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Russian MPs accuse FIFA 17 of "gay propaganda"

Russian MPs accuse FIFA 17 of "gay propaganda"

Russian government officials have requested that FIFA 17 be investigated by the state communications oversight agency for allegedly violating laws banning LGBT "propaganda."

MPs sent a letter to the agency claiming the game's Rainbow Laces promotion could cause "harm to children's health and development."

The promotion brings EA into partnership with football's Premier League and UK LGBT rights organisation Stonewall in attempting to reduce homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in football.

EA's minor involvement in the campaign saw players obtaining free rainbow-themed uniforms for their in-game footballers.

Multiple MPs suggested that the game should be restricted in some way as a result of its perceived slight, with Communist MP Valery Rashkin calling for a change in classification to the all-ages game, and United Russia's Irina Rodnina suggesting an outright ban.

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Gearbox criticised over Bulletstorm remaster pricing

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Gearbox criticised over Bulletstorm remaster pricing

Gearbox is under fire from gamers angry that the remastered edition of Bulletstorm won't be discounted for existing Bulletstorm owners.

Announced at the Game Awards, the "Full Clip Edition" of the score-attack shooter features upgraded 4K graphics, the full set of DLC, six new Echo Mode levels, an Overkill campaign mode that unlocks all weapons, and the ability to play through the entire game as Duke Nukem, with new voice recordings by Jon St. John.

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Destiny's The Dawning event brings back Sparrow Racing

Destiny's The Dawning event brings back Sparrow Racing

Destiny will receive a new holiday event this December entitled "The Dawning," heralding the return of Sparrow Racing and the arrival of several welcome new features.

Sparrow Racing League, a multiplayer mode that previously only appeared in one limited-time event, will be made permanent after the end of the Dawning event, though players will need to employ private matches to access it.

While publicly active for the event, Sparrow Racing League will feature two new tracks (for Rise of Iron owners only), and drop exclusive gear, Ornaments, and Sparrows.

News Index


2013's Rocksmith 2014 getting remastered for 2016
2013's Rocksmith 2014 getting remastered for 2016
NEWS Yesterday's game, tomorrow.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
2
"Rage", "The Evil Within", and "sequels" mentioned in same sentence
"Rage", "The Evil Within", and "sequels" mentioned in same sentence
NEWS By Bethesda, even!
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action
9
"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
NEWS Time for new adventures.
PC, 360, PS3
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
NEWS Questions arise over sexual content.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
7
3D Realms drops Duke Nukem lawsuit, apologises to Gearbox
3D Realms drops Duke Nukem lawsuit, apologises to Gearbox
NEWS All a misunderstanding, apparently.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
1
2K, Firaxis reveal XCOM Enemy Within at Gamescom
2K, Firaxis reveal XCOM Enemy Within at Gamescom
NEWS Unknown’s expansion.
PC, 360, PS3
2
"XCOM" shooter may now be called The Bureau
"XCOM" shooter may now be called The Bureau
NEWS Tie-in angle ditched?
PS3
1
10 new GTA V screens released
10 new GTA V screens released
NEWS Yes, that appears to be a Gatling gun.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
“Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players” – Red Orchestra 2 dev
“Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players” – Red Orchestra 2 dev
NEWS "They’ve taken individual skill out of the equation."
PC, 360, PS3, WiiU
Action: First-Person
25
"Lose the gimps and dildos and purple suits” – Bleszinski on Saints Row
"Lose the gimps and dildos and purple suits” – Bleszinski on Saints Row
NEWS Adult content "doesn’t help industry perceptions".
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
58
2K's XCOM FPS may now be a third-person arcade title
2K's XCOM FPS may now be a third-person arcade title
NEWS Not a good sign.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
"We are dedicated to supporting BF3" – DICE
"We are dedicated to supporting BF3" – DICE
NEWS Console servers quadrupled.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
"It's been a poor, poor five years for fiction" - Dishonored developer
NEWS The same old story.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
”DLC was a mistake” – Castlevania producer
NEWS Game's success blamed.
360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
38 Studios lay-offs confirmed
NEWS Some employees unpaid.
PC, 360, PS3
Adventure & RPG
2K announces XCOM: Enemy Unknown
NEWS Tactics and strategy by Firaxis.
PC, 360, PS3
Strategy
379
5 million copies of Battlefield 3 sold
5 million copies of Battlefield 3 sold
NEWS EA’s biggest one-week numbers.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
3 million DiRT 3 keys stolen
NEWS AMD promotional codes compromised.
PC, 360, PS3
Driving & Racing
20
2K signs multi-year contract with the NBA
NEWS Follows success of NBA 2K11.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii
6
2K launches Duke Nudem site
NEWS Links inside definitely NSFW.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
36
2K announces The Darkness II
NEWS Due later this year.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
4
2011's promising release schedule
NEWS Welcome back, we missed you.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii, PSP
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"Be A Goalkeeper" introduced to FIFA 11
NEWS All players can be human controlled.
360, PS3
2K "scales back" BioShock 2 DRM
NEWS For digital release, anyway.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
250GB PlayStation 3 coming to NZ for $729
NEWS Slim selling strongly, says Sony.
PS3
42
2K Sports signs Kobe Bryant
NEWS All-Star to promote NBA 2K10.
360, PS3, Wii, PS2
Sports: Basketball
2K release Borderlands screenshots
NEWS "New art direction" featured.
PC, 360, PS3
3rd ELAN Awards recognise game development
NEWS Valve scoops trophies.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2
2008 NZ console sales top 177,000
NEWS 15% growth as hardware flies off shelves.
360, PS3, Wii
2K release new Mafia 2 screenshots
NEWS Five more now available.
PC, 360, PS3