The more the video game industry changes, one thing remains the same: there will always be third-party peripheral manufacturers who make a living selling questionable console add-ons to members of the public who may not know any better. Remember the ton of Wii Remote accessories that turned your controller into a plastic tennis racket or golf club? What about that inflatable boat for use with Kinect Adventures? Oh wait, you didn’t know that was a thing? Yeah, that was A THING.
We’re heading into a new console generation, and that means peripheral manufacturers get to try their luck once again. Enter company PDP: they’re selling a TV mount for Xbox One’s Kinect camera that features a “privacy cover”. All it is a moulded piece of plastic that you slide over the Kinect camera lens. Ta-da! You are now safe from the America government and diabolical advertisers harvesting your personal information to power their moon-based doomsday devices. Or whatever it is companies use personal information for.