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Submitted by 32froshes 680d ago | opinion piece

Gay Marriage Is Good for Gaming

Numerous high-profile companies, including gaming heavyweights EA, Zynga, and Microsoft, filed a legal brief in July opposing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law. In interviews this week, the companies' bigwigs said they have experienced little to no blowback for their actions. This raises an interesting question: Should game companies be taking stands on political issues at the corporate level and stepping unnecessarily into the legal world to advance them? (Culture, EA, Industry, Microsoft, Zynga)

Griffin4871  +   680d ago
"Little to no blowback"

Right....
MxRBrobaFett  +   680d ago
"Blow back".. I see what you did there
dboyc310  +   680d ago
can careless. Just give me good games.
bunnyformulax  +   680d ago
What the zip?!
-GametimeUK-  +   680d ago
Can't even be bothered reading into this. It isn't GOOD for gaming, but it isn't BAD either. Same with straight marriage in games. Just let people be how they want to be.
slypstream  +   680d ago
Can't say I understand why gaming companies are voicing their opinions on the matter, but I guess since everyone else is, why not?
cl1983  +   680d ago
I can see from a fiscal point companies caring.
SlavisH2  +   680d ago
No! Keep your politics & agendas out of my games! Video games r how people relax save this4 the news/radio
darkride66  +   680d ago
What dream world do you live in? Since when has any creative medium in history not been influenced by the politics and beliefs of the day, as well as the views of their creators? It's in our books, our ads, our TV, our movies, music, art, poetry and yes...in our videogames. And good story telling is often rooted in reality to be relatable to the consumer. There's nothing wrong with that.
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Griffin4871  +   680d ago
Why complicate the gaming realm with such a controversial issue? The only thing that matters is that we're gamers, not what our sexual orientation is or race, or even age.

Tired of petty journalists fishing for lame, talked-to-death topics for the hits. Keep demographics out of gaming. Period.
GameLord08  +   680d ago
I don't understand how such a controversial issue has any place in gaming, nor how it has any relevance whatsoever to this.

Gamers are global, and thus we're diverse - age, race, sexual orientation, who gives a bloody flip? We're gamers, and we bond over one thing - games. We don't need any unnecessary ostracism in this particular industry over a completely irrelevant political topic, thank you very much.

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