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