SexBox, The First "Adults Only" Video Game Console?

By Spencer . September 4, 2009 . 7:30am

imageXbox, Wii, PlayStation 3, SexBox? An integrated circuit manufacturer appears to be working on the SexBox, a console designed to play AO-rated games.

 

Silicon Xtal Corporation, located in San Jose California, registered the name SexBox in the US for use with a “video gaming console comprised of computer hardware with unique controls which plays Adult Only rated (AO) video game software titles.” Can’t get much clearer than that. The trademark description also explains the device may be used as a gateway to other adult entertainment and massive multiplayer online games. Wait, massive multiplayer adult games?

 

The company behind the proposed device says they worked on the Xbox 360 hardware. Microsoft probably won’t be amused with their choice of name.

 

Platform holders Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have not allowed any AO rated games on their console. Stores don’t carry AO games either. Titles rated Adults Only by the ESRB, such as the Indigo Prophecy: Director’s Cut, were sold and distributed online. The number of AO rated games is few, but there isn’t a device like the SexBox on the market to support them. Anyway, it doesn’t sound like the SexBox is designed to play Indigo Prophecy

 

Hilarious picture from, Kotaku.

 

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  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    Holy cats, hold on, let me soak this in for minute…
    Well …why not? The adult industry is apparently a ginormous one so merging that with a game system centered around that would be very interesting. I mean, look at Bunga Bunga or those eroge games – heck, even Leisure Suit Larry can base his entire franchise in this system.

    But, that “massive multiplayer adult game” has already been kicked started by, I think, a Korean company. Forgot what it was called, but one level had you in a subway train.

    • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

      And I don’t think this has to be said, but I’m sure Silicon Xtal is in no way affiliated with Siliconera ;-)

      • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

        Are you sure? Kidding!

        And thanks for the clarification. It would be funny if someone attributed the creation of the SexBox to us, though.

  • malek86

    I can’t imagine how they are gonna do multiplayer.

  • eliel

    is this really a console? if so it would b cool if u could play games that u mention like “Indigo Prophecy” and others games like that. Do u know what kinda games r gona launch 4 this so call system/console?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Well, it might be unannounced hardware in development. The Sexbox, as of now, exists as a trademark just like Okamiden, which was also discovered by us as a trademark. Unlike Okamiden and many other trademarks we’ve discovered what this and what it does is quite self explanatory.

      And that’s not playing Indigo Prophecy….

  • BraveWind

    Hmm….Looks like a must buy for me……XD

  • Trotmeister

    I wonder what controllers will be like… Heck, maybe they’ll make several different ones. Like, say, one for males, the other for females.

  • http://gplus.to/rootbeerking RootBeerKing

    Wow…I’ve been calling the Xbox the SexBox for ages! And now such a thing exists?!

  • ElTopo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NivHkiqGMIQ

    “Its my sexbox, and her name is Sony”

    Family Guy. Classic.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Wait, so…this is halfway between a PC and console, and is meant exclusively for doing…adult stuff. But we already have the PC for all of what is mentioned in that patent so why even bother?

    • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

      When you put it that way, I can see this idea being too ambitious and niche to put so much energy into it. Then again, this system in itself is going where the other gaming consoles (well, Atari first had those hilariously bizarre adult games) have not gone before; the AO territory.
      Maybe I’m being WAY too optimistic about this, and even if it does reach the market it could be very well be a dud in hardware and software, but a game console opening the floodgates into taboo territory – it won’t be the final frontier but if there’s a chance that this would get serious support with a respectable budget, I can see venues opening, maybe even affecting gaming culture.
      At the very least, you won’t have to ever worry about annoying snot-nosed kids yelling profanity through your headphones.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        The problem is, all those adult games could be done on the PC where you don’t need a proprietary SDK, where you don’t need a development license, where you don’t need to go through the manufacturer to have your game approved.

        Let’s assume the guys behind SexBox have already considered all this and the system is as open-source or even as easy to develop for as could be. What then, prevents it from being a full-fledged console? :/

        It’s not that I don’t think something of this sort isn’t worth a solid attempt. I’m just wondering why they chose this absurd halfway point. Think about it: people say there’s no room for a fourth console. Allowing adult games on there creates a niche for this, just as Nintendo created their current audience. So why not allow all kinds of games in addition to the AO ones to broaden your audience?

  • johnee44

    alright… but the controller needs to only be one handed. >.>

    • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

      Or, better yet, hands-free.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        You do it with two hands? ;p

  • hitosura

    lol the guys who worked on the 360? so this is gonna get red rings too haa

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    Silicon Xtal Corporation is shy! After this spread on the internet they removed most of their website.

  • mikanko

    I don’t really see how saying, “We Worked on the XBOX 360 hardware yo!” is a good selling point. Maybe MS can blame them for -=-everything-=- and we’ll start calling it the red ring of sex.

  • Jirin

    Pass them out in prison, end riots and prisoner abuse forever!

    A Star Trek themed SexBox game! It takes place on the holodeck, and you can play Kirk, Riker, or Quark! (Self cleaning!)

  • mrdude

    Actully it’s a box that has schoolgirl outfits! Not a video game console!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Granstaff/1243271665 Bob Granstaff

    yea this to funny

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