Internext/AEE Trade Show Round Up
We've just returned from 6 days at the premier adult industry show in Vegas; well two shows to be precise. Internext is a conference dedicated to web production and content distribution. AEE (Adult Entertainment Expo) is an industry and consumer show for all things adult. This was a perfect opportunity to meet with virtually all the major sex game producers and interactive products providers. We took in seminars, met with vendors, checked out the trade show and partied with porn stars including the infamous Ron Jeremy. Over the next few weeks we'll be reporting on over a dozen major announcements.
Here's a sneak peek. First we can say that the major trend in 2012 will be integration. Many game makers will be adopting new input and output devices and likewise many device manufacturers will be integrating with new media; games, cams and video.
Thrixxx games is hard at work on new Version 3.0 products. The graphics and animation demo absolutely blew us away! They demonstrated new advanced body meshes, super high quality texture detail and body tuning controls, advanced adjustable lighting with shadows, hair that is adjustable by length and moves with the models, physics and inverse kinematics for touch and soft tissue deformation, and advanced position to position mocap animation abilities. The new products provide more sex-sim detail than ever before. That's not all, many more goodies will be disclosed in our full story.
VStroker is readying their new wireless version for shipping in February. They have inked an exclusive web cam deal with Top Notch Cams. We were invited for a private behind the scenes demo that wowed us. With this gear you can virtually fuck cam girls with your FleshLight in real-time! VStroker has also announced you will be able to use the device synced with real video; we're scheduling a demo and will report more details soon. Look for upcoming stories on both VStroker and Top Notch Cams in the near future.
Not to be outdone, Real Touch was on hand demonstrating their Real Touch Joystick (see the new website below) that can be used by web girls to virtually fuck you... note the major distinction between this and the VStroker (the input and output devices are reversed between the guy and girl). Real Touch has confirmed a ship date of, you heard it here first, February 1st! If you already have your Real Touch you'll need to wait just one more week, if not you can order your device now and have it just in time for launch. It'll be interesting to see which of these devices gets more traction... but heck we say why not buy both.
D-Dub was on hand demonstrating their new, just released, BoneCraft adventure sex game. We must admit it looked a lot better on the huge displays in the booth than it did during our beta evaluation. Plans for the future include some downloadable content and a character editor. Look for an update to the review on our sister site, The Virtual Sex Review soon.
We were invited to check out a presentation of Saboom, a truly interactive POV video site that goes way further than any interactive DVD can. Though they are just launching they already have 250 hours of smoking hot video, 6,000 scenes, and a whopping 26,000 user decision points... see what we're saying about interactive.
Finally, we stopped at the Blue City Pictures booth. This new player is dedicated to producing HD quality VOD in 3D for both active and passive technologies. The trailer reel looked amazing.
We'll be disclosing many more details in the weeks to come so check back often. Furthermore we have made arrangements with every vendor above for samples/demos and will be writing full reviews to appear on The Virtual Sex Review as each product launches. Links for products and sites that are already live appear below.