Teh Mass Effect is for porn!!?1!?

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Jan 16, 2008

Teh Mass Effect is for porn!!?1!? by Veho at 2:37 PM (3,556 Views / 0 Likes) 31 replies

  1. Veho
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    Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

    At the republican news portal Townhall.com, the self-proclaimed columnist Kevin McCullough warns us of the swamp of depraved filth and assorted sin worse than Sodom and Gommorrah, the so called Mass Effect, which, according to his text, should more precisely be called "Mass Erect". (Joke shamelessly stolen from Zero Punctuation).

    With tentacles, I assume.

    Well all riiiight! [​IMG]

    *off to the store*


    PS

    But wait, there's more.

    [​IMG]


    And that's not all.

    A day later, he's back, vehemently defending his claims, and using the many comments his first post provoked to somehow validate his brainless blabbery. See, children, that's what you get when you feed the troll.



    So, do we have another Jack Thompson in the making?
     


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    I've grown rather apathetic for these anti-gamer maniacs/attention whores, they don't even surprise nor offend NOR amuse me... Seriously, maybe just leaving them alone will be enough. But then again, maybe not. Some people, especially elderly people from conservative families, who don't have a clue about videogames sometimes (a lot of times!) actually believe them.

    Fortunately, those are just a small minority - but still.
     
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    It's amazing what some people do for attention..
     
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    We've got rock solid proof of cause and effect here folks.
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is the same line of "cause and effect" that "proves" that a lack of pirates causes global warming.

    [​IMG]



    Hmmmm, so the fact that some serial killers were also addicted to porn automatically proves that porn leads to mass murders? And not, say, that serial killers were killers from the start, and the same urge that led them to killing is the one that led them to porn addiction? And that, when the porn became insufficient to satisfy that urge, they went on to "harder" stuff? [sarcasm] No, that would be preposterous to claim. [/sarcasm]

    Back on topic. I can't believe the idiot would compare gaming with serial murder, but hey, what could we expect from a desperate troll other than misinformed drivel aimed at shocking people with preposterous claims.


    Meh. Don't feed the troll, children. Jack Thompson became famous not because of what he was saying, but because of all the reactions he provoked. If all the gamers just ignored him from the start, he would still be anonymous. Same thing here. This guy got some undeserved attention, his five minutes of infamy, and hopefully it will fade away without him gaining any media ground with this escapade.

    Of course, to stir things up a little, BioWare could send the guy a complimentary copy of Mass Effect (and maybe an Xbox as well), as "thanks for the free marketing and tons of publicity he provided for the game". Or maybe as "research material". [​IMG]


    EDIT:

    38% of people not actually entitled to their own opinion. Kevin McCullough is one of those people. [​IMG]
     
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    I love these guys, they always stir up random crap regarding video games they know nothing about and make some outrageous claims. What's this about sodomizing and multiplayer rape? I put about 30 hours into this game, got a lame 5 second sex scene and never got to do any of this cool stuff this guy is talking about.. I feel gipped man, he must of got the uncut version or something. He does bring up a good point though, mutliplayer rape mode would rule.
     
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    Hmm, it seems the troll was successful.

    It didn't stop there.

    I stopped watching half way, because I couldn't stand that woman yelling "rape" throughout the entire (first half of the) clip. Yet another witch hunter barking at shadows. And being extremely irritating at that. It seems that the only debating technique she knows is interrupting people.

    [sarcasm] If you play a male character, women are treated as objects. If you play as a female, you're having an ego trip from controlling her; again, treating women as objects". And if a woman plays Mass Effect... oh, who am I kidding, women don't play games. [/sarcasm]

    "Desensitizing" is the battle cry of the "research-be-damned", who claim that violence in games will encourage violence in real life. Somehow, the fact that children can't tell the difference between a game and real life is entirely irrelevant. Somehow, to them, violent games/movies are a problem much bigger than, you know, bad parenting leading to children not being able to distinguish reality from fiction. Or, I don't know, parents letting television and games be their children's babysitter and only education.
     
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    Now I see where I went wrong. My character is Paragon with talent points in Charm. It appears that I should have went the Renegade/Intimidate route to get the rape and sodomy scene.

    I won't make that mistake again.
     
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    Typical media blowing video game controversy way out of proportion and not really doing any research on what they think they are talking about.

    At least they let Geoff get his word in. Probably the first time I've ever seen a major media network allow someone that actually knows what they are talking about in to debate/interview.
     
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    That fox news clip....

    I find it funny how once the guy starts to say how they are wrong, they are all like "sorry we are out of time"

    but then they keep talking about it for over 2 more minutes....
     
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    from Kotaku.com:



    I would never expect for EA to do something like this! I feel.. weird..
     
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    Good luck, it's never going to hapen.
     
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    I loved how one of the headlines said "se"xbox [​IMG]
     
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    Good letter from EA, too bad none of the news services will report anything to retract any of their previous "news".

    I can't watch/read about this crap for too long because the absolute lies and garbage the so called experts spew makes me want to start smashing shit.

    Report that dickheads.
     
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    Yeah, well, this is fox. This is the same channel that claims that atheists are trying to take over the 'christian' country called the United States. After this they had 'experts' sitting around claiming that not being allowed to force religion down people's throats on schools was religious discrimination and that the founders of the US were all christians.

    Basically, I don't think fox reporting things that are such extreme bullshit that your IQ drops 50 points instantly is something new. Now, if they would actually reporting on true things, that'd be amazing.
     
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    Psh, leave Republicans to know anything about anything technology-related

    Let's not forget the words of another great Republican

     
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    Kotaku reported that this morning and I added a review myself (short and blunt though, not as well thought out as some of the ones on there).
    When I checked later in afternoon, Amazon had taken down all the reviews and disable the viewing and posting reviews. It looks like they're all back up now though. I think they deleted the old ones. I can't find my own and the page currently says there are 442 reviews. I'm fairly sure there were over 800 earlier today.
    Link to Book's Page on Amazon

    And more updates to this:
    EA Calls Fox Out on "Insulting" Mass Effect Inaccuracies
    EA Fighting Mad About Fox News, But Still No Correction
     
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