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    ミュージック Gikoku Harakami's Avatar
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    EA Fights Back Against FOX News & Stands Up For Gamers.



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    "Gamers don't intend to be societal punching bags any longer." - Dennis McCauley

    FOX Slanders Mass Effect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joystiq


    It was great to see VP Jeff Brown pull no punches in protesting Fox News' Mass Effect hatchet job. Brown got it exactly right, pointing out that Live Desk anchor Martha MacCallum and guest Cooper Lawrence were dead wrong in their characterization of the game as, essentially, interactive porn. Brown also took Fox News to task for institutional hypocrisy. As the EA exec pointed out, Fox lambasted the critically-acclaimed Mass Effect over a single, tastefully done love scene, while nightly serving up far more suggestive fare on prime-time shows like Family Guy and The O.C..

    The Mass Effect porn smear campaign has been going on for more than two weeks, in fact. As I wrote on January 11th at GamePolitics, it began with an outrageous report from the Cybercast News Service, a conservative outfit founded by Brent Bozell, the same guy who started media watchdog group the Parents Television Council. Within days the theme was picked up by conservative author and radio host Kevin McCullough. By Monday, Fox apparently decided the story was sufficiently lurid for its national TV audience.

    Until Jeff Brown's letter to Fox on Wednesday, gamers and bloggers stood alone on the frontline of the Mass Effect battle. And that has been too frequently the case as far as the video game industry is concerned. Publishers and their lobby, the ESA, generally remain tight-lipped, apparently hoping criticism will simply fade away.

    Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. But that's not the point. Look, when someone trashes a game like Mass Effect, it stains not only the game but its fans, as well. As gamers, we've grown weary of the stereotypes placed upon us by non-gaming society: nerdy, weird, obsessed, desensitized, perverted, violent.

    During the first two weeks of the Mass Effect incident the industry sat on its hands while a few bloggers (yours truly included) ranted about the unfair coverage. Gamers, not game companies, posted comments and bombarded Kevin McCullough with e-mails and calls to his radio program. And guess what? McCullough relented. He apologized. In response to Monday's Fox report, gamers tracked down Cooper Lawrence's book on Amazon and tagged it with one-star reviews. Hey, I can't condone that kind of behavior, but I understand the frustration that led to it. Because Lawrence slammed Mass Effect without having played it, some gamers apparently felt empowered to ding her book without having read it. The e-mails, the radio show call-ins and the bad book reviews represent a new kind of guerilla activism that says gamers don't intend to be societal punching bags any longer.

    But the industry needs to show that respect as well. When culture cops launch their outrageous attacks on video games and, by extension, on gamers the suits need to stand up and be counted. It looks like EA's new boss John Riccitiello plans to do just that.

    It's about time.


    On top of that, Cooper Lawrence (The woman responsible for ignorantly trashing Mass Effect) had her book completely destroyed by negative reviews over at Amazon.com, what goes around, comes around.

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    nice post, i hope her book sells like crap.

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    teehee, nice post
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    i ddnt se any prono in teh game but i dun own it i was guna play it 1 tme but i ddnt cause i dun a4rd it i cant a4rd many gamz so i bought some PS2 gamz 4 my Xboz i havnt trid tem yet teh guy @ teh stor sed tey wuld wrk on it

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    Lol at the first review on the Amazon page.

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    She shouldn't be moaning at the developers of the game (Microsoft) when the only person to point fingers at is the parents. Let the kids make decisions for themselves rather than having people supervise them 24/7.

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    i ddnt se any prono in teh game but i dun own it i was guna play it 1 tme but i ddnt cause i dun a4rd it i cant a4rd many gamz so i bought some PS2 gamz 4 my Xboz i havnt trid tem yet teh guy @ teh stor sed tey wuld wrk on it
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    lol look at this I saw it on TV today.

    Fox news ownd.

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    lol

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    lol sexbox. my friend calls it that all the time. WAY before this came out so i find it halarious. but seriously. overreaction from the news/media.
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