Friday, July 22, 2005

Will someone please give this guy a clue? Jack Thompson is claiming Sims is a porn game with cheat codes. The guy starts off off ok, Sims 2 College has a cheat code that can disable the streaker’s blurred out parts.

"The nudity placed there by the publisher/maker, Electronic Arts, is accessed by the use of a simple code that removes what is called 'the blur' which obscures the genital areas. In other words, the game was released to the public by the manufacturer knowing that the full frontal nudity was resident on the game and would be accessed by use of a simple code widely provided on the Internet."

OK, no big deal. This is not the first time a game has come out with a cheat code letting people see boobies.

He goes on to talk about how the cheat can be used by pedophiles so they can see the little kids. This would be bad. If it was true.

EA said that
"Players never see a nude sim. 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."

Darn, and here I was hopping to see a pixilated booby.
Thompson's responce?
"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."

Mr. Thompson sure does get worked up over Ken and Barbie. How much does he play with his Barbie doll?

So is a blur different than a swim suit or a three piece business suit to this guy? They cover up the naughty places in games, so where would his hunt end?

Just imagine this guy's reaction if he actually knows about re-skinning a character. Oh, I guess he does and has something to say about that...
EA is "cooperating, gleefully, with the mod community to turn Sims 2 into a porn offering."

I am confused now. Is this a cheat code we are talking about, or a game mod? For your information Mr. Thompson, a cheat code is a serious of key combinations that are entered into a game at some point to unlock a feature that was made into the game. A game mod on the other hand is a file that has to be modified, to add or change features that were not originally part of the game.

So there we have it folks. Watch out game developers, we have some sharp cookies out there watching you like a hawk. You better make your games impossible to mod or skin, or your game will get an Adult only rating.


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