Monday, July 25, 2005

An Intelligent Response

By the way, here was EA's response to the crazy man and the entire article is available at
Jeff Brown, vice president of corporate communications at EA, in response to the accusations, told GameSpot, "This is nonsense. We've reviewed 100 percent of the content. There is no content inappropriate for a teen audience. Players never see a nude sim. If someone with an extreme amount of expertise and time were to remove the pixels, they would see that the sims have no genitals. They appear like Ken and Barbie."

Thompson doesn't buy it. "The sex and the nudity are in the game. That's the point. The blur is an admission that even the 'Ken and Barbie' features should not be displayed. The blur can be disarmed. This is no different than what is in San Andreas, although worse."

And with the phrase "this is no different than what is in San Andreas, although worse," everyone even remotely associated with Jack Thompson moved to the far, far side of any room that he's in.

EA handled this the right way. They said "we call bullshit." That's how you deal with Thompson: when he fabricates or exponentially exaggerates something, you roast him.

Oh, and my new favorite phrase is "The blur can be disarmed." I'm going to use that at every conceivable opportunity. You have been warned.

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