Posted on January 29, 2008,

ECA Speaks Out Against Fox

I have been waiting for the ECA to start making comments concerning Fox News, and now their president spoke out against the news outlet and made an attempt to defend gaming. It’s nice to see the ECA doing the right thing. For those of you who are not familiar with the Entertainment Consumer Association, check out their website sometime.

Hal Halpin, president of the Entertainment Consumer Association, issued an open statement to Fox News after the network aired the infamous Se”Xbox” spot.

Halpin’s full statement follows:

“On behalf of the [ECA], the national non-profit organization representing American video game consumers, I urge you to correct and repudiate the misstatements leveled by Fox News’ Live Desk regarding the story and character interactions in Mass Effect.

Your show’s reporting was irresponsible and incorrect. Your own “expert” Cooper Lawrence has subsequently disclaimed her misstatements… In the future, we ask that you book real gamer and industry experts on your show…

ECA’s members are disturbed by your news organization’s apparent disregard of the truth in this instance. We represent a diverse group that cuts across all ages, with the weightiest portion in the coveted 18 – 45 age group, and with women accounting for 38% of gamers. Over the past week, our members have mobilized to speak out and set the record straight on Mass Effect, and we ask the same of you.”

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4 Comments on ECA Speaks Out Against Fox


On January 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm

I wonder if Fox and David Bowie ever did anything together..
because it looks like Fox is Under Pressure.


On January 29, 2008 at 6:09 pm

oooh, snap ! :mrgreen:


On January 29, 2008 at 6:41 pm

bravo weclock…bravo. You should stick to comments like those instead of the usual negative ones you give to the majority of the articles here. You could be pretty funny bro.


On January 30, 2008 at 2:26 am

Good. Calling Fox News on thier bull.