German activist calls Electronic Arts a pig, EA fires back
Who needs Jack Thompson when you have entertainment like this? At a conference in Munich, the sister of an outspoken critic against video game violence called EA a “pig of a company.” EA’s PR guy says he’s glad he wasn’t able to go to the conference at all since it would obviously have been a waste of his time.
Pigs the world over unanimously agree that they don’t care.
Who needs Jack Thompson when you have entertainment like this?
The story starts at an anti-violence conference in Munich last week, when Regina Pfeiffer referred to Electronic Arts as “that pig of a company.
Pfeiffer is the sister of Christian Pfeiffer, outspoken critic of violent video games and head of Lower Saxony’s Criminological Research Institute.
According to reports, Ms. Pfeiffer said her pig comment over not being able to sue EA over a violent video game, since the studio isn’t headquartered in Germany. (Dead Space [360, PS3] is a likely candidate, although last we heard, it was banned in Germany. The game was released earlier this month.)
EA’s PR guy in Germany replied, saying that he was glad he wasn’t able to attend the conference as it would have been a waste of his time. He also demanded an apology:
Should Mrs. Regina Pfeiffer have actually lost her composure to the point of describing Electronic Arts as being a Â‘a pig of a companyÂ’, then I can only recommend that she apologises in full Â– at least, [she should] if she wishes to be taken seriously again in the future…
The [conference] organisers had no interest in holding discussions with the people who manufacture the games that were being criticised there.
Initially, I found this very regrettable, because I had told the conference that I would be willing to hold a question and answer session. But now that I see how low the level of discussion obviously was, IÂ’m glad that I didnÂ’t waste my time.
Pigs the world over unanimously agree that they don’t care, but they find the whole thing rather funny.
Via Game Politics