Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Good for EA!

I don't often have good things to say about EA, but the letter that their communications office sent to Fox News about a recent segement they ran about Mass Effect was refreshing. EA asks the news channel to correct their report regarding the many inaccuracies it had about Mass Effect's sex scenes.

They could have ignored it, they could have sent a lawyer after them, but instead, they stood up for their studio and called Fox on their crappy reporting.

It is about time EA showed some good corporate citizenship with regard to this kind of ignorant "journalism" (if you can even call it that). Now, just leave Bioware to do its thing without interference and you'll be in my good graces again.

3 comments:

Blizzard411 said...

I don't think FOX should have started this anyways. They take any chance to jump on video games and make them look like pure evil. The sad thing is that many people who actually watch FOX news might believe it.

SS_Zag1 said...

I think Fox fairly represented each side, it just seemed that they didn't spend as much time discussing it, and the lady they brought in to criticize Mass Effect was a completely ignorant jerk. She kept cutting off the other guy, and clearly has no idea what Mass Effect truly contains.

As a rule, I don't think any news station is non-bias, but Fox sure seems to get a lot of criticism for whatever they do. (Many news stations are bias the completely opposite direction, so why don't they get more flak about what they report?) It's not as if they cut off the guy defending gaming, or catered to the 'proffesional' lady they brought in. I just think they should've spent more than a brief 1 or 2 minutes on it.

Ah well. But definitely good for EA. It was a good move on their part. ;)

Scruss said...

This is one of my biggest pet peeves, shotty journalist reviews and storiess. I really do hate and despise news about games that are completely false. You can clearly tell she had no idea what she was talking about, sort of like the guy who said mass effect would let you customize the size of your characters breasts. I do wonder how some of these people were offered a job.