I know that they 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.
It’s called “Mass Effect” and it allows its players – universally male no doubt – 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.
With it’s “over the net” capabilities virtual orgasmic rape is just the push of a button away.
Leaving aside for the moment the very real possibility that this whole piece may be cynically constructed simply to get as much outraged publicity and banner ad hits beforehand (hint: go here first), I refer you to the tag line in Mr. McCullough’s “About” page for his very aptly named “Musclehead” blog:
Show me how a man thinks, and I will tell you how he will behave.
So, given that, and given the thought processes betrayed by that blog entry, I’d advise those of you readers that happen to be female to be very careful before being alone in a room with this man.
Mr. McCullough continues to talk about things he clearly knows little about, including claming somehow that character customization equals sex abuse.
Look, if the Gamer-Nerds need their pervy outlets to find true release and inner peace – then make them drive to the outskirts of town and be forced to frequent those places that no one wants in the community to get them. By properly removing sexually explicit material from Best Buy, Circuit City, and Wal-Mart we take a step (one that did not need to be explained only a few years ago) in pushing back against the tidal wave of trashy cheap sex that society has ruled harmless, and thus meaningless.
Penny Arcade has calm, reasoned comment.