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EA demands apology over German “pig” comment

Thursday, 27th November 2008 10:21 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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EA’s taken umbrage at the fact German anti-games woman Regina Pfeiffer – sister of the head of Lower Saxony’s Criminological Research Institute (KFN) and outspoken critic of violent videogames, Christian Pfeiffer – described it as “that pig of a company.”

Pfeiffer made the remark in relation to the fact she can’t sue EA as it isn’t German, speaking at the Computer Game and Violence conference in Munich.

“Should Mrs Regina Pfeiffer have actually lost her composure to the point of describing Electronic Arts as being a ‘a pig of a company’, then I can only recommend that she apologises in full – at least, [she should] if she wishes to be taken seriously again in the future,” EA Germany’s PR chief Martin Lorber told Golem.de.

What a to-do. Thanks, Gamer.tm.

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15 Comments

  1. morriss

    Shame no-one said pig-dog instead. I like pig-dog.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I like pigs. Pigs are cool. You can turn them into bacon and sausages and pork chops and stuff.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Spiral

    I remember my German teacher at school explaining to us how schweinhund was a proper insult in Germany. A “Your mothers a syphilis infested town bike and I piss on her grave” level insult. I gained a new appreciation for the subtleties of translation that day.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. GordonR

    “Pfeiffer made the remark in relation to the fact she can’t sue EA as it isn’t German”

    She can sue them, surely? Just not in a German court. or is her problem that a US court is less likely to favour the cencorship-heavy, State-knows-best attitude she’s looking for?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. El_MUERkO

    maybe she’ll burn some of their games in public

    #5 6 years ago
  6. mart

    “I like pigs. Pigs are cool. You can turn them into bacon and sausages and pork chops and stuff.”

    Don’t be ridiculous, Blerk. No such single animal exists – what is this, some kind of delicious fantasy world?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I hear you can turn cows into tasty stuff too.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. mart

    Whatever mate.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. dQuarters

    It’s almost 2009. When is EA going to own up to the fact that it IS a pig of a company?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Michael O'Connor

    E.A. as a corporate whorehouse is sooooooo 2007.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    EA’s sheer greed aside, i dont see why a anti-violent videogames activist would call out EA, they dont exactly release the most gorey of stuff. Anyone know what she said exactly?

    #11 6 years ago
  12. sickpuppysoftware

    Mmmmmm pork scratchings

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Alpha Male Stu

    “they dont exactly release the most gorey of stuff”

    Dead Space is pretty much the goriest game i’ve ever seen.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. furianboy

    “Dead Space is pretty much the goriest game i’ve ever seen.”

    and not only is Dead Space a big deal because it’s pretty much EA’s first M-rated game, but it’s not even sold in Germany.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Michael O'Connor

    The reason it’s probably not sold is Germany is *because* it’s an M-Rated game…

    #15 6 years ago

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