News: Thompson versus EA

| brandon

Miami attorney Jack Thompson, out to make a buck, was one of the persons responsible for the GTA hot-coffee mod controversy. Not content to bring videogames down to the level of toys for tots, he’s taken aim at EA’s Sims 2, which through skins, can be made to have nudity (though he presumes it’s in-game, which seems incredibly unlikely coming from EA). This gamespot article has quite a few interesting comments from the brilliant man. EA’s Jeff Brown said: “If someone with an extreme amount of expertise and time were to remove the pixels, they would see that the Sims have no genitals. They appear like Ken and Barbie.” To which our friend Thompson responded: “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.”

Let’s read that again. It’s no different – but it’s worse. Clever.

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