Mass effect porn - americans conservatives are not happy

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  1. Gary D

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    Absolute idiots.
     
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    I found the most innacruate and insulting piece in that article was likening Mass Effect to Babylon 5. :eek:
     
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    Steady!!! B5 was top banana - and for the record Mass Effect is VERY Babylon 5. I'll take it you never watch B5 or you wouldn't have made that statement.
     
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    Totally agree.

    The problem with Babylon 5 for most people was that it was never meant to run from episode to episode with isolated episodes for those that cannot maintain a storyline in their head that passes through an advert break never mind week to week or season to season. Seasons two and three in particular were some of the finest sci-fi TV to ever come out of the US.


    The article though is so beyond ridiculous that it actually becomes frightening. Explicit?!? Have they even seen the game? Okay silly question as obviously not to use such words.

    Utterly ridiculous to be getting panties in a twist over ill lit, poor visibility, and extremely tame content when you look around at the content of the other major name games of the year... talk about priorities being out of whack. A lot of times you can think this crazy species called mankind is doomed but sometimes you don't actually think that would be a bad thing :rolleyes:
     
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    Perhaps i've misjudged it, but i definitely like a one storyline series rather than episodic mini stories. I just always found the acting excruciating and rather camp. Having said that, i level the same criticisms at Doctor Who and 9/10 other sci-fi shows that many others rave about, so i suppose it's all a matter of taste.
     
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    I've just actually got past the 'sex' scene in the game... It's not what I would class as porn. A glimpse of alien arse and some side boob :D
     
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    Agreed that the article is very inaccurate; as others have said the sex scenes i had were very tame - nothing going in or out, or seeing actual bits at all. But also one character you can have sex with, and seemingly the easiest to do it with out of the three potentials, states "she" is a hermaphrodite and therefore not female at all.

    Shocking reporting really.
     
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    Damn Yanks. Have they not got better things to do like steal oil or sell guns to crazy people? :rolleyes:
     
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    Which version of the game have they got??? I glimpse of a side breast and a bit of buttock doesn't mean full digital nudity to me, I actually found it all quite tastefully done. On top of that it's rated M, compared to a M rated film that's nothing.

    Idiots, the lot of them!
     
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    Had to be Americans.
     
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    I sort of agree with them
    Many movies aimed at 20 somethings portray schoolgirls as sex objects (Transformers, Tokyo Drift)
    Remember in the USA many states have the age of consent set at 21.
     
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    They also teach the Bible as FACT.
     
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    A significant number of states also force schools to teach creationism as a viable alternative scientific theory...and that's more way-out fiction than anything in ME :D
     
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    OK that man has got a really different version of Mass Effect to the one I have been palying



    Sounds like some wired Hentai **** rather than a sci-fi game
     
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    That guy is utterly insane. I hope Bioware sue his ass.
     
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    I hate those sort of ill-informed article by some idiot on their soapbox who clearly hasn't even played the game. Most of the points in his article are factually complete rubbish and that sort of lazy journalism does nothing for anyone. The scenes are probably less explicit than most mainstream films and the hand on the glass bit reminded me of Titanic and it's probably no worse than that!

    I really hope that some of the publicity that Bioware have garnered on this issue doesn't mean they tone down on some of the elements for the next games. The vast majority of adult gamers that this game is intended for can appreciate the romantic plot line for what it is. My concern is that the big shadow of EA might not want the publicity associated with it for the next game and pressure them into removing any romantic elements. I feel like writing a letter to Bioware thanking them for writing such an amazing game and giving my support!

    Isn't it funny how Americans get so wound up by sex when they don't seem to have a problem with mindless extreme violence?!
     
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    I think this sums it up

    'Mass Effect has sold over 1.6 million copies since its release in November 2007. The game scored "Best RPG" in the 2007 Spike TV Video Game Awards, and it has been nominated for Game of the Year.'

    1.6 million happy end users and a handful of American pillocks with nothing better to do with their lives than moan.
     
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    I'm also slightly confused as to how some decidedly consensual activity fits all of the accusations being levelled at it, unless they find the inter-species bit particularly offensive.

    Obviously that's more offensive that the utter carnage caused by my characters use of enhanced shotguns with incendiary bullets, the gut-splattering use of singularity powers and my use of containment devices as explosive mines in confined spaces.

    Just as well that Ashley doesn't go for the 'threesome' option - they'd probably have declared war by now. :D
     
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    the people i feel sorry for are the people who will go out and buy the game hoping for some full blown sex scene, they will be putting the kleenex away when they see the actual "nudity" :rotfl:
     
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    What. :eek: Ill informed sensationalist journalism on FOX NEWS. I never thought i'd see the day. ;)

    I cannot believe how dumb those people are. To be against the game is one thing but to do so having no experience of it and absolutely no idea what you're talking about is just irresponsible for someone in the media.

    At least it makes me appreciate the BBC.

    Oh and if they consider that "graphic sex" then they're doing it wrong.

    Edit: I did notice in the comments section that disgruntled gamers were going onto amazon.com to rate Cooper Lawrence's book as one star. Well they certainly stuck to their word - have a quick look how many recent one star slatings there are. :D
    http://www.amazon.com/Cult-Perfecti...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201134005&sr=1-1
     
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    If you read the reviews one of the is from the Vice president of communications from EA
     
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    I just loved the bit on the review by a Mike Sanchez that castigates her for using sex to sell the book by having a woman on the cover :D

    I did think of one very small potential get out clause for some of these idiots critics...you could just about argue that there were graphics having sex - maybe that's what they meant.

    That Fox thing was interesting though, as some of these 'commentators' had clearly done no research on what they were talking about, and weren't at all embarassed by this clear lack of any journalistic rigour.
     
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    The reviews are better than the book!
    (I didn't bother to read the book, it's just my opinion)

    "I cannot believe the smugness of this woman. The cover of her book, the bashing of a videogame that she hasn't even played! The blatant disreguard that the generation of fathers that are in existance are FORM THE NINTENDO GENERATION. Meaning that we GREW UP ON VIDEO GAMES AND WE DO PLAY WITH AND WITHOUT OUR KIDS!!!!!! As a video game store owner AND a loving father I felt it my duty to review her book, which i know nothing about. just as she knows nothing about us the gamer generation! I find it very liberating to have not read a book yet get so much out of it. In stead of actually reading the book I have taken words out of it and asked my self....huh? The part about "...a female should always have sexual intercourse with a fully matured manatee while stimulating herself with a small chipmunk" was very confusing. What is so overachieving about that? Why not take your ambitions higher and make it a walrus...they have tusks! Although i did find relief that "for every overachieving woman there are four underachieving guys that she will be willing to have random and simulteaneous unprotected sex with!!!!" There is hope for me yet!!!! I will get my day in the sun! Actually....I don't even know if those words are in the book. I didn't do my research. Well according to the author, only fat, ugly, low self-esteem, and victim type women are reading her book, not well rounded open individuals!!! Oops, I'm not sure if she said that either....I really should DO MY RESEARCH before I talk about something...huh? I'm a game store owner...and I approved this message!"

    She has 350+ 1 star reviews so far for her amazing book.
     

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