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Mass Effect stirs up Fox News

I just watched a video on Dtoid from Fox News, where a bunch of reporters basically said that it’s unfortunate that parents should monitor their kids’ actions, specifically when it comes to the video game Mass Effect.

What’s all the hubbub about? There’s a scene in Mass Effect that shows partial nudity in which the main character has consensual sex with another character. Excuse me - according to Fox News, the game shows full nudity and exploits women. I’m not really sure how that’s possible since you can play the game as a man or a woman, but hey, I’m not an expert reporter.

The “report” is flawed in many ways, but one quote that stuck out to me particularly was this:

“Who’s playing videogames? Adolescents, not their dads.”

I love the false claims that these idiots make through the “report”, but this one takes the cake. I play way more games than my kids, and I bet many other parents would say the same. In fact, even when I was a kid, my mom’s boyfriend played more games than I did (even going so far as to create his own maps of Final Fantasy dungeons - thank Jebus we don’t have to do that nowadays!). Of course, the people who don’t play are clueless and ignorant, which is how bullshit like this “news report” continues to exist.

I’d like to see Fox News get a bunch of barbecue chefs together to discuss the upcoming presidential election, just to ensure accurate coverage among all facets of their reporting. It’s important to have the right people for the job, ya know.

In all fairness, I haven’t played Mass Effect, so my opinion is as much hearsay as that of the Fox reporters. The difference is that I’d be willing to change my views on the game should I see evidence to support that claim, while these reporters seem to be stuck in some sort of mental road block that will not allow them to change lanes.

One last thing. It’s funny that they’ve come to terms with people killing each other (in games), but falling in love and having sex? In a game rated M, where this scenario can be avoided entirely (you don’t HAVE to have sex in the game), on a system that has parental controls? “NOOOOO!” Love and sex are, apparently, worse than death. What is this world coming to…

Check It: HijiNKS ENSUE

I haven’t posted a damn thing on this site in months. Why? We had a baby, I have a new job, and I’m lazy. If those reasons aren’t good enough, then you expect too much of me. :)

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I’m really writing this post to direct your attention to one of the best comics on the web - Hijinks Ensue by Joel Watson. It’s a strip about many topics, most of which revolve around geek culture. Rather that go into too many details about what makes it so great, here are a few of my recent favorites:

This is just a short list of good’ns. If you like what you see, I strongly encourage you to leave some comments on the Hijinks Ensue website - Joel (the creator) loves feedback - and share Hijinks Ensue with your friends.

A Letter to Nintendo

From: [my email address]
Topic: Wii
Details: Channel Support / Assistance
Email Body:
Why are you removing MP3 playback from the Photo Channel in the 1.1 update? This is truly a step backwards. While AAC may offer better sound quality overall, MP3 is practically a universal standard; to remove MP3 playback is to alienate many of your customers whose music libraries consist entirely of MP3s. I’m extremely disappointed with your decision to remove MP3 playback, and I genuinely hope that you will reconsider this poor choice prior to releasing Photo Channel 1.1.

Sincerely,
Dean E Nelson, a long-time Nintendo fan


Are you as confused about this as I am? If so, tell Nintendo. Feel free to use my message (but change your name, of course).

Ava’s here! Sierra’s 7! Pictures!

This is a quick post to let you know that Ava’s here (finally!). She was born on October 31 at 2:57am. She’s healthy and beautiful. She has a ton of super dark hair and huge feet. Christina’s doing fine, though a bit sore.

Sierra’s 7th birthday was yesterday, but she didn’t have much of a party yet. That’ll be in a week or two.

Check out the pics here: /photos

What a deal! #6 - ‘Great Success’ Edition

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“He is my neighbor Nushuktan Tulyiagby. He is pain in my assholes. I get a window from a glass, he must get a window from a glass. I get a step, he must get a step. I get a clock radio, he cannot afford. Great success!” - Borat

Just in case Borat isn’t up your alley, guess what else is on sale?

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