If there’s one thing that goes hand in hand with the Internet, it’s porn. YouPorn knows this, and treats the forthcoming Internet Explorer addition to Xbox Live as a red carpet for YouPorn on the Xbox. YouPorn even went so far as to suggest this was an “industry first” for porn. Microsoft quickly remedied the issue with the following:
“To be clear, we are adding Internet Explorer to Xbox Live, not specific adult content providers like YouPorn or any other specific website content. Additionally, we give members and parents the option to turn this feature on or off for their accounts. Access to Internet Explorer for all Child accounts is blocked by default.”
In the last few years, the videogame community has increased its defenses against all things sexist and misogynistic, just ask John Hemingway about his “Girlfriend Mode” comment. This announcement coincides with the Eurogamer Expo banning booth babes from future expos, as it’s becoming increasingly clear that scantily clad women and videogames are oil and water.
But to a site like YouPorn, negative attention simply comes with the territory. So when the once porn-less console gets backed by one of the biggest peddlers of smut in the industry, announcing the availability of its site through Internet Explorer as if it were a standalone app, it’s going to draw some attention.
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