Electronic Arts Bites Back At Fox News

I’m in no way affiliated with EA or EA Sports or any other computer company. I still find EA pretty cool. They are the only major video game developer company I know that has publicly defended a video game.

It’s not FIFA 08, but the RPG Mass Effect. Electronic Arts recently bought the franchise rights to it and has since been under fire from various medias.

EA wants to clarify the serious errors done by Fox News, including the error about full digital nudity and sex and the ability for players to engage in graphic sex.

Mass Effect is available for Xbox 360 only (or “SE” Xbox as the Fox Network calls it).

Kotaku.com has the full story on this.

Start out by watching the video here:

Keighley Sets Mass Effect Record Straight… Or Tries To

The video is pretty hilarious. Serious journalists and educated people are talking about a video game they’ve never played. We play the exact same video games in Europe, sometimes even naughtier or bloodier than they do in the US, and still we have no shootings in school or malls.

After the video read this article about the whole situation.

EA Calls Fox Out on “Insulting” Mass Effect Inaccuracies

I don’t know what to say, except quote John Cleese’s Notice of Revocation of Independence:

You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you’re not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not grown up enough to handle a gun.

This is so stupid and pointless. I know they have a lot of other problems in the States, that they should worry about instead.

How many children see weapons in WalMart? In their homes? See their father use or wear a gun? Watch animals mate on National Geographic? See Pokemons fight or be bombarded with advertisement when playing with their Webkinz in a virtual world?

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10 Responses to Electronic Arts Bites Back At Fox News

  1. bert January 25, 2008 at 7:34 am #

    Now that was incisive. Well said!

  2. bert January 25, 2008 at 7:34 am #

    Now that was incisive. Well said!

  3. Bob Ritchie January 25, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    Errors by Fox News? Nothing new there then.

  4. Bob Ritchie January 25, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    Errors by Fox News? Nothing new there then.

  5. dizi izle January 26, 2008 at 8:20 pm #

    Kotaku.com has the full story on this.
    thank you.nice topic

  6. dizi izle January 26, 2008 at 8:20 pm #

    Kotaku.com has the full story on this.
    thank you.nice topic

  7. Laice January 27, 2008 at 7:53 am #

    The game Mass Effect, is from a world renown developer, makers of the Jade Empire and Knights of the old republic.

    These media type people especially Fox news, do not do enough background work on their subject. They probably have not even played the game, its just one of those get on the band wagon type things. Well done EA for supporting on one the better games of 2007.

    I have seen their news segments, do not last 3 minutes, and its more like digested for the popcorn generation.

  8. Laice January 27, 2008 at 7:53 am #

    The game Mass Effect, is from a world renown developer, makers of the Jade Empire and Knights of the old republic.

    These media type people especially Fox news, do not do enough background work on their subject. They probably have not even played the game, its just one of those get on the band wagon type things. Well done EA for supporting on one the better games of 2007.

    I have seen their news segments, do not last 3 minutes, and its more like digested for the popcorn generation.

  9. Chris at LG January 29, 2008 at 11:58 am #

    I think it’s really interesting how EA have approached this – brutally honest and frank and direct. It’s a good demonstration of how media like the internet can mean you can communicate to your customers and potential customers instead of relying on a possible unreliable intermediary, like Fox were in this case.

  10. Chris at LG January 29, 2008 at 11:58 am #

    I think it’s really interesting how EA have approached this – brutally honest and frank and direct. It’s a good demonstration of how media like the internet can mean you can communicate to your customers and potential customers instead of relying on a possible unreliable intermediary, like Fox were in this case.