FIFA 13 Makers Tackle Hate Speech in Gaming
Electronic Arts, the makers of sports video game titles like FIFA 13, is having an event today to discuss hate speech in gaming and LGBT inclusion in video games.
Research has found that 87% of those surveys have heard anti-gay language such as “That’s so gay” in their video gaming experiences.
The New York City event today includes Baltimore Ravens linebacker and marriage equality advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo among its participants that also includes representatives from the Human Rights Campaigns and other advocacy organizations.
They are encouraging people who agree with them to use the hashtag #H8isNotaGame on Twitter to show support today.
Now why did they have Ayanbadejo at the event and not Chris Kluwe, who is an active gamer and LGBT ally who plays for the Vikings?