EA Plans to "Fight Back" After FOX Ignores Their Demands for Mass Effect Correction
And the drama continues. Yesterday, EA sent a letter to the producer of the FOX News show, Live Desk with Martha MacCallum, concerning a recent report that pegged the popular game, Mass Effect, as having graphic sex scenes with full frontal nudity (which anyone who has actually played the game could tell you is not true). EA’s Vice President of communications, Jeff Brown, asked that the show issue a correction to this misinformation. Well, the producer, Trip VanHorn, responded with a single-line text message telling Brown to contact their PR department, essentially ignoring the issue. But Brown has stated he is not giving up that easily.
“We’re not giving up…EA is under new management now and [EA CEO] Riccitiello’s made it clear that we’re going to stand up for our creative teams and the games they make. We’re going to fight back. There’s a lot of nonsense about gaming coming out of politics, government and media – John wants us to start calling them out on it.”
Unfortunately, he also noted that they probably would not be seeing a correction from FOX News specifically anytime soon:
“I watch Fox news a lot and recognize that they tend to move fast to the next topic. It really stinks for the people who made the game, but I don’t think they should be waiting for a correction from Fox.”
*Sigh* A large part of me knew that FOX would probably ignore them, but I still hoped for a different outcome. On the plus side, at least it sounds like EA intends to be more actively involved in trying to control the misinformation that gets spread about video games sometimes. It would interesting to see Brown on TV defending video games himself. Good job, EA (and I never thought I’d say that without any sarcasm).