EA Draws Fire From Anti-Gay Activists

It seems that opponents of the LGBT community have selected EA as their latest target. According to IGN, thousands of letters have been received by many leaders of EA, complaining of the option to engage in homosexual or heterosexual relationships in several game series like The Sims and Mass Effect.

EA’s chief spokesperson Jeff Brown said, “Every one of EA’s games includes ESRB content descriptors so it’s hard to believe anyone is surprised by the content. This isn’t about protecting children, it’s about political harassment.”
Brown added, “EA has not been pressured by any groups to include LGBT characters in our games. However, we have met with LBGT groups and sponsored industry forums to discuss content and harassment of players in online forums. In short, we do put options for same-sex relationships in our games; we don’t tolerate hate speech on our forums.”

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Lindsey

Lindsey is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, holding a B.A. in English. Her favorite video games are EarthBound, BioShock, the Gears of War series, The Legend of Zelda series, Portal, and Left 4 Dead, though she dabbles in many, many more.

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