EA Under Attack From Anti-Gay Activists

EA has been hit by an ongoing barrage of hate mail, protesting against the existence of same-sex relationships in its games.

The thousands of emails, addressed to all of the company's top managers, accuse EA of forcing this content upon children and that they have been pressured by LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) groups to do so.

Needless to say, all EA games include proper ESRB age rating and games that feature such content are clearly marked as not for children. Moreover, same sex relationships are not mandatory in Mass Effect and Star Wars: The Old Republic (the games being contested) and they are only offered as an option to people who choose to do so.

"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," said Jeff Brown, VP of corporate communications.

Some of the letters threatened to boycott all EA games unless the "offensive" content is removed.

"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," Brown clarified the company's position.

Evidences suggest that Florida Family Association is responsible for organizing and orchestrating the ongoing attack.

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Soooo Many retards...

Wow soo many retards...

I don't know the level of education or experience among many of the commentators but, I'm assuming its pretty low.

Honestly I don't much care about the inclusion "LGBT" stuff in my games. However, EA should not simply yield to the demands of activist groups because they think it will win them brownie points. Obviously enough of their market doesn't like this stuff being pushed so hard. They should perhaps take that into consideration when being "inclusive".

Also, tolerance, acceptance and accommodation are not the same thing. Each is a level all its own and one can never really hope to rid the world of homophobia no more than any one can realistically hope there will be an end to racism or sexism. So long as people are different there will be disagreement and conflict.

Soooo Many retards...

Wow soo many retards...

I don't know the level of education or experience among many of the commentators but, I'm assuming its pretty low.

Honestly I don't much care about the inclusion "LGBT" stuff in my games. However, EA should not simply yield to the demands of activist groups because they think it will win them brownie points. Obviously enough of their market doesn't like this stuff being pushed so hard. They should perhaps take that into consideration when being "inclusive".

Also, tolerance, acceptance and accommodation are not the same thing. Each is a level all its own and one can never really hope to rid the world of homophobia no more than any one can realistically hope there will be an end to racism or sexism. So long as people are different there will be disagreement and conflict.

ENDOCTRINATION PROTOCOL is to

ENDOCTRINATION PROTOCOL is to target the youth btw!

Hey most civilization have proven it beyond a resonable doubt that humans don't even come from this planet so be gay all you want. haha how DOES that PENIS taSTE QUEERDOS?

HAHA

The Corporations are trying to put this homosexuality shit down your kids sub consicious minds wake up this is not just about games anymore corporate takeover of our constitution is happening. keep eating GMO food having HAARP in your head while singing along to PSychosomatic music that is almost every music that is mainstream btw. It is Okay by me if you or loved ones make up your mind to be queer but when you start this shit in games that maybe 9 year old are taking seriously then this shit is a problem and people need to speak out I am not a anti-gay activist or vice versa I am a human being noticing some shit is out of hand Bye bye RICK SANTORUM aka(TRICK MANWHOREUM) he was too anti gay right?

1 in 10

about one in ten people are gay, and gay people enjoy video games to..... so in other words put that in your racist crack pipe and smoke it

you missed the point

As the article pointed out, mass effect is rated M so a 9 years old shouldnt be playing the game to begin with. If there are kids playing it its their parents fault for not supervising them (as parents should).

so because people (like you

so because people (like you maybe?) want to bury your heads in the sand, quivering at the thought that your children might find out what homosexuality is, GASP! then that means its "The Corporations" job to erase all evidence that homosexuals exist? its YOUR job to teach your children about these things. dont try to pass the responsibility off to someone else. besides, who exactly is forcing your children play these games?

i couldnt agree more.. they

i couldnt agree more.. they should go bitch about movies a little bit so we get a bit of a breather.. i dunno about you guys but i know lots of young kids that watch violent movies a lot more often than playing a violent game

A little too convenient

>EA is voted the most hated corporation in the USA.
>EA suddenly comes "under attack" by anti-gay religious nutjobs.
>EA has gone from evil corporation status to gay rights advocate/innocent victim status.
>Everything went better than expected.

Get over it

Its just a game and if you don't like the game don't buy it...I could complain to ea and mention that I'm offended that it has to much kissing or not enough and that it makes me feel isolated from society etc..I could complain and mention there is only American actors and not Chinese etc and say there racist...a game is a game like a book is a book..don't like it don't buy it. Simple. Games don't shape human society as gamers or users we only choose what we want to do...mass effect isn't a bible or the new state law..it's just a game like monopoly...let's sue monopoly makers for not having pink street designs or gay sounding names...stupid argument...ohh let me sue ea because they chopped down trees and not used recycled paper....you just can't be that fussy...you can't....let's sue modern warfare 3 for not having stories of gay solders??? It's a game and a story..the end...buy another product don't dig deep and be like a large amount of people in society and sue for money....mass effect 3 isn't real...it's a game. The end. Life is real, local laws and governments are real....sue them.

O RLY?

Being a retarded conservative christian is a disease. They break apart functioning societies and spread hate and intolerance. Would you want psychos like that in power?

wait what

Where did it say he/she was Christian when they wrote that comment, dumbass. Oh wait dude you praise the evil violent power then? stupid faggot

So... your insulting him by

So... your insulting him by calling him "faggot" because you felt insulted when he said the guy above was a christian insulting gay people... see the whole irony in it? your point made you look like a christian who is upset about gay people, so his post was actually right to begin with? O.o

Next madden game will have an

Next madden game will have an orgy in the shower room. You know, like in real life... Football is so god damn gay. Bunch of men, running around in tights, spanking each other, pouring sticky liquid grabbing as some big leathery ball... SHowering together, yeah... Pretty homosexual.

morons

the fact is whether 2 men or 2 women want to be together is NON of your business. The only reason they're all "in your face about it" is be cause their basic human rights have been revoked.

So you say being gay is unnatural? against god? whatever. Let them be married in a courthouse, NOT under your god. Then you can't complain. If you all want god and state to be mixed, then every single church in the U.S. needs to pay back taxes for property and all money they received since the beginning of time.i bet you'll change your tune real quick.

It's funny that all these guys who claim they hate gays, will still watch lesbians having sex in porn. hipocrits! Just mind your owb business and do you own thinking about what religion REALLY is.... CONTROL!

Homosapien are just plain

Homosapien are just plain stupid. Thats the real issue, and who cares what someone else is attracted too. Its non of your buisness so long as no harm is done. Child army's, mass wars and rape, look at all the current issues and then look at our history and our sick origins of religions and find me something else that fits better than 'Homosapien are just plain stupid.'

funny how they gotta clarify

funny how they gotta clarify "I don't prefer the same sex" or "It's not my thing" wake up Drug abuse is a disease just like Homosexuality in humans, for one we know the difference, animals do not, they dont have a cerebral cortex buds and buddettes.

sooo...uuum....homosexuality

sooo...uuum....homosexuality is a disease? well then being straight is a disease and every other thing in the fucking world is a disease.
just please be real and think about what you say!
thats absurd! i mean.... fuck the animals. who gives a shit about them!
if i want to fuck a guy i´ll do it. if i want to fuck a woman...shit, i´ll do it. and by doing either one of them im still just as normal as anyone else in the world is!
if anything can be called a disease, then its religion-christianity in most cases. just think about it. litterally billions of beople have died because of it. the crusades for instance. all the persecutions (spanish inquisition), all the burnings and witch-hunts, friday the thirteenth (no its not a fucking urban-legent shit. dont believe me look it up. a shitload of people were killed because the pope didnt like them).
the list just goes on and on....really. think about what is a disease and what isnt. homosexuality...im fine with it. as long as they arent all "up in my face" with it, then let them be. they are just as human as everyone whose reading this!

you are such a moron!!!

dude it is transexuals who claim they were born in the wrong body and undergo sex change surgery.
Most homosexuals are fine the way they are, besides you can't claim it to be a mental disorder when it occurs in nature among a vast number of different species, from dogs to horses to chimpazees.
Homosexuality is natural, it is not my thing but they don't bother me, i actually enjoy good lesbian sex.
Turns me on!!

Now bigots, those individuals aren't really needed in this world, I can tell you what a real mental disorder it, religious belief!!! Now that is something that trully cripples the mind.

Listen, to put it nicely -

Listen, to put it nicely - I'm free to do what I like with my body. If I choose to be in a relationship with either a man or a woman then so be it. I find it so sad that people are always trying to tell others what is right and wrong. The point is - do I have a right to tell any person here that they should not eat meat?

I think that the world needs wake up - my choices are my own. I choose it for myself because of what I want and desire.

If anyone wondered - I am male, I prefer relations with females. Although, I don't see the problem with having a relationship with another man, be it for love, pleasure or even money - that is my choice.

Fags

Gay faggot homosexuals get pissed about everything.
Go back in the closet and quit pushing ur fag self on the rest of society you aren't special faggot.

Idiot

Homosexuals will stop pushing their sexuality on you when you stop pushing your sexuality on them. They didn't get to vote on our marriage rights, did they? But you insist on voting on theirs. I have gay and lesbian friends, and if they're gonna be homosexual, then by God, let them be homosexual!

First of all it is not forced

First of all it is not forced into anyone playing any of their games, yes you have the option, no you don't have to go for a gay lover in the game (like in real life you get to choose what you like). If you are offended by it it means you saw it, and if you saw it then it means you were actually looking for it and that can only mean you like that sort of thing... talk about hypocicy (just because you like gay stuff and are too afraid to tell others doesn't mean that the brave people who do it should to be threaten or insulted by you). And second of all, there is nothing wrong with being gay... people live their lives the way they want to, if they are happy loving other with their same sex then so be it, you don't have to stand there watching them kiss or anything, the same way you shouldn't stare while straight people kiss on the street... don't be a creep and just look the other way and keep on with your life.

About half way

Yeah I got about half way through your reply noticing a childish 5th grade tactic of "oh you don't like gay's because you secretly are gay yourself" - sort of thing. Yeah I'm an adult, I don't like gays because it 2 men and 2 women together don't create life. Let's all be fags, no more breeding, kill the human population off in 100 years.

I'm boycotting Megagames,

I'm boycotting Megagames, about time I dumped this behind-the-trends game site that insists on pushing its perverted views on the rest of us. The rest of haters on here, enjoy lamegames.com

*deletes megagames bookmark*

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