He's still a cobag, but that is not new. Kevin McCullough makes it pretty clear in his oh-so-cleverly named post that he really just doesn't give a fuck about free expression or raising his own children:
"I hear the libertarian Ron Paul's answer already, "Government has no business censoring freedom of expression." Figures, he's a libertarian."
Don't want your kids playing Mass Effect? Don't buy them a $400 (or whatever an XBOX 360 costs these days) game system. I don't really find this to be a great argument against his pathetic whining that other people included an alien sex scenes in a video games (I wonder what he thought of Aliens VS Predator: Requiem?) but it ought to be said that no one is forcing him or his son to play this game. A point of information: according to our Constitution, Musclehead Moron, our government shall not abridge the freedom of speech. Figures, he's a radio host.
"With it's 'over the net' capabilities virtual orgasmic rape is just the push of a button away."
Dude, check out 4chan. Rape-porn is already a click away and free. I personally find it fucking horrible and vile and would like to beat the jerk who rickrolled me on that one, but I still acknowledge that I clicked a link I felt to be suspect and will never go back there again. That does not mean that I want to destroy that site, but it does definitely mean that I would have a long talk with my hypothetical spawn should I find her/him looking at porn of any kind.
Another point that hides below the surface of his post is Kevin's complete disinterest in his son's life until he notices something he doesn't like. I think you spend too much time talking and not enough time listening, Kev-bo. Parenting is not just signing checks and buying shit.
"Yes there will be many snickers that I decided to bring this issue up in the Presidential cycle of 2008 but how refreshing would it be for a President to prove to the nation that his own manhood was not in question and put his pen and signature to a bill that dealt with such simulated sex excess in a way that was punitive to its creators to such a degree that they would never recover from it?"
I think Kevin is demanding that the candidates run around chili-whipping and cock-slapping Bioware employees until they submit to some sort of morality review board. I guess someone had to pick up Jeff Goldstein's slack.
UPDATE 1/17/07: Penny Arcade does it again. Tycho and Gabe make excellent points. I probably should stick to a policy of ignoring hacks and shills like McCullough, but I'm not famous like they are, so I'll keep bashing these idiots when I feel like it. Or when I stumble upon a deliciously stupid piece like this one.
I played through Mass Effect (as did Fulsome some while he was here) and I must have missed the rape-porn.
I did sex up an alien babe but it was all tasteful like (and only after my first choice human babe died on a mission).
Plus, the game doesn't even let you hit on the sexier alien races like the Elcor, Volus, or Keepers.
Parenting is not just signing checks and buying shit.
That helps explain what I've been doing wrong.
Dude, it's all about letting the government control whose penises go where.
Parenting, on the other hand (ahem), is about teaching your son to control where his own penis goes (or your daughter to control which penises she chooses to associate with (or not)).
Look at Chuckles all fired up. It's kind of cute.
What gets me most is the website he's bitching on about this video game has some blondie with the words "Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco" over her boobies.
So it's OK for Daddy, just not 15-year-old males.
What a cornhole.
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