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November 27, 2014

Makers of Battlefield and the Mass Effect series of video games, Electronic Arts has yet again been given a perfect LGBTI workplace equality score by the Human Rights Campaign - cementing its place as one of the most inclusive employers in the work

Electronic Arts (EA), one of the world’s top producers of video games has solidified its reputation as one of the most LGBTI friendly companies, being awarded a perfect score by the Human Rights Campaign for the third year in a row when it comes to LGBTI inclusion.

The Human Rights Campaign chose four main criteria for how it determined LGBTI workplace inclusiveness this year.

November 17, 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition features a gay mage named Dorian

Computer game Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be released in India in order 'to avoid a breach of local content laws.'

Electronic Arts confirmed Saturday (15 November) in a statement that the game would be withdrawn from sale in the conservative country and pre-orders would be refunded.

EA did not specify the nature of the content that was in breach of the law but fans speculate the game was banned due to its inclusion of a gay character.

November 17, 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition features a gay mage named Dorian

Computer game Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be released in India in order 'to avoid a breach of local content laws.'

Electronic Arts confirmed Saturday (15 November) in a statement that the game would be withdrawn from sale in the conservative country and pre-orders would be refunded.

EA did not specify the nature of the content that was in breach of the law but fans speculate the game was banned due to its inclusion of a gay character.

September 10, 2014

The computer game does not allow characters to be named 'gay' or 'queer'

The makers of The Sims 4 have said they will release a fix for a filter that prevents players naming their characters 'gay' or 'queer.'

Gamers complained they could not name or describe their Sims with the words 'gay,' 'queer,' or 'homosexual.' Doing so brings up an error message saying the character 'contains a forbidden word.'

The words 'straight' and 'heterosexual' do not elicit the same response.

December 23, 2013

The popular Mass Effect game, controversial for its third installment that allows players to engage in same-sex story lines, will continue with gay and lesbian player options in Mass Effect 4

Mass Effect gamers will continue to enjoy the ability to play gay characters.

The role play video game, headed into its fourth series installment, started giving players the option to engage their characters in same-sex romantic story lines in Mass effect 3.

Aaryn Flynn, general manager for Mass Effect’s developer BioWare, tweeted last week: ‘Great time playing the next Mass Effect game in Montreal. Ambitious. Beautiful. Fresh but recognizable. And fun!’

February 28, 2013

American corporation Electronic Arts will host a conference to discuss gay issues in games and gaming companies

Electronic Arts Games have announced they will be hosting a conference to discuss how gay people are portrayed in games and their treatment in the workplace.

It will be a one-day invite-only conference in New York City, taking place on 7 March.

The event, 'Full Spectrum', will offer a series of subjects relating to modern lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes in videogaming.

Topics up for discussion will be having more 'authentic' LGBT characters in games, stopping homophobia in games and promoting a safe workplace for employees.

February 28, 2013

American corporation Electronic Arts will host a conference to discuss gay issues in games and gaming companies

Electronic Arts Games have announced they will be hosting a conference to discuss how gay people are portrayed in games and their treatment in the workplace.

It will be a one-day invite-only conference in New York City, taking place on 7 March.

The event, 'Full Spectrum', will offer a series of subjects relating to modern lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes in videogaming.

Topics up for discussion will be having more 'authentic' LGBT characters in games, stopping homophobia in games and promoting a safe workplace for employees.

July 20, 2012

Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video games companies, joins a campaign against the US Defense of Marriage Act

Electronic Arts, one of the biggest gaming companies in the world, has joined the battle against the American Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

DOMA was signed by former president Bill Clinton in September 1996.

EA, which incorporates EA Games, wrote on its website: ‘We have joined dozens of leading US employers in signing an amicus brief that opposes DOMA.

‘We urge the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find portions of the act unconstitutional.’

But is it only solidarity? Actually the company is clear that DOMA hurts their business.

July 20, 2012

Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video games companies, joins a campaign against the US Defense of Marriage Act

Electronic Arts, one of the biggest gaming companies in the world, has joined the battle against the American Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

DOMA was signed by former president Bill Clinton in September 1996.

EA, which incorporates EA Games, wrote on its website: ‘We have joined dozens of leading US employers in signing an amicus brief that opposes DOMA.

‘We urge the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find portions of the act unconstitutional.’

But is it only solidarity? Actually the company is clear that DOMA hurts their business.

April 12, 2012

Petition supporting Star Wars game for featuring gay characters hit with fake signatures, game company EA criticized

LGBT rights campaign group AllOut.org's petition supporting a Star Wars computer game with gay characters was hit by hackers who generated up to 5,000 false signatures.

AllOut.org started the campaign last week to show support to Electronic Arts (EA) for including the option to be a gay character in a Star Wars game. The company had been criticised by conservative Christian group the Family Research Council.

April 12, 2012

Petition supporting Star Wars game for featuring gay characters hit with fake signatures, game company EA criticized

LGBT rights campaign group AllOut.org's petition supporting a Star Wars computer game with gay characters was hit by hackers who generated up to 5,000 false signatures.

AllOut.org started the campaign last week to show support to Electronic Arts (EA) for including the option to be a gay character in a Star Wars game. The company had been criticised by conservative Christian group the Family Research Council.

April 9, 2012

Anti-gay letters are flooding Star Wars game company for including a gay storyline

AllOut are calling on Jedis to use the force for good in their latest campaign. Electronic Arts (EA) game company has received thousands of letters and threats of boycott from anti-gay groups for including a gay love story in their interactive video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.

‘Companies like Electronic Arts need to be rewarded when they do the right thing,’ said AllOut in a statement. ‘And together we can help them stand their ground.’

April 9, 2012

Anti-gay letters are flooding Star Wars game company for including a gay storyline

AllOut are calling on Jedis to use the force for good in their latest campaign. Electronic Arts (EA) game company has received thousands of letters and threats of boycott from anti-gay groups for including a gay love story in their interactive video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.

‘Companies like Electronic Arts need to be rewarded when they do the right thing,’ said AllOut in a statement. ‘And together we can help them stand their ground.’