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EA to Host discussion about homophobia in gaming July 16, 2009

Posted by Santiago Azpurua-Borras in Legal, News, Xbox Live.
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Gay gaming

According to gamepolitics.com, Madden-affcionados EA Games will be hosting a panel this Saturday, July 18th 2009 to discuss homophobia in videogame culture.

The panel itself will be hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamtion (GLAAD). The discussion will be open to the public will be held at the EA headquarters in Redwood HQ.

Hit the jump to find out who the speakers are and what they will be talking about.

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Dante’s Inferno protest a publicity stunt June 10, 2009

Posted by Santiago Azpurua-Borras in E3 2009.
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What? No Fred Phelps?

What? No Fred Phelps?

Religious fanatics protested EA’s upcoming game Dante’s Inferno. Game journalists and bystanders observed as the group displayed picket signs with messages such as “Infer-NO,” “Hell is not a game” and (my personal favorite) “EA = Electronic Anti-Christ.”

However, the protest was entirely staged by EA itself according to the LA Times.

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A hurricane of zombies to hit New Orleans in Left 4 Dead 2 June 2, 2009

Posted by David Sydiongco in Action, E3 2009, FPS, News, PC, Xbox 360.
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We apologize for the headline. (Sort of.)

Yesterday, EA and Valve announced they would be releasing a sequel to 2008’s awarding-winning zombie co-op shooter.

With the second wave of the infection set to drop on November 17th, Left 4 Dead 2 will take gamers on the misadventures of an all new group of four survivors through the American South.

Two of the new survivors will be featured on the August issue of PC Gamer. Rochelle (left) is an aspiring news anchor, while Coach (right) is a heavy set P.E. instructor.

Beside added environmental effects, a major addition to gameplay will be the addition of melee weapons. Hinted towards in the trailer are a chainsaw, fire axe, and frying pan.

A new type of special infected will be included as well; known as “The Charger.”

IGN reports that all campaigns will take place during the daytime. They will also have  much stronger narrative connections than the last game, including one that may take place in an area that has yet to be hit by the infection.

What do you guys think? Are you hungry for another zombie apocalypse?

Teaser trailer after the  jump.

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