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  • farsided - April 11, 2012 1:18 a.m.

    Why does this seem so familiar? Oh yeah, it's because EA used the exact same tactic with Dante's Inferno (staging protests over the visceral content, and the fact that it was taking place in Hell-oh noes!) to divert attention away from the fact that the game itself was a sad sack of shit. It doesn't help either than they've basically proven that many of the "people" signing this completely pointless petition are bots (most likely of EA's own making) Now, rather than just diverting attention away from the fact that SWTOR was a complete flop, they're trying to save face from the fact that they were just voted WORST CORPORATION OF THE YEAR.
  • Jesse1066 - April 10, 2012 11:22 p.m.

    Good job EA and celebrities. By the way, EA isn't based in Redmond.
  • Ultima - April 10, 2012 10:53 p.m.

    the only question I have is what the heck does LGBT stand for?!
  • skirmisher-phoenix - April 10, 2012 11:01 p.m.

    I think it stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and, ¿Transsexual?. Not sure what the "T" stands for, but i think its fitting
  • GAYMER - April 10, 2012 11:02 p.m.

    Transgender :)
  • Voodoowolfe - April 11, 2012 8:48 a.m.

    Thanks. I knew there was Lesbian and Gay in there but not the rest.
  • PiwiJones - April 10, 2012 10:07 p.m.

    Am I the only one who thinks its a tad inappropriate to have gay relationships in a Star Wars universe? I have no problem with the ones in the Mass Effect universe, because it is an original IP from BioWare and it's also a much more mature themed universe. It seems almost disrespectful in a sense. Maybe I'm just too attached to the original trilogy and it's tones.
  • Rainbow-Carnage - April 10, 2012 10:49 p.m.

    So Jaba The Hut kidnaping women and forcing them into sex slavery doesn't bother you, but gay relationships do? I think you have some issues.
  • PiwiJones - April 11, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    Haha, totally forgot about that scene... Man, that's my new favorite scene... When he's licking his lips at her... Ohhhh yeah...
  • IcePotato - April 10, 2012 10:05 p.m.

    Jedi don't have sexual urges, therefore Yoda would not give a womprat's ass about any of this.
  • JohnDagger - April 10, 2012 8:36 p.m.

    Maybe I have just become too cynical over the years, but I find the timing of this statement by EA a little too convenient. I'm glad that Bioware was open minded and progressive in ME3 when it came to the LGBT community, but I think EA is using this stance to divert hate away from them. After an uproar about various business decisions by EA (on-disk DLC, censoring the Bioware forums, ignoring fans about their opinions on the ME3 ending) EA starts claiming that the reason people hate ME3 is because of the homosexual relationships. They try and make the fans that love the series and want more closure on the series look like a bunch of bigoted morons. So I applaud Bioware and its writers for being progressive, but I boo EA for this blatant attempt to draw hate away from them rather than addressing it. They are basically trying to make the statement that if you hate our games it is because you are a homophobic moron....and that is just despicable. (PS Stephen Fry is awesome, check out his show called QI on Youtube, hilarious!)
  • ronoc009 - April 10, 2012 8:54 p.m.

    No your not cynical, this is defiantly a cheap and obvious pr move. Don't get me wrong I applaud them on their stance but I just don't fell any sincerity behind it,since its just TOO convient
  • Octaviux - April 10, 2012 8:57 p.m.

    I am of JohnDaggers perspective
  • BladedFalcon - April 10, 2012 9:07 p.m.

    I also agree with this point of view. And not just in this case, but in general. I just hate how people, groups or companies use a scandalous topic, turn it into a black or white perspective, and use it to get away with less attention- grabbing issues, which are usually far more important in the end. 'sides, like someone below said, the numbers speak for themselves, the amount of haters on this issue is really a minority that will always exist, whether they draw attention to it or not.
  • Pwnz0r3d - April 10, 2012 8:35 p.m.

    Man, that Yoda quote is perfect for these situations. Hell, it's a great saying to live by regardless. I was raised around gay people (lived VERY close to West Hollywood, which has in my opinion a more "open gayness" than San Francisco) and have some gay relatives and friends myself. Do I think they're damned to eternal hellfire or poor humans with a mental disorder or just plain freaks of nature? No. They're regular people. People that ironically know how to keep a marriage, which is something a ton of straight couples these days can't seem to grasp, even though they can't marry most anywhere.
  • Rainbow-Carnage - April 10, 2012 8:11 p.m.

    I swear, I think some of these homophobes spend more time on "gay web sites" than most gay people do..... Anyways I'm glad to see a company like EA taking a strong stand against discrimination.
  • doomfather - April 11, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    That reminds me of this clip of a anti-gay preacher showing his shocked congregation some extreme-gay porn. Is it just me or does that seem a bit strange? I wonder how much material he went through...
  • bebl09 - April 10, 2012 6:47 p.m.

    It's a real shame that's all Stephen Fry is known in the US for, he's a brilliant comedian. I'd recommend Americans watch Blackadder and A Bit of Fry and Laurie (both of which have Hugh Laurie - yes, Dr House, he's actually English and did things before playing an American doctor, that were often much better!) and maybe even QI to see what he's really like.
  • Hobogonigal - April 10, 2012 8:28 p.m.

    True, Stephen Fry is really funny. Can't believe he is this unknown in the US...
  • Person5 - April 11, 2012 2:12 a.m.

    I will say I'm American and know the work of STephen Fry well, I have seen both Blackadder and A Bit of Fry and Laurie, and I know plenty of other Americans do, not every American doesn't know who someone is just because they're British...Just read this, this sounds a lot more angry than it really is, I swear I'm not angry, just posting

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