Fearing computer gaming returns in 2008, with a conservative commentator alerting us to the dangers of... the Sex-Box.
"Mass Effect" and it allows its players - universally male no doubt - to engage in the most realistic sex acts ever conceived. One can custom design the shape, form, bodies, race, hair style, breast size of the images they wish to "engage" and then watch in crystal clear, LCD, 54 inch screen, HD clarity as the video game "persons" hump in every form, format, multiple, gender-oriented possibility they can think of.
Why not target Second Life, one wonders? Perhaps the hype wave has crashed far enough to remove it from fear's center stage.
The author goes on to admonishes us, just in case we thought this sounded like fun:
The objections to such filth should be simple to understand.
This is a very political issue for McCullough. He names George W. Bush and current presidential candidates as leaders who could take action, then recommends strong legal action in a splendidly phallic passage:
Yes there will be many snickers that I decided to bring this issue up in the Presidential cycle of 2008 but how refreshing would it be for a President to prove to the nation that his own manhood was not in question and put his pen and signature to a bill that dealt with such simulated sex excess in a way that was punitive to its creators to such a degree that they would never recover from it?
Moreover, we see the classic media-fear argument about content causing action. Specifically, pornography making serial killers and/or omnivorous sodomites:
We now know because of the lengthy track record of serial killer after another that addictive use of pornography was prevalent in case after case - long before the switch got flipped and what their masturbatory imaginations have given into became what they were forcing real live human beings to do.
And because of the digital chip age in which we live - "Mass Effect" can be customized to sodomize whatever, whoever, however, the game player wishes.
This would be a fun parody.