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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:28 PM

Conservative Site Charges 'Explicitly Graphic Sexual Intercourse' in Mass Effect
Posted by XanTium | January 11 14:28 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From gamepolitics.com:


The Cybercast News Service, a conservative site, claims in a report published this morning that best-selling Xbox 360 title Mass Effect contains "explicitly graphic sexual intercourse."

The charge seems to be based on a well-known episode in the game in which there is a romantic liaison between the player's character and an NPC. However, in our view, it's quite a stretch to describe what appears onscreen as explicitly graphic sexual intercourse, which generally denotes hard core pornography.
Mass Effect is far from that.

However, a lawyer quoted in the article specifically refers to the game as porn. From the CNS piece:
The game is "clearly marketed to minors," Cathy Ruse, a lawyer and senior fellow for legal studies at the Family Research Council, told Cybercast News Service.
"There are cultural implications for feeding porn to kids in this way," ...Ruse said.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:07 PM

LoL I've never played this game but some how I get the sense that this lawyer has never played the game either lol.

If the industry goes down this route well then you might as well rate everything 18+ =/

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:19 PM

i always wanted to do the romance subplot but never found it in the game.

i LOVE the fact their example was girl on girl laugh.gif

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:19 PM

I just put it back in the gamefly envelope and after beating it, didnt run into the inter-galactic lesbian scenario or whatever it was supposed to be...

oh well.

"explicitly graphic sexual intercourse, which generally denotes hard core pornography."

lool.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:22 PM

Thats pretty dumb, but I'm sure you could have a whole news page full of the retarded rants of these conservatives. Although it is funny sometimes, I haven't played mass effect for more than a few minutes, i agree with the guy above me, I don't think this guy has either.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:30 PM

I give them a hand for trying, ...because thats all I saw. laugh.gif

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:38 PM

It's exactly this kind of nonsense that has our country (USA) so screwed up.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:00 PM

umm. . .screenshots please. love.gif

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:06 PM

I have played Mass Effect 4 times through and got 1000/1000. The sex scenes are very weak. Its actually amazing that the game got rated an 18. This guy doesnt know what he is talking about to be honest.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:11 PM

probably someone just looking to make a buck off a lawsuit.

if its rated M for MATURE, who cares anyway?

I get so sick of all this bullshit... fuck it ban all games that dont have elmo in em!
but if ya do that, ya gotta be consistent, so take all R rated movies off the shelves as well!
we can all live on seseme street, cause that most like the real world.

for every violent video game, there 1000 violent movies out there, and I'm sure the numbers are even greater for sexually explicit games/movies!



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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:16 PM

Hmm... This game is about shooting people to death with all sorts of nasty weapons and those guys are triggered by 2 people making love to each other?? Isn't that a bit, how do i say it politely.... well... plain stupid?? If they call -that- explicit intercourse you wonder how those people propagate in the first place (and have a little hope wink.gif)

Edited by us1111, 11 January 2008 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:22 PM

Very funny. Shooting up everything around you is ok but beware if it has even only slight sexual references rolleyes.gif. Make love, not war people! laugh.gif

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE(Master Reefed @ Jan 11 2008, 05:47 PM) View Post

probably someone just looking to make a buck off a lawsuit.

if its rated M for MATURE, who cares anyway?

I get so sick of all this bullshit... fuck it ban all games that dont have elmo in em!
but if ya do that, ya gotta be consistent, so take all R rated movies off the shelves as well!
we can all live on seseme street, cause that most like the real world.

for every violent video game, there 1000 violent movies out there, and I'm sure the numbers are even greater for sexually explicit games/movies!


I completely agree. This lawyer has probably never played the game. If parents aren't watching what their kids are playing, then it's their problem - not the software devs.

Marketed towards minors.... M is for mature not MINORS you dumb twat.

How many minors do I see playing on HALO 3? You're telling me it's ok for an 8 year old to be playing a violent video game online? Give your fucking head a shake.

I just read some of her crap on - http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=BY06K07. Always some agenda some bible thumping lawyer has to push.


Edited by sirsmacketh, 11 January 2008 - 10:42 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE(d-range @ Jan 11 2008, 10:58 PM) View Post

Very funny. Shooting up everything around you is ok but beware if it has even only slight sexual references rolleyes.gif. Make love, not war people! laugh.gif


That's why the United Status is so screwed up, and I live here. Guns are ok, but if there is a breast on the screen, everybody is like OMG kids can't handle seeing a nipple!

Its more of this conservative bullshit that screws up our society and makes everything so watered down. F- that conservative site & its lawyer, and F- people like Bush.

Edited by Norco, 11 January 2008 - 10:50 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:40 PM

free press cant beat that! this is gonna make the game even bigger! just like gta




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