EA received thousands of anti-gay letters, commits to not censoring games

EA has been receiving bags upon bags of angry letters calling the publisher out on including same-sex relationships in some of their games mainly Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, according to gamesindustry.biz.

Many of the letters are threatening to boycott EA if it refuses to remove same-sex content from its video games because the letters claim it hoists LGBT content on children.

EA is taking a stand and not going to censor it’s content to appease the letter writers despite the threats being posed.

Jeff Brown, VP of communications for EA says the letters add up to little more than harassment.

The letters also claim that EA has been pressured by LGBT groups to include the content in order to force it upon young players. EA has denied any such pressures from interest groups maintaining that the content is designed to give different players more options, not push content on children.

Both Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic hold ESRB ratings preventing them from falling into the hands of young children and the content being spoken of is optional and dependent on player choice.

The majority of these letters are from Florida and thought to be part of letter writing campaigns being hosted by Family Associations.


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Khristopher is a well-to-do journalist with a video game addiction and a knack for writing. He's been playing video games for over two decades and gets a little bit itchy whenever he sees something new which tickles his fancy.
  • Don Parsons

    I find it distasteful that these people have such a total lack of regard for other people. If EA caves on this (which I don’t see happening; then again, I didn’t see Bioware caving about the ME3 ending, either), I will lose a lot of respect for them.