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Precursor Games, the studio that recently tried to launch a kickstarter for a spiritual sequel to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, has already seen its fair share of controversies, but it doesn't look like things are getting any better. Niagara Regional Police just arrested Precursor Games writer, game designer and artist Ken McCulloch for possession of child pornography.
According to Bullet News Niagara, local police began an investigation in April and executed a search warrant to arrest McCulloch on Thursday June 27. McCulloch is being charged with one count of possession of child pornography, one count of making child pornography available, and one count of accessing child pornography.
Unsurprisingly, Precursor Games is beginning to distance itself from McCulloch. In a post on the companies official forums, CEO Paul Caporicci wrote, "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games."
We'll keep you posted as more develops.
[Source: Bullet News Niagara, Via: Joystiq]
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What a shame. Too bad that about the dark cloud that'll surround the Kickstarter now.
I'll add on this. I can understand how nauseating something like this; I don't have any children but I eventually plan to have a couple. Children are innocent and don't understand half of the emotions they have, let alone what a sexual pleasurable feeling is. I think this should be a wake up call for a lot of people that are viewing this stuff. And dont be a hypocrite either slandering this guy and viewing the same stuff.
Also I can empathize on how something like this may feel to a child but the trauma and confusion is something I would never want to experience. Think about how this would destroy a child as they get older or the things they may do if they were to get married with children or just be that creepy guy looking at your child thinking something so awful like what happened to them when they were younger.
As much as I hate this article and what horrible things really go on, I also have to say something else about this. The thing that this guy was busted for is not uncommon. If you did research you will find out just how common pornography is in relation to anything you see. The fact or speculation that this guy was viewing this stuff still cant go ignored but he's no different than all the other artists and weirdos out there.
I guess I can say in all the main two reasons I'm pissed about all of this is; 1.This guy may have been looking at "CHILDREN" doing stuff that "CHILDREN SHOULDN'T BE DOING!" I mean "CHILDREN" come on. And 2.This was a game going to be on the Wii U and I have high hopes for this console mainly because I own one and love Nintendo, but I want the Wii U to have some good news and games not a headline like, "Oh that console that the guy that was looking at child pornography who was going to make a sequel to Eternal Darkness." People read this and they think Nintendo. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! BS!!
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What the...that's just disgusting.
Why are people jumping the gun? Isn't there still innocent until proven guilty? And everyone seems to assume this was a young child. Having a picture or video of a girl that is 17 would still be considered child pornography. For all we know this guy had a collection of porn on his computer and didn't even know one of the girls was 17. If you notice it is "One count" which means its not like he has some huge collection of a bunch of naked kids. Shoot, it could be a picture of one of his kids in the bathtub. I'm just not going to jump the gun when we have no idea what this is really about.
This studio is just devolving into a horrible situation