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published Tuesday, Apr 10th

Stephen Fry & Charlie Brooker Back Electronic Arts Following Anti-Gay Protest

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker

High profile British celebrities Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker have joined thousands of people to defend Electronic Arts’ use of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender content in its games.

EA has faced criticism from anti-gay protestors, the majority coming from religious groups in the United States, reportedly receiving ‘several thousand’ letters.

Titles such as Mass Effect 3, in which players can enter into a same-sex relationship storyline, and Star Wars: The Old Republic, which offers similar possibilities have been the focus of the anti-gay protestors criticism.


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published Tuesday, Oct 05th

The Singing Review Girl: Interview with Rebecca Mayes

For many the first exposure to Rebecca Mayes would have been her appearance on BBC show – Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe. In it, she provided a soulful acoustic review of the Nintendo Wii game MadWorld.

This is what Rebecca Mayes does, singing about and reviewing video games, hence her moniker ‘the singing review girl’. Since the idea of marrying musical and video game reviews together came about, Mayes been kept busy through her work on gamespeople.com and more notably on the website The Escapist.

Taking time out to talk to Gamebrit she discussed how the idea came to fruition, how her album turned out and how she came to appear on Gameswipe.