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Major gaming convention says it may leave Indiana if governor signs anti-LGBT bill

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The organizers of Indianapolis' largest convention say they'll move the event elsewhere if Gov. Mike Pence signs a religious freedom bill that could legalize discrimination against LGBT people. ...

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Google Play removes android game that advocates killing gays for sport

Monday, November 24, 2014
Google has removed a controversial game from its android store that advocated the killing of gays for sport. ...

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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."
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 it was too late to change the current game, it ...

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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 ...

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GaymerX says no more LGBT gamer conferences, citing lack of sponsorhip

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Organizers of the GaymerX conference for LGBT gamers and developers have announced that this year's conference in San Francisco will be its last for the foreseeable future, citing a lack of sponsorship. ...

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Maryland gaming measure could have negative impact on same-sex marriage ballot teferendum

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's plan to reconvene the state legislature for a special session Thursday to consider adding a voter initiative on approving gaming in the state could contribute to defeating the same-sex marriage bill, according to ...

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Electronic Arts defends allowing same-sex relationships in video games

Monday, April 9, 2012
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Video game developer and distributor Electronic Arts, under fire from Christian right groups for including same-sex relationship options in their games, has dismissed the complaints, calling them political harassment. ...

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Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle that has stumped researchers for years

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Utilizing the specialized computer video game Foldit that was developed by researchers from the University of Washington in 2008, online computer gamers have figured out how to decipher an enzyme critical to the early development of AIDS that had stumped ...

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Microsoft to WV town: the word ‘gay’ is inappropriate ‘in any context’

Friday, September 10, 2010
Microsoft Corp. and the chief rules enforcer for Xbox Live apologized to a small WV town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating their conduct by publicly declaring he's from Fort Gay -- a name the company considered offensive. ...

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