EA asks Fox "News" to act like credible journalists

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  1. Smasher

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    After completely slandering and totally misrepresenting Mass Effect on Fox "News" (sorry, I have to put quotes around "News" because I have never seen such an agenda based "News" network) EA has issued a statement requesting that Fox retract their "story".

    Link:
    http://kotaku.com/348187/ea-calls-fox-out-on-insulting-mass-effect-inaccuracies

    I applaud EA, but I think it will take a legal battle that awards a huge punitive payment before Fox "News" starts to act like they are run by journalists.
    You know, actually investigating stories and little things like that.

    I also thought it was fair play for EA to write the following:

    Don't get me wrong, I love Family Guy. Love it!
    I just think it was a good point for EA to make.
    They talk about Mass Effect being targeted for kids, but Family Guy is a cartoon.
    Which one are kids more likely to notice?

    And I can't believe that there are people in my generation who think everyone stopped playing video games when they were 17.
     
  2. McBradders

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    Oh, shit just got real.
     
  3. drippy

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    Wow. Flashback to N&P.

    Sometimes I miss ToP and Y2B.
     
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    Did you watch the piece in question?
     
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    drippy is a freethinker.

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    Nope. Just the topic and the part I quoted brought back memories.

    *tear*

    Sorry for the tangent.
     
  6. GogDog

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    EA represents everything that can be evil about corporate America. They need more slandering, IMHO.
     
  7. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    I watched it, it looked like the most unproffesional report ever. Clearly none of them had actually ever played the game, except the guy defending it.

    I loved the bitching about how it wasn't parents fault that kids got the game. Some people really will do anything to try and make them look like the victim.

    I also liked how as soon as the extra woman started having her arguement torn to shreds by the truth, the studio woman tries to change the subject to stop the guy.

    Awesome stuff. Another bunch of pricks who jumped on the bandwagon without doing their homework.
     
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    Seek it out, sterling journalism.
     
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    Except it was a Microsoft game.
     
  10. Smasher

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    That makes no sense, and Bioware sure doesn't represent evil.
    (Not that EA does, either)

    Also, what the hell is Drippy about? N&P?
     
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    News and Politics forum. We killed it a long time ago as it was way worse than the fuzzy ever was. The fuzzy gave us Tocas.
     
  12. onesock

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    Adding to discussion here.
     
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    Not now, Socko.
     
  14. GogDog

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    Let's see, buying up smaller companies to gain the rights to popular franchises, then firing off all the employees that created them in the first place. Attempting several hostile take-overs of companies that want nothing to do with EA, then lying to the government, press, and citizens about the matter. Buying exclusive rights sports games beause the competition was catching up and starting to make better games.

    The list goes on, but I made my point.
     
  15. Smasher

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    I agree with everything you said.
    I made a post about EA ruining Bioware when they purchased them.

    But slander is wrong no matter how you feel about EA.
     
  16. GogDog

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    Fair enough.
     
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    These game companies NEED to start firing back at pop culture. They are not the worst thing out there that kids can get their hands on. Hell, like they said, just turn on the TV and you usually see far worse. Of course, they are trying to put the blame square on the parents where it belongs and that just won't happen. Ever.
     
  18. drippy

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    Ah, yes. I do recall something about this. And I concur.


    I pushed hard to kill it.
     
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    Edited good sir.
     
  20. angeltread

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    garbage. when i'm in a restaurant and they have that channel on, i politely ask them to change it. preferably to a non "news" channel.
     

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