Coming soon on the Microsoft Xbox, 3D games that fill the entire room.
Patents are in place and details of the kit will be released next year. Gamester action will be all around you and not confined to the flat screen.
One thing will not change. The content will be mainly about violence. An artist's impression of the new gaming environment has people shooting at each other in a battle situation. The innovation will offer new gaming experiences such as allowing a player to "turn around and observe an enemy sneaking up from behind".
What's the story with this violence? Isn't it time to give sex a chance? Games with a boudoir instead of a battlefield. The barmaid from the Dog and Duck sneaking up from behind in an unexpectedly amorous manner.
It's probably against the law. Have as much bloodshed and killing as you want. Switch on your Xbox and turn the living room into wall-to-wall houghmagandie and the polis will be at the door.
There was a play on the BBC more than 40 years ago that predicted how the media, specifically television, would develop. It was called The Year of the Sex Olympics.
I didn't see all the play because mother quickly changed the channel to a programme involving murder. I don't know what happened to the sex but we have had plenty Olympics.
The Year of the Sex Olympics is available on YouTube. It was a 1968 vision of a world of the future where a small elite control the media and keep the lower classes docile on an endless diet of lowest common denominator programmes and pornography. Welcome to our world.
The Xbox RD could, of course, fill your front room with pursuits other than sex or violence. How about some virtual gardening? From the safety of your armchair, prune petunias with the help of Percy Thrower, or whoever is the BBC's inhouse gardener these days.
There is the football option. The next Scotland World Cup qualifying match is happening in your sitting room. You are one of coach Craig Levein's six-man midfield and are getting dog's abuse from the Tartan Army on the other sofa.
You might not get a shot on the Xbox if number one son is already using it as a virtual maths class to mug up on trigonometry.
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