(Se)Xbox`s Mass Effect Controversy

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Mainstream media strikes with broad strokes once again regarding the adult content of Xbox"s video game, Mass Effect.
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Male 1,244
catlikegrace sums it up pretty well at the top of the page^
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Male 1,244
Sounds like two feminists talking about what they`ve heard about video games - and a knowledgable, but out numbered man trying to defend a valid point.
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Female 370
Okay lets be honest here... Ummm if you don`t want your kids to see it, drating lock it up. You don`t want your kids drinking drano and are not smart enough to teach them not to, you lock it up. I mean if you can`t be a good parent that`s your fault not the games.
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Male 376
Cooper`s Book

look at the customer tags for her books LMAO

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Male 124
i hate it when people have no idea what the drat they are talking about. "oh im going by all the research"

what, 100% of this comment section thinks shes a dumbass, so then it must be true.

....woah. i totally forgot i was on the internet right now.

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Female 25
My god, people need to stop complaining about video games. Stop your kid from buying it! And if they go beind your back and do but it, beat them or whatever. Jeez, it`s not that hard...
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Male 4
i seriously sat here watching this thinking `wow how retarded can they get`. there so hypocritical. there saying this stuff is forced on kids. then they talk about how its all the kids choice. if a kid wants to do that then thats what there gonna do. you cant force a kid to be bad and you can`t force them to be good. if the parents bought em the game then whats the problem?
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Male 442
ratings exist for a reason
also its ok to slaughter hundreds of women but its wrong to shag them? methinks peoples moral compasses are a little off
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Male 420
game sounds awesome
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Female 1,264
wow they were completly right, i just watched the video fuzzypickle linked and i instanley turned into a gay hitler with a sexual fetish for pink flamingos and midget circus clowns... in fact after watching that video i have an uncontrollable urge to eat the heads of kittens and beat the queen of england with a flag of the swastika..
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Male 54
For all of you who havent seen it here is the minute long sex scene. The scene
Its on youtube...they censor alot of their stuff so that the actual adult content is taken off of the site or put in a age checking system for some of the lesser content. This is not even protected (I think, I might just have it always turned off) NO FULL NUDITY, NO BEING ABLE TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU CAN DO, ITS A SET CUT SCENE.

Go ahead, watch it...You wont be scarred and turned into a serial mass murderer.

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Female 2,084
got tired of listening to it. oh well. i don`t have a "crapbox" as my brother calls it anyways so i don`t care.
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Male 150
might as well talk to them about it, and it doesn`t do any good to shield a child, trust every cousin i have has been shielded and they are socially inept and quite freaky, thank you to all who actually spent the time to read this
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Male 150
another acquistation about video games. personally i was playing violent games during the critical period of development of puberty, and yes i did take a psychology course so i do know what i`m speaking about. and all boils down to how we label this content in our minds, mostly the memory if we label it as a game then it doesn`t do any harm, but if we label it as true then there will be harm. and mostly that is done by somebody telling them that this is a game and not true. this for all gamers should be a call to action, personally i don`t own an Xbox and never will unless all other consoles die and i have no choice but until that time i won`t, but me and i`m pretty sure the rest of the gaming community is pissed off about something we enjoy very much being referred to as something as bad as porn and snuff films. all in all it`s the parents responsiblity, plain and simple. and i`m going to tell you something, you can not shield a child from everything, they`ll see eventually so you...
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Male 658
I think the people complaining have never had actual sex, or they just had really weird sex. Butt and side boob are not the only things you see/experience during it, cause if it is, you may have some poblems.
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Male 31
I was actually really mad until I saw this was on Fox news. Fox news being ignorant? Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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Male 247
I haven`t heard this much bull ever before.
"male adolescents will grow up to see women as objects."

Women are living, breathing creatures with the only goal to make a man`s life hell. With the exception of any woman that has been in a playboy magazine.

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Male 957
Fox stinks.
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Male 140
I hate people who bash video games when they have no idea what they`re talking about.
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Female 6
damn these guys are smack, if they really are concerned about digital nudity they should talk about grand theft auto...
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Female 486
woman*^
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Female 486
I officially hate the brunette women. Anyone who can argue about something they don`t understand with someone who DOES understand it, then treat the other person like they have no idea what they`re talking about while smirking the whole time deserves no respect from me.
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Male 176
lol, stupid women who have never played games
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Male 121
That looks like such a sweet game... and no not just because of "digital nudity"... it`s been getting awesome reviews
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Male 167
This video should just be ignored.... it`s Fox News.
They`re only making a big deal out of this because it`sa video game. The average gamer is 24, which means yes, this game is suitable for the average video gaming audience. But because of all these conservative nutbags, video games are played exclusively by 10 yr olds and shouldn`t be exposed to anything more mature than Mario. Angelina Jolie was digitally depicted naked in Beowulf, and no-one except horny teenagers cared, because it was a movie.
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Female 1,264
randomegg is right, all parents heed this warning, recent studies at the university of science`n`sh*t tell us that if under-aged children see alien lesbian side boob before they`re fully developed there is a highly possible chance that theyll grow up to be homosexuals, im dead serious folks, dont let this happen to your child... cause you know where homosexuality leads.. thats right HITLER!!
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Female 364
ROFLMMFAO!!!!!!
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Male 233
Kids look up porn on the net all the time!
But they have to get wound up on the side of an aliens booby. lol booby!
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Male 151
wow because thats a sensible idea, shield your kids from anything sexual until you cant and then they will just go out and get a girl pregnant because they don`t know what to expect
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Male 390
Lawl Fox is full of idiots. These are the kinds of people who insist that nobody under 18 have seen porn.
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Female 114
Violence in games is acceptable, but sex isn`t??! I think that almost every person on the planet has, or will have sex... but i don`t think that everyone will run around killing people lol. And if movies and the internet etc can have it, why can`t games? From what I read on the website, the entire game/character is chosen by the player; their lifestyle is chosen. And isn`t sex naturally a part of every lifestyle? I do understand that there are some rational issues with this game.. but in reality, it`s not that big of a deal at all.

... and that is my rant :-P

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Male 955
I love how they state that you have to be very `involved` in order to read the back of the game. Um, ok, the rating is literally no different than movie ratings, E rating = G movie, E10+ = PG, T = PG13, MA = R. Not that drating hard people.
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Female 1,264
kairoberts right, i find it strange that that is exactly the opposite in society..
but what really pisses me off is that these sick bastards probably deny the thrill they get from the rough feel of leather around their necks or that theyve never fantisised about the harsh sting from uncle sams 100% cow leather whip on their backside, hell they probably turned the karma sutra upside down and read it again
they act like saints for approval from other "saints" who raise "saints" of their own who are all fed the same lie "we do what we want and you cant do a thing about it until youre at an age to be heard and by then you`re already one of us" and soon enough we`re all saints that sleep with knives...
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Male 133
The media is retarded... It is the parents job to monitor what their kid is doing, it is the retailers job to make sure underage kids don`t buy mature rated games, and it is the manufacturers job to make a game in accordance with ESRB, and it is ESRB`s job to rate games accurately. If everyone is doing their job, nothing is wrong. The world is filled with idiots...
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Male 2,172
News reporters who desperatly need a story invented the pun word "SexBox" and they had to make a whole segment on that.

If they dont put their $#!t togheter im just going to stop watching the news. They dont even spread the news fast enough anyway... most of the time I go on four chan they are talking about news story hours before it hit the news chanel.

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Female 1,407
wolrd=world,sorry :-P
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Female 1,407
*sigh* Ok, so there`s mature video games out there and some people don`t like it. The end.
Now let`s tackle a bigger issue like wolrd famine, genocide,world domination,etc...
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Female 11
I`m officially anti-Fox News, I`ve never seen such blatant lack of credibility in all my life. What a dumb b*tch. Stupid f**ks like her are why I stopped believing in psychology in the first place. "Have you played the game?" "No, but..." What a dumb c**t. She should be shipped to Iraq to see real atrocity.
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Male 59
i want to f*cking kill that sexist piece of poo i f*cking hate the media if these stupis ass parents dont want their kids watch a side boob then dont buy the f*cking game f*ck all these stupid people to hell im so sick of this poo "oh lets blame everyone else instead of taken the f*cking responibility needed to have a god damn kid lets expect everyone else to take care of my kid and bitch about a game WE bought them" F*CK YOU i hate people.... i need to go kill something slowly... i wonder where the little sexist bitch lives...
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Male 9
the psychologist needs a penis up her ass for being a total mean person
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Female 27
Retarded.
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Male 777
To GnarKill on the first page, exactly that; moronic kids.
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Male 307
So...therefore breastfeeding should be frowned upon in society because it exposes under-aged children to the complex and disturbing concept of boobies. And where babies come from...BABIES SHOULD BE MADE ILLEGAL!!! FOX NEWS GOT ON IT!!! MAKE PARENTS HAVE BABIES FROM SOMEWHERE SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE!!!
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Male 80
Fox News is for drating retards
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Male 144
This conversation (cause its not a discussion) is so wrong in so many ways... People complaining bout a game they never seen, give the word to a supporter for 1 minute and continue it with 4 people who all agree on how bad it is. This says so much about censorship and subtile propaganda in america. It is for ADULTS that is basicly where the conversation should end. Why not forbid the playboy itself? The guy isnt too clever either. Interesting to say how they almost make you believe HOW bad it is when children see it. Only thing they couldnt make me forget is that it`s not meant for children. and ofcourse 13-yearolds can`t possibly divide reality from fantasy. They will think the sideview of their mom`s boob is alien?
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Male 11,739
If parents are too stupid or lazy to get involved in what their kids are doing, they get what they deserve. It`s not a game my kids would play but a lot of parents are too busy with their own lives to care.
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Male 1,766
at first i was surprised but then i relized it was fox
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Male 1,766
so apperantly i cant tell the difference between a video game and real life
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Male 188
This is hilarious. I`m sure all of this has already been said, but I love the way all these people are stupid enough to not know these simple things:

1. It`s rated M, it`s not for kids. Sure they could get hold of it, but the same is true for absoultely everything.
2. There`s nothing in it anyway! A side-boob is not hardcore porn.
3. Kids aren`t stupid. The fact that they play a game with sex in it doesn`t mean they`re going to become a misogynist any more than watching Scream is going to make you go out and become a slasher.

And `young boys cannot tell the difference between a game and reality` was just priceles. Becuase, yeah, clearly all young boys suffer from psychosis. Ffs, they`re talking about 14-year-olds, not 4-year-olds.

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Female 137
Ugh. Conservatives. A little bit of videogame sex never hurt anyone. You can`t blame a videogame for bad parenting.
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Female 357
one word: goatse.


That was 18 billion times more horribly scarring than ANY video game.

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Female 157
I`ve got this game. its awsome. it humors me that they`re flipping out over a nude scene. OMG! TA TAS!!! MY KIDS GONNA KNOW WHAT THEY ARE!!! puhlease...most children, now a days, know that baby`s dont come from a stork and mommy and daddy aren`t "wrestling" by age 7.
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Male 511
wow..this game is soo graphic its making me second guess wether to continue looking at porn....my god they are dumb....they video game experts says you dont have to follow the path of sex...he even says if ya dont develop the relationship itll neve happen....they dint pick up on th violence spo they moved to the tam stuff
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Male 11
"boys that play video games cannot tell the difference between what they are seeing in video games and the real world if they don`t have a real experience" *shoots person next to him* Wait was that an actual person?!?!? I couldn`t tell because i was just playing video games
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Female 2,552
"Full-on nudity, can you imagine?"

Yes, yes I can ;-)

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Male 383
I don`t see why it`s such a big deal. People get freaked if a game contains - ZOMG! - A BOOB!! However, nobody cares about violence and gore. Since when was sex worse then violence?

And to be honest, games don`t affect people unless they let it happen.

@Narlycharlie: If you`re under 17 and it`s M, you can buy it if you have an adult with you. If it`s AO and you`re <17, you can`t buy it, period.

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Male 2,605
LKJSlain, I`m about sick of your ignorant feminist propaganda. You`re not fooling anyone: your concern is primarily with women`s rights, not equal rights between genders. I think you should take a moment and note that this is merely an excellent computer game (a very well written plot with superior character development) with a few suggestive themes and is not pornography. I trust BioWare to make quality games such that your argument has no sway here. Wage your mislead war elsewhere.
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Male 242
Shnoorum i agree with you but WTF its maybe you see a bit of ass and bit of boob and bamb its a full on sex expierance?? wtf excatly what u guys are saying ill reapte it PEEPS WHO DONT PLAY FUC/KING VIDEO GAMES DONT NEED TO TALK ABOUT THEM STOP bashing this awsome game!!
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Male 14
omg teenagers watching sex?!
no way!!!!!!!
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Female 562
Why do people always talk about things being "desensitizing"?
Why does it even matter?
I don`t get it...
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Male 176
I hate Fox News. drat them. They are the most pathetic excuse for news media I`ve ever seen. I`ve been familiar with nudity since the day I was born. My parents failed miserably I guess. I guess I`d better go rape some wimmenz and then not support the administration.
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Male 516
The video game expert isn´t an expert, he is just an INTELLIGENT person
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Male 658
Also, it`s hilarious that they had the video game expert on there and then ignored everything that he said. And that quote they played twice. Yes, a child forced to play games without any other interaction with people would be effed up
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Male 658
It`s not full nudity at all.
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Male 312
BULL S H ! T, why is main streem meidia Concerned whith the games i play, we should (Que insparational music) rise up against this lawles country and REVOLT
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Male 580
Anyone actually watch the scene?

I`ve seen worse. Much much worse.

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Male 455
And, fearthekrken, you`ve got a great point about God of War. Why wasn`t that news when it came out? It`s a much more graphic display, even though it`s still within a mature rating guideline. Seriously, how old do you have to be to get into an R rated movie? 17 or 18 years old in the US. To see a movie with even more nudity, and very likely, actual sex (i.e. NC-17), you need to be the same age.
The problem is obviously with parents, for buying these games for their children;
"Oh, Mass Effect! Sounds harmless enough for my 12 year old!"
And then seeing their kid play the game, they automatically assume that their child`s mind is permanently damaged, and there`s NOTHING they can for their kid. So they lash out at the companies that make the game, because it`s their fault for saying the parent shouldn`t buy such a mature game for their kids.
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Male 455
Why is this news? It`s rated mature for a reason, so that kids not old enough to play the game will NOT play the game! It`s just like an R rated movie;
"I don`t want my kid to see that movie, because it might have scenes or images not appropriate for someone of their age."
It`s that simple. The conclusions that these "experts" came to were probably based on research from the same people who said red cars were more likely to be in an accident.
It`s so stupid...Why can`t anyone find a story that`s newsworthy? Why doesn`t anyone realize that only bad parents let their kids get warped by media they personally experience?
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Male 130
"I`m surprised it wasn`t rated AO" (or something the one woman said to that effect)

M= No one under 17
AO= No one under 18

Does it really make any difference at all?

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Male 180
Also, Mass Effect just a SIDE view of the woman. AND you can choose to avoid the scene if you play the game the right way.

So if this game should be banned, then why not, let`s say...God of War? That game has frontal nudity of TWO women sitting on a bed and you can`t avoid it, it *is* part of the game. The crap they put on the news these days...

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Male 1,584
wow. thats the gayest thing ever. haha the guy made that lady who had no idea what she was talking about look stupid.
But seriously this game should be killed. take every copy of it, put it on a rocket and launch it at the sun. seriously, i mean seeing a boob for a WHOLE 2 minutes? thats could permanently damage a 17 year old whos definitely never seen one before.

Also, boys cant tell the difference between video games and real life? does that means its not ok to shoot people off trains and drive over cops with a tank like i did in gta a little while ago?

Those stupid people should get educated before they bash the game. The reason they cut that guy and that lady off is because the guy was making good points and knew what he was talking about and the lady was just going off some story she heard.

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Male 275
`The game is being supplied to teens...`
1)You`ve gotta be f*cking stupid to assume that a teenage lad doesn`t know what a naked woman looks like and/or understand sex
2)Every guy looks at porn, which tbh is more graphic than animated sex
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Male 71
Lmao, you`ve got to love Fox News, 1 man defending the game, and 6 against it.
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Male 534
And thank you for pointing that out jkahoon.
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Male 180
what a load of bull crap. They`re saying that animated sex will turn teenagers into people who see women as objects? If that`s true, then real life sex must be twice as worse. In conclusion, this idiotic lady is saying all men disrespect women.
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Male 534
I also like how it was barely touched on the fact that you could play as a woman. Or the fact women contributed to this game. So much left out... I understand what the psychiatrist is trying to argue but her point is null here. Aye..
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Female 178
I just wanted to point out that this wasn`t a "real" news broadcast. It is Fox News and Friends which is aired on weekends. While they do talk about important global issues, they also discuss things in pop culture and the entertainment world. Things that would not normally be discussed on the main news broadcast.

So just to clarify to everyone who thinks "Americans have nothing else to worry about."

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Female 367
I agree that kids shouldn`t be exposed to that stuff, but come on, WATCH WHAT YOUR KIDS PLAY. Seriously. It`s like monitoring what movies they see, tv shows they watch, etc. Idiotic parents are at fault.
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Female 97
This is the stupidest interview I`ve ever seen. A bunch of butt-apertures with absolutely no knowledge about the industry they`re harping on.

Yes, there are loads of video games that objectify women, and in ways that I find personally disturbing. And games with disturbing violence. Anyone played GTA, or Dead or Alive? How about Tomb Raider? And as for violence, need I say Manhunt? I don`t think that people should stop MAKING these games, but I don`t play them.

Mass Effect is simply the wrong game to be offended by. Yes, there is a sexual factor, but it is tasteful, short, and part of a game that is ultimately very morality-based and thought-provoking.

Frankly, parents need to stop being such whiny imbeciles and actually PARENT their children. I work at a Gamestop and I`d lose my job if I ever sold an M-rated game to a kid under 17. The parent has the power, and they need to make decisions for their own families, not count on the industry to do it for them through censorship.

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Female 101
There is no argument, anyone on the internet should be used to these types of jack thompson esque `attacks` and frankly this debate is decades old. If you don`t believe me go to google videos and search for "Frank Zappa Crossfire", it`s an annoying cyclical news story that gets brought out whenever attention needs to be diverted else where.

EA (which as of january this year now owns Bioware the creators of Mass Effect) is suing fox news for mis representing their product. You can be sure the people at Bioware who are responsible for the writing and animation of the two second side boob scene are laughing it up something fierce and the whole company thanks that idiotic cow for getting out more attention for their game.

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Male 833
Thats retarded, rating that game X would be like rating all pg-13 movies with butts in them X. Shes just a busy body with nothing better to do.

Its also funny that fox runs this, It often running the most scandalous shows ever.

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Female 1,832
This post was a argument just WAITING to happen...


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Male 3
should parents stop having rated R movies like Sideways in the house- no! so where is the basis for her argument? Rated M= Rated R
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Male 3
You know what it is... There are alot of anti-video game media people out there who just keep ignoring that the game was 2 hours long, and that you had to work for that 30 second scene of love anyway. Plus, I mean come on- yea of course you can`t censor everyone. Plus, every guy my age has seen an image of a woman naked- whoop dee doo. Were not getting scared. The correspondent really had never played it- so how does she have a right to say much of anything?
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Male 693
Is having digital nudity in a game that`s rated M for mature new?

So, Parents should also be concerned about letting their kids playing Halo 3 because Cortana`s tits are hanging out in that too.

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Male 73
these people piss me off! they act as if children are mindless lemmings and have no thought. besides children aren`t "little innocent angels" they are for the most part "little D-Bags! "
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Male 986
That was definately retarded.... it`s rated M for a reason... god

and btw, when the 3 reporters showed up (2 girls and 1 guy), the girl ofn the right looked so drating retarded... it annoyed me :P
like... constantly smiling, and it was even worse when she started talking, like trying to smile WHILE talking, plus she looked like she was somewhat dancing

rofl.... but who cares really...

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Male 23
what a bunch of R tards, but I guess that`s fox news for you, they`ll do anything to keep a Canadian company down. oh and that quote about the study from the U of Mass that`s complete and utter bull****.
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Male 1,497
X-Box 360 has gamer profiles and parental settings...my parents dont really care though, i play halo 3! SOMEBODY LOCK ME UP! QUICKLY! I MIGHT THINK ITS REAL AND USE A GUN ON MY NEIGHBORS CAT THINKING ITS A GRUNT!!! ahhh wa wa wa!
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Male 219
LOL RUN! The monowtflolbbqsauce is coming!...Oh wait, i LOVE monowtflolbbqsauces. im strangely aroused...mmmm sideboob
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Male 391
Alright wait..she said u blow ppl away mmkay..but in Mass arent actually fighting robots that are trying to kill humanity..??? just saying..
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Male 391
WOOOSHH F`LAAG, anyway after fox aired this or whatever EA sent a letter saying what was wrong with the story if anyones intrested heres a link i found http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/68... yea it may be G4 but i was to lazy to go find the actually thing
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Male 1,003
this pisses me off soo much. they make SUCH a big deal out of this little scene. It is DIGITAL. it`s not even real. they totally forget about movies, and the internet. you can find all of this on the internet, and at the movies. plenty of sex scenes. what`s a little scene in a video game going to do? there`s thousands of successful people who played video games. maybe they had fewer girlfriends, but we turned out fine. =)
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Male 416
Novem, agreed, the media is about as intelligent as an porks ass, there promoting stupidity.
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Male 416
LKJSlain, so what ? Time of all you sissy women to learn to kick some ass and stop falling in love with cheap loverboys, that would decrease some raping. Also it`s the PARENTS responsebility, I am NOT going to limit my fun because some politicians are worried about kids suddenly becoming rapist.
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Female 700
SO FREAKING STUPID!!!! holy heck!!!! Are they that freaking worried about it??? A rated mature game can only be purchased by a person who is 17 years of age or older right??? by then the freaking kid better be damn well mature enough to know the difference between a game and real life!!! on top of that, if you are a parent who is into video games you better be damn well responsible enough to keep the rated mature games in a place you children can`t get to or don`t know about if you don`t want them playing them!!! people are so naive!!! GET A LIFE AND GIVE ME SOME REAL FREAKING NEWS!!!! All this thing did was make me WANT to buy the game!!!! Dumbasses....
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Female 648
Okay, heres the reality. Pornagraphic images increase the chances of rape in any one area. Where they tear down Adult movie stores, book stores, strip clubs and massage parlors, rapes decline IMENSELY, when they put them back up (under "the first ammendment") rapes go back up imensely. - That`s the problem. Sexual content gets in the hands of 90percent of 12-17 year olds. The average age of a young man to have his first virtual sexual encounter is 11. ELEVEN! Gearing him at a young age to be addicted to porn, and see women as objects. These are the facts. you can swallow them or not. But anyone who says that young people DON`T see this stuff and that it DOESN`T alter something inside, has already been altered and is lying to no one but THEMSELVES.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus...

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Male 416
Oh God, there so stupid. Mass Effect is a fantastic game, and belive me IT`S NOT THAT BAD, how can all these idiots judge the game without playing it. The women seem so STUPID in media, I can`t believe it, if TV was a my source of information I am sure I would be gay by now.
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Male 2,591
Thank you Fox News for making all of us look like total idiots... again.
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Male 995
First of all, I deeply apologize for the generalization, I`m aware it`s not all of you, but I can`t understand americans. I`m sorry. Why are you so concerned about sex? Even if there was sexual scenes in the bloody video game, so what?
I mean, only once did they mention that there was violence in it too. Shouldn`t that be of more concern than a tit?
I don`t get it, but I`m proud of enjoying sex and hating violence, I can tell you that...
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Male 9,305
Sorry, I don`t trust any news source anymore.

Wow, sex, like it`s a NEW thing. It`s natural.

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Male 2,576
I didn`t even see 10 seconds and I was pissed at Fox news.
Whatever they said, I`m pretty sure they got it wrong.
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Male 1,361
JEFF FTW!!!!!!!
He totaly pwned Cooper
yeah thats total bull, face it, kids know waht seks looks like
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Male 1,265
It`s a drating video game. That goes for both sides. Now let`s all go make fun of religion and wonder why people get upset when you mock their beliefs. F`idiots.
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Male 525
You know they will be forcedto change it. Look what they did to gta. I mean you had to play for hours and have the hot coffee mod to see anything, and once it was found they pulled it and made a new version.
It`s complete bs. If parents can`t control there kids then tough. There are many 18-25yr old gamers and many older then that. Many people 30+ grew up gaming so why would they stop now when they have jobs to be able to afford any game/system they want.

~dragon~

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Female 1,652
LOL at one point during the video I was reading the scroll at the bottom and it said "McCain says that he will send his 95-year-old mother to wash Norris` mouth out with soap."

The author lady came across as a b*tch to me because they`re debating and she`s like "darlin`...(blahblahblah)" in this really condescending way.

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Male 363
Side boob? Where is this side boob in mass effect? I`ve played it several times and have yet to have graphic alien sex. I`ve had implied sex with a psychic alien, but tweren`t no side boob in that scene. I think my keen male senses would have picked up on the presence of a naked boobie.
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Male 40
mass effect is a great game and like the man said you dont choose to have sex or not you choose to have a relationship with so just lighten up
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Female 688
The media companies are only out for one thing. MONEY. They don`t care about your child.

If you as a parent don`t want your child play a game that is sexually explicit, then here`s a crazy idea DON`T BUY IT...

You don`t want your child to see sexually explicit television shows. TURN THE TELEVISION OFF.

If you`re not going to be at home and you don`t want your child to watch TV. Unhook the Cable wire, put on a parental lock on everything but PBS.

How about, whatever you don`t want your child to view, you don`t view. Yeah, they are your children, you have to take the responsibility. It might mean giving up things from your past. (it`s just media it doesn`t control your life)

If you don`t want games or media that has sexual situations in them, don`t buy them. (that`s the best way to keep them away from your children)

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Male 21
"...what happened to atari, pinball and pac-man..."

Wow.
Well, what can you expect from Fox News.

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Male 36
^^ here here to that

i may only be 14 but i understand the difference ive under stood it seens i first played a vedios game 7 years old have 3 copays of gta and i dont blame my parents for letting me hav it but it makes me so made when people bitch about things thay dont understand if youre so worred dont buy it and put the restricksions on i could`t get to porn because my dad had a fricken 4 caracter password dont talk about things you don`t unerstand

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Female 23
just come to england
most teenagers here are pregnant already
*thinks*
must be those goddamn video games!
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Male 3
I cant believe what i heard. These people are morons. Its a game where you choose your own path. One said that children will play this game just for the sex. The guy said that you need to engage in a relationship in order to get to the state of being able to drat? The chances are that kids wont have the mental capacity or patience to go down that road and eventually get to the stage where you can drat your alirn play mates. They will be more focused on shootin poo up. Also, who makes up these rules? A child cant view porn, a child cant own a fire arm. Were only children for a short time, and if the amount we are able to do or view as a child is compressed, our childhood will last longer. Thats why we get adults ingrosed with sex, violence, murder...Because as a child they were forced to dink tea and eat biscuits. Compressing the amount a child gets out of life is damaging. And its not to some board of 4 or 5 to decide that, its the parents. The parents should deide.
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Male 62
This is exactly what I hate about this bubble wrapped, safety label, myers-briggs society. Their tired, incessant pleas about don`t rock the boat and for the love of god, will someone think about the children, fall on deaf ears. Their kids are going to be so mentally repressed by the time they`re old enough to think for themselves that their first reaction will probably involve a sawed off shotgun and a crowded shopping mall.
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Male 28
god i hate ignorant people.

"boys that play video games cannot tell the difference between what they are seeing in video games and the real world if they don`t have a real experiance"


I`m sorry if you cant tell the difference you are already dratED up my god damn 8 year old nephew knows the difference between shooting someone in real life and shooting someone in halo. im pretty sure he has no real life experiances

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Female 322
Okay, now I`m just laughing because of "monowtflolbbqsauce". Awesome.

The media needs to stop pestering the people who make the games and start hassling the parents who don`t take responsibility for buying the clearly inappropriate games for their children.

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Male 1,455
Hilarious that there are people here who think it`s an incredible game. Try a game that came out before the Xbox, and then maybe you`ll have a better perspective.
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Male 201
It`s just not true. None of those claims are true at all.
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Male 10,440
^ I was hoping I could argue with you but I`ll have to agree.
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Female 14
Fox News should just go to hell. Anytime I see anything Fox News, I just want to die. Too many people who just have no idea what they are talking about.

It`s the parent`s responsibilty to make sure their kids don`t turn out to be complete psychos, and not anyone else`s.

I`m so sick of people trying to censor everything. Oh, well seeing boobs will damage children, and sex, violence...blah, blah, blah. So now kids can`t be exposed to reality??

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Female 242
wow. they really had NOTHING else more important to report on and so they spent 30 minutes on a stupid video game.. PARENTS: IF YOU DON`T WANT YOUR KIDS TO PLAY IT, DONT BUY IT FOR THEM. and like it matters.. they`re already out there having sex anyway.
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Male 10
oh EA games is the parent company of bioware,who created the game
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Male 10
Fox news is full of crap!!
this link show a message sent by Jeff Brown, EA`s vice president of communications, to set the record straight

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3165...

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Male 4,290
In case anyone is interested, we can offer our own expert opinions on the calibre of Cooper`s radio talk show by emailing her at [email protected] Now I`ve never listened to this radio show but someone else told me it`s really bad, so I`m going to go with that without ever checking for myself.
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Male 695
Oh noes a nekkid butt! Ban the game!!

Please.

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Female 72
Okay so R ratings count for movies but not video games? If a parent can choose not to bring R-rated DVD`s into an household could they not also do it if video games? I got news for them kids know about sex well before their parents even start thinking about it. I couldn`t even finish watching this clip it was idiotic. Adults play video games and should have access to adult content. If you don`t supervise your kids that is your problem not the industry... they aren`t babysitters.
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Male 1,623
Obscene violence and gore is accepted as long as it doesn`t contain nudity or naughty language.

This is one of the many things South Park has taught us.

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Female 42
Oh my gosh, like they psychologist, Cooper, isn`t trying to represent sexuality at all?

Her bookcover simply does not scream"I`m a sexual object" at all. Why don`t we ban that too?

People like her are so close minded that it astonishes me that they have even made it this far.

Mass Effect is a great game, wiht great AI, and if kids cant even make the right choices to make girls or guys fall in love with them in real life, then they prob wont be able to do the same in this game, thus not allowing them to view the ever topical `sex scene`, which features less crack than and PG 13 movie.

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Female 283
"They`re gonna find ways to see this on the internet" ell-oh-ell
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Male 384
i like when she said "dads dont play this" um, yes we do.

further proof that fox is the worst news out there, and anybody that actually gives what they say some thought, they see they`re a bunch of neo-conservatives bent on forcing everyone to live like they think we should....drating nazis.

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Male 619
I love you i-am-emo.

But yeah, I don`t think anyone knew that mass effect had sex in it. Hell I didn`t even know when I bought the game. I feel dirty...

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Male 192
Monopoly Made Me Kill People.
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Female 2,074
Just what them horny, acne-faced nerdazoids need....virtual sex.

I would say that TV/Games do have an effect on children, but you know...it`s the freakin` parents these days who can`t control/educate their kids.

The girls just spread their legs, the guy sticks in his shaft, spreads his `seed`, and the child is born. A loveless child, because the parents never wanted him in the first place.

Yea, that`s life.

It would be cool if women did get more respect, but with women acting like fools by working at Hooters, being strippers, and posing for Playboy, well, that`s never going to f\/cking happen.

But whatever, one can just do what one can, and try to improve the world, or at least another life, male or female.

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Male 695
"...They`re seeing women as these objects of desire..."
Yeah... `Cause teenagers wouldn`t do that anyway...
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Male 223
M for mature, that means you should be mature enough to handle what youre watching. i was playing grand theft auto when i was 12 years old and now when im driving i dont have an urge to mow down prostitutes with my car

mass effect is one of the best games ive ever played, and like the guy in the video said, you can play as a woman, so why isnt FOX news freaking out about widespread lesbianism due to this game?

arent they afraid of 13 year old girls across america coming home to an empty house looking forward to some hot girl-on-girl sex with an asari?

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Male 1,455
News flash: The same kids who have access to Mass Effect also are the ones with access to American Pie and the like. Games are remarkably conservative.

And yeah, Fox sucks.

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Male 2,306
Debbie does Dallas is probably the most legendary porno of all time. I know plenty of games with better sexyness.
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Female 706
The one guy compared the game to Debbie Does Dallas. I think he might be exaggerating just a bit. But I wonder if he`s even ever seen this scene that he`s talking about.
And for the girl that said it should be rated adult only, again, I wonder if she`s even seen this game. She said that the people on the board that rated the game "need to have their head examined". If she`s never seen the scene in question, then that`s a pretty bold statement to make.
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Male 4,246
"Whatever happened to Atari and pinball and PacMan??!"
Whoa, sounds like somebody`s living in the past!! CONTEMPORIZE, man!!!

Back on-topic, I agree that IF the game were all about sex, and IF it were being marketed to teens, that would be wrong. HOWEVER, it is NOT all about sex, and is NOT being marketed to teens. This is a non-issue, and good old FOXNews is just fishing for ratings.
How very sad.

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Male 2,076
"what happened to pac man?"

"unfortunately, it`s up to the parent?"

unfortunately, fox news..must die

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Male 2,076
Oh my goodness..BE INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILDRENS LIVES??

unreasonable!

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Male 2,076
yay for fox news!! *barf*
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Male 650
either that or its just FOX news AGAIN
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Male 650
"What do kids wanna do when they come home, play dad`s video games...."

I play with fire, thank you very much.

So basically we either sniff our own sh*t or we see women as objects..
hmm...
More proof that America has officially set the doom clock for itself

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Male 4,004
I agree with everyone bitching.
1. It`s a video game.
2. The "M" rating is there for a f*cking reason
3. Who cares?
4. They ID you at the store if you`re gonna buy/rent it...so parents wake the f*ck up.
5. Fox news is like watching CNN on steroids.

Shut up and let video games develop an awesome pornographic selection...we`re all waiting for it, if only Americans would shut up and mind their own business...XBox Live, for 1500 Playboy points you can download "Girls of Microsoft" haha..

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Female 1,264
"..male adolescents will grow up to see woman as objects"
... wait so.. guys`l grow up to be jackasses? and thats new?
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Female 1,264
thanks gnarkill07 i think we got that. but seriously somehow i dont think a games gonna have that much of an effect on us, not even a mass effect(pun intended)well... at least nothing the internetz cant do.
"0H MY GOD B00B1EZ, IM GONNA GROW UP TO BE A DRUG ADDICT AND GET A TATTOO OF HITLER ON MY ASS!!"... ahem yes...
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Male 1,014
TeHrussian: Thanks for the links, good to see people using the internet for justice! BTW Mass Effect rocks!
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Male 2,113
thats crazy
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Male 4,012
The Asari maybe genderless, but as long as it has big boobs, it`s a female to me.
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Male 46
"Have you played Mass Effect?"

"No!!!1!!11!!!one!!!!"

Priceless.

People like this make me f*cking sick.

Its.
A.
F*cking.
Game!!!!

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Male 86
You can always count on Fox News to be complete morons on every issue, I love trainwreck entertainment!
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Male 2,306
P.S. Asari are neither gender if you read the poo about the game. Stop bitching about girl girl, because it`s not girl girl, it`s girl monowtflolbbqsauce.
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Male 490
interesting article related to this video:

http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/01/angr...

and here`s a link to her book (read the article above 1st):

http://www.amazon.com/Cult-Perfection-Ma...

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Male 2,306
The study was probably totally slanted.

On almost every single front, there is a serious censorship going on about videogames, when the games themselves have a rating on them that will tell you whether to BUY IT OR NOT.

Movies are far more revealing, and kids all watch them. Also, a kid who finds women to be objects, or vice versa, is totally drating stupid. Maybe I`m an oddity, but I`ve played doom and worse since I was 6 years old, and I`m a humanist feminist, and I get very upset when I hear about people dying, or women being abused.

I think this is fu*king stupid as all hell.

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Male 33
interesting how she talks about the studies about young gamers.....but not the fact that the average age of gamers is now around 33, lol.
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Male 490
gnarkill07: i absolutely hate people like that psychologist. this study says this. this study says that. studies are bullsh/t! playing a game does not change behavior.

Wow, really? So somehow your opinion has more weight to it than a study by several Ph.D`s using a scientific method?

I disagree with the conclusions of the study as that "psychologist" stated it, and would like to see the study itself. However, the issue here is that everyone but the "gaming expert" has no idea WTF they`re talking about. On xbox you create gamer tags, and parents can set what rating games can be played on their children`s tags. The issue here (as always) is parental responsibility or lack thereof.

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Male 267
It had be to the talking heads at fox noise making a big deal about nothing. Oh and that snotty woman talking about something she has never played or really seen is funny.
Oh sexual images damage young minds? really? my mind is a little damaged looking at her hot book cover.
One last thing, did she call him DARLING? way to talk down to people when you know your point is flawed.
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Male 645
...."Graphic Sex"??? Lololol. I <3 Fox.
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Male 896
M = Mature, Mature = 17, 17 = R rated movie, R rated movie = AWESOME!

When will people learn that M stands for Mature?

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Male 194
Theres nothing more annoying than watching a bunch of adults discuss an issue they`re absolutely clueless about. Mass Effect is a very tame game. The sex scene shows a boob and a butt, big fricken deal. You see worse in music videos aimed at children. However, Mass Effect is not aimed at children, it`s a mature game. If children grow up seeing things they`re not supposed to, blame the idiot showing them, not what they`re seeing. Damnit, everytime something bad happens in this world happens they blame it on video games or Marilyn Manson, I`m quite suprised they haven`t went that direction with 911
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Male 4,012
Ratings are there for a reason, dumbnuts. If it says mature then parents should make the effort to keep it away from their children if they`re *that* concerned (although personally I think it`s not big a deal).

I`m still dissapointed there`s a girl-on-girl action in ME but no man-on-man action. Oh well.

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Male 122
i absolutely hate people like that psychologist. this study says this. this study says that. studies are bullsh/t! playing a game does not change behavior. its a GAME. and what kind of moronic kid cant tell the difference between whats in a video game in whats in real live? Mani-Jac makes an awesome point. if you ban a "bad" video game, you should ban weapons, alcohol, tobacco, violent movies and pornography. i cant believe these people are even having this discussion. next they`re going to try to ban the fu(king internet!
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Male 7
jeez, you americans really have nothing else to worry about?
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Male 28
Kids see worse when they watch TV, and I am not against that either. It all depends on how you educate your kids. I have two kids, we play video games together in the living room. I choose which games get purchased and for how long they get played. I hate these stupid studies, educate your kids, be apart of their lives and you won`t have an issue.
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Male 308
"M" for mature...and there`s a reason for that

must be slow news day in the world.

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Male 991
Slow news day?

It`s been done already Grand Theft Auto.

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Female 183
I`ll be first in line!
Once I get an Xbox, I mean.
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Male 20,825
Link: (Se)Xbox`s Mass Effect Controversy [Rate Link] - Mainstream media strikes with broad strokes once again regarding the adult content of Xbox`s video game, Mass Effect.
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