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KarameaDave
23-12-2009, 02:22 PM
Where will the nanny stuff end?


http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/tech/2DD8C109D974497CCC257694006EDD63

All this data is collected with or without the user's knowledge in order to facilitate honest online interaction between users ("the artificiality of the avatars often results in frustration and miscommunication, thwarting useful virtual social interaction for many people and reducing the potential for competitive interactions") and to encourage healthy living by penalising players who neglect their physical well-being.

"Physical data that reflect a degree of health of the real person can be linked to rewards of capabilities of a gaming avatar, an amount of time budgeted to play, or a visible indication," reads the summary. "Thereby, people are encouraged to exercise."

WTF has it got to do with Microsoft, how I look or feel.....Dickh**ds