Perhaps the most well-versed individual on gaming controversy (by merit of instigating many of them), Jack Thompson has found a way to make the Mass Effect
Fox News report more ridiculous by defending
the game. Unfortunately, weather.com
has not updated the current temperature in Hell, but we'll let you know when we find out.
Responding to the latest press release
, Kotaku's Brian Crecente asked
Thompson what he thought about the Mass Effect
story. Thompson responded, "The guy who shot his mouth off about it had no idea what the Hell he was talking about." (We assume he meant conservative columnist Kevin McCullough
and isn't confusing Fox News guest Cooper Lawrence's gender.) Thompson later added, "This contrived controversy is absolutely ridiculous."
To catch you up to speed: just after McCullough apologized for writing about Mass Effect's
"virtual orgasmic rape," Fox News' Live Desk with Martha MacCollum ran a similar, ignorant segment
on the "Sexbox" (so clever) title that pitted Geoff Keighley against a child care author who openly admitted she never played the game. Publisher Electronic Arts demanded a correction
, Fox countered
, and Lawrence apologized after gamers review-bombed
her book on Amazon.