Friday, July 22, 2005

Oh Come-Goddamn-On

Sims 2 content "worse than Hot Coffee" - PC News at GameSpot

This Thompson guy is a nutbag, pure and simple.

Hot Coffee is one thing (everyone is commenting on this, and so I probably won't), because it was a deliberate attempt at circumventing ESRB ratings and giving a naughty nod to fans. But Sims 2? Come on! Grow the fuck up.

I have to be honest with you. I want the kids to see some nekkid boobies. Not hardcore crap, but what's the harm in a nekkid someone preparing to shower? I mean, kids are generally naked when they're about to shower, anyway, so they know everyone does it (those who actually shower, that is). Why give them complexes about their bodies and those of others? I'm not saying Ma and Pa need to do the Nude Troop Revue in front of their kids (those are for the bedroom, folks), but really. There is little more natural than a naked human being (though the entirety of that body might not be natural, strictly speaking).

Besides, the game is rated T for Teen. This means that kids who see worse things on MTV (erm, I mean Much Music... I'm Canadian now, I think) can apply a patch that they downloaded from the Internet, where they all know how to find porn anyway, and see a Sim's "naked" Barbie-doll body. Woo! Holy shit, Billy! Let's have a swordfight! Grab the soap!

The best part of the article is how much of a koo this guy is. Jeff Brown, corporate communications for EA and complete tool, pointed out that removing the blur only produces a smooth, mannequin-like body. Which is in direct contrast to Thompson's statement that the game "contains, according to video game news sites, full frontal nudity, including nipples, penises, labia, and pubic hair (Thompson's words, from GameSpot)." Thompson apparently followed up with (bold emphasis mine), "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." He even actually noted that kids can be "nudified," saying that this was "much to the delight, one can be sure, of pedophiles around the globe who can rehearse, in virtual reality, for their abuse."

People need to grow the hell up. Women and minorities are still being shat upon in the US. Companies are getting away with stealing billions of dollars from their employees and from the government. We've nearly lost as many soldiers in Iraq as people who died in 9/11, not to mention the tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians who have died since the "end of the war." We have prisoners in Cuba who are held without charges and without representation or trials and who are being tortured with the approval of the US government. And this guy, this total, utter, brain-hosed psycho, is ranting about how a blur covers an anatomically incorrect Barbie doll figure in a computer game? Little kids see Barbies and Kens naked all the time, you unconscionable freak. Should they be rated Mature, too?

I think if this guy is this outraged about Sims 2, he'd be horrified to know what's out there on the Internet. There's stuff out there that makes Hot Coffee look like cold milk.

I feel like I'm in my house, and there are monkeys on my lawn throwing shit at my house. No matter what happens, no one will shoo these monkeys from my lawn, and so I have to sit there and accept that shit will be hitting my house. The worst thing is that there's a chance that the police might come by and think the shit-flinging is a good idea and start doing it, too. But with machine guns. Actually, this analogy is putting a cool image in my head, so it's not really serving its purpose. Let's just accept that I'm annoyed and wish I could shoot this Thompson guy in the balls with a BB gun.

If ever there was a better use for a "Make Him Stop Breathing" button... well, I think I linked to it earlier today.