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Xbox launches Kinect add-on capable of breastfeeding babies

Newlyweds James and Sarah Benson say they’re more likely to have children if they’re able to incorporate Xbox Kinect gameplay in their childrearing duties.

Newlyweds James and Sarah Benson say they’re more likely to have children if they’re able to incorporate Xbox Kinect gameplay in their childrearing duties.

Microsoft today launched a new gaming product that executives hope will “bridge the massive divide between gamers and new parents across the world,” said Xbox President Marcus DeBano.

The KinectFeed 1.0 add-on lets both men and women breastfeed babies up to age 4. By strapping on the Cybra synthetic cordless breast, gamers can nurse their child while playing any game currently available on Xbox. Gamers not only feel the infant feeding on them, but they also see stats on the screen detailing the experience.

Synthetic milk sold through the Xbox Marketplace is safe, nutritious and rich in the calcium, said Xbox officials.

Synthetic milk sold through the Xbox Marketplace is safe, nutritious and rich in calcium, said Xbox officials.

Demonstrating KinectFeed 1.0 to young parents at a Parent Expo event in Los Angeles, DeBano said Microsoft is creating several new games that build breastfeeding action into gameplay. “Developers have already started using the motion for things like unlocking chests or completing certain Quick Time Events,” he explained. “Gears of War 6 and the newest Tomb Raider game will be the first games to take full advantage of KinectFeed 1.0 motion.”

New option targets responsible parent gamers

“Gamers with small children already feel like they can’t game as much due to the enormous responsibility caring for a child demands,” DeBano said. “Now, though, we make one of the most basic concepts of raising that kiddo a little easier. At the same time, we’re providing a new, exciting gameplay element that will see us perhaps exploring our previous games in new ways with KinectFeed-capable DLC.”