When Is “Xtreme” Too Extreme

I guess for game developer Tecmo, it got too extreme when a relatively common videogame practice – reskinning a model (e.g. changing a game player’s visual appearance by modifying the model’s texture or “skin”) – crossed onto their XBox turf. Apparently the villians had the nerve to take scantily-clad beach volleyball babes from the classy Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball and reskin the models sans itsy-bitsy bikini’s. Making game models bare it all isn’t new, but I guess Tecmo had never seen this kind of thing before. Yeah, right. Read the bullsh… story over on Wired.

(and if companies think this is bad, just wait til browsers morph into 3D interfaces; yes Virginia, the net can get worse)