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And it is not just America anymore. Our own local ambulance chasers are casing quite a stir in Japan too. I wonder how Europe will handle this (if it comes it to that.)

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JACK THOMPSON is well known for his scathing attacks on the videogames industry and he has not passed up the opportunity presented by the Hot Coffeegate scandal to springboard a whole raft of new accusations against the industry.

The game currently in his sights is The Sims 2 which, on any other day, is viewed as one of the cleanest videogames going. Not, however, according to Mr. Thompson who stated in a release to the press that The Sims 2 is “worse than Hot Coffee.” He stated that “Sims 2, the latest version of the Sims video game franchise ... contains, according to video game news sites, full frontal nudity, including nipples, penises, labia, and pubic hair.”

For anyone who knows The Sims franchise, normally all such areas are blurred and, according to EA vice president of corporate communications Jeff Brown, there’s nothing to see there anyways. “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.”

Mr. Thompson then backtracked a bit and blamed the nudity on modders, stating that “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 said he is aware that only certain mods remove “the blur,” but added that “Electronic Arts has done nothing about this.” Thompson's new is that EA is “cooperating, gleefully, with the mod community to turn Sims 2 into a porn offering.”

This is a worrying development for publishers and developers after Hot Coffeegate, and not only do people like Thompson seek to censure videogames themselves but also the modders who create 3rd party content for videogames that has become so popular and such a cornerstone of videogame life in recent years. By making publishers responsible for such content Thompson will force the industry to censure modders or face direct censorship themselves. The videogames industry is wading in dangerous waters and fending off blows from multiple sides now, but if it is to survive with its artistic freedoms in place then it will need to go on something of an offensive against people like Thompson.

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There is no stopping the modification community, I can assure you that.
 

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Let's make a porn mod for some generic but widespread educational game like something with sesame street, don't worry the impact of such a mod will work against Mr.Thompson
 

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i read that article through gamespot several days ago, the part where i begin to question his mental state is when he said he saw penises in the sims... sounds like someones got some issues
 

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i read that article through gamespot several days ago, the part where i begin to question his mental state is when he said he saw penises in the sims... sounds like someones got some issues
True, if you can see a penis or nipples in a flat textureless surface you definitely need help
 

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Holy!!! VGCats updated and i didnt even notice! Good stuff from Scott again and what great a timing! :rotflmao:



That Thompson needs mental asylum. Case closed.
 

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I'm in a good mind to photoshop a speech with him, and give him a visable penis :D I mean he didn't do anything to stop me did he???? :p
 

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Katsuya said:
And it is not just America anymore. Our own local ambulance chasers are casing quite a stir in Japan too. I wonder how Europe will handle this (if it comes it to that.)
Well, even if Thompson set such a case in Europe, he would fail miserably, because we have left the medieval ages centuries ago :D
 

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And even if he can officiaily ban most games here it will be a wasted effort as most of the games here are pirated anyway
Well, he would have to do this for EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY. Lots of work, I'd say.
 

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I'm in a good mind to photoshop a speech with him, and give him a visable penis :D I mean he didn't do anything to stop me did he???? :p
YaY :D just don't forget to give him a penis instead of his nose :evil: ;)
 

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Ugh, Thompson should just give up. It was a lost battle before he even started it. There's something horribly wrong with that guy.
 

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What a friggin tool this guy is. What is wrong with seeing the human anatomy in it's fullness anyways? Maybe Thompson still thinks girls are icky??:p WTF OMG LOLZ !!!1!1!1oneone!!!!1!1
 

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Or perhaps he still is 5 years old (from the brain that is) and is afraid of girls, or their bacteria and smell. :lol:
 

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Soooo, to piss this guy off we have to made porn versions of every popular game.... I like the sound of that :p
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if he downloads the mods, plays the game, jerks off, demands the modders to bring out a better version and then slates the game makers when he doesn't get his fill.
 
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