Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Fox News Bashes Mass Effect, EA Responds In Kind

Fox News recently fanned the flames on the Mass Effect debate when they hosted a segment debating whether Mass Effect is a determent to society. The segment features Cooper Lawrence, a psychologist who specializes in writing dating books, and Geoff Keighley, a gaming journalist, debating whether people should allow Mass Effect in their homes. Fox News showed their typical lack of bias with the following headline on the story:
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The debate hit it's climax with Geoff Keighley asking Ms. Lawrence:
Cooper, have you ever played Mass Effect?
To which she responded (with giggles):
The debate between the two rapped up and at that point the guests in the studio that day discussed the issue, with most of the anchors saying that they would never let their children touch a game like that, but one dissenting opinion coming from one of the male panelists saying:
I would argue that the governement cannot and should not censor everything coming across the web and in video games. At the end of the day… it’s up to parents to control what their kids are seeing.
EA, of course, is incensed about the interview and has responded with a list of inaccuracies in the debate and an official statement:
As the parent company of BioWare, the studio which created the game, EA would like you to set the record straight on a number of errors and misstatements which incorrectly characterize the story and character interactions in Mass Effect.
Just when everyone thought that the Mass Effect controversy was over, Fox News had to fan the flames.

Source: GamePolitics Kotaku

1 comment:

DGN Staff - Mark said...

That Fox fiasco is unbelievable, what a sign of the times and media...