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subcultured at 8:31AM, Jan. 28, 2008
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another fox news masterpiece


ever notice that the author's book has a sexy woman in the cover…yea
and these people did not even play the game




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looks like fox is trying to silence their stupidity

here's another clip
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Merrywhite Jenkins at 9:01AM, Jan. 28, 2008
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The best part has to be at about 4:02: "Darling, I've gotta go with the research…"
Hm, yes. Let's not let the facts get in the way of your short-sighted rant, Ms.Cooper. XD
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Inkmonkey at 1:31PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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I think it's kind of sad how the one girl at the end is offended that the game didn't recieve an Adults-Only rating, and then called the mental health of the entire ESRB into question. Basically she heard two descriptions of the game: one wholly inaccurate one from a woman who has admitted to never playing the game claiming that the game features full-body, highly interactive sex, and another from a person whose job is to play games who has played the game thoroughly that states quite clearly that the sex scene is very brief, optional, and not graphic in the least. She wasn't even aware that it was possible to play the game as a woman, she just had an agenda, and used whatever came up as a vehicle for that agenda.

What's saddest about this is that people out there are going to see stupid shit like this and just side with the woman simply because she's a woman, or because she has a book, or maybe they won't even watch the whole thing, etc., etc.. Personally, if I had kids I'd be happy to see them playing a game like Mass Effect. At least it has some depth to it.
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Croi Dhubh at 3:17PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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As far as the Internet is concerned, that's kind of an old report. As the creators of the game have said, Fox usually gets it right, but this is just bad. Fox gave the game a 3.5 out of 4, guess they forgot that.

As little as it happens, I'm disappointed that Fox ran the report with the people that they did and ended up with such fail.

Using her logic, I've never read her book, but it sucks fucking shit.
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Wills42 at 5:19PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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And to think. One blogger brought this all into effect. (No pun intended)
penny arcade even made a comic about it… Can't find the link, but yeah, the blogger is apparently a loser… or something…
But on that note:
Fox News is stupid.
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Croi Dhubh at 6:51PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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There's a reason Fox News is rated number one as a source for news, don't forget. Every so often they'll get a fail, just as every so often places like CNN and MSNBC will get a win.
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Exzachly at 3:04AM, Jan. 29, 2008
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There's a reason Fox News is rated number one as a source for news, don't forget.

Yes, there is a reason, because watching actual news you get basic information and arguments, but it is left to the viewer to form their own conclusions about the broader truth. Fox News offers news that comes pre-biased, spoon fed right to your brain so that you never have to bother with all that bothersome thinking. It's much easier and intellectually lazy, hence how can anybody be surprised it's more popular.

As for this Mass Effect thing… I agree with them. The human body is disgusting and should be hated! Kids everywhere are gonna play this game for 20 hours to see 2 seconds of side-boob rather than going on the internet! SOCIETY WILL CRUMBLE IF TEENAGERS SEE SIDEBOOB!

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trevoramueller at 8:44AM, Jan. 29, 2008
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Fox News does a great job of blowing reality out of proportion and turning it into fiction. The game is rated “M” and is the equivilent of an R-rated movie. R-Rated movies can show sex and boobs, so why can't an M rated game?
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Croi Dhubh at 12:56PM, Jan. 29, 2008
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There's a reason Fox News is rated number one as a source for news, don't forget.

Yes, there is a reason, because watching actual news you get basic information and arguments, but it is left to the viewer to form their own conclusions about the broader truth. Fox News offers news that comes pre-biased, spoon fed right to your brain so that you never have to bother with all that bothersome thinking. It's much easier and intellectually lazy, hence how can anybody be surprised it's more popular.
You're thinking of CNN and the other news. Fox News gives you nothing but news, which is why it's easy to come to the conclusion you do watching it.
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Kohdok at 7:57PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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I find this funny.

You know what? Titanic has nudity and sex no more graphic than I've seen implied in the clips and it's rated PG-13. If you're gonna say that the highest grossing movie of all time is the bane of our existance, then by all means I dare you to try.
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Merrywhite Jenkins at 7:47AM, Jan. 31, 2008
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I find this funny.

You know what? Titanic has nudity and sex no more graphic than I've seen implied in the clips and it's rated PG-13. If you're gonna say that the highest grossing movie of all time is the bane of our existance, then by all means I dare you to try.

The highest grossing movie of all time is the bane of our existence. Leonardo di Caprio is a wet fish.
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CoyoteLongshot at 11:08PM, Feb. 3, 2008
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It's all a conspiracy, people. They want you to watch FOX instead of playing video games.

Or… not.

I just think it's funny that what's shown in Mass Effect is no worse (Or even more tame) than what is shown on some shows on that channel.

Way to misinform soccer moms.
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subcultured at 9:16PM, Feb. 14, 2008
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hahaha
look what i found! an apology from the so called “expert”.
although fox haven't apologized yet. hah! figures.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/26/arts/television/26mass.htm
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That’s the lesson Fox News and a self-help author learned this week after a program on that channel featured a discussion of the sexual content of the hit video game Mass Effect.

Bound by global message boards, blogs, chat rooms and of course the games themselves, gamers are perhaps the single most intense subculture on the Internet — fiercely protective of their pastime and at ease with the byways of cyberspace.

So the game world has been ablaze with indignation since the Fox News program “The Live Desk With Martha MacCallum” said on Monday that Mass Effect, one of the most critically praised games of 2007, contains frontal nudity and explicit depictions of sexual activity. The assertions of virtual lasciviousness first appeared earlier this month among conservative bloggers incensed by brief YouTube clips excerpted from the 30- to 40-hour game.

Mass Effect, a science fiction game, includes a complicated romantic subplot that is no more risqué in its plot or graphic in its depiction than evening network television.

To exact their revenge, gamers have turned their vitriol on Cooper Lawrence, an author who appeared to mischaracterize the game when she said: “Here’s how they’re seeing women: They’re seeing them as these objects of desire, as these, you know, hot bodies. They don’t show women as being valued for anything other than their sexuality. And it’s a man in this game deciding how many women he wants to be with.”

In fact Mass Effect allows users to play as either a man or a woman, and the few suggestions of intimate contact occur in the context of a detailed interpersonal story line. Asked on the air by Geoff Keighley of Spike TV whether she had ever played the game, Ms. Lawrence laughed and said, “No.”

Irate gamers have flooded the page on Amazon.com selling Ms. Lawrence’s most recent book, “The Cult of Perfection: Making Peace With Your Inner Overachiever,” sending its user-generated rating into oblivion.

By Friday afternoon 412 of the book’s 472 user reviews were the lowest possible rating, one star. Another 48 ratings were for two stars. Only 12 of the ratings were for three stars or higher. In addition, 929 Amazon users had tagged the book with the keyword “ignorant.” Tied for second place with 744 tags were “garbage” and “hypocrisy,” while “hack” and “hypocrite” tied for fourth place with 710 votes. Gamers have also attacked the book on the Barnes & Noble Web site.

Many of the reviewers admit that they have not read Ms. Lawrence’s book.

As one Amazon user put it: “I know all about this book but have never fully read it. Why? Due to the overwhelming backlash, I have no choice but to agree with the 1 star ratings. The rumors are rampant that this book was poorly written and poorly researched. So without verifying the contents myself — I give it a 1 star. Good thing video games aren’t judged in this manner — whew!!!”

On Friday “The Cult of Perfection” was ranked the 346,106th best-selling book on Amazon. Mass Effect, by contrast, has been a hit, selling more than 1.6 million copies since November. An Amazon spokeswoman said the site would soon begin to remove reviews written by users who had clearly not read the book.

In an interview on Friday, Ms. Lawrence said that since the controversy over her remarks erupted she had watched someone play the game for about two and a half hours. “I recognize that I misspoke,” she said. “I really regret saying that, and now that I’ve seen the game and seen the sex scenes it’s kind of a joke.

“Before the show I had asked somebody about what they had heard, and they had said it’s like pornography,” she added. “But it’s not like pornography. I’ve seen episodes of ‘Lost’ that are more sexually explicit.”

Electronic Arts, the giant publisher that owns Mass Effect, has asked Fox News for a correction. A Fox News spokesman would say only that Electronic Arts had been offered a chance to appear on the channel. An Electronic Arts spokesman said the company had not yet decided whether to accept the offer.

By telephone from Edmonton, Alberta, Ray Muzyka, the medical doctor who is chief executive of BioWare, the Electronic Arts studio that made Mass Effect, said: “We’re hurt. We believe in video games as an art form, and on behalf of the 120 people who poured their blood and tears into this game over three years, we’re just really hurt that someone would misrepresent the game without even playing it. All we can hope for is that people who actually play our games will see the truth.”

take that you facist fox!
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