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Desc:Fox News run with the ZOMG SEXBOX story long after the original crank recants his story
Category:Video Games, News & Politics
Tags:fox news, mass effect, worlds smuggest psychologist, clueless anchor
Submitted:Merzbau
Date:01/22/08
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wtf japan
Debbie Does Dantooine
Lindner
Darling? ... did she just call him "darling"? Is that considered a politically correct term of endearment now of days?

Also... I like Weasely Guy on the panel. "Who can argue that Luke Skywalker meets Debbie Does Dallas is a good thing?"

I sure could make a compelling argument for that being a good thing, despite the fact that's hardly an apt comparison.

Unless I missed the money shot in Mass Effect. Is that downloadable content?
Cinnamon Imperialist
Not nearly as sensationalist and inaccurate as you'd expect from Fox News, especially compared to the original blog that spawned this.

Still, 4 stars for "video game expert" as a job title.
Cinnamon Imperialist
Holy lol, I just realized she's a "Psychology Expert", not a psychologist.

Caminante Nocturno
I want to haymaker everyone in this clip so hard that her heads pop off and spray blood everywhere and some of it gets on the Mayor.
eatenmyeyes
Don't fuck with Mike Haggar.

Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Where's the laugh track?
coprolalia
I'M GONNA PLAY MY DAD'S VIDEO GAME WHILE HE'S NOT HERE AND THAT'S DANGEROUS
Eroticus E
So your twelve-year-old son plays Mass Effect, discovers the sex scene, and is witness to some alien side-boob... THEN WHAT? Take me down that slippery slope.

Also, what qualifications are required to sit on a Fox News panel?
Quad9Damage
3 years of 7th grade, and a chronic habit of accepting everything you hear as truth.

Quad9Damage
Still using the 'question mark' technique, I see. And I love how they keep the headline "New video game features full digital character nudity" after the one guy who actually PLAYED it said otherwise.

"What happened to.. Atari and pinball and Pacman?" No comment there.
SolRo
Fox news finally does something good!

This stupid sex 'scandal' will only boost the games sales and increase the chance of future sequels

Never thought I'd say this, but thank you Fox!
sosage
!!!Spoiler Alert!!!

Transcript reads:

Chick: Kids can't handle Mass Orgy!

Jeff: Have you played the game?

Chick: I'm the alpha smug here. Don't make me emasculate you by slapping you in the face with my case studies.

Anchor chick: Let's see what our panelists think.

Princess game hurf durf technology fart controller room durrrr where's pong I feel old and disconnected from popular society post 1985 fwap fwap fwap scary technology not in my home chest thump finger wave!
citrusmirakel
RESEARCH!!!!

Also: "I'm not sure why this didn't get an 'Adults Only' rating." Bitch, were you paying attention?
Screwtape

Wow, the anchor is so clueless: I think she's talking about the 18 and over click check on YouTube.
baleen

I just bought Princess Enchanted Brides. Then I bought a copy of Hilites and came all over this advertisement for girl scout cookies.
Billy Buttsex
Are you guys fuckin' dumb? First of all, the guy's acting like because there's no FULL nudity, that's somehow supposed to make the sex not sex, and plus he mentioned the fact that the character was an alien, as though that's supposed to make the shape of her ass somehow less like a female human ass. Sounds like a bunch of bullshit to me, and people have a right to make complaints and protest if we're giving kids sexual simulators, because THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

I don't give a shit if it's two minutes or the whole 30 hours. It's simulated sex, and kids shouldn't have access to it, and it's not good to put it into video games. We should regulate this stuff.
coprolalia
They put SEX into this VIOLENT, 'M-rated' video game I've been letting my CHILD play!
There oughtta be a law!

Eroticus E
Aren't you just the trolliest troll ever to troll.

EvilHomer
Personally, what offends me the most is the fact that they're depicting aliens in the first place. If there was such a thing as an alien, don't you think it'd be mentioned in the Bible?

5 stars because I spent the entire time objectifying Miss Killjoy. What she needs is a good, stiff cock to loosen her up and set her straight.

Quad9Damage
No, the point is that this 'hardcore', 'pornographic' 'sex scene' is two minutes of fumbling around in the dark with a two second shot of a barely visible ass. It's as graphic as the sex in Golgo 13 for the NES.

SolRo
billy is special.

completely fucking retarded kind of special.

Billy Buttsex
You guys DO realize that a parent can only do so much, right?

Plus, it's important to draw lines in the sand for acceptable and unacceptable behavior in all aspects of life, because human nature and market forces dictate that without standards, the most shocking/stimulating new thing is going to get more attention and have a great chance at selling more units. Once the bar gets lowered, you have to deal with the next "new and exciting" thing. The sooner you draw those lines and say "we shouldn't accept this," the less likely you'll have to deal with something more dangerous and corrosive later.

I mean, it's not rocket science. We've just gotta take the time to draw that line in the sand and make a firm stand, and what's wrong with that? You can't be totally offended by taking moral stances, can you? It's not like we should just allow porn to seep into all aspects of life just for the sake of "freedom."

Hooker
In other words, if we allow men to marry other men, we're eventually going to have to allow humans to marry other animals.

EvilHomer
Of course, the problem here is: where do you draw the line? It doesn't do me much good if the line gets drawn in front of things I approve of, right? Why should this line be drawn in front of Mass Effect, which I'm cool with and would be fine subjecting my 13 year old children to? Why not draw it in front of, say, loli art? Furry webcomics? Clown-based rap music? Books by Hillary Clinton? Even if you reason that everything immediately over the line will still be consumed in mass quanties and so the line must be set well above the point you want moral and cultural degeneracy to "stop", surely you can think of a better drawing point than a blurry alien boob?

Besides, I think we could do with some more desensitizing violence and sexual objectification! Violence and aggression make children more pro-active, and pornography is empowering for women. We need less Dworkin and Lieberman, more Paglia and Rutten.

Billy Buttsex
Hooker: no, but I believe that "relating to" pedophiles and lessening sentencing will be next.

EvilHomer: I set my bars high, baby. It's a pain in the ass, but with more absolutes there's less room for argumentation. Morality's always inconvenient.

Quad9Damage
This coming from a guy who thinks all women are sluts and that purity balls are the only way to keep their legs together.

Look, Billy, if this is what passes for 'hardcore pornography' or a 'graphic sex scene' right now then I think the moral decline isn't as steep as you think. In fact, we're pretty close to Hays Office regulations.

Your kids could watch daytime network television and see this exact degree of content on "Days of Our Lives". Why not 'draw the line' there?

Of course that's got nothing to do with the fact that a conservative blogger hooted a bunch of unbelievably out of the park lies, and Fox News is continuing where he left off.

Hooker
Holy shit. I picked that because it's an absurd argument and you actually went along with it?

EvilHomer
But "must" it be inconvenient? Why not set the bar at a moderate level, that still leaves plenty of room for fun, but dramatically increase the penalties for moral transgression? Say, looking at alien boob is OK, but rubbing one out to Japanese kiddie porn is grounds for a bullet in the head in the middle of the night? That way we'd have largely the same effects, leaving little to no room for argument, but "kosher" transgressions would be guilt-free, while "non-kosher" transgressions would reap what they deserve.

Y'know, just throwing it out there.

(P.S. isn't poeTV fun?)

Billy Buttsex
EvilHomer: I love POEtv. It's like, the best place for me to kill time. And yeah... to be completely honest I don't really see TOO much wrong with having an alien boob, but I'm just taking the last 50 years into account, and how all the stuff that was horrifying in the 50's/60's is so commonplace now that people don't even think twice about it. THAT is what's guiding my thoughts. So I see something new come out in a videogame that DOES push boundaries, and I'm just thinkin' to myself that we should probably just nip it in the bud and end the debate right here. Seeeeeeee?

That doesn't mean I think you're totally wrong. Actually, I'd like to draw the line later and leave the alien boob alone, but recent history tells me otherwise. I'm a puritan, I guess :(

Hooker: I disagreed with your word-for-word argument, but I fundamentally agree with the structure in relation to other things. It's kinda like how we allowed straight promiscuity during the 60's, and then the gay-rights movement came next. It's "progression."

Pillager
Heh.

Kids today have seen far more intense things than an Computer RPG, thanks to the internet.
sosage
SSSSHHHHH! They might make us create an internet rating system if they catch on.

frau_eva
Oh, man, you have to PICK UP THE BOX and LOOK AT IT to figure out the rating! Parenting = Hard.

I think "Princess Enchanted Bride" is worse for a little girl than Mass Effect, personally.
Sister's fault
All 5 for your comment. Barbie kills innocence.

Chalkdust
you don't even have to pick up the box, it's right there on the front

FABIO2
Wait for the day when someone tells them the objective of most RPGs is to kill God.



It's good to finally see the next generation getting their own Night Trap though.
Feyd
Yeah if only they'd gotten ahold of Final Fantasy Legend. Of course it's probably a lot harder to freak out about blurry gray pixels and numbers.

Sister's fault
Leisure Suit Larry was so frustrating, I always wanted more.

ihounokyaku
Pandora's SEXBOX!!!!!

Imagine, if you can, a world where teenage boys veiw women as objects of desire!
RockBolt
"Your facts are completely wrong. Have you actually played Mass Effect?"

"PFFFT! No, hahahaha"

Uuuh, since when does that not completely derail your opinion on anything?
Big Beef Burritos Supreme
Meh. Airheaded sensationalism.
fluffy
"SE"XBOX?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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