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kik36 Aug 21, 09
I try to avoid boycotting anything based on certain contributor's opinions. It's his right to be homophobic and support prop 8, just as much as it is for someone to be gay and be opposed to it.
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Sabre Aug 21, 09
Exactly kik36, I think its pointless boycotting a game because one person in the dev team has views we don't all agree with. If we were to expose the personal views of every contributor to a popular title, Im certain that some contributors will have views that don't satisfy all gamers. At the end of the day, Orson Scott Card is entitled to express his opinion, and whether we like it or not it shouldn't mean that he's not allowed to earn money for something he helped create.

In short, I think the idea is plain stupid, bordering on ridiculous.
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jdj1976 Aug 21, 09
Everybody is entitled to their own opinions even if we don’t like it

Now if his views are represented in the game or in his books I would see a reason to try to ban or boycott him

but if none of his believes are express in the game then it shouldn’t be held responsible for what the person believes
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chaotic Aug 21, 09
I'm laughing so hard. Boycotting a game because someone doesn't agree with one the the dev's opinions is outright ridiculous. You see, the thing about opinions, is that each person has their own, and they are entitled to those opinions. No one has to agree with them.
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gerard way owns you Aug 21, 09
I personally will not be supporting the game in anyway...any kind of hate in today's society is ridiculous. End of story.
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Celes Leonhart Aug 21, 09
It was a consideration until I realised he doesn't have any real relation to the game and his opinions won't hold any influence on it. I've never heard of him, but if he's truely a great author I'm pretty sure it's not this game, that he's hardly involved with, that's keeping him afloat. If there was actual homophobic influences or subtleties in the game I'd definitely oppose it, but I can't bitch about some cousin's sister's dog's previous owner relationship. Still, admittedly pretty sad that he's getting funding for things that personally disgust me.
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kspiess Aug 21, 09
O.S Card didn't even work on this game at all, he just sold the use rights of his work. His contribution was about .01% of all the work of a team that went into the game, so I think it would be a shame not to get the game on his account. The game is a great game because of that 99.99% of the rest of the work that went into it.
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VeGiTAX2 Aug 21, 09
I think the problem is the royalty payment, authors rarely get much involvement with the game itself. It would be like if someone based a game somehow on one of L. Ron Hubbard's stories and people got upset because it was funding Scientology and sides split on supporting the game as they would be indirectly funding them.
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PilarVIRUS Aug 21, 09
I'm not "homophobic" for say, but I see his reasons for not favoring the gays. However, I really don't think that boycotting the game is going to change his prospective, one bit. Maybe if we we're to sit down, or try speaking to Epic, or someone, about this that has something to do with the game we can do something.
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VeGiTAX2 Aug 21, 09
Doubt that's going to happen, author = storyline. It's doubtful he's going to agree to stop getting royalties from the game and as such their only option is re-doing the entire story for the game.
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brett108 Aug 22, 09
Personal beliefs are just that. Personal. And his royaalty payments for this work are likely marginal. If you haven't heard of Orson Scott Card the author I don't know what to say; He has written some of the best works of science fiction that I have ever read.

Take into consideration that he is a staunch Mormon, and his religous beliefs are likely influencing his opinions, of which he is not that vocal. I don't think he needs his house burnt down in anger. I'm pretty sure he is not out killing gays like an Iranian regime, so people should reallly focus their attention and outrage elsewhere on the more heinous human rights violations.
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VeGiTAX2 Aug 22, 09
Odd to say that a story would get marginal amount of money, the majority of work with anything like that comes from license negotiation. With a game like Shadow Complex they didn't go "lulz letz find a storrrryy" and slap one in. :/

The amusing part is the closure you bust out, you're painting the impression that he's a victim to his own religious choice, that he can't help it because the church is so powerful. Right...

No one said anything about burning his house down and no one said he was killing anyone, the fact that you're trying to derail a topic by inferring these things is a good joke. Maybe you can focus back to the points made instead? Maybe you can focus your attention to him using his financial capital to influence campaigns against gays because that fits his own personal beliefs?

He's a big boy, he doesn't need people making excuses for him. If he funds anti-gay propositions to essentially establish them as second class citizens then he needs to own the fallout from that as well.
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Shadow of Death Aug 22, 09
I didn't know he was a homophobe.....Shame, I liked Enders Game/Shadow....

I don't know much about this game, so I dunno if I'd actually like it or not...

BTW: Chances are, on any decently large development team, there would be one or more individuals that has some sort of belief that you'd strongly disagree with /guess.
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player300o Aug 22, 09
This really isn't surprising. After I first read Card's "Ender's Game", I did a little research on him, and realized that he's a Mormon. I never really doubted that he had something like this in mind. Boycotting this is going to be pointless though - there will always be homophobes thanks to the manner of humans, so if you just boycott it, it'll get more attention, making more people who really don't care about the sexual orientation-hating of others buy the game potentially.
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