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The Coalishit: all references to smoking and cigarettes banned from GearsJW 5, will actively censor tobacco in all gears games going forward

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https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/gears-5-xbox-smoking-eleague-truth-initiative-1203265854/

 

 

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‘Gears 5’ Will Eliminate All Smoking Depictions After Concerns Raised by Youth Anti-Tobacco Org (EXCLUSIVE)

 

 

“Gears 5,” the forthcoming installment in the “Gears of Wars” third-person shooter game franchise, will be a smoke-free establishment.

The game, set for Sept. 10 release, comes from Xbox Game Studios and game developer The Coalition. The decision to remove all smoking references from “Gears 5” came after not-for-profit anti-smoking organization Truth Initiative approached Turner, whose ELeague esports division has broadcast rights to the title, about making the change. Turner collaborated with The Coalition to strip out smoking from the game.

 

Turner is promoting the partnership with Truth for this weekend’s ELeague Gears Summer Series Invitational. The esports tournament is taking place July 13-14 with live coverage on Twitch – the first time fans will see “Gears 5” in action.

 

 

Past “Gears of War” titles have included occasional scenes with tobacco use, with certain characters holding cigarettes or cigars. The removal of tobacco depictions in “Gears 5” has been months in the works, said Seth Ladetsky, senior VP, Turner Sports Sales and head of Turner Sports Digital and ELeague sales strategy and revenue.

“This took a lot of time and a lot of good thinking,” said Ladetsky. “It’s the right image for ELeague — and the game itself — to project.”

 

Of course, “Gears 5” still includes a ton of shooting and, arguably, glorifies violence. The game is rated “M” (for audiences 17+) for blood and gore, strong language and intense violence, according to Microsoft.

 

hey rod faggoson, we the gamers have a message for you and your censorship tactics: 

 

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isn't this a game about violently goring enemies to death with blades, guns, and explosives? 

 

THESE PEOPLE ARE BORDERLINE RETARDED

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can chainsaw someone's guts out but no smoking allowed.

 

More virtue signaling crap from rod fercuckson. 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Bodycount N said:

can chainsaw someone's guts out but no smoking allowed.

 

More virtue signaling crap from rod fercuckson. 

 

 

 

i never understood what sexual identity has to do with pride or rainbow colours. these people are so gay, it's all about money to them

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i would have never though MS would have got here this gen :cruise: Nightmare scenario continues to engage, MS has completely lost their balls this gen.

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56 minutes ago, Kitad said:

smoking is disgusting and people who smoke should be fucking castrated

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Yea this is some stupid shit.  If they wouldn't have said anything, nobody would have noticed or cared.

 

Now they just seem like they are trying too hard to soften up the image of the franchise... which is ultra violent gore.

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14 minutes ago, DynamiteCop! said:

I have no problem with people not smoking in the game or whatever but why the need to make it known? 

Virtue signalling is all the rage these days.

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