted to the front page.

Hmm... I've never posted a "blog" before, and therefore it never crossed my mind here for a few reasons:

a) I've never posted a "blog" before (as I've said).

b) AA blogs seem to be more for the AA "elite."

and c) I didn't intend to post so much on the subject, just basically the link, but the fingers just sort of flew across the keyboard.

Is it too late to repost it as a "blog"????

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Interesting topic

You can post some of these as blog posts and the really good ones will get promoted to the front page. Just something to consider in the future Rob when you do something in-depth like this... Forum posts can be promoted to the front page too, but it's not quite the same.



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