Ignorance is Astounding, Conservative Blogger Claims Mass Effect Offers “Customizable Sodomy”

km-3a.jpgAfter reading the article on Cybercast News Service claiming Mass Effect features “explicitly graphic sexual intercourse” and is porn aimed at minors, I had seen the worst of ignorance and misrepresentation from a supposed news source. Sadly today I stand corrected. Extreme conservative blogger Kevin McCullough is trying to magnify the hysteria over the supposed porn in Mass Effect into a presidential issue in his Townhall.com article, The “Sex-Box” Race for President.

[Presidential candidates] all probably assume they have better, much more important, urgent, timely, things to campaign on, but I sure would like to get their individual takes on the new video game that one company is marketing to fifteen year old boys.

Once again, the M on the box is for Mature not Minors. The game was never meant for anyone under 17. However McCullough doesn’t stop there going on to prove that he’s never played past the character generation portion of the game as he continues his tirade.

It’s called “Mass Effect” and it allows its players… to engage in the most realistic sex acts ever conceived. One can custom design the shape, form, bodies, race, hair style, breast size of the images they wish to “engage” and then watch in crystal clear, LCD, 54 inch screen, HD clarity as the video game “persons” hump in every form, format, multiple, gender-oriented possibility they can think of…

If anyone still wondered whether McCullough has ever played Mass Effect let alone even read a review of it, he removes any doubt as he continues to embarrass himself with the sheer magnitude of his ignorance of the plot and gameplay.

Here’s a question [for the candidates]… “How much moral judgement should the President push into legislative issues that are likely to severely damage our children’s innocence, function, and capability?…”

If a pre-teen, teen, young adult, or adult male plays such a game in which the women DO submit without choice, are made to appear as Barbie streetwalkers, and perform whatever act can be imagined, what’s to stop that same male from assuming that the women in his “other world” shouldn’t be forced to do the same.

…And because of the digital chip age in which we live – “Mass Effect” can be customized to sodomize whatever, whoever, however, the game player wishes.

With it’s “over the net” capabilities virtual orgasmic rape is just the push of a button away.

McCullough has one final Draconian suggestion of how to deal with BioWare, the developer of Mass Effect.

How refreshing would it be for a President to… put his pen and signature to a bill that dealt with such simulated sex excess in a way that was punitive to its creators to such a degree that they would never recover from it?

It’s as clear to me that McCullough hasn’t bothered to research this video game as it is he has a rather vivid imagination. If you haven’t seen the the single encounter three minute romantic encounter out of the potentially 70+ hours of gameplay, I recommend you view it and make an informed decision as to whether McCullough is correct or not.

We need more people like him to speak out so the public can see just how silly and pointless the issue of video game legislation is. Never before have I read a better example of the old proverb, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”

via GamePolitics

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18 Comments on Ignorance is Astounding, Conservative Blogger Claims Mass Effect Offers “Customizable Sodomy”

Lucas

On January 14, 2008 at 6:05 pm

SLDGHLSDNGLSDLGHlJSNDLJGOICVUGLJSDHG:LSDB!!!!! :!:

I could only think of hitting random keys in capslock to show my frustration at this.

Stephany

On January 14, 2008 at 6:10 pm

I have seen steamier scenes on network television than what is portrayed in Mass Effect; plus minors have easier access to the TV than an M rated video game – not to mention what he/she may find in Daddy’s bedside drawer.

In fact, Second Life is the video game where all kinds of strange and illicit sexual acts seem to thrive. Kevin McCullough is highly uneducated regarding this subject and apparently has zero desire to expand his knowledge on such matters. If he is blissfully living in such a deplorable state of ignorance as this, I suggest that he get job with one of the extreme right or left news shows where he would fit in perfectly.

Lucas

On January 14, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Nicely put Stephany. I would like to comment on the title, that is not ignorance, its stupidity.

Rohan

On January 14, 2008 at 6:34 pm

:shock: His obvious lack of knowledge on Mass Effect is amazing. I’ve only playe through the game once, as a Male Shepard, and all I saw was a 45 second “sex” scene between two characters. I’ve gotten more action out of a car Magazine, but McCullough refuses to realize that. And to quote Stephany, “Minors have easier access to the TV than an M rated video game – not the mention what he/she might find in Daddy’s bedside drawer.” That right there is something McCullough didn’t think about. Maybe his Dad didn’t like naked girls. The world may never know.

And Second Life is much, much, much worse. It’s pretty much the whole point of Second Life, the illicit sexual acts.

McCullough, go outside and buy an Xbox 360, play Mass Effect alteast once. Then you can come back and .

Norbit

On January 14, 2008 at 6:43 pm

I have to say I am absolutely sickend by what I just watched in that video. I was just about to settle down for the evening to watch a nice DVD (Maria Ozawa in kira?kira Special Gangbang?3Mix) and I’m confronted by that sick filth :mad:

Screw you Bioware, screw you :evil:

weclock

On January 14, 2008 at 6:49 pm

I can commit sodomy without a video game, thank you very much.

GameMistress

On January 14, 2008 at 6:57 pm

My version of Mass Effect must have been edited or something. I couldn’t even change my character’s boob size, let alone “sodomize whatever, whoever, however.” :twisted:

Tonikola

On January 14, 2008 at 8:34 pm

I just wish we could punish this guy for his slander. Bioware should sue him for misrepresenting their product.

William

On January 14, 2008 at 8:48 pm

The sex scenes in Mass Effect really aren’t graphic at all.. they are what I’d really consider “implied” for the most part. To be honest, with an M rating they really could have cranked up the sex a bit and you wouldn’t hear me complain. M does stand for “mature”. WTF do people not understand about that?

Spybreaker

On January 14, 2008 at 11:33 pm

Wow just wow, he hasn’t even played the game or let alone watched the youtube video and he’s saying all that. Forget about him and Bioware should mail him a turd haha.

BoB Thropper

On January 15, 2008 at 6:25 am

Where i’m from the game is rated ” 12 ” and uncensored. So I don’t care if he is being factual or not, i’m just glad somebody is creating a fuss. 12 year olds shouldn’t be engaging in Sex acts period. When the nude patches arise for the game it will be even more disturbing and wouldn’t even make the cut for a “M” rating.

havoc of smeg

On January 15, 2008 at 7:41 am

“sodomize whatever, whoever, however”.
i dont need a game.
i can just use my imagination if i wanted to.
and speaking of with, i think mccullough’s is in extreme overdrive.

you think he was tripping when he came out with this total s**t?

Handshakes

On January 15, 2008 at 11:21 am

I don’t know about you folks, but I found the sodomy path of dialogue with every alien I encountered in Mass Effect.

Seriously though, the “sex” scene was pointless and lame. It added cheezy nerd points that detracted from an otherwise decent game.

Odell

On January 25, 2008 at 10:34 am

I have seen much worse/better scenes during PRIMETIME TELEVISION that’s a hundred times more accessible to teenage boys. The stuff I saw on TV growing up was more explicit than this. That man is a stupid tool.

Tamriilin

On January 27, 2008 at 3:23 pm

…Wow. “Customizable Sodomy”, eh? I’ve seen more illicit sex acts on Spike T.V.

Aside from that, though, how can one expect to rant about something he or she knows nothing about?

CyberLink

On January 31, 2008 at 3:20 pm

We get more graphic sex on Nip-Tuck on television.

bidou

On November 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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