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This topic contains 5 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Pete 9 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #6475

    Martin Connolly
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    There is a new loud person who has decided that having no information about a subject shouldn’t stop you forming incredibly, painfully stupid opinions on it.

    Kevin McCullough has recently written an article (if you can apply the term to what he has posted) stating that the video game Mass Effect is, and I quote, "virtual orgasmic rape".

    He somehow seems to have gotten the idea that Mass Effect is a 3D online rape simulation game, where you can customize your own character and the character you are raping.

    Here, enjoy some choice quotes:

    "And because of the digital chip age in which we live – "Mass Effect" can be customized to sodomize whatever, whoever, however, the game player wishes."

    "One can custom design the shape, form, bodies, race, hair style, breast size of the images they wish to "engage" and then watch in crystal clear, LCD, 54 inch screen, HD clarity as the video game "persons" hump in every form, format, multiple, gender-oriented possibility they can think of."

    Here is the link to the article.

    http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2008/01/13/the_sex-box_race_for_president?page=full&comments=true

  • #39884

    omen
    Participant

    You know, I was going to click on the link…but I really couldn’t be bothered.

    UK gov was looking banned knives in games based on partial information on what was in Manhunt… I’ve about given up listening to these people now.

  • #39886

    John Kelly
    Participant

    Eventually you just get tired of this sort of thing. I read the "article" and it didn’t make me angry or indignant. It didn’t even make me laugh which good old jack was always good for. It’s just more inane waffle that will have absolutely no impact at all.

    Worst case scenario and some country finally goes ahead with a half backed scheme, the economic consequences will force them to change their minds if they ever get that far. I can’t see any country wanting to black list such a lucrative industry.

    I doubt even best buy would be willing to drop game’s should a harsher government rating be implemented, there is just too much money to lose.

  • #39892

    Martin Connolly
    Participant

    Plus, outlawing a form of expression opens the door to banning music, or good old fashoned book burnings. I love how some people can function perfectly well in the world despite living several hundred years in the past.

  • #39893

    BCFESupermario
    Participant

    meanwhile masseffects sales go up by 1000% ,

    i swear i should just make a indie game that i know will annoy these people.
    and let the media do that rest.

    how about my entertrance for dare this year evil-dead-satanic-immoral-bloody-f**king-gory-etc-etc-doom-simulator

    its a game where you water plants in a garden and feed a bunny .

  • #39895

    Pete
    Participant

    See Take Two have a pre-emptive gagging order on Thompson ahead of the release of GTA4 and Manhunt 2 stateside

    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=90847

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