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Electronic Arts tweets Sims’ support for LGBT Pride

VIA: GAMEZONE | Monday, June 30, 2014
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As LGBT Pride Month comes to a close, EA's community team has shared an image of support on the official Twitter account for The Sims 4. The image depicts the diverse range of relationships available in the game, including same-sex marriages. It also boasts the slogan: "Be proud in The Sims 4." ...

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Nintendo apologizes for lack of virtual equality for gay gamers

| Saturday, May 10, 2014
The cover of the video game, "Tomodachi Life."
[caption id="attachment_137761" align="alignleft" width="665"][media-credit name="Nintendo" align="alignleft" width="665"][/media-credit] The cover of the video game, "Tomodachi Life."[/caption] Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The publisher said that while...

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Nintendo won’t allow gamers to play as gay in new life simulator game

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The cover of the video game, "Tomodachi Life."
Nintendo isn't allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game. The publisher of such gaming franchises as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Mario Bros." said Tuesday it wouldn't bow to pressure to allow players to engage in romantic activities with characters of the same sex in English editions of "Tomodachi Life."

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Reddit ‘Gaymers’ fight cease-and-desist letter from trademark holder

Courthouse News Service | Friday, January 25, 2013
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Gay video game enthusiasts who belong to a "Gaymer" subsection of the website Reddit have urged the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to cancel registration of the term.

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Famed gay computer scientist Alan Turing honored with Monopoly edition

| Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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BLETCHLEY PARK, U.K. -- Alan Turing, a mathematician and World War II codebreaker widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, and who committed suicide in 1954 after being sentenced to chemical castration for being gay, has been honored with his own edition of the popular board game Monopoly.

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