So how will Fox News react this time?

#1 Edited by mordukai (7830 posts) -

So people. With the release of Mass Effect 2 getting ever closer, what do you think Fox News will do to this one? Given the thorough "investigative research" they did with the first Mass Effect and the "expert" opinions of Copper Lawrence who in the time of the interview has played Mass Effect herself and experienced for her self the games infamous sex scene./sarcasm. Thank the video game gods  Geoff Keighley was there to put some sense and actual intelligence into that situation. I really don't want to know how stupid that interview would have gotten if he wasn't there.

After her Fox News appearance Copper issued a retraction on her words in an interview with the New York TImes and had this to say  

"I recognize that I misspoke. I really regret saying that, and now that I've seen the  game and seen the sex scenes it's kind of a joke. Before the show I had asked somebody about what they had heard, and they had said it's like pornography. But it's not like pornography. I've seen episodes of 'Lost' that are more sexually explicit." 

Arguably, the real reason she issued that retraction was that after her Fox News debacle angry fans of the game logged into and used the review system to crash the rating on Copper's book "The Cult of Perfection: Making Peace With Your Inner Overachiever."

Just a reminder.


Adam Sessler's Reaction.

EDIT: Lets not also forget that the release of Dragon Age: Origins is getting even closer then Mass Effect 2, and that game is suppose to be even more raunchier. 
#2 Posted by Moeez (528 posts) -

Umm, has there announced new sex mini-games or something? If not, nothing will happen. It's not like Fox News gives a shit about Mass Effect specifically; it's no GTA where everyone knows about the franchise.

#3 Edited by L33tfella_H (925 posts) -

Doubt they'd start pulling 'facts' out their bungs this time, since the last time they did it, that chick got absolutely humiliated and destroyed.

What ticks me off the most is how she immeadiately blocks off any comment from Geoff Keighly and just goes on her own little rant and steals the show.

#4 Posted by SolidestChimp (158 posts) -
@L33tfella_H said:
" Doubt they'd start pulling 'facts' out their bungs this time, since the last time they did it, that chick got absolutely humiliated and destroyed. "
yeah last time i rember every1  reviewing her book  =P
#5 Posted by regularassmilk (1681 posts) -

This, this cracks me up.

#6 Posted by Ouroboros (330 posts) -

The fox clip is really embarrassing, fucking dinosaurs.

#7 Posted by clubsandwich (3965 posts) -

"oh lawd, them children be havin sex on videogames with full frontal penizboob D:"

#8 Posted by RyanD (102 posts) -

that fox news debate made me want to hurl myself out of a window. maybe not a window of a tall building. but a window nonetheless

#9 Posted by nanikore (2755 posts) -

Geoff Keighley totally owned that bi-.... woman.

#10 Posted by eroticfishcake (7856 posts) -

I've no idea what they're going to say, but whatever it is I'm still going to enjoy ME2 regardless of what an American news channel thinks of it.

#11 Posted by bonbolapti (1708 posts) -

I suppose if they did cover it, I would watch it for a laugh
#12 Posted by Rirobuge (167 posts) -

Shit like this makes me hate humanity. One of the leading entertainment markets being Movies, which showcases nudity in many R rated movies which can be seen by anybody with an adult sitting next to them. Though when there's partial nudity in 1 game, they get in an uproar. Fuck em.

#13 Edited by Evilsbane (5150 posts) -

" Honey I gotta go with the research"
Go jump off a building You never played the game You don't play games You are reporting on something of which you have Zero knowledge your just saying numbers and saying "research says" WHAT Fucking research are you talking about give me some references that aren't a bunch of disconnected 40-50 year old women and men who have never touch a game in their life. If you look at FBI reports on all the school shootings etc there is Zero None Nadda ZIp Zilch connections with any of the violence and video games the culprits in most cases were older men who were severly depressed and had other mental issues.
Its no different than me trying to report on mating habits of Bats in Eastern European country's I don't know shit about it so I am not gonna talk about it.

#14 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12899 posts) -

I couldn't finish watching that Fox clip. It's so... terrible.
The difference here is that Mass Effect was a pretty high-profile game when it came out two years ago, while Dragon Age is far, far more niche. We'll see.

#15 Edited by nrain (1300 posts) -

lol I just love that people think a 13 year old doesn't find porn from somewhere...and yet a bit of side boob is taboo.

#16 Posted by Nexas (644 posts) -

They'll probably jump on Dragon Age.

#17 Posted by Driadon (3085 posts) -

I think they are going to put more of their attention to Dragon Age as there can be implied sex (aka "SEX MINI GAME" to conservative media, as it seems) with both opposite gender, same gender, and even a bit of beastiality.

#18 Posted by Darkstar614 (1125 posts) -

Sessler is a beast.

#19 Posted by Kohe321 (3568 posts) -

Sessler rules!

#20 Posted by Griddler (3374 posts) -

I must say I have newfound respect for Geoff after seeing that video.
Also, someone farts at 6:11ish XD

#21 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

I think everyone's gonna make a big deal about the Ballad of Gay Tony. It does have "Gay" in its name.

#22 Edited by Phished0ne (2665 posts) -

I think Fox News has some busy times coming,  but i personally that Dragon Age will get some attention from them this time around. 
They will invite Geoff Keighley on again, and  talk over him about Dragon Age. I wish Gerstmann could get on Fox News...that would be madness 
also 300 posts! wooo  lol

#23 Edited by Kaineda77 (151 posts) -

What I find funny is that the media seems to be really stupid about this in the US, yet age restriction is much less strict than in Germany. Here media is more sensible (unless some shooting occurs) but games like borderlands get cut and still get an 18 rating and the respective sticker makes up a huge part of the cover (same size for DS games, btw). Well, I guess in some way it's still the land of the free. 
 Edit: I just realised that "sticker" might give a wrong impression, since it is part of the print.

#24 Posted by natetodamax (19421 posts) -

I love Adam Sessler.

#25 Posted by Icil (745 posts) -
@Kaineda77: Word. Pegi ratings are nicer than our American equivalent of just letters. Putting a single layer of abstraction between the American consumer and their product suddenly makes them blind.
#26 Posted by Colonel_Fury (462 posts) -

Fox news won't do too much. Obama is in the white house, remember?
#27 Edited by Evilsbane (5150 posts) -
@Kaineda77: Wow i totally just noticed that is a picture of a guy shooting himself . . . I mean I noticed before but you know I didn't NOTICE I just thought it was a cool cover before, I am surprised there hasn't been some uprising from the crazies yet.

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