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‘Hate Is Not A Game’ Says Top Video Game Maker Electronic Arts (Video)

by Caleb Eigsti on March 7, 2013

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Electronic Arts, one of the top video game makers in the world, today held a symposium in New York City, “Hate Is Not A Game,” featuring NFL Ravens’ linebacker and LGBT ally Brendon Ayanbadejo, Democratic political strategist Hilary Rosen, and others. The video game maker is promoting the inclusion of LGBT people in its games, fighting anti-gay hate, and publicizing its campaign with the video, below, which features scenes from Electronic Arts’ games, including The Sims 3, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect.

We’ll have more from today’s conference, but consider this an appropriate teaser:

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thetarotman March 7, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Now this would make me play video games more often.

Fighting 2 Keep My Voice March 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Why is only one of the lesbian couples not from Sims 3? Lesbian options are available in DA and ME as well.

Serenifly March 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

0:43 is from Mass Effect 3 with FemShep and Samantha Traynor

Fighting 2 Keep My Voice March 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Yes, that would be the "only one" to which I was referring.

But note that unlike the male same gender pairings from DA and ME, they are not presented as warriors but as virtually naked–something none of the men are presented as–and in bed. So, male gaze going on, so still you know, male-centric.

Also, ONLY ONE that is not from Sims. Where as males are shown in this video from the full spectrum.

It's disappointing since EA DOES have these options to in this promotional video claiming that they are promoting equality, that there is still a male-centric bias, and leaves me as a lesbian still feeling both underrepresented and a little grossed out by how that representation happened.

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