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Most bizarre thing you'll read today: Mass Effect's 'virtual orgasmic rape'

Alexander Sliwinski, @Sliwinski
January 14, 2008
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We feel a little awkward pointing the way to a horribly researched criticism of Mass Effect by "conservative" blogger Kevin McCullough, but it's probably just about the most flat-out crazy thing you'll read all day. GamePolitics discovered the article entitled "The 'Sex-Box' Race for President" where McCullough just pulls out of the vacuum of space various criticisms against Mass Effect which are "pushing our next generation of young men through the gates of hell as fast as is humanly possible." McCullough's issues include, but are not limited to:
  • Mass Effect is marketed to fifteen year old boys. That may be possible, but the game is rated M (17+).
  • He says players engage in "the most realistic sex acts ever conceived." Sorry, but there are much better sex simulators.
  • That players can customize an avatar's body and breast size -- that's just not true in the slightest.
  • The piece de resistance: Players can "hump in every form, format, multiple, gender-oriented possibility they can think of." As we've gone over before, there's no love for our gay brothers in the game, sex is straight or between the ladies. Not to mention players can only have sex with a few characters -- it certainly isn't the Baskin-Robbins interstellar sex club of 31,000 flavors.

Those are McCullough's issues in just the first two paragraphs! Happy facepalming gentle readers.

[Via GamePolitics]




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